On Thursday, April 16, east coasters Dogfish Head Brewing and Victory Brewing are teaming up to bring one of more creative events I’ve seen to the Craft Brewers Conference (and that’s saying something). It’s an art exhibit: Amber Waves, The Art of American Craft Beer.
Now in its third year, AMBER WAVES will be held on April 16, 2015 from 5 PM to 10 PM at Castaway Portland and will feature more than 20 American craft breweries showcasing art in both its traditional and liquid form.
Each brewery will contribute an amber-colored beer, along with a custom art piece commissioned exclusively for a silent auction to be held during the event. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art.
It runs from 5 to 10pm Thursday, and Castaway Portland is located at 1900 NW 18th Avenue. Tickets are $25, which you can purchase online here.
This will be a cool event and while pairing beer with art is always subjective, with something like 24 breweries represented I’m more than sure you’ll find something amazing. (What would be cool is if each piece of art was turned into the label for the beer…) Put it on your calendar!