Brews For New Avenues: Great Beers for a Great Cause

Brews for New Avenues for Youth
Our friend Jeremy Herrig is on the Ambassador Board for New Avenues for Youth, a Portland 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to offering programs and services empowering homeless youth to exit street life. Herrig and New Avenues for Youth is putting on a beer event and bottle auction at the Green Dragon in Portland, OR to benefit the cause. For the event there will be some unbelievably awesome brews, grub, and live music.
Jeremy Herrig - craft beer drinker, good dude
Bring your checkbook, a big heart, and a thirst for world class beer. There will kegs from some of the region’s best craft breweries. During the auctions portion of the night, folks will have the opportunity to bid on gems like a complete Deschutes Abyss vertical, and other rarities from the likes of Cantillon, Hair of the Dog, Cigar City, New Glarus, Founders and many more!
Brews for New Avenues for Youth
Here’s the full details from Herrig on what folks can expect (crazy awesome beer lineup) on this magical and beery night:
What: Brews for New Avenues – Live and silent beer auction, VIP experience, music, food
When: Saturday, October 13, 2012 (2-10p)
Where: The Green Dragon (tent on the street)
Who: New Avenues for Youth supporters & beer enthusiasts (100 VIP tickets)
Details: $50 cover charge for VIP event: 2-5p, includes tulip glass, specialty beer not available at GA event, Steve’s Cheeses, Olympic Provisions, & access to silent auction
$10 cover charge for general public (5-10p) to include mug, one beer, raffle ticket, live music, & access to live auction
Ben & Jerry’s root beer & beer floats (N/A version free for Designated Drivers)
Food carts – Koi Fusion, Potato Champion, Pyro Pizza
Raffle during GA event
Special kegs tapped on the hour throughout GA eventConfirmed Donations to Date 10/2/2012


  • The Commons – TBD
  • Deschutes – Fresh Hop TBD
  • Cascade – Honey Ginger Lime (VIP)
  • Cascade – Summer Gose (VIP)
  • Double Mountain – Killer Green (VIP)
  • Rogue – Vintage Old Crustacean (VIP)
  • Bridgeport – IPA
  • HUB – TBD

Silent Auction:

  • Deschutes – Black Butte XXII
  • Upright – Fantasia Reserve (24 bottles)
  • Russian River T-25
  • Crooked Stave – WWBB, WWBI, Blackberry Petite
  • Rogue – Old Crustacean 1997
  • Founders – Breakfast Stout 2010, 2011; KBS 2010, 2011
  • New Glarus package (TBD)
  • Cigar City package (Vuja De, Bolita, Roosevelt, Guava Grove, Marshal Zhukov’s, Good Gourd)
  • Founders Package (TBD)
  • Ale Apothecary – first bottling
  • New England Brewing Company – Imperial Stout Trooper 2009 & 2010
  • The Bruery – Cuir
  • Elysian – Beers of the Apocalypse
  • The Alchemist – Heady Topper (8 cans – picked up from cannery 9/27)
  • Breakside Brewing – Double Citra IPA (6, 750ml bottles)
  • Eclipse Fifty/Fifty 2010 – Evan Williams, Four Roses, Heaven Hill
  • Avery – Depuceleuse
  • Hair of the Dog – Michael 2009
  • Sierra Nevada – 30th Anniversary
  • Nøgne Ø – Dark Horizon 2nd Edition
  • Hair of the Dog package (TBD)

Live Auction:

  • Deschutes – The Abyss – complete vertical 2006-2011
  • Deschutes – Black Butte XXI-XXIV (ISO XX for complete vertical – BM me)
  • Bridgeport – Old Knucklehead 1989-1992 (first five editions)
  • Cantillon package (4-5 bottles)
  • Westvleteren 12 – 2009, 2010, 2011 + 1 Westvleteren 8 and one Westvleteren XII glass
  • St. Feuillien – Triple – 9L Salmanazar


  • Brewcycle PDX – $150 gift certificate
  • Caps & Corks – 12×22 ounce gift basket + $20 gift certificate
  • Bridgetown Beerhouse – $50 gift certificate
  • Migration Brewing – $25 gift certificate
  • EastBurn – 2 November Beer Belly dinner tickets ($80 value)
  • Grain & Gristle – $50 gift certificate
  • Deschutes – Black Butte XXIV
  • The Commons – t-shirt, bottle of Flemish Kiss, 2 sampler trays (8 beers total), tulip glass
  • Wildwood – 2 tickets to future beer dinner ($150 value)
  • PDX Beer Geeks t-shirt
  • Lucky Lab – growler and t-shirt
  • New Old Lompoc – two $40 gift certificates
  • Bazi – gift basket

Donations are still flowing in, and this list will grow before the 13th. We are still accepting donations, so if you know anyone with a beer cellar who wants to give to a worthy cause, please send them my way! 100% of proceeds benefit homeless and at-risk youth in Portland.