Next weekend is gonna be nuts! So many beer events and it's just the beginning of festival season! Seriously, there may not be enough hours in the weekend to get your drank on at all of the to-doings happening here in Stumptown. "What kind of beer events are you talking about, Wolf?" I hear you muttering. Well, two out of three of these special events are happening in my end of town. NoPo rules!
1) Roscoe's 5th Annual IPA Summit - Friday, March 28th from 2:00PM to 11:00PM. 16 specialty and limited release IPA's will be on tap at Roscoe's all weekend long! Brews from Double Mountain, Fort George, Upright, Boneyard and Russian River (yes, there will be Pliny the Elder), just to name a few. Roscoe's is located at 8105 SE Stark Street, Portland, OR 97215. Roscoe's is one of my favorite beer halls anywhere. Make sure you get some catfish sliders while you're there.
2) Saraveza's 2nd Annual Farmhouse and Wild Ale Festival - Saturday, March 29th through Sunday, March 30th. Starts at 12 noon on Saturday and ends at 9:00PM on Sunday. $25 cash at the door gets you a glass and 10 taster tokens. Perhaps a tad pricey, but you'll get to sample from more than 30 rare and exotic brews that you just won't find on tap everywhere. If you are a fan of farmhouse and wild ale styles, this is a must attend fest. Saraveza is located at 1004 N Killingsworth Street, Portland, OR 97217.
3) Reverend Nat's Hopped Cider Festival - Saturday, March 29th from 12 noon to close. Not only is Reverend Nat a maker and purveyor of his own fine craft ciders, he is also a big promoter of the rapidly growing NW cider scene. He's like... like a cider apostle or something. On Saturday, he'll be featuring more than 16 hopped ciders from 16 different cideries for your sampling pleasure. Yes, it's not beer, but the cider market here in the Pacific NW is booming, and hopped ciders are amazing. Come try some local awesomeness! Reverend Nat's tasting room is located at 1813 NE 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97212.