Portland Farmhouse & Wild Ale Festival – March 30th & 31st

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Portland and Oregon has a big Farmhouse/Saison and Wild/Sour ale love affair and some of the best beers of the genres are coming out of Portland and the gorge. It only makes sense that we should have our own festival dedicated to the style while bringing in some of the best brewers across America in the same field. The Portland Farmhouse and Wild Ale Festival will be one of a kind with a cant miss taplist that I curated myself and co-hosted and organized by the great Saraveza.

Farmhouse-style beers are among the most rustic and traditional ales of the farming regions of France and Belgium and until recently were virtually unknown in America. In recent years breweries of the Pacific NW have helped bring about the resurgence of these beers with traditional methods like using locally grown ingredients that may be found in our farms and fields.

Portland’s first ever Farmhouse and Wild Ale Festival celebrates U.S. brewers who have embraced the styles of Saison, Biere de Garde and Brettanamyoces inflected beers which vary from light to strong, earthy, spicy, fruity and funky tart.

Held at North Portand’s Saraveza Tavern and neighboring Bad Habit Room on Saturday and Sunday March 30th and 31st the festival will feature more than 20 farmhouse style beers from across the country, many never before available and from both established and new breweries. The 2 day festival will feature rotating taps at both Saraveza and the Bad Habit Room changing over 2 days and outdoor seating and standing space on N. Michigan. Advanced ticket purchase is encouraged. The taplist will include classics like Ommegang’s Hennepin to rare kegs from breweries like Anchorage’s Anadromous and Rondy Brew, vintage beers such as 2011 Provisions from Block 15, exclusive one-off kegs like Byrd Stout from Upright Brewing and beers not even distributed in Oregon like Telegraph Brewing’s Obscura Vulpine with Blackberries.

Participating Breweries:

Acadian Farms
Agrarian Ales
Anchorage Brewing
Block 15 Brewing
Boulevard Brewing
Breakside Brewery
The Bruery
The Commons
Humble Brewing
Jolly Pumpkin
Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
New Belgium Brewing
Ommegang Brewing
Pfriem Family Brewers
Solera Brewery
Telegraph Brewing
Upright Brewing

Entrance fee to the festival is $20 which includes a commemorative Farmhouse Festival glass and 10 drink tickets good for a 4oz sample of beer (some beers are more expensive and cost 2 tickets per sample). You are encouraged to purchase tickets here before they sell out.

Saturday March 30th 1-10pm & Sunday March 31st 1-9pm At Saraveza, outside sidewalk and Saraveza’s Speakeasy, Bad Habit Room.

Founder of The New School and most frequent contributor Ezra Johnson-Greenough has worked in the craft beer industry for almost 10 years, doing everything from illustrating beer labels to bartending at renowned beer bars and breweries like Belmont Station, Apex, Laurelwood and Upright Brewing. He has also had a hand in creating events like the Portland Fruit Beer Festival, Portland Beer Week, and the Brewing up Cocktails series. He is available for freelance consultation in marketing, events, graphic design and branding. Contact: SamuraiArtist@NewSchoolBeer.com

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