With its humble beginnings back in 2002, the owners of Astoria’s Baked Alaska Restaurant established the Pacific Northwest Brew Cup. Today, the event is organized and presented by the Astoria Downtown Historic District Association, with proceeds benefiting local downtown revitalization efforts.
The 16th Annual Pacific Northwest Brew Cup will take place on Friday, September 22 through Sunday, September 24 at 7th and the Riverwalk, adjacent to Buoy Beer in Downtown Astoria. Always held on the last full weekend of September the festival features 40 northwest beers on tap Friday through Sunday, along with live music, food vendors, and activities for the kids. Admission is free but to taste beer you’ll need a souvenir mug ($9 each) and tokens ($1 each). Festivities kick-off at noon on Friday, September 22 and continue through 4pm on Sunday, September 24.
Freak Mountain Ramblers will be headlining the music stage on Friday night, with Sassparilla wrapping up Saturday, followed by Benyaro closing the festival on Sunday. The music stage will host 16 bands over the course of the weekend with the Columbia River in the background.
Throughout the weekend, guests will have the chance to chat with brewers as they vie for the coveted “Thar She Blows” prize for the first keg to blow that was awarded in 2016 to Mill City Brew Works for its Spiced Ginger Kolsch. Festival goers will be voting for the “People’s Choice” choice award throughout the weekend that was awarded to Double Mountain Brewery last year for its Clusterf#uck Single Hop IPA.
The Pacific Northwest Brew Cup is a fundraising event benefiting the Astoria Downtown Historic District Association, whose mission is to encourage community involvement and investment in preserving the character of downtown Astoria while promoting its health and future. For more information about ADHDA, or to volunteer or sponsor the event please contact Executive Director, Sarah Lu Heath at email@example.com
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