This past weekend was a great one for music fans and Pabst Blue Ribbon loyalists. To honor the city that helped pave the way for the revitalization of a beer brand that had been on the downward spiral, Pabst Brewing decided to host its only music festival here in Portland for the second consecutive year with Project Pabst. This weekend long event featured live music on Saturday and Sunday in Portland’s South Waterfront at Zidell Yards. It also encompassed nightly club shows in Portland from Thursday through Sunday.
With a lineup of Weezer, Blondie, TV On The Radio, Passion Pit, The Buzzcocks, Run The Jewels, The Both (featuring Aimee Mann & Ted Leo), Against Me!, Thee Oh Sees, Terry & Louie, Alvvays, Priory, The Velvet Teen, Wild Ones, Wampire, and Hustle And Drone, Project Pabst is sure to be at the top of the list for fans of live music.
In all this weekend proved to be one of the best in terms of music, sun and old school beer. We sure hope that Pabst will return with Project Pabst in 2016 with an even more diverse lineup of music.
After a remarkable Day 1 of Project Pabst capturing some great photos, here’s our photo recap of Day 2 with some excellent photography from our “photog” Cat Stelzer.
Until next year, we bid Project Pabst farewell from Portland!
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 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 the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.