There are a lot of great events this weekend in Portland, but this one probably has the most beer. And I like beer. Oh, and I like BBQ. And it is also a benefit for Oregon Food Bank. Down with that too.
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From Press Release:
Blitz Ladd Sports Bar and Restaurant will feature a special “People's Choice” tasting, plus an official panel judging of (8) local and (4) regional IPA brewers.Ãƒâ€š Ãƒâ€š Tasters of all (12) beers with judging notes will be available to the public for only $5.00.Ãƒâ€š (Additional 4-ounce tasting tickets sold for $1.00, 4 tickets = one pint).Ãƒâ€š Attendees are encouraged to bring gently used coats and canned foods to benefit needy Portland families via The Oregon Food Bank and DJ Ozone's Hot Nights Warm Coats charities.
Competing brewers include:Ãƒâ€š 10 Barrel, Alameda, Bend Brewing, Cascade, Deschutes, Fearless, Firestone, Fish Tail, Full Sail, Lagunitas, MacTarnahans, and Ninkasi.
Live music to include popular bands The Insomniacs, WoodBrain, and Ty Curtis.
On-site BBQ will offer pork ribs, pulled pork, and chicken, plus Blitz famous pizza.
Kids welcome with face painters, balloon artist, and sidewalk chalk coloring contest.
Coat and food donation barrels available through September 30th.
Doors open at 8:30 a.m. for breakfast; Tasting starts at 11:00 a.m.; Music from noon to 10:00 p.m.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬¦Saturday, August 22nd with fun for all until 2:00 a.m.
Location:Ãƒâ€š 2239 SE 11th Avenue, Portland, ORÃƒâ€š 97214