Portland, Ore. (May 22, 2015) â€“ Portland Brewing unveils a limited-edition beer to kick off a perfectly paired, three-year partnership with the Portland Rose Festival. Velvet Majesty White Pale Ale is an ode to the festivalâ€™s official 2015 collectorâ€™s edition rose, â€śVelvet Majesty.â€ť Like the century-old Rose Festival, this draft-only beer celebrates Portlandâ€™s tight-knit community, the beginning of summer, and the flower for which the Rose City is known.
Velvet Majesty features a bright citrus flavor, courtesy of a new hop as unique as Portland: the Lemon Drop. Combined with lemon peel, this hop makes for a robust and refreshing pale ale. Named after a beautiful magenta rose with a white center, Velvet Majesty is sure to quench Portlandâ€™s thirst this Rose Festival season.
The exclusive festival brew is only available from May 22 through June 7 at CityFair and RoZone along Tom McCall Waterfront Park. You can also find it on tap at select Portland-area pubs, growler stations, restaurants and Portland Brewingâ€™s Taproom for a limited time.
Beer lovers can also sample Velvet Majesty alongside Portland Brewingâ€™s brew masters at two-hour tasting sessions each Saturday during the festival.
What:Â Â Â Â Â Tastings & talks with the brewer
When:Â Â Â Â May 23, May 30 & June 6, from 3â€“5pm
Where:Â Â Â Portland Brewingâ€™s CityFair Pop-up Pub
Portland Brewingâ€™s Pop-up Pub near the CityFair entrance is the place to be for non-stop music and entertainment throughout the festival. In addition to Velvet Majesty, Portland Brewingâ€™s summer seasonal S.M.A.S.H. Pale Ale, its IPA, MacTarnahanâ€™s Amber, and Pyramid Hefewiezen will flow from the taps at CityFair and RoZone pouring stations.