On August 25, Craft Beer Fans and Industry Leaders Can Enjoy Salmon-Safe IPAs, Attend Panels and Positively Impact Salmon Habitats

Portland, Oregon, June 27, 2018 – On August 25th, Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB) the first-ever brewery to certify it’s brewery site as “Salmon-Safe,” presents the inaugural Salmon-Safe IPA Festival at its SE Powell location. The Salmon-Safe IPA Festival is the first festival of it’s kind, bringing together 21 craft breweries from around the country – large and small – to make hop-forward beers that are all brewed with Salmon-Safe certified ingredients.

Salmon-Safe is an ecolabel certification that works with farmers and developers to reduce watershed impacts through third-party accountability. Beers in the Salmon-Safe IPA Festival are brewed with ingredients sourced from farms committed to protecting clean water and biodiversity in Northwest agricultural watersheds, which are essential for native fish populations.

The Salmon-Safe IPA Festival will be divided into two sessions. Session #1 is an all-ages session that runs from 12-4 pm, and Session #2 is 21+ and runs from 5-9 pm. Each ticket package costs $25 and comes with 10 drink tickets, an order of HUB’s world-famous pretzels, a HUB 10th anniversary chalice and a raffle ticket for prizes from various Salmon-Safe certified businesses. Each session has only 400 tickets available and the event is expected to sell out. All proceeds from this event benefit the environmental nonprofit Salmon-Safe.

In between sessions, HUB has lined up engaging panel discussions with Salmon-Safe certified partners to discuss why Salmon-Safe certification matters and how breweries and farmers are working together to keep our waterways and our planet healthy.

“We are excited that more than 20 of our industry friends are joining us in brewing original IPAs using ingredients that help protect our beautiful planet,” said Christian Ettinger, HUB’s Brewmaster and Founder. “The relationship between clean and abundant water and great beer is something to protect and celebrate.”

Dan Kent, the executive director of Salmon-Safe added, “The Salmon-Safe IPA Festival is a powerful way to encourage more breweries to source certified hops and malt while educating consumers on the simple choices that we can make for clean rivers and healthy watersheds. With more than 70 crops grown using practices that protect rivers and local salmon and more than 300 supermarkets featuring Salmon-Safe labeled products, the chance to make a positive impact can happen in many places — including the brewhouse, at the farm level, and at the store.”

Participating breweries include:
Aslan Brewing Company – Bellingham, WA
Baerlic Brewing – Portland, OR
Bale Breaker Brewing Company – Yakima, WA
Breakside Brewing – Portland, OR
Crux Fermentation Project – Bend, OR
Culmination Brewing – Portland, OR
Deschutes Brewery – Bend, OR
Ex Novo Brewing Co. – Portland, OR
Fort George Brewery – Astoria, OR
Fremont Brewing – Seattle, WA
Gigantic Brewing – Portland, OR
Hopworks Urban Brewery – Portland, OR
Matchless Brewing – Tumwater, WA
New Belgium Brewing Company – Fort Collins, CO
Quirk Brewing – Walla Walla, WA
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company – Chico, CA
Stoup Brewing – Seattle, WA
Trap Door Brewing – Vancouver, WA
Widmer Brothers Brewery – Portland, OR
Worthy Brewing – Bend, OR
Yachats Brewing – Yachats, OR

Salmon-Safe IPA Festival Details
Saturday, August 25, 2018
Session 1: 12-4 pm (all ages)
Panel talks: 4-5 pm (Panels with limited beer releases, separate admission)
Session 2: 5-9 pm (21+)
Where: Hopworks Urban Brewery – 2944 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97202.]
Tickets: $25 in advance | $30 at the door | $5 for the panel talks.Tickets are available now at:
Parking: Due to the festival location in the brewery parking lot, festival goers will need to park on adjacent streets in the surrounding neighborhood. Festival parking is not available in HUB’s parking lot.

About Hopworks Urban Brewery
Hopworks Urban Brewery creates world-class beer and food with sustainable business practices that protect the environment and inspire the community. Utilizing organic malts and a combination of locally-sourced, organic, and Salmon Safe hops, the company’s 20-barrel brewery in Portland, and 7-barrel brewery in Vancouver, produce 13,500 barrels of beer and cider a year for HUB’s brewpubs and distribution throughout the West. Hopworks is a family-owned and operated business, the first Certified B Corporation brewery in the Pacific Northwest, a member of 1% For The Planet, and a gold-level bike friendly business.

About Salmon-Safe
Salmon-Safe has become one of the nation’s leading ecolabels with more than 95,000 acres of farm and urban lands certified in Oregon, Washington, California and British Columbia. Through our peer-reviewed certification and accreditation program, we are leading a market-based movement to transition to farming and urban development practices that protect water quality, maintain watershed health and restore habitat. More information at:
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