PORTLAND, January 10th, 2017 – Base Camp Brewing Company is bringing together 16 local breweries for their third annual Collabofest. A celebration of the collaborative spirit of Portland’s craft brewing community, Base Camp’s Collabofest give attendees the opportunity to experience a unique offering from each participating brewery that was developed exclusively for the festival.
Base Camp’s Collabofest is the only beer festival in the world that presents an all-collaborative brew lineup. Thanks to the involvement of key sponsors Travel Portland, ADX, and the Portland Mercury, Base Camp Brewing Company was able to keep the momentum moving forward in its third year.
“Yeah, the brews that have been made specifically for Collabofest the past two years were filled with creativity,” says Base Camp’s Event Manager, Morgan Tashea, “the excitement that the brewers have for the festival really shows through when they work together to create a new brew that truly embodies Portland’s creative and innovative spirit.”
“We’re thrilled to see so many Portland breweries collaborating and giving visitors an easy way to experience the breadth of Portland’s beer scene this winter,” says Greg Newland, executive vice president of marketing and P.R. for Travel Portland. “We love that these limited edition beers are also available at participating breweries during February for those who aren’t able to make the festival.”
Each participating brewery was paired up via a lottery-style drawing in November 2016, and have developed their “collabobrews” to be debuted at the festival. Pairs and brew names are:
|Breweries||Beer Name||Beer Name|
|Base Camp Brewing Co. & Baerlic Brewing||Honey Chestnut Pilsner||Sir Douglas MacStouterson|
|Widmer Brothers Brewing & Culmination Brewing||Bashō IPA||Zen Wave IPA|
|Ecliptic Brewing & Mt. Tabor Brewing||Space Mountain Sour IPA||Space Mountain IPA|
|Alameda Brewing & StormBreaker Brewing||Coffee and Donutella||The Passion of the Homer|
|Hopworks Urban Brewery & Ruse Brewing||Astral Wavelength||Astral Frequency|
|Gigantic Brewing Co. & Uptown Market Brewery||Nevørmind Oyster Stout||The Taming of the Shroom|
|Occidental Brewing & Fat Heads Brewery||Ding, Ding! I’d Like to Dry Hop a Toast||Smuggling Dunkel|
|Ex Novo Brewing Co. & Laurelwood Brewing Co.||In With The New||Out with the Old|
With Collabofest, Base Camp further develops its close ties to the Pacific Northwest’s outdoors and stewardship of Oregon’s wild spaces. Their partnership with the Oregon Timber Trail and SheJumps will be in full effect at the festival, where each group will be in attendance and sharing the latest in their ongoing efforts throughout the state. Base Camp and Travel Portland are proud to provide financial support for the good work of both Oregon Timber Trail and SheJumps, the official nonprofit beneficiaries of Base Camp’s Collabofest.
Join in on Collabofest on Saturday, January 28th at Base Camp’s brewhouse and taproom in southeast Portland (930 SE Oak Street). To learn more about the festival, the participating breweries, and the event’s collaborations, check out Base Camp’s website and Facebook page, or #collabofest and #PDXNOW on social media. Tickets are available now at merctickets.com/go/collabo.