2016 Portland Vegan Beer & Food Festival Returns Today

2016 Portland Vegan Beer & Food Festival

Hosted by one of the premiere music promoters, Goldenvoice, creators of Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, the 2nd annual Vegan Beer & Food Festival returns today, June 11 to Zidell Yards on Portland’s South Waterfront. The festival showcases the most ambitious craft brewers and progressive restaurants complemented by the sounds of emerging musical acts.

Vegan Beer & Food Festival is most definitely the best value of any beer festival in all of Portland. For an entry a General Admission entry fee of $45, guests will enjoy up to 40, 4 oz. beer, kombucha, cider, cold brew and craft soda offerings. Plus on top of this there will be 40+ vegan eateries, food trucks, and vendors.

A few of the coveted breweries that will be pouring its beers today are Cascade Brewing, de Garde, Crux Fermentation Project, The Commons, among others. Restaurants include Native Bowl, Of Roots & Blooms, Herbivorous Butcher, Doomies and Sizzle Pie, all tasked with crafting inspired vegan food that complement the beers and showcase the region’s seasonal farm-fresh produce.

New to the festival is the addition of a Cold Brew and Craft Soda tent providing guests not experiencing the beer an area to discover small-batch producers dedicated to furthering the craft beverage industry. The extensive menu of cold brew coffees is curated by applauded expert Evan Dohmann of Constellation Supply Co. to range in style and methodology featuring the brightest artisan and roasters in specialty coffee.

Portland Vegan Beer & Food Fest (photo by Wallace Charman)
Scenes from the 2015 Portland Vegan Beer & Food Fest (photo by Canal MacWhaler)

Here’s a rundown on the breweries, restaurants and bands that will be part of today’s Vegan Beer & Food Festival.

BREWERIES & CIDERIES

  • Cascade
  • The Commons
  • Breakside
  • de Garde
  • Fat Head’s PDX
  • Crux Fermentation Project
  • Boneyard
  • Buoy
  • Ecliptic
  • Culmination
  • Great Notion
  • Double Mountain
  • Baerlic
  • StormBreaker
  • Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider
  • Cider Riot
  • Drinking Horse
  • Goodlife
  • Ex Novo
  • Silver Moon
  • Epic Brewing
  • 54-40
  • Gilgamesh
  • Montavilla Brew Co
  • Worthy Brewing
  • Sasquatch
  • Alameda
  • Burnside Brewing
  • Portland Cider Co.
  • Coalition
  • Base Camp
  • Schooner Exact
  • Ace Cider
  • Logsdon
  • Ground Breaker
  • Calapooia Brewing
  • Bridgeport Brewing
  • 10 Barrel
  • Elysian
  • 21st Amendment
  • Almanac
  • Bison
  • Green Flash
  • New Belgium
  • Chetco Brewing
  • Ballast Point
  • + More TBA

WINERIES
Presented by Whole Foods

  • Helioterra
  • Scenic Valley
  • Jasper Sisco
  • Love and Squalor
  • Jackalope Cellars
  • Fossil and Fawn
  • Vincent Wine Cellars
  • SakéOne

CRAFT SODA
Curated by Five Star Soda

  • Cannonborough Beverage Company
  • Swamp Pop
  • Fentimans
  • Boots Beverages
  • Doggone Good Soda
  • Joia All-Natural Soda
  • Vignette Country Wine Soda Co
  • Rocky Mountain Soda Co.
  • Jackson Hole Soda
  • Maine Root
  • Fireman’s Brew
  • Zuberfizz
  • Hot Lips

RESTAURANTS

  • Doomie’s
  • Of Roots and Blooms
  • Sizzle Pie
  • The Herbivorous Butcher
  • Cycle Dogs
  • Petunia’s Pies and Pastries
  • Sage
  • KindKreme
  • Donut Farm
  • NuCulture
  • Taqueria La Venganza
  • Snackrilege
  • Upton’s Naturals
  • Heidi Ho
  • Garden Grill
  • The Vegetarian Blog
  • Greenspan’s Grilled Cheese
  • Southern Fried Vegan
  • Clean South
  • Follow Your Heart
  • Virtuous Pie
  • Ohm Foods
  • Coffee Bus
  • Lucky Food
  • Charlie’s Brownies
  • Infinity Sauces
  • Obon
  • Beanfields
  • Vila Vegan
  • Mary’s Harvest
  • Rawdacious Desserts

KOMBUCHA
Curated by Kombucha Hunter

  • Brew Dr. Kombucha
  • Humm Kombucha
  • GT’s Kombucha
  • Lion Heart Kombucha
  • KeVita Master Brew
  • Health-Ade Kombucha
  • Revive Kombucha
  • Happy Mountain Kombucha
  • Oregonic Tonic
  • Eva’s Herbucha
  • Kombucha Town
  • Puget Sound Kombucha Co
  • Caboost Kombucha
  • SOMA Kombucha

COLD BREW
Curated by Constellation Supply Co.

  • The Red E
  • Extracto
  • Sterling Coffee Roasters

BANDS

  • Sweet & Tender Hooligans
  • Larry & His Flask
  • The Junebugs
  • Ezra Bell
  • Cedar Teeth
Vegan Food Vendors at the 2015 Portland Vegan Food and Beer Festival (photo by Canal MacWhaler)
Vegan Food Vendors at the 2015 Portland Vegan Food and Beer Festival (photo by Canal MacWhaler)

TICKETS
VIP – $65
Early 11:00am entry to the event
Exclusive beer tasting and access to the VIP area
4oz tasting glass
Sixty (60) VBFF vouchers redeemable for 1 pour of beer or wine each
Bottomless pours of kombucha, craft soda and cold brew
Access to over 40 vegan restaurants, the pop up marketplace and live music

GENERAL ADMISSION – $45
Entry to the event at 1:00pm
4oz tasting glass
Forty (40) VBFF vouchers redeemable for 1 pour of beer or wine each
Bottomless pours of kombucha, craft soda and cold brew
Access to over 40 vegan restaurants, the pop up marketplace and live music

NO BEER, ALL CHEER VIP – $45
Early 11:00am entry to the event
Access to the VIP area with exclusive pours of kombucha, craft soda and cold brew
4oz tasting glass
Bottomless pours of kombucha, craft soda and cold brew
Access to over 40 vegan restaurants and the pop up marketplace

NO BEER, ALL CHEER GA – $35
Entry to the event at 1:00pm
4oz tasting glass
Bottomless pours of kombucha, craft soda and cold brew
Access to over 40 vegan restaurants and the pop up marketplace

Tickets can be purchased in advance HERE or at the gate if available.

This year’s Vegan Beer & Food Festival will donate portions of proceeds to The Gentle Barn, a nonprofit dedicated to “teaching people kindness and compassion to animals, each other, and our planet.”

Zidell Yards
3020 SW Moody Ave.
Portland, OR 97239

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