Just when you think Portland has celebrated all of the possible beer events imaginable yet another brand spanking new festival rolls out. The first ever Lagerfest is the latest beer festival to hit the circuit in late August here in Portland.
You would think by now that one of the more traditional styles of beer would have had its own day (or two) of celebration. More lagers and pilsners seem to be rolling out of breweries at a higher rate here in the Pacific Northwest. Kind of seems similar to how the craft beer scene looked in the 1990’s.
Here is more from the organizers…
“Lagerfest is where cheap beer crushing meets finely crafted brew making. It’s a celebration of the lager–everyone’s very first introduction to beer, the one that takes us all back to our younger days when beer meant something cheap and in a can. Hosted by White Owl Social Club. Lagerfest takes place August 24th and 25th from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM.
Over 40 breweries will participate and each will provide their own sophisticated take on the classic lager beer. The $20 entrance fee includes ten free tastings, a Lagerfest beer drinkin’ mug, and one epically good time! Killer food provided by Eastside Deli and White Owl Social Club! Go to the Mercury Stranger Tickets online to buy now in advance at a discounted price.
Be sure to plan on dancing some of those empty calories off the night of the 24th at the Lagerfest After Party with DJ’s Jessicat and Danny Dodge — This event is free and hosted by White Owl. Don’t blow it, and make sure you’re at this year’s very first Lagerfest!
So do yourself a favor and come out and enjoy the world’s most popular style of beer. These lagers will be a great way to celebrate the dog days of summer.
Saturday, August 24th & Sunday, August 25th.
11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
White Owl Social Club
SE 8th and SE Main
Portland, OR 97214
This post was written by D.J. Paul on August 8, 2013