On Saturday, January 24th, Base Camp Brewing will host the first ever #PDXNOW Presents Base Camp’s Collabofest, from Noon to 8:00pm. This one of a kind beerfest is held in conjunction with Travel Portland as part of the organization’s larger Portland is Happening Now winter tourism campaign.
Base Camp Brewing pulled together ten of Portland’s breweries to pair up to create ten different #PDXNOW brews. The ten breweries include Base Camp, Baerlic, Breakside, Coalition, Ecliptic, Ex Novo, Fat Head’s, Gigantic, Hopworks and Stormbreaker. Each pair shares a particular beer style, but individual breweries have crafted their own interpretations, utilizing local ingredients to showcase the brewing talents found around the clock in Portland.
The #PDXNOW beers will be available at the breweries’ respective taprooms beginning on January 24th and lasting through February 28th. Also available, while supplies last, will be the #PDXNOW “Beerport” passport with tasting notes on each of the beers.
“Portland is the ultimate destination for beer lovers. With more craft breweries than any other city on the planet, Portland is the craft brewing capital of the world,” said Courtney Ries, Travel Portland marketing director. “This limited-availability series showcases a variety of breweries in town, and we hope this encourages beer lovers to visit Portland before they miss this exclusive collection.”
“This initiative typifies the collaborative spirit Portland is known for,” said Ross Putnam, co-founder of Base Camp Brewing Company. “Portland has an amazing craft beer scene that has made this city home to some of the best beers in the world. We’ve very much enjoyed working with this group of exceptional breweries to create a #PDXNOW collection that both tourists and locals are sure to love.”
The main event will take place beginning with a VIP entry at Noon on Saturday. General Admission entry begins an hour later at 1:00pm. Once inside one will be able to meet the brewers and sample all 10 limited-edition beers in one location at the kickoff event. The family-friendly Collabofest celebration will be held at Base Camp Brewing Company and will cover two city blocks, featuring iconic food trucks Koi Fusion, Gonzo and Grilled Cheese Grill. Read More…
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This post was written by D.J. Paul on January 19, 2015