In Beervana, suds are celebrated every waking and drinking hour — but Portland’s PDX Beer Week takes that adoration for beer to the next level. Every June, Portland Beer Week brings limited-edition brews, a lineup full of events and specials at bars and brewpubs citywide. It overflows with so much hop fever, that the “week” spills over into 11 days of thirst-quenching fun.
Running June 9–19, 2016, PDX Beer Week featured three major events:
- The Kickoff Party: On June 9 at 4 p.m., drinkers sampled from a rockstar lineup of breweries, food vendors and musicians at Ecotrust.
- Portland Beer and Cheese Festival: On June 18, they headed to the brand-new (and eagerly anticipated) Wayfinder Beer for delicious brews and food pairings (think cheese, charcuterie and chocolate).
- Rye Beer Fest: On June 10, they visited Eastburn for beer cocktails, live music and entertainment.
Other special events like pairings, brewer’s dinners, seminars, neighborhood pub crawls, tap takeovers and much more kept the beer and the fun flowing.
Portland restaurants event got in on the PDX Beer Week celebration, often offering special beer-inflected products at local eateries. In light of all those suds, it was probably smart to spread the week over 11 days, after all.