The inaugural Portland Kölsch Festival will take place on Saturday, October 14th at Zoiglhaus Brewing in Portland’s Lents neighborhood. The festival itself will take place from Noon-7:00pm in the parking lot of Zoiglhaus that sits just north of the brewery.
For its first Portland Kölsch Festival, Zoiglhaus Brewing has assembled 18 breweries to bring its interpretation of the classic beer style from Cologne, Germany. Advance entry is $18.00 ($20.11 after fees in advance) and includes a special limited-edition Kölsch stange glass and 12 drink tickets. Advance tickets can be purchased HERE. And use promo code “allthebeer” to save a few bucks! Entry at the door on Saturday is $23.00.
Portland Kölsch Festival Beer List : Buoy Beer Company – Thy Cup Hath Rye’th Over Claim 52 Brewing – Kölsch Coin Toss Brewing – GoldenGoose Double Mountain Brewery – Kölsch Everybody’s Brewing – JoBlondie Früh – Kölsch Gigantic Brewing – Kölschtastic Heater Allen Brewing – Das Bier, Sticke Altbier Montavilla Brew Works – Kölsch Occidental Brewing Co – Kölsch Ordnance Brewing – Kölsch Old Town Brewing – Sun Dazed PINTS Brewing Co – Edgar Allan Kölsch, Awesome Sauce NE IPA Pono Brewing Co – Pineapple Express, El Garrote IPA Rosenstadt Brewery – Kölsch, Weissbier Sasquatch Brewing Co – Kölsch, Kremlin Ginger Blonde Stormbreaker Brewing – Total ReKölsch Zoiglhaus Brewing Co – Zoigl-Kölsch, Festbier
Outside of the beer pouring in the festival’s Pop-Up Beer Garden next to Zoiglhaus Brewing there will be food, games, music, and a brewer dunk tank. With forecasted high temperature in the upper 50’s lets see which brewers brave the weather.
Portland Kölsch Festival is family friendly until 4:00pm. Entry is free for your kids and there will be a few kid friendly activies courtesy of Lil Lentils Playgroup & Performance. Rock n’ Roll Fairy Performance will perform at 12:30 and there will be Face Painting from 1:30-3:00pm.
There will also be a raffle to benefit the Oregon Brewshed Alliance, featuring prizes such as growlers, gift cards, and swag from some of the participating breweries.
Zoiglhaus Brewing Company 5716 SE 92nd Ave. Portland, OR 97266
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 20 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter at @hopapalooza.