The Portland Beer Party officially launches with first event to benefit the ACLU

Beer Party PDX launch event

Beer and activism! With everything going on in politics and the volatility of the current political atmosphere, a group of people in Portland have been meeting to organize and mobilize the Portland beer community to help “protect and promote basic civil rights, including voter access, freedom of speech, and equal rights.” It’s a worthy goal and as the Beer Party PDX, their first official launch event has been announced.

This fundraising event takes place on President’s Day, this Monday, February 20, with 100% of the proceeds going to benefit the ACLU. They’ve assembled a host of participating breweries and beer bars so it will be extraordinarily easy to participate.

Here is the full press release:

Beer Party PDX, a grassroots organization of local industry leaders, is excited to announce their first fundraising event. Coinciding with President’s Day, the event on Monday, February 20, 2017 is intended to increase awareness of civil rights issues and will raise money for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

Beer Party PDX’s stated mission is “to organize members of the PDX beer community in order to effectively protect and promote basic civil rights including voter access, freedom of speech, and equal rights.” The founding members include bar and brewery owners, brewers, business consultants, and writers.

The Beer Party PDX Launch Event takes place on Monday, February 20 at participating businesses. 100% of the revenue from donated kegs will go to the ACLU. Participating bars include Bailey’s Taproom, Bazi Bierbrasserie, Beer Mongers, Belmont Station, Imperial, Lombard House, Roscoe’s, Saraveza, The Thirsty Sasquatch, The Upper Lip, Tin Bucket, and Uptown Market. Breweries that have generously donated kegs include Baerlic, Base Camp, Bull Run Cider, Burnside, Cider Riot!, Coalition, Crooked Fence, Culmination, Double Mountain, Heater Allen, Machine House, Matchless, Montavilla, New Belgium, Ninkasi, Pfriem, Ruse, The Commons, Three Magnets, Uptown Market, and Vertigo.

This is the first of many planned events with the intent of garnering attention for civil rights issues and increasing participation and action on local, statewide, and national levels.

If you would like to participate in a future event, or want to inquire about becoming a member of Beer Party PDX or hosting a Beer Party event, visit www.beerpartypdx.org or email us at beerpartypdx@gmail.com.

About Beer Party PDX: Founded in 2017 in response to the ongoing attacks on civil rights, the environment, and democracy as a whole, Beer Party PDX’s mission is to organize members of the PDX beer community in order to effectively protect and promote basic civil rights including voter access, freedom of speech, and equal rights.

Make sure to get out to one of the participating bars on Monday to enjoy tasty beer and help the ACLU!