5th NW Coffee Beer Invitational

The 5th NW Coffee Beer Invitational returns to Goose Hollow Inn on Saturday, January 27th. Dave and Jean Fleming, event organizers have curated a selection of 19 beers, 1 cider, and 1 mead, all made with locally-roasted coffee. Of the 21 participating breweries, nine are new to the festival this year.

I attended last year's event and enjoyed it. You can see my recap here. If you glance though last year's beer descriptions (in my recap), you'll get a good idea of the array of coffee beers you might enjoy this year.

In addition, past festival-favorite brewers joined forces to create a special 5th anniversary collaboration Mocha Raspberry Brown Ale. This yet-to-be named elixir will feature coffee from Ristretto Roasters and 44 pounds of fresh raspberries! Sounds good to me...

For more details, check out the festival's news release below. To learn about more great beer events, check out the Oregon Beer Event Calendar

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5th NW Coffee Beer Invitational
DATE: Saturday, January 27th, 2018
TIME: 12:00 – 7:00pm
LOCATION: Goose Hollow Inn, 1927 SW Jefferson St, Portland 97201

This year is the 5th NW Coffee Beer Invitational, Portland’s intimate mid-winter beer festival where talented beverage-makers are asked to get creative with locally-roasted coffee. We have a cidery and a meadery in the line-up alongside 19 outstanding breweries. To celebrate our 5th year, we asked past festival-favorite brewers Alan Taylor (PINTS and Zoiglhaus Brewing), Ben Nehrling (Fire on the Mountain Brewing) and Kevin Shaw (Buoy Brewing) to collaborate with Din Johnson (Ristretto Roasters) and make a special anniversary beer. Brewed at Buoy in Astoria, it will be released at the festival.

All beverages are in competition and a best of show winner will be announced at the festival. Nicole Kasten (Beer Connections), Sarah Pederson (Saraveza), and John Foyston (long-time Oregon beer writer) will bring their expert palates to our judging table.

The cozy tent at the Goose Hollow Inn is our venue again, so join us for unique beverages in a “stimulating” atmosphere. Great food from the Goose will be available throughout the event and we will have live music from The Michael Shay Trio (12:00-3:00pm) and festival favorites Logger’s Daughter (3:30-6:30pm).

$20 admission includes a festival glass and 10 taster tickets. Family friendly. Tickets at the door only.

Participating in this year’s festival:
Allegory Brewing • Ancestry Brewing • Burnside Brewing • Chetco Brewing • Coalition Brewing • Deschutes Brewing • Fire on the Mountain Brewing • Fremont Brewing  Hopworks Urban Brewery • Labrewatory • McMenamins Brewery • Migration Brewing • Nectar Creek • Oregon City Brewing • PINTS Brewing • Portland Cider Company • StormBreaker Brewing • Sunriver Brewing • Three Creeks Brewing • Wayfinder Beer • Yachats Brewing

Event sponsors: Goose Hollow Inn, Ristretto Roasters and Practical Fusion
Event vendors: Imperfect Produce

For more information, contact:
Dave Fleming, Beer Curator, flemator@gmail.com
Jean Heffernan Fleming, Festival Organizer, nwcoffeebeerinvitational@gmail.com

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