It’s hard to believe this weekend’s Portland Fruit Beer Fest is only in its fifth iteration; this festival, billed as the “world’s first dedicated fruit beer festival” has become both the signature event of Portland Beer Week and one of the absolute-must beer events in a city already overflowing with them. This year’s event has added a third day (Friday evening) as well as “40% more” space by adding spillover space in the car lot … Continue reading →
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Seeing press releases for the Portland Fruit Beer Festival next month puts me in the mood to review some fruit beers for this week’s Tuesday Tastings. Coalition Brewing Space Fruit IPA Space Fruit is Portland, Oregon-based Coalition’s entry into the citrus-infused India Pale Ale trend. This year’s version is currently being bottled and I believe this will be showing up and making the rounds at the various festivals. I don’t have a specific description but Untappd … Continue reading →
This weekend is the second annual Portland Fruit Beer Festival taking place, of course, in Portland, this year rolled into the overall Portland Beer Week festivities (though still a killer standalone event). It’s taking place this Saturday and Sunday, the 9th and 10th, outside of Burnside Brewing again though this year they’ve been able to close 7th Avenue to provide a larger venue. If the thought of “fruit beer” still brings up images of early … Continue reading →
The Portland Fruit Beer Festival has a beer lineup now (I posted the press release today), and it’s looking impressive. The full official list is here; here’s the short version: Alameda Brewing: Huckleberry Hound: Imperial IPA “dry-hopped” with huckleberries; ABV: 8.2% IBU’s : 103 Beetje Brewing: Zure Krenten: Farmhouse blend with champagne currants; ABV: 6% Block 15 Brewing: Psidium: Rustic farmhouse ale matured with guava fruit; ABV 6% Breakside Brewing: Mango IPA; ABV: 6.8% IBU: … Continue reading →
I initially wrote the other day about the Portland Fruit Beer Festival coming up in June; and today Ezra over at The New School posted a (preliminary?) image of the poster for the fest: So we have some more info now: 11 to 9 on June 11th, 11 to 6 on the 12th; 15+ breweries and 20+ beers. Definitely sounds intriguing. *If this image goes away I’ll post a copy locally.