Pacific Northwest Brew Cup Returns To Astoria September 25-27

Crowd at Pacific Northwest Brew Cup (photo courtesy of PNW Brew Cup)
Crowd at Pacific Northwest Brew Cup (photo courtesy of PNW Brew Cup)

Since 2002 the Oregon Coastal town of Astoria has been hosting one of the longest running fall seasonal beer events in all of Oregon. The Pacific Northwest Brew Cup, features more than 40 regional breweries and returns to the Astoria waterfront on September 25-27, brought in part by the Astoria Downtown Historic District Association, with proceeds benefiting local downtown revitalization efforts.

Always held the last full weekend in September, the PNW Brew Cup is held overlooking the nearby Columbia River next to the Columbia River Maritime Museum. The festival features northwest beers on tap Friday through Sunday, along with live music, food vendors, and activities for the entire family. Admission for the September 25-27 festival is free, but to sample beers one must purchase a souvenir mug ($9) and tokens ($1 each, good for a 4 oz. pour). New this year is a home brew competition that will take place on Sunday, September 26, that is hosted by Hondo’s Brew & Cork.

Last year the People’s Choice Award winner was Prodigal Son Brewing in Pendleton, OR for its Huckleberry Wheat. The 2014 “Thar She Blows” Award, for the first keg to blow was Mill City Brew Werks from Camas, WA for its Logsplitter Imperial IPA.

Hours for the 2015 Pacific Northwest Brew Cup are the following:
Friday: 12pm to 10pm
Saturday: 11am to 10pm
Sunday: 11am to 4pm


Prior to the start of three day festival on Friday, the PNW Brew Cup Brewer’s Reception Dinner will take place on Thursday, September 24 from 6:00-8:00pm at the Barbey Maritime Center. Try select beers, meet with North Coast brewers, and sample some delicious eats from the North Coast Food Web. Tickets are $35 and include sample tastings, a 2015 Pacific Northwest Brew Cup tasting mug that can be used throughout the weekend, and tasting tokens for the Brew Cup! This event is 21 and over only.

Then to get you ready for the weekend the PNW Brew Cup Brewer’s Breakfast will take place on Saturday, September 26 from 9:30-11:00am. Tickets are $15.00 and this event is 21 and over only.

The 2015 PNW Brew Cup Beer List is as follows:

  • 2 Towns Ciderhouse: Made Marion
  • Astoria Brewing Co.: Nature Boy
  • ATLAS Cider: Apricot Cider
  • Base Camp Brewing: Fresh Hop Gnar Gnar IPA
  • Bill’s Tavern & Brewhouse: Indian Summer IPA
  • Boneyard Beer: Hop-A- Wheelie IPA
  • Buoy Beer Co.: “Ludo” the Gose
  • Caldera Brewing Co.: Toasted Coconut Chocolate Porter
  • Cascade Lakes Brewing: Hopsmack IPA
  • Deschutes Brewery: Zarabanda Spiced Saison
  • Double Mountain: Hop Lava – Northwest IPA
  • Everybody’s Brewing: Coco-A-Go-Gose
  • F..O.T .M.: Lefty Lager
  • Finn River Cider: Black Currant Cider
  • Firestone Walker Brewing Company: Union Jack
  • Fort George Brewery: Fresh Hop IPA
  • Georgetown: Tomtoberfest
  • Gigantic Brewing: Gigantic IPA
  • Golden Valley Brewery: Chehalem Mt. IPA
  • GoodLife Brewing Co.: RedSide India Red Ale
  • Ground Breaker Brewing: IPA No. 5
  • Hondo’s Brew Pub: Dog Day IPA
  • Laurelwood: Laurelwood Pumpkin Ale
  • Lompoc Brewing: Kick Axe Pale Ale
  • Mazama Brewing: Double Eruption Double IPA
  • McMenamins Edgefield Brewery: Cerberus Noir (Wild Ale)
  • Migration: PDX Kolsch
  • Mill City Brew Werks: Log Splitter Imperial IPA
  • North Jetty Brewing: Lights Out Double IPA
  • Pelican Brewing Company: Cleanline Imperial Pilsner
  • pFriem: pFriem Pilsner
  • Prodigal Son: Huckleberry Wheat
  • Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider: Revival Hard Apple
  • Rogue Ales & Spirits: Wet Hop
  • Rusty Truck: Stupiphany IRA / Oktoberfest Bier
  • Seaside Brewing Co.: LockUp IPA
  • Three Creeks Brewing: Crowdpleaser
  • Thunder Island Brewing Co.: Fresh Hop Pale Ale
  • Walking Man Brewing: Black Cherry Stout
  • Wandering Aengus Ciderworks: Fresh Hopped Cider

The 2015 Music Schedule will consist of an eclectic sampling of music from all over the Pacific Northwest. The lineup for each day is listed below.

Friday, September 25th
1:00 – 2:30 – Brownsmead Flats
3:00 – 4:30 – Boomrad
5:00 – 6:30 – The Talbott Brothers
7:00 – 8:30 – Three for Silver
9:00 – 10:00 – Vinyl Gold 

Saturday, September 26th
11:00am -12pm – Troll Radio Review
12:15 – 1:00 – Kelsey Mousley
1:15 -2:00 –  Jamie Leopold & the Short Stories
2:30 – 3:30 – Bart Budwig + Band
4:00 – 5:00 – Michael Hurley & the Croakers
6:00 – 7:00 –  Beach Fire
7:30 – 8:30 – Vaudeville Etiquette
9:00 – 10:00 – Smokey Brights

Sunday, September 27th
11:00 – 11:45 – An American Forrest
12:00 – 12:45 – Robt Sarazin Blake & The put-it-all-donw-in-a Letters
1:15 – 2:30 – Student Loan Stringband
3:00 – 4:00 – Hook & Anchor


The Pacific Northwest Brew Cup will be held east of the Columbia River Maritime Museum, at the Barbey Center. The event can be accessed by vehicle or the Astoria Riverfront Trolley.

Pacific Northwest Brew Cup
1792 Marine Drive
Astoria, OR