This weekend looks to be a stacked one with various beer events around town and North Portland will be no exception when the 6th Annual IIPA Festival returns to Saraveza Bottle Shop & Pasty Tavern and The Bad Habit Room on August 15-16. This fest will already be joining the 11th Annual North American Organic Brewers Festival that will already be in progress from August 13-16 at Overlook Park also in North Portland and just a short 30 minute walk away.
This year’s edition of Saraveza’s IIPA Fest will feature over 45 rotating Double & Some Triple IPAs served alongside some tasty Double Bacon BLTs. Also returning this year from its humble beginnings as a Hamm’s Oasis is the popular Berliner Weisse Oasis taht will feature 6 rotating tart, lower ABV refreshers. There will also be live music to keep a lively atmosphere going that’ll feature Flat Rock Stringband, Voodoo Voltage and the Bad Habit Room’s very own, Rob Bonds.
Mic Drop is the official IIPA of this year’s fest and was brewed at Breakside Brewery’s original Dekum location under the guidance of Jacob Leonard, Director of Brewery Operations. This brew marks Saraveza’s 5th Collaboration brew with Breakside. Mic Drop is a hop bomb with Equinox, Chinook & Simcoes added in the boil and is double dry-hopped with Simcoe & Amarillos. Mics will be dropped! 8.4% ABV, 75 IBUs.
IIPA Festival hours will be Saturday, August 15th from 1:00 to 9:00pm and Sunday, August 16th from 1:00 to 8:00pm at both Saraveza and The Bad Habit Room.
IIPA Festival Beer List:
13 Virtues Brewing Co. – MAC Trees
21st Amendment Brewery – Hop Crisis
Alameda Brewing Co. – Dire Wolf
Amnesia Brewing – Doubly Damned
Bend Brewing – Hophead
Bison Brewing – Kermit the Hop
Block 15 Brewing Co. – Citra Hop Rocketed Sticky Hands
Boneyard Beer – Notorious
Boulevard Brewing Company – The Calling
Breakside Brewery & Saraveza – Mic Drop
Burnside Brewing Company – Project Ale
Chetco Brewing Company – Thunder Rock
Coalition Brewing Co. – TBA
Culmination Brewing – IIPA
Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales – 120 Minute
Ecliptic Brewing – Hypernova
Epic Brewing Company – Imperial IPA
Ex Novo Brewing Company – Dynamic Duo
Everybody’s Brewing – Hoppy AF
Fat Head’s Brewery – Head Shrinker
Fat Head’s Brewery – IBUsive
Firestone Walker – Double Jack
Fremont Brewing – The Brother
Gigantic Brewing Company – Hopped Up Ginormous
Goodlife Brewing – Comatose
Hopworks Urban Brewery – Ace of Spades
Knee Deep Brewing Company – Hoptologist DIPA
Knee Deep Brewing Company – Lupulin River
Knee Deep Brewing Company – Simtra
Laurelwood Public House & Brewery – TBA
Lompoc Brewing – Double Dry Hopped C-Note
Loowit Brewing Company – TBA
Mazama Brewing – Double Mosaic Eruption
Mt. Tabor Brewing – TBA
Oakshire Brewing – Glen’s Hop Vice
Old Ivy Brewery & Tap Room – TBA
Rogue Ales – XS 12PA
Russian River Brewing Co. – Pliny the Elder
Rusty Truck Brewing Co. – Pedal to the Metal
Sasquatch Brewing Company – 800 lb Gorilla
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company – Hoptimum
Stickmen Brewing – Cabana Kaboom
Stone Brewing Co. – RuinTen
StormBreaker Brewing – “riple Double
Three Creeks Brewing – Vaquero
Thunder Island Brewing – Grateful Deaf – Imperial CDA
Wild Ride Brewing – Brain Bucket
Berliner Weisse Oasis Rotators:
Bear Republic Brewing Company – Tartare
Bend Brewing – Ching Ching
Breakside Brewery – Passionfruit Sour
Burnside Brewing – Smoked Berliner Weisse
Everybody’s Brewing/Solera Brewery – Sour Belgian Table Beer
The Bruery – Hottenroth
The entrance fee to the festival is $20 that includes a commemorative IIPA Festival glass and 10 drink tickets good for a 4oz sample of beer (some beers are more expensive and cost 2 tickets per sample). Advanced ticket purchase is encouraged here.
Parking and Public Transportation options include the first come, first serve off-street parking available in PCC Cascade Parking Lots C & D, on either side of the Telephone Exchange Building, located at 1011 N. Killingsworth Street, directly across from Saraveza during festival hours.
Since there will be some big beers being served its recommended to take TriMet to Saraveza. The TriMet #72 & #4 bus lines run right to the Festival/Saraveza and the MAX Yellow line N. Killingsworth stop is just a few blocks away.
For more up to date information R.S.V.P. to our Facebook Event Page and be sure to follow the event with the #IIPAFest hashtag.
Saraveza Bottle Shop & Pasty Tavern
1004 N Killingsworth St
Portland, OR 97217