Third Annual Malt Ball

2014 Malt Ball

One of the better music and beer events returns for its third installment. The Third Annual Malt Ball will take place on Friday night March 7th and Saturday, March 8th at the Wonder Ballroom. Combining delicious craft beer and some rockin’ bands and you get the Malt Ball!

The Third Annual Malt Ball, a two day fest that celebrates the staggering abundance of terrific music in our city along with the finest craft breweries that the Portland area has to offer. The Portland Mercury have partnered up with Widmer Brothers Brewing and Oregon Brewers Guild to bring you the best-sounding beer festival in town, or the best-tasting music fest—whichever way you want to look at it. There will be twelve great bands and lots of amazing, one-of-a-kind beers!

Band collaboration brewers include Alameda Brewing Co., Base Camp Brewing Company, Breakside Brewery, Claim 52 Brewing, The Commons Brewery, Ecliptic Brewing, Fort George Brewery, Gigantic Brewing Company, Lompoc Beer, McMenamins Pubs, Breweries & Historic Hotels (Crystal Brewing), Uptown Market Brewing, and Widmer Brothers Brewing

Special beers will also be provided by 13 Virtues Brewing Co., Ambacht Brewing, Burnside Brewing Co, Coalition Brewing, Crux Fermentation Project, Deschutes Brewery – Portland Public House, Full Sail Brewing Company, GoodLife Brewing, Ninkasi Brewing, Portland Brewing, Seven Brides Brewing, Stickmen Brewery & Skewery, and Worthy Brewing.

Widmer Brothers Brewing announced their RED FANG beer will be an American style lager called Chuggernaut. 5% ABV, using a hop called Victoria’s Secret!!

Friday March 7th 7:00pm – Midnight lineup:

  • 11:00 – 12:00am Genders w/ Fort George
  • 10:00 – 10:45pm Thanks w/ Claim 52
  • 9:00 – 9:45pm Grandhorse w/ Breakside
  • 8:00 – 8:45pm Night Mechanic w/ Ecliptic Brewing

Saturday March 8th 2pm – 6pm lineup:

  • 5:15 – 6:00pm Summer Cannibals w/ Gigantic Brewing
  • 4:15 – 5:00pm Your Rival w/ McMenamins Crystal Brewery
  • 3:15 – 4:00pm St. Even w/ Uptown
  • 2:15 – 3:00pm Melville w/ Alameda

Saturday March 8th 7:30pm – Midnight lineup:

  • 11:00 – 12:00am Red Fang w/ Widmer Brothers Brewing
  • 10:00 – 10:45pm The Woolen Men w/ The Commons
  • 9:00 – 9:45pm Hot Victory w/ Lompoc
  • 8:00 – 8:45pm Campfires w/ Basecamp

Tickets are on-sale now at a cost of $50 for all 3 sessions or $20 per session for Friday night and Saturday afternoon and $30 for the Saturday night session via MercuryTicketing. The two day admission includes entry and 12 beer tokens for 4oz pours each. The single session admission includes entry and 4 beer tokens for 4oz pours each. Additional tokens may be purchased for $1 each. We suggest you get your tickets ahead of time as last year’s event sold out.

Wonder Ballroom
128 NE Russell St.
Portland, Oregon 97212