In Portland, we've got beer fests for nearly every type of beer and every occasion. But the Willamette Week's 4th Annual Beer Pro/Am is truly different. It features beers crafted by pairs of professional and home brewers. Here's the roster of participating brewers:
Brett Wendorf with 54-40 Brewing (Bolt Minister)
Jarett Creason/ John Moore with Baerlic Brewing (Ben Parsons)
Ritch Marvin with Breakside Brewery (Ben Edmunds)
Dean Ehnes with Bridgeport Brewing (Jeff Edgerton)
Jenn McPoland & Jeremie Landers with Burnside Brewing (Natalie Baldwin)
Jon & Parker Hall with Coalition Brewing (Elan Walsky)
Bill Schneller with Culmination Brewing (Tomas Sluter)
Martin Cizmar with Dean's Scene (Dean Pottle)
Enrique "Ricky" Mendez with Drinking Horse Beer (Emerson Lenon)
Mike Marsh with McMenamins Edgefield (Matt Bergfield)
Jack Hall with Ex Novo (Joel Gregory)
Chris McNeel with Fort George (Tobiah McNeel)
Will Minderhout with Fat Heads (Mike Hunsaker)
Chad Graham with Great Notion (James Dugan)
Aaron Cohen with Laurelwood (Shane Watterson)
Kyle Kozlowski with Lompoc (Brendan Murphy)
Steve Carper with Montavilla Brewing (Michael Kora)
Chuck Macaluso with Ordnance (Logan Mayfield)
Mo Wark with Pints (Alan Taylor)
Tracy Hensley with Rogue (Danny Connors)
Mitch Scheele with Sasquatch Brewing Co. (Mike Paladino)
Brewvana Brewery Tours with Stung (Brooks Cooper)
Mirand Karson with Swift Cider (Aiden Currie)
Jeremy Speer with Three Mugs Brewing Co (Jay & Josh Jennings)
Matthew Fields with Trusty Brewing (Gary Paul)
Kevin Smith with Unicorn Brewing (Jay Webb)
Warren Holmes with Uptown Market (Tyler Staples)
Jim Telles with Vanguard (Don Anderson)
Nick Roberts with Zoiglhaus Brewing Company (Alan Taylor)
Steve Munch with Widmer (Dan Munch)
The event will be held on Saturday, October 15, from noon to 6pm at The North Warehouse. The taplist is impressive—so take a look! For more details, including ticket packages and pricing, please review the press release below, or visit the event Facebook page.
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32 HOMEBREWER + PRO BREWER TEAMS TO DEBUT NEW BREWS AT WILLAMETTE WEEK’S 4TH ANNUAL BEER PRO/AM
PORTLAND, ORE. -- Craft beer enthusiasts, get ready! On Saturday, October 15, 32 teams of one homebrewer and one professional brewer will reveal 32 experimental beers and vie for your vote at Willamette Week’s 4th Annual Beer Pro/ Am. Only 500 tickets are available to Portland’s original home/pro brewer collaboration event, happening at The North Warehouse (723 N Tillamook Street, Portland) from Noon to 6 p.m. for guests 21+.
“Beer Pro/Am has found its stride,” says Steph Barnhart, Willamette Week’s events and marketing manager. “After three years of having new homes, we’re excited to return to The North Warehouse, repeat our sell out crowd and offer 30 percent more beers. There is no other beer festival like this.”
Tickets range from $15 (designated driver) to a $55 “Super Rare” VIP Experience ticket, which allows guests one full hour of tasting where the brewer to guest ratio is 1:1. Translation: no lines and plenty of time to nerd out about simcoe hops, CBD infused IPAs or lavendar lagers. The general admission ticket is $25 and includes 31 three-ounce tastes, a commemorative pint glass and Brewvana pretzel necklace.
Food is provided by food carts PDX Sliders and Thrive Pacific NW. DJ Short Change brings the beats, and the Ground Kontrol Retro Gaming Lounge returns, with an expanded selection of vintage consoles and pinball machines. More than a dozen additional vendors will be onsite, including: Bailey’s Taproom, Brewed Oregon, Brewvana, Digital Pour, Fairlane Coffee, Girls Pint Out, Good IV, Green Mountain Energy, Ground Kontrol, Krave Jerky, Muv Training, Nature Commode, Sasquatch Sauces, Usnaps Photobooth, Wailua Shave Ice, Zythos Project and more TBA.
Participating breweries include: 54-40, Baerlic, Breakside, Bridge-port, Burnside, Coalition, Culmination, Dean’s Scene, Drinking Horse Beer, Ecliptic, Edgefield (McMenamins), Ex Novo, Fat Heads, Feckin, Fort George, Great Notion, Laurelwood, Lompoc, Montavilla, Ordnance, Pints, Rogue, The Oregon Mead & Cider Company, Sasquatch, Swift Cider, Three Mugs, Trusty, Unicorn, Uptown Market, Vanguard, Widmer and Zoiglhaus.
Tickets, a brewer roster and more information available at wweek.com/beerproam. Interested sponsors are encouraged to contact Steph at email@example.com.