Well the 11,000 or so attendees are beginning to ascend upon Portland for the 2015 Craft Brewers Conference. The industry only event for craft brewers, distributors, equipment manufacturers, and other craft beer-related people from all around the world, will be in Portland the week of April 13-19.
Fortunately for us locals, there will be about a year’s worth of events over the next week. Many of these events will overlap so make your choices wisely. Here are some of the events taking place on the eve of CBC.
The Drinking Lot – Pop Up Bar
The Drinking Lot – 419 E Burnside St – 2:00 to 10:00pm
The Drinking Lot will only be open from Monday, April 13th from 2:00pm to 10:00pm and then the rest of the week Tuesday through Saturday, April 18th from Noon to 10:00pm each day. Featuring a strong, refreshing selection of 12 rotating beers this 6 day pop up bar will be a great stopping point for both industry professionals and craft beer drinkers. The featured beers will listed from Bailey’s signature Digital Pour beer menu.
Beers on draft today include:
Pints Konvention Kolsch
Pints Two Trees Rauchweizen
Pints Amerikaner in Berliner Weisse
Airways Pre Flight Pils
Airways Mosaic Pilsner
Airways Final Destination
Pfriem Little Saison
Pfriem Blond IPA
Surly Witches Tower
Surly Devils Work
LOMPOC: Welcome to Portland, CBC!
Lompoc Sidebar – 3901 N. Williams – 4:00 to 11:00 pm
Welcome to Portland, members of the Craft Brewers Conference! Join the Sidebar, Lompoc Brewing’s barrel tasting room and bottleshop. We have a dozen taps pouring at all times, including one reserved for cider, and a number of our barrel aged and seasonal specialty beers. Plus enjoy special beers from Ballast Point in San Diego as well. Free appetizers from 5-7pm.
A Portland staple since 1996, Lompoc Brewing creates seven flavorful year-round beers, plus a ridiculous number of seasonals. You can find Lompoc in 22 oz bottles and on draft at locations around town, and at its five neighborhood pubs: Fifth Quadrant and Sidebar in North Portland, Hedge House and Oaks Bottom in Southeast, and the Lompoc Tavern in NW Portland. For more information, visit www.lompocbrewing.com. Drink Local, Drink Lompoc!
Trinity & 7venth Sun & Green Bench CBC Invasion
The BeerMongers – 1125 SE Division St – 5:00pm to Close
The BeerMongers are kicking off CBC with a fun night amongst friends. Jason from Trinity, Devon and Justin from 7venth Sun, and Khris from Green Bench will be joining us and showing off their form.
Trinity Three Flowers
Trinity 45th Parallel IPA
7venth Sun/Trinity Saison Beams
7venth Sun Saison Caribe
7venth Sun Or It Gets The Gose Again
7venth Sun/Funky Buddha Do You Even Sudachi Bro?
Green Bench Saison de Banc Vert
Green Bench Les Grisettes
Green Bench WIld Hermit
Bottle pours of Green Bench Sauvage Blanc
Victory Meet the Brewer & Deep Cocoa Release Party
Belmont Station – 4500 SE Stark St. – 5:00 to 7:00pm
Meet, Bill Covaleski, the founder and brewmaster of Victory Brewing Co. at Belmont Station. Enjoy a taste of Philly with The Italian Market food truck (on-site) and savor several special Victory beers on draft, plus bottles of Deep Cocoa Baltic Porter will be available for sale in the bottle shop!
Dirt Wolf DIPA
Earth & Flame Scotch Ale
Old Horizontal Barley Wine
Deep Cocoa Baltic Porter
North Coast Brewing Vintage Old Stock Ale Taster Night
Green Dragon – 928 SE 9th Ave. – 5:00 to 8:00pm
Tonight the Green Dragon will be featuring two taster trays each containing exclusive vintage beers from North Coast Brewing Company’s Brewery.
Trays are $30, customers can choose between the following:
Tray 1 – Old Stock Ale vintages ’09, ’11, ’13, ’15 and ’13 Old Stock exclusive cellar reserve.
Tray 2 – Old Stock Ale vintages ’08, ’10, ’12, ’14 and exclusive ’14 Barrel Aged Old Rasputin.
And you can even meet North Coast’s brewer.
The Field Guide to Drinking in America Book Release
White Owl Social Club – 1305 S.E. Eighth Ave. – 6:00 to 9:00pm
White Owl Social Club will host the Portland Book release for The Field Guide To Drinking In America during the Craft Brewers Conference on Monday, April 13th. From 6:00 to 9:00pm come out to celebrate the release of Niki Ganong’s field guide for thirsty travelers! Complimentary nibbles and other treats will be provided.
There will be books for sale – get your copy signed by Niki. Or you can re-Order the book here: http://bit.ly/1GEW3HO
Bring a friend and join us in raising a glass to toast The Field Guide to Drinking in America.
Sponsored by Gigantic Brewing Company, this event is 21+ with a cash bar.