Kells Brewery To Host Inaugural Irish Beer Festival

A new beer festival will take place this year over St. Patrick’s Day weekend in Northwest Portland outside at Kells Brew Pub. Being billed as the inaugural Irish Beer Festival, this three-day festival will feature Irish inspired beers and ciders from several local breweries. Though the beers do not hail from Ireland, many of the festival beers have been brewed specifically for the event.

Irish Beer Festival will take place Friday, March 17 through Sunday, March 19 in a heated tent in the parking lot of Kells Brew Pub at the corner of NW 21st and NW Everett. The festival hours are 11:00am-1:00am on March 17-18 and 10:00am-6:00pm on March 19.

Admission is $10.00 before 4:00pm and includes a souvenir logo pint glass and seven taster tokens. After 4:00pm admission increases to $20.00 that includes the glass, tokens along with the cover charge into the adjoining Kells Irish Festival.

Brewery and Cidery List:

  • 54°40′ Brewing
  • Burnside Brewing
  • Cascade Brewing
  • Cider Riot!
  • Culmination Brewing
  • Deschutes Brewery
  • Grixsen Brewing
  • Hopworks Urban Brewery
  • Kells Brewery
  • Lompoc Brewing
  • Lucky Lab Brewpub
  • Mt. Hood Brewing

Irish Beer Festival is more than just beer as there will be Irish dancers, bagpipers, live music and Irish food specials during the three-day festival. Minors are welcome daily until 4:00pm. Attendees are encouraged to travel between the Irish Beer Festival and the Kells Irish Festival next door.

For more information, including beer descriptions and the entertainment schedule, visit or follow @IrishBeerFestPDX on Facebook and Instagram and @IrishFestPDX on Twitter.

Kells Brew Pub
210 NW 21st Ave.
Portland, OR 97210