PORTLAND, Ore. (August 31, 2015) — As we transition to autumn from summer, dust off your stockings and suit up in that old plaid kilt; it’s time for Portland Brewing’s Scottish Festival! The family-friendly affair features traditional dance and bagpipe performances, highland games and activities, live music from the band, New Shilling, and of course, Portland Brewing’s Noble Scot Ale. The outdoor celebration is free to attend and all ages are welcome.
The liquid star of the Scottish Festival is Noble Scot. The complex and full-bodied Scottish Ale boasts notes of toast and caramel and a sweet, subtle smokiness for the bonnie days of fall. In addition to malts — 2-Row Pale, Smoked, Carapils, Roasted Barley and Melanoidin, — the seasonal brew is created with Northern Brewer, East Kent Goldings and Willamette hops. “We are excited to see fall return so we can bring this beer back once again,” said head brewer, Ryan Pappe. “At 6.5%, it has some alcohol to help fortify the body as we transition through autumn from warm weather to cold.” ABV: 6.5% | IBU: 25
Along with festive beer and food, enjoy the show as professional Highland Games athletes put on a dynamic demonstration of Scottish customs. Among them: a sheaf toss, keg toss, as well as traditional cabers, hammers, and stones.
What: Portland Brewing’s Scottish Festival
When: Saturday, September 19th from 1:00 pm — 5:00 pm
Where: Portland Brewing Taproom — 2730 NW 31st Ave, Portland, Ore. 97210
Ahead of the event, people can show off their Scottish garb by participating in an online photo contest — just make sure to use the #NobleScot on Facebook or Instagram to be entered to win a $100 gift card. The contest ends Friday, 9/18 and the winner must be present at Saturday’s event to collect their prize.
About Portland Brewing
Founded in 1986 by craft brewing pioneers, Portland Brewing was a forerunner of the Portland craft beer movement. Driven by a love for brewing great beer for the people of Portland, Ore. and beyond, Portland Brewing is committed to delivering the best every time. From unique small batches, to seasonal brews and new year-round offerings, beer drinkers can expect variety, innovation, quality and great-tasting beer in 2015 from a company that, simply, brews with a passion for beer. Portland Brewing is located at 2730 NW 31st Ave., Portland, OR 97210. For more information about Portland Brewing Company, head to their website,Facebook and Twitter.