Portland Fresh Hops Beer Fest
WHEN: Friday – Sept. 27, and Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019
Friday – 5-9 p.m. • Saturday – Noon-8 p.m.
COST: Friday admission is limited and is $25, including tasting package. Saturday admission is free. A tasting package is $20. Additional tickets are available. Tickets go on sale soon. Friday/Saturday combo package is $35. CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS.
WHERE: Oaks Amusement Park, 7805 SE Oaks Park Way, Portland, OR
The 16th annual Portland Fresh Hops Festival returns to Oaks Amusement Park in September with a few new wrinkles, including collaboration beers from farmers and breweries, conversations with innovative brewers, early-entry tickets, live music, and food carts, all paired with 50+ fresh hop beers from Oregon.
The Cone Wars
New this year, The Cone Wars is a friendly competition featuring Oregon’s world-class hop farms. Each farm is collaborating with an Oregon brewery to craft a fresh hop beer. A crowd vote determines the winner. Collabs include:
- Baerlic Brewing Co./Indie Hops • Hopworks Urban Brewery/Goschie Farms
- Ninkasi/Goschie Farms (MAYBE)• Wolves & People/Crosby Hop Farm …and more TBA!
Bines and Brewers (Friday evening)
Brewing with fresh hops presents particular challenges. There are tight timelines, logistical issues and other factors that make it unpredictable, but uniquely rewarding. Who better to share stories from this unique process than brewers themselves? This year, Breakside Brewmaster Ben Edmunds and other Oregon brewers share their favorite stories.
But wait, there’s more!
The final beer list will be released in mid-September, but you can find a working list here.
Minors are not allowed on Friday, but are welcome from noon-5 p.m. on Saturday. There will be a small children’s play area – not to mention a huge one next door, as Oaks Amusement Park is open for business through Sept. 29. We will serve craft root beer from Double Mountain Brewery – for the kids and the designated drivers.
The Oregon Brewers Guild believes that festival organizers should pay full-market value for beer purchased for and served at festivals, and opposes the use of “application, booth, or marketing fees” to undercut brewer revenue. The Guild pays market value for every keg purchased for Fresh Hop Festival, and proceeds from the event benefit the nonprofit Guild’s efforts to promote and protect the Oregon craft beer industry.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
2019 Independence Hop & Heritage Block Party
WHEN: Saturday, September 7, 2019
WHERE: Independence Riverview Park, 50 C Street, Independence, OR 97351
Independence’s celebration of hops and heritage is back again with the Hop and Heritage Block Party. Concentrated in the streets and businesses of Downtown Independence, the Hop and Heritage Block Party will showcase Independence’s unique heritage and vibrant community. You can look forward to hoppy beer, live music, family-friendly activities, and much more!
The Hood River Hops Fest is an annual celebration of beer’s bitter friend, freshly harvested hops. Hood River County is surrounded by world-renowned hop growing regions, and since 2003 brewers have gathered each September in downtown Hood River to share their fresh-hop beer creations.
8th Annual Sisters Fresh Hop Fest
Hosted by Three Creeks Brewing Co., Benefiting American Cancer Society
WHEN: Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 12pm – 8pm
WHERE: 265 E. Barclay Dr. in Sisters, OR 97759
2019 St. Paul Fresh Hop Fest
WHEN: Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 2-10pm
WHERE: St. Paul Jaycee Bullpen, 4258 Park Ave., Saint Paul, OR
20+ Fresh Hop Beers, made from the finest hop vines St. Paul has to offer. Fresh hopped cider will also be available.
Pre-order tickets – $12.50 (+ fees)
Must be 21+ to attend
“Farmers and Craft Breweries working together to benefit the local community”