When Oregon goes steampunk, so too must its beer. In this post-apocalyptic future during which steam power has regained mainstream use, the brewing process is re-imagined and realized as an elaborate work of art and mechanics.
Join Columbia Distributing and Deschutes Brewery on Thursday, April 16th at 8:00pm for a memorable evening for Beer Machines: A Steampunk Ode To The Craft Revolution. This night will feature a Beer-Dispensing Art Competition, Immersive Circus Theater and an array of live music. This year’s Craft Brewers Conference (CBC) is in our backyard so it’s only appropriate that we throw a huge warehouse party full of surprises at Pure Space in Northwest Portland.
Come one, come all – over 1,500 are expected to attend! Drink great beer while being mesmerized by a variety of acts:
San Francisco-based Vau de Vire Society, a troupe of dancers, acrobats, aerial artists and more
Steampunk-themed, original art pieces from local artists will not only be showcased and auctioned off, but they will also be dispensing beer, of course! All will be for sale and available to take home (or to your home brewery)! Winner of the best Beer Machine (as voted by party-goers) will take home a grand prize of $5,000.
Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door and can be purchased here. Flash your CBC badge at the event for swag, drink tokens and more!
A portion of proceeds from the event will benefit Salmon-Safe, whose mission is to reduce agriculture’s impacts on endangered salmon and steelhead habitat in the Pacific NW.
Pure Space 1315 NW Overton Street Portland, OR 97209
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.