Portland Beer Week

This 11-day "week" in June makes every day taste like the weekend.

A tasting event at Gigantic Brewing's taproom and lounge.A tasting event at Gigantic Brewing's taproom and lounge.
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    Dedicating a week to beer in Portland is a little like observing Children’s Day (which, by the way, is June 1). As parents undoubtedly remark, “Isn’t every day Children’s Day?” The same goes for Beervana, where suds are celebrated every waking and drinking hour. But with limited-edition brews, a lineup full of events and specials at bars and brewpubs citywide, Portland Beer Week is no gimmick. In fact, it overflows with so much hop fever, that the “week” spills over into 11 days of thirst-quenching fun.

    2014 events

    Running June 5-15, 2014, Beer Week features three big festivals — the Fruit Beer Festival (June 6-8), the Rye Beer Fest (June 13) and the Portland Beer and Cheese Fest (June 15) — but other events keep the taps flowing. Here’s a sample:

    These are just a few of the many events Portland Beer Week has brewing. In addition, there will be special beer-inflected products at local eateries, like an ice cream from Salt & Straw, a doughnut from Blue Star Donuts, a sandwich from Lardo, and, of course, a beer from Hopworks and Worthy Brewing Company (which is actually based in Bend, but hey, the more the merrier). In light of all those suds, it’s probably smart to spread the week over 11 days, after all.

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