After last year’s very successful launch, #PDXNOW Presents Base Camp’s Collabofest, returns for a second year on Saturday, January 30, 2016. Expanding from last year’s 10 breweries, the 2016 edition of #PDXNOW Presents Base Camp’s Collabofest will feature 18 never before released recipes from 16 of Portland’s best craft breweries and 2 Portland cider makers.
Collabofest brings together what craft breweries are well known for, its camaraderie. It is here will craft beer lovers will get its first peak at all 18 collaborations prior to all beers and ciders being on tap from January 31 to February 29, 2016 at the breweries’ taprooms as part of the Portland is Happening Now campaign. From attending last year’s inaugural Collabofest, we can definitely say this fest is a welcome addition to the Portland beer scene.
#PDXNOW Presents Base Camp’s Collabofest will once again feature a VIP Hour from 1:00 to 2:00pm that will be followed by a General Admission session from 2:00 to 8:00pm. Here’s a breakdown of ticket costs.
General Admission Tickets includes: Collabofest tasting cup Beer passport Opportunity to taste all collabo brews! $25.00 ($27.40 with fees)
VIP Tickets include: early entry at 1:00pm, Meet the Brewers, Klean Kanteen pint glass, Beer Passport Opportunity to test all collabo brews plus one extra pint to claim at Base Camp Brewing Co. $40.00 ($43.33 with fees)
This years pairings include:
Ex Novo Brewing and Ecliptic Brewing
Burnside Brewing Co and The Commons Brewery
Gigantic Brewing Company and Stormbreaker Brewing
Breakside Brewery and BTU Brasserie
Base Camp Brewing Company and Culmination Brewing Company
Occidental Brewing Company and Hopworks Urban Brewery
Laurelwood Public House & Brewery and Baerlic Brewing Co.
Widmer Brothers Brewery and Pub and Fat Head’s Portland
Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider and Cider Riot
For 2016, Collabofest will partner with two non-profits, the Oregon Natural Desert Association and Oregon Wild. The focus will be on sending funds and support to help protect the Oywhee Canyonlands and Oregon watersheds, keeping our lands protected and our beer clean.
Beyond the beer and cider collaborations there will also be live music, human fussball, food trucks and the event is open to all ages. Stay up to date on #PDXNOW Presents Base Camp’s Collabofest by following its Facebook Event Page.
Base Camp Brewing Company 930 SE Oak St. Portland, OR 97214
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.