Now in its 22nd year, Portland Spring Beer and Wine Fest returns to the Oregon Convention Center on Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26. The festival will take place from Noon to 10:00pn on both days.
Pouring at this year’s SBWF will be 27 regional breweries, 4 cideries and 2 meaderies. There will also be 8 distilleries and 16 wineries pouring at this weekend’s event. Since the SBWF is held indoors there is no need to check the weather forecast.
Here’s a rundown on who will be pouring at the 2016 Portland Spring Beer and Wine Fest.
54 40 Brewing Co.
Coin Toss Brewing
Drinking Horse Brewing Company
Elysian Brewing Company
Grateful Deaf Brewing
Green Flash Brewing
Lompoc Brewing Co.
Montavilla Brew Works
Plank Town Brewing
Rusty Truck Brewing Co.
Santiam Brewing Co.
Small Town Brewing
Snipes Mountain Brewing
Sweet Town Brewing
2 Towns Ciderhouse
Wandering Aengus Ciderworks
4 Spirits Distillery
Crater Lake Spirits
Flooded Fox Den Distillery
Thomas & Sons Distillery
Wild Roots Vodka
Buddha Kat Winery
Cooper Belt Wines
Hood Crest Winery
Koi Pond Cellars
Laurel Ridge Winery
Noble Estate Vineyard and Winery
Stone Griffon Vineyard
Tesoaria Vineyard & Winery
And to compliment these fine beverages there will be both cheesemakers and chocolatiers at the festival. Cheesemakers include Face Rock Creamery, Jacobs Creamery, Skamokawa Farmstead Creamery, and Willamette Valley Cheese. Chocolatiers include Arno’s Chocolates, Brevin’s Solid Gold Fudge, Smitten: Artisan Truffles, and Whimsy Chocolates. SBWF will also feature many various vendors throughout the two-day event.
Advance tickets are currently available to the 2016 Spring Beer and Wine Fest. All pre-purchased tickets include express entry. Here are the various ticket packages. On Friday, March 25, the first 500 attendees will receive free admission. Tickets can be purchased in advance here.
$25 – Two Day Entry Voucher/Admission, Standard mug, and 10 Tokens.
$27 – Two Day Entry Voucher/Admission, Collectible glass, and 10 Tokens.
VIP Indulgence Package
$20 – The VIP Indulgence Package is a $20 add on and gets you a VIP Indulgence lanyard, access to at least 12 VIP only Tastes of specialty Beers, Wine, Cheeses, Chocolates, and Spirits as well as access to the VIP seating areas.
The VIP Package also includes tickets for 6 VIP Indulgence Tastes.
You get to choose which 6 VIP Indulgence Tastes you want to enjoy with your 6 tickets. Of the 12 VIP Indulgence Tastes available, you will be able to choose and enjoy 6 of them with your VIP Indulgence Package.
Additional VIP Indulgence Taste tickets will be available for sale at $1 each and VIP Indulgence Tastes be one or two tickets each.
Two Day Sampling Pass 13 years old and up – $10 (Kids 12 and under can get in to the Fest for free)
Standard Beer Mug/Wine Glass $6
Collectible Glass $8
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D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 20 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 Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter at @hopapalooza.