Saturday, June 27, 2015

The PORTLAND CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL opens next Friday!

The First Annual PORTLAND CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL is only a week away!

(PRESS RELEASE)

It will be hot, but here are some tips to enjoy the weekend!
Advance tickets are still available through midnight, July 2nd. Remember you receive 15 beer tickets if you purchase your mug in advance, and only 10 tickets at the door! Your mug is good all weekend – whether you attend one day or all three days. Additional tickets will be available for purchase at $1.00 apiece.
The festival will be a cash only venue. There will be two ATMs on site – one inside the festival and the other outside the gate. Bring your ID – both Friday and Saturday are 21 and over only.
Daily Highlights
  • Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will open the festival at 4pm, Friday July 3rd. The festival will be open until 10pm both Friday and Saturday evenings with last call at 9:40pm each night.
  • The Portland BEER HALL of Fame will be unveiled on Saturday, July 4thAt 3pm, the inaugural inductees will be announced by the Beer Goddess herself - Lisa Morrison! Ballots will be available to vote on next year's inductees.
  • Later in the afternoon Saturday, July 4th, we will announce the raffle winner of the original poster drawn by local artist Wilder Schmaltz. All proceeds will benefit the CaskAide charities.
  • Sunday, July 5th is Family Day - We will start the day with a yoga class for both children and adults at 11am (before the beer starts pouring at noon!). PCBF will be open to all ages until 7pm. There is no charge for children's admission. There will be a children's market with a variety of crafts created by kids, free vision testing by The Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation, face painting (of course!), and Ruby Jewel ice cream.
  • Throughout the weekend we will be announcing events happening at the Brewers/Writers tent, where you can meet and chat with various local beer celebrities.
Vendors include Floyds Coffee cart, Bunk, Farm to Fire Pizza, Urban German, The Dump Truck, Zymogear, Spencer Butte, Hip Furniture, Growlerwerks, a representative from Green Energy, Illustrated Playing Cards, Lyft, Cardamom Hills Trading Co., and - on Sunday only - Ruby Jewel Ice Cream.
Transportation options? PCBF attendees are encouraged to take public transportation:
  • We hope you to ride your bike to PCBF. We have a bike valet, courtesy of Spinlister, The Global Bike Share. Present your valet parking stub inside the festival for good for a 4 oz. pour. Don't forget a lock!
  • We hope you to ride your bike to PCBF. We have a free bike valet, courtesy of Spinlister, The Global Bike Share. Present your valet parking stub inside the festival for 1 free ticket good for a 4 oz. pour. Don't forget a lock!
  • The Portland Streetcar runs from Downtown, Northwest, & the Inner Eastside and stops a block from The Fields Park on NW Northrup.
  • PCBF will be partnering with Lyft for safe rides to and from the festival. Download the app and use the code “PCBF”, redeemable by anybody new to Lyft for a free ride up to $20.
  • Pedi-cabs will also be on hand – a gorgeous trip along the waterfront park for anyone looking to go back and forth from the Waterfront Blues Festival.
  • For those of you with designated drivers, there is a parking lot, Station Place Garage Lot 120, located at 720 NW Lovejoy Court, at the west end of the Broadway Bridge.

Tickets available for advance purchase through www.PortlandCraftBeerFestival.com or via www.BrownPaperTickets.org.
Friday, July 3rd 4pm -10pm
Saturday, July 4th 12pm – 10pm
Sunday – Family Day, July 5th 12pm - 7pm
The Fields Park at NW 11th Avenue and Overton, Portland, OR 97209
www.portlandcraftbeerfestival.com

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