One of our favorite pastimes is to go out and listen to live music while drinking some finely crafted beer. This is a combination that melds quite nicely together for a night out.
This rock solid combination will take place when The Portland Mercury and Oregon Brewers Guild Present: Malt Ball 2015. Taking place on Saturday, February 28 at Wonder Ballroom this 21+ event will surely please fans of craft beer and live music. There will be two showcases, the First Showcase from 2:00 to 7:00pm and the Second Showcase from 8:00pm to 1:00am.
This year’s Malt Ball will bring 12 Bands that are paired up with 12 Oregon based breweries. As an added bonus there will be an additional 8 breweries pouring its tasty beer to bring 20 total breweries.
Here’s the lineup and band and brewery pairings for Malt Ball.
FIRST SHOWCASE: 2:00pm – 7:00pm
Levon’s Helmet w/ Base Camp Brewing 2:00pm
Fog Father w/ Claim 52 Brewing 2:45pm
Pinehurst Kids w/ Lompoc Brewing 3:30pm
Talkative w/ Laurelwood Brewing 4:15pm
Big Haunt w/ Burnside Brewing 5:00pm
Blue Skies for Black Hearts w/ McMenamins Crystal Brewery 6:00pm
SECOND SHOWCASE: 8pm – 1am
The Fourth Wall w/ Coalition Brewing 8:00pm
Mascaras w/ Solera Brewery 8:45pm
Lubec w/ Ecliptic Brewing 9:30pm
Like A Villain w/ Hopworks Urban Brewery 10:15pm
EDJ (Eric D. Johnson of Fruitbats) w/ Fort George Brewery 11:00pm
Holy Grove w/ Baerlic Brewing 12:00am
Participating breweries include:
Alameda Brewing Co.
Base Camp Brewing Co.*
Brannon’s Pub and Brewery
Buoy Beer Co.
Burnside Brewing Co.*
Claim 52 Brewing*
McMenamins Crystal Brewery*
Fort George Brewery*
Full Sail Brewing Co.
Hopworks Urban Brewery*
Laurelwood Brewing Co.*
Portland U-Brew & Pub
Widmer Brothers Brewing
Tickets for Malt Ball are currently on sale and can be purchased by clicking here. There are two ticket options, $25.00 for both the afternoon and evening showcase or $15.00 for just one of the showcases. You can only purchase the all day passes in advance. Individual showcase entry will be available for $20 at the door, if the event does not sell out.
Keeping up with new music is as challenging as keeping up with new beers, However one easy way to remedy this situation is attending the 2015 Malt Ball.
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.