Portland Fruit Beer Festival
Saturday June 9th - Sunday June 10th
Friday, June 8, 2012 at 6:00pm
The Portland Fruit Beer Festival returns bigger and badder in 2012 (June 9th and 10th) after unprecedented success in it's first year outside of Burnside Brewing Co. The only festival of it's kind the PFBF celebrates the wonderful, creative and uniquely crafted fruit beers of the Pacific NW and beyond. Once fruit beers were a staple of every brewery but when quality product became harder and harder to obtain at cheap prices many breweries stopped making them or turned to cheap extract flavorings which in turn helped to give fruit beers a bad name in the craft beer community.
The Portland Fruit Beer Festival is bringing back the tradition with an outstanding lineup of the best fruit beers the world has to offer, many of them brewed specifically for this festival by local brewers. 25 different breweries are sending entries into this years festival with another 20-30 special rare one-off kegs for our rotating taps that will change throughout the festival.
As part of the festival we are holding a Fruit Beer Homebrewing Competition with the Oregon Brew Crew open to anyone to enter. Winners of 4 categories and one overall winner will get gift certificates to Burnside Brewing. All entries are also eligible to have their beer poured at the first ever Fruit Beer Fest Homebrewers Dinner on Friday June 8th in Burnside Brewing Co.'s south brewery. This catered dinner will have 4 of the best fruit beers by homebrewers entering the competition on tap as well as professional brewers on hand to speak about brewing with fruit.
For more info on the Homebrew competition and dinner go here.
We will be welcoming back some of the finest mobile food providers that we had last year: Tastebud and 50 Licks ice cream and the addition of mobile cart PBJ's Grilled who will be designing a special sandwich to pair with the fruit beers. Juice and snacks will be available for those under 21 at this all-ages festival.