PORTLAND, Ore. (October 06, 2016) — Kicking off the holiday season, Portland Brewing will hold its 3rd annual Fall Fest, benefitting Oregon’s oldest home brewing club, the Oregon Brew Crew. Enjoy a free beer tasting, and vote for your favorite home brew —16 home brewers are bringing 20 beers. Donate $10 to the Oregon Brew Crew and leave with a 6-pack of beer, donated by Portland Brewing. Fall Fest is a family friendly event featuring live music from the Hops & Honey String Band, raffles, food specials (kids eat free with an adult meal purchase) and kids activities.
Fall Fest also features the return of two Portland Brewing seasonal favorites — BlackWatch Cream Porter and MacTarnahan’s Fresh Hop Amber Ale. With cooler months ahead, these seasonals will keep imbibers warm. Back by popular demand, BlackWatch Cream Porter is an honorably smooth blend of Caramel, Black Roast, Wheat and Oats Malts, with Willamette and Northern Brewer hops, lending a subtle bitterness to the beer. “BlackWatch has always been a fan favorite,” says Portland Brewing’s Head Brewer Ryan Pappe. “There’s something comforting about sipping on a robust, dark beer while the rain pelts our city.” The beer comes in at ABV: 5.3% | IBU: 27
MacTarnahan’s Fresh Hop Amber Ale is another Portland Brewing favorite. Every year during harvest, the brewers head to Goschie Farms in Silverton, Ore. to pick wet Cascade hops. The fresh hops are rushed back to the brewery and added to MacTarnahan’s Amber Ale, resulting in refreshingly green flavors, with subtle and complex fruit notes. The wet Cascade hops are complemented by 2-Row Pale and Caramel malts. The beer comes in at ABV: 5.1% | IBU: 32
BlackWatch and Mac’s Fresh Hop Amber Ale are available for a limited time at the Portland Brewing Company Taproom and in stores and bottle shops throughout Oregon and Washington.
About Portland Brewing Company
Celebrating 30 years of passionate brewing in the Rose City, Portland Brewing looks ahead to a future of unwavering obsession over what our civilized world simply can’t live without: great beer. Founded in 1986, the brewery is one of Portland’s craft brewing pioneers and remains committed to the city for which it is named. Portland Brewing is located at 2730 NW 31st Ave., Portland, OR 97210. For more information about Portland Brewing Company, head to their website, Facebook and Twitter.