A new beer festival will take place in Portland’s neighbor to the west in the brewery barren city of Beaverton. The city until recently had its first craft brewery with Brannon’s Pub and Brewery but unfortunately this brewery failed to meet expectations and recently closed its doors.
But to make up for this lack of breweries, a brand new beer festival will take place at The Round in Beaverton. The 2015 Beaverton Craft Beer Festival will take place on Saturday, August 29th from 11:00am to 8:30pm. Conveniently located at the Central Beaverton Max stop, attendees can enjoy 40 beers from 20 breweries all the wile taking in some live entertainment and great food!
Organized by founder Michelle Mason, this will be her first foray into planning and operating a craft beer festival. Her 20-year background as an Event Planner will be an asset in her endeavor. “I was working at Eastmoreland Golf Course when the idea hit me. I had grown the canned beer selection from 33 to 92 at the course. I thought of the idea to do a mini beer festival to showcase the banquet space. Before I could carry out that idea I changed jobs and now live and work in Beaverton,” states Mason. “I am passionate about the community and thought about the fact that we don’t have a beer festival. I have been working for 2 years to create one and draw visitors to Beaverton and experience the great City that it is.”
The goal of the Beaverton Craft Beer Festival is a simple one and one that has the city in mind. Mason goes on to say, “I would like to show everyone that Beaverton can put on a great event and we want breweries in our City just like everyone else. You don’t have to go all the way to Portland and the East side to experience a great festival. We have some wonderful breweries on the West side and I am showcasing as many of them as I can. I would like to grow this to an annual community event and have visitors experience and see all the great restaurants and retail shops Beaverton has.”
The entry fee includes a glass mug and 12 tasting tickets for $30.00 online and at the at door. $1.00 per entry ticket will benefit HomePlate Youth Services. Most beers will be 1 ticket will be a 4oz pour and 4 tickets will fill the mug at 14oz. There is at least one beer that requires 2 tickets for a taste and 6 tickets for a full glass.
Beaverton Craft Beer Festival Beer List:
Base Camp Brewing Company In-Tents India Pale Lager
Our flagship In-Tents India Pale Lager showcases a copper color that gives way to a crisp, clean lager beer perfectly balanced in its massive complexity. Dry-hopped and aged on an in-house toasted blend of white and red oaks. The IPL finishes clean and smooth, with hop aromas of wild flowers and pine, and a unique maltiness highlighted by its subtle oak character. BCBC flagship, the original India Pale Lager. IBUs: 62, SRM: 13.4, OG: 16.5°P, TG: 4.1°P, ABV: 6.8%
New Wave Amber
Several years of malt aroma and taste trials led us in crafting this recipe, a subtly-hopped amber lager that rides the crest between dry and full-bodied, not too sweet but definitely not lacking in deep, malty goodness. Lagered on our in-house toasted oak to round out this brew’s flavor profile. IBUs: 28, SRM: 11.1, OG: 13.8, TG: 3.5°P, ABV: 5.6%
Bull Run Cider Bramble Berry
Bull Run Cider’s Bramble Berry is made with a selection of summer ripening apples, infused with a blend of locally grown Marion, Black and Boysenberries. The result is a cider rich in color and full of berry flavor and aroma. This fusion of apple and berry flavors offers a taste of some of the finest fruit Oregon has to offer. 6.8% ABV
Dry Hop Cider
Our Dry Hop is a true product of the Northwest, a region world –renowned for growing amazing apples and hops. Northwest grown Palisade hops were infused in this cider for over two weeks. Palisade hops bring fourth pleasant earthy and floral notes with just hint of citrus. Medium sweet with bright acidity, you will find this to be a wonderfully refreshing cider. 6.7% ABV
Buoy Beer Co. Buoy Czech Pils
In paying Homage to the great beers traditionally made in Czech Republic, our Czech Pils features Saaz hops supporting layers of rounded malt flavors. Come take a taste of what a malt forward, lightly hopped pilsner can be. From Buoy Beer to you, “Na zdravy” (To your health). 6.2% ABV 35 IBU
Buoy NW Red Ale
Big, malty, hoppy…all wrapped together to form our NW Red. A blend of five malt varieties commingle to create a dark red color and a big malt base to balance the generous amounts of hops that are added. Late kettle additions and dry-hopping with Ultra and Sterling hops bring out the hop character that many in the Northwest crave. 6.7% ABV 65 IBU
Burnside Brewing Co.
Coalition Brewing Co. King Kitty Red Ale
King Kitty is a Northwest Style Red Ale, a slightly hoppy take on the typically malt driven style. Still displaying a robust malt backbone, this red displays great balance and drinkability. Notes of caramel and roast are backed up by enticing aromatics of 4 different hop varietals, locally sourced from hop farms in Oregon. 5.8% ABV 60 IBU
Two Dog IPA
Two Dogs is a throw back IPA, taking it back to the days before the hops and alcohol arms race. Still showcasing the bounty of hops here in the Pacific NW, Two Dogs strives for balance above all else. Light notes of caramel in the malt profile add a touch of sweetness that intermingles with hop notes of citrus, pine, and fruit. This easy drinking IPA is best enjoyed year round!
Fort George Brewing 3-Way IPA
A Fort George summer seasonal collaboration with Georgetown Brewing and pFriem Family Brewers. Hop forward with a crescendo of tropical and citrus flavors. A lustrous and lively play across the palate.
Plazm Farmhouse Ale
Brewed to showcase the yeast, the malts and hops accentuate those flavors and aromatics. A dazzling display of fruity esters, clean floral hops, with just a hint of roast. A Fort George collaboration with The Commons Brewery of Portland.
Golden Valley Brewing
Hop Valley Brewing Sir Orange Lot Pale Ale
Bitter and sweet orange peels are added to this cloudy pale for a refreshing finish. Nugget hops are also featured to provide this beer with an orange blossom-like aroma. ABVl: 5.5%, IBUS: 25, BODY: Medium, COLOR: Orange, Starting Gravity: 5.5%, Ideal Serving Temp: Chilled
Citrus Mistress India Pale Ale
This IPA features 4 different hops with multiple flavors and aromas complimented with the addition of grapefruit peel. It creates a bouquet of citrus, peach, and tropical fruits with enough Munich malt to produce a classic burnt orange color. ABV: 6.5%, IBUS: 80, BODY: Medium, COLOR: Burnt Orange, Starting Gravity: 14.5, Ideal Serving Temp: 45-55°F
Pelican Brewing Co. Umbrella IPA
7.4% ABV, 60 IBU
Single-hopped with Australian grown Ella hops
Northwest IPA, liberally dry hopped
Aroma filled with gooseberry and bright fruit – fresh and zippy
Kiwanda Cream Ale
5.4% ABV, 25 IBU
GOLD MEDAL Champion – 2014 World Beer Cup (Golden/Blonde Ale)
Pale gold with a fruity, floral hop aroma
Sweet and malty flavor and smooth clean finish round out this Gold Medal winner!
Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider Revival Hard Apple
Revival Hard Apple starts with a blend of Washington-grown apples to which is added piloncillo, dark brown evaporated cane juice, purchased direct from Michoacan, Mexico. This dark base is fermented to total dryness using two exotic yeast strains: a beer yeast known for the round mouthfeel in Saisons and a rarely-used secret culture which produces aromas of pineapple, guava and peaches. This cider is brilliantly golden in color and deeply complex while remaining subtly familiar, with just the right amount of sweetness and acidity to be an everyday beverage. 6.0% ABV
Hallelujah Hopricot is a Belgian wit-style cider made with classic American apples, steeped with coriander, bitter orange peel and paradise grains, fermented with a French saison ale yeast. On top of that rich base, pure apricot juice is added. This cider is finished with Oregon-grown Cascade hops. A fresh and fruity concoction not dulled by sweetness. ABV 6.9%.
Rusty Truck Brewing
Sunriver Brewing Company SUP Summer Ale
SUP (aka Stand Up Paddleboard) Summer Ale is pale colored, bright and light bodied. The focus here is on drinkability – this light ale finishes clean and dry, with a hint of tartness. SUP’s crisp, citrus driven flavors come from late kettle additions of Equinox™ hops, lemon peel and lemongrass. · Finishes clean and dry · Citrus driven flavors · Lemon peel & lemongrass undertones · Crushable / Easy drinking with great flavor · 5.0% ABV | 20 IBU | 1.045 OG | 3 SRM · Perle · Equinox™ · Premium NW 2 row · Malted Wheat · Weyermann Munich · Acidulated Malt
ResinNation Double IPA
We brought the big guns to this resinous party – Simcoe, Amarillo and Mosaic all make appearances. This double IPA is hopped to the max with layers of earthy pine oil, dank tropical fruit, fresh citrus and blueberries. A moderately malty backbone supports hopping rates of nearly 8 pounds per barrel.
Hops: Chinook, Falconer’s Flight, Simcoe, Amarillo and Mosaic
Malt: Premium NW 2 Row, Gambrinus ESB Pale and Crystal 15
OG: 1.076 ABV: 8.5% IBU: 100+ SRM: 6
Three Creeks Brewing Co.
Three Mugs Brewing Company Zesty Lass Grapefruit IPA
The Lass blows in on a summer breeze, with a wonderful aroma of grapefruit, she dances on your tongue with citrusy notes balanced with a light, sweet manner. She’s easy going, but, beware, she’s poised to slap you in the face with a hoppy, zesty grapefruit finish. 7.6% ABV, 65 IBUs
Ample Amber Ale
The perfect balance of sweetness and bitterness, Ample Amber is built to satisfy. She has a beautiful amber color and is easy drinking, with layered flavors of malty sweet caramel malts and Cascade hops. 5.9% ABV, 39 IBUs
Two Kilts Brewing Co.
Uptown Market Koel Witte
This beer was designed with one thing in mind…summertime drinking! A beautiful balance of pilsner and wheat malts, low mashing temperature to keep a dry body, low fermentation temperature to reduce ester formation, and a clean (yet subtle) Belgian yeast. No additional spice added makes for a very drinkable beer. A soft floral nose, no clove or banana, but with a slight pepper note. 4.8% ABV 10 IBU
USA (Uptown Session Ale)
Simply, an irresistible session ale brewed with Pale, light Crystal, and Rye Malt. A wonderful citrus and floral aroma from the Crystal and Horizon hops dominate the nose of this beer, but don’t assault the palate with bitterness. This flavorful yet easy drinking beer is definitely one of our best selling local fan favorites! 4.9% ABV 26 IBU
Wild Ride Brew Co. Hopperhead India Pale Ale
A soon to be well-known serpent amongst IPA’s, Hopperhead IPA gives hop lovers the bitter bite one expects to experience with this style of beer. Hops are added throughout the brewing process in both the boil and the fermenter to create a pungent enjoyable flavor and aroma. Caution: After experiencing the bitter bite and the infectious hop pro le from this beer, victims often will request another! OG 15.5 TG 3 ABV 6.7% IBU 75
3 Sisters Red Ale Faith, Hope, and Charity
The backdrop of Central Oregon features these lovely sisters which are three of the highest peaks in Oregon. We use three main types of malt and hops to represent these Central Oregon landmarks. This beautiful beer has a sunset red appearance to remind us of their presence at the end of the day. Like many peaks you might aspire to climb, these sisters can be both bitter and sweet, as the select hops represent the northwest in every way possible. OG 14 TG 2.8 ABV 6% IBU 45
Festival organizers are still looking for a few more volunteers. According to Mason, “The best way to sign up to volunteer is by reaching out to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also go through the volunteer page on the website”. All volunteers will receive a T-Shirt, festival mug and parking permit. Volunteers 21 or older will receive 4 drink tickets.
Live music will be provided from Wil Kinky, Tony Smiley, Thomas Brown and Jordan Harris.
Arriving to the festival is easily accomplished by taking TriMet MAX to the Beaverton Central Max Stop. There will also be parking for both cars and bikes nearby.
To stay up to date follow the Facebook Page and make sure to use the hashtag #Beavertoncbf while on social media.
2015 Beaverton Craft Beer Festival The Round in Beaverton 12600 SW Crescent St Beaverton, OR 97005
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 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 the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.