Win Tickets ($40): Portland Fruit Beer Festival @ Burnside Brewing | All Ages, 30+ Breweries, Ciders, Food

We are giving away a pair of general admission tickets (includes two glasses & 24 drink tickets) for the Portland Fruit Beer Festival on Saturday June 8 and Sunday, June 9, 2013. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, June 7.

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From our sponsors:
2013 Portland Fruit Beer FestivalPortland Fruit Beer Festival
June 8, 2013 @ 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
June 9, 2013 @ 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Advanced GA: $20 for one glass + 12 drink tickets
VIP: $28 for early entry, one glass + 15 drink tickets, special beer tappings
All Ages Welcome
More Info & Tickets at www.portlandfruitbeerfest.com

Burnside Brewing
701 E Burnside St Portland, OR 97214
(503) 946-8151 | More Info: www.burnsidebrewco.com

The 3rd annual Portland Fruit Beer Festival will be held on June 8th and 9th during Portland Beer Week and welcome over 30 participating breweries. Highlighting the spectacular flavors and variety that fruit can offer from locally grown Oregon berries to exotic and rare you have never experienced anything like the Portland Fruit Beer Festival.

Taking place outdoors in front of Burnside Brewing Co. on 7th and E. Burnside for it’s 3rd year with even more space with the addition of the 7th street closure the PFBF is one of the most centrally located and family friendly festivals in the state. The all-ages festival has something for everyone including hard cider for the gluten intolerant, killer food from the Burnside Brewing kitchen and juices and sodas for the non drinker.

The brewery and beer list this year is more diverse than ever featuring Oregon locals and regional favorites. The beers this year range from a hoppy Mango IPA to a sour Currant and Raspberry Baltic Porter. Lighter beers get their due with an OJ infused Pilsner, Blood Orange Wit and Sour Cherry Wheat. On the stranger side the fest will feature a Sour Cucumber beer a Kiwi ale and a Beer/Cider/Mead hybrid 3-way collaboration. Barrel-aged beers also get their due with special brews from Upright Brewing, Lompoc Brewing, Burnside Brewing and more. If your a cider fan you can look forward to Marionberry and Rhubarb infused hard ciders. As usual nearly all of the beers at the Portland Fruit Beer Festival are brewed exclusively for this event and may be the only place to try them.

Participating Breweries more to be announced:

Alameda
Beer Valley Brewing
Block 15 Brewing
Breakside Brewery
Burnside Brewing Co.
Bushwhacker Cidery
The Commons Brewery
Crooked Stave Brewing
De Garde Brewing
Deschutes Brewery
Double Mountain Brewing
Falling Sky Brewing
Fort George Brewing
Gigantic Brewing
Hopworks Urban Brewery
Laurelwood Brewing
Lompoc Brewing
Lucky Lab Brewing
New Belgium Brewing
Oakshire Brewing
Solera Brewery
Stone Brewing
10 Barrel Brewing
2 Towns Cider
Upright Brewing
Widmer Brothers Brewing

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The Main Stage Taplist:

(These beers should be available on tap for the majority of the 2-day festival)

Alameda Brewing: Alamosa
The Alamosa is a pilsner with orange juice added. Just think about the early morning Mimosa. At 4.8% this will be the perfect beer to drink on a hot summer day, with the added bonus of some Vitamin C

Beer Valley Brewing: Oregonberry Wheat
A light, refreshing, tart fruit beer brewed with 2-row barley, organic wheat malt, cherries, blueberries, and plums.  4% ABV.  4 IBU.

Block 15 Brewing: Psidium
Rustic farmhouse ale matured with guava fruit.  Blended with 33% barrel matured  wheat & farmhouse ales from our wild cellar. Brewed with Belgian Pilsner, French Pale & Wheat malts; Saaz & Citra hops; French farmhouse yeast. 6.2%alc/vol, 17BU

Breakside Brewery: Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
A berliner-weisse style beer brewed with whole baked strawberry rhubarb pies. Watch the video!

Burnside Brewing Co.
A Baltic Porter aged in Pacific Rum barrels with blueberries, golden figs, mission figs and dates.

Bushwhacker Cidery/Upright Brewing: Collaboration Blend
A blend starting off with Upright Brewing’s Six a dark farmhouse rye beer that was then aged in wine barrels with Brett (wild yeast) and currants. It was then mixed 50/50 with Bushwhacker Cidery’s Hazelnut Rum barrel Rose Hip cider. The blend was then added to a Big Bottom whiskey barrel, where it will only sit for about a week before kegging.

The Commons Brewery: Bier Royale
Sour spelt beer with black currents. ~6% abv. The name is derived from Kir Royale (cocktail)

Deschutes Brewery: Currant Event
Sour Baltic Porter. First we kettle soured a small batch of our Imperial Porter with our house lactic culture. Then we added Black Currants and blended it with a Baltic Porter conditioned with pureed raspberries  The result is a dark, fruited, tart glass of something eventful! ABV:  7.7%  IBU’s: 21

Falling Sky Brewing: Strobilus Berry Wheat Bitter    
Looking for a summer pink drink? Overlapping berry character from a blend of raspberries and boysenberries provides a refreshing tartness and brilliant color balanced by a touch of malt and wheat sweetness.
Malts: Crisp Pale & EuroPils, Best Malz Wheat, GW Org Wheat, and Castle CaraGold.
Hops: Calypso; finished with Meridian and Calypso
Extras: Oregon Grown Raspberries and Boysenberries
Vitals: OG 1.047      18 IBU            4.5% Alc

Fort George Brewing: Forbidden Wonder Fruit Ale
For this year’s Fruit Ale Festival, Fort George decided to make a kiwi caramel beer.  Kiwis are known around the world by many names, but our favorite is the Chinese translation – “”Wonder Fruit.””  We made this caramel ale with Wyeast’s “”Forbidden Fruit”” yeast, infusing a sublte raspberry flavor. The Forbidden Wonder Fruit Ale has a lighter body that won’t distract the pallet from the layers of flavor that glide over the tongue.  Even with all of these great ingredients and flavors mixing together, the Forbidden Wonder Fruit Ale is not overly sweet, making it a beer that everyone can enjoy on a hot summer day.  6.7% ABV

Gigantic Brewing: Hey there Fruitcake!
Style: Fruitcake Beer. Fruit: Cherry, Apricot, Orange Peel (maybe cranberry too). Description:  Cherry, Apricot, Orange Peel and Ginger combine with this malty, caramelly beer to make Fruitcake in liquid form (not your aunts rock of a cake..).

Hopworks Urban Brewery: Tiger Tonic
By HUB-o-Matic Brewing (A collaboration of Hopworks Urban Brewery and Automatic Brewing).
Belgian Pale with Wheat, made with Passion Fruit, Mango and Pineapple with Nelson Sauvin, Galaxy and Citra hops.

Laurelwood Brewing: Fruition Wheat
A Berliner-Weisse brewed with Pear and Blackberries.

Lompoc Brewing: Cherry Wheat
A wheat ale brewed in August 2011 with 200 pounds of sour cherries and then aged in Maryhill Winery Port barrels for 2 months.  It has a slight oak aroma with a crisp cherry flavor, finishing slightly tart. 5.0% ABV

Lucky Lab Brewing: Blue Raspberry Lager
Inspired by the popular candy flavor. Brewed with Raspberries and Blackberries. 4.2%”

Oakshire Brewing: Gose the Elder
A traditional gose style beer with coriander and sea salt, with the addition of elderberry. 4.2% abv.

Stone Brewing Co.: Ruination IPA – Tropical Heat Edition
A special version of Stone’s Double IPA brewed with Mangos and Habaneros brewed just for the Fruit Beer Fest and Portland Beer Week.

10 Barrel Brewing: Cucumber Crush
Once again 10 Barrel gets fresh! Tonya took her award winning Berliner Weisse and added loads of cucumbers. The aroma is undeniably cucumber. The flavor is like biting into a crisp baby cucumber fresh from the garden. Just when you have had enough the tartness acts as a pallet cleanser leaving you ready for the next sip. Eat Beer! 4% ABV 17 IBU

2 Towns Ciderhouse: Rhubarbarian
Like a barbarian horde, the crew at 2 Towns Ciderhouse raided a local rhubarb patch to create this fearsome hard cider. Tangy, wild, and not for the faint of heart, the Rhubarbarian will bring out the barbarian in you. Give your taste buds +5 sour ability! 6.9% abv

Upright Brewing: Barrel-Aged Citrus Wit
Pure Wit aged with blood orange, seville orange, and grapefruit peels, 4.5%

Widmer Brothers: Champagne de Granada
Pomegranate Berlinerweiss. ABV 3.2%

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308 Responses to Win Tickets ($40): Portland Fruit Beer Festival @ Burnside Brewing | All Ages, 30+ Breweries, Ciders, Food

  1. Tamara Colpitts June 4, 2013 at 11:21 #

    What goes better with beer than fruit…. Wanna take my hubby and go have some fun in the sun.

    • Corinne June 8, 2013 at 18:08 #

      I’m new to Portland and would love to experience this beer fest!

  2. Bobby s June 4, 2013 at 11:24 #

    Lets the drink flow, let the sun shine, let the portlandians get wierd

  3. Julia June 4, 2013 at 11:25 #

    I seek out the fruit beer at all the other beer festivals, so clearly this is the perfect beer fest for me.

  4. James Martin June 4, 2013 at 11:34 #

    Sun, suds and cider….perfect beginning of summer vibe

  5. Kimberly H. June 4, 2013 at 11:37 #

    I LOVE fruit beer.

  6. Becky June 4, 2013 at 11:38 #

    I would absolutely love to come to this!!!! Fruit beer is the Bomb

  7. Amy June 4, 2013 at 11:41 #

    These festivities are the weekend before my (our) wedding. We are going to need it. Period.

  8. tyler June 4, 2013 at 11:42 #

    I am a home brewer and the only beers my wife likes are fruit beers. I would love to take her to find a new fruit beer to brew her. I am getting tired of brewing apricot ales!

  9. Mike Ransier June 4, 2013 at 11:42 #

    Are you kidding me?? This is the best of both worlds….fruit AND beer!!! I’m in!! :-)

  10. Meg June 4, 2013 at 11:43 #

    I have sought fruit beers around the world, but Portland may have the best. Please let me taste the fruit beers!

  11. Anya C June 4, 2013 at 11:44 #

    Beer, sunshine, and Portland. This is a recipe for an EPIC WIN!

  12. Alison June 4, 2013 at 11:46 #

    Fruit beer is by far my favorite, but of course everyone is going to say that.

    “Beer is the only virtual reality I need.”

    Sun + Beer + Fruit + Portland = Love

    Yes, that was cheesy, but I would LOVE to go!! It’s everything I love all in one, and I wouldn’t want to spend my weekend any other way! My friend is in town and I’d love to show them a good time.

    Cheers!

  13. kate June 4, 2013 at 11:46 #

    Because last year they had beer made with fruit pies!

  14. Elise June 4, 2013 at 11:51 #

    I’d like to go because I’ve never tried fruit beer!

  15. kettles1008 June 4, 2013 at 11:54 #

    I have been wanting to go to this festival for the last couple years and have always had a conflict. I am free this weeknd and would love to enjoy some beer in the sunshine!!

  16. Jon June 4, 2013 at 11:56 #

    I love fruity brews!

  17. Steph June 4, 2013 at 11:58 #

    This sounds amazing. Winning free tickets would be a perfectly great end to a crappy week!

    • Hill June 4, 2013 at 12:26 #

      Poor you! The week just started! I hope it gets better nonetheless.

    • Hillary June 4, 2013 at 12:37 #

      This sounds crazy amazing! Plus the weather says (currently- subject to change depending on Portland’s mood) 80 for Saturday and 78 for Sunday! Pure magic.

      I would love two free tickets because then I could surprise my best friend, as he LOVES good beer and I have currently very little money to do so (paying for school is hard -_-). I seriously owe him for so many favors.

      But anyway the “sour Currant” one sounds genuinely amazing. I am going to have to get my hands on it even if I cant go! (Thanks for doing this btw!)

  18. Christina June 4, 2013 at 11:58 #

    I’ve never been to a brew fest. I’ve never had a fruit beer. Its finals week.

    If I get to go, It’d be a good way to finally kick off summer.

    Pick me!

  19. mc June 4, 2013 at 12:01 #

    I love fruit and I love beer!

  20. paula michael June 4, 2013 at 12:03 #

    this would be interesting …would like to attend …:)

  21. April Lara June 4, 2013 at 12:03 #

    I have never been but this sounds awesome! I’d love to take my husband!

  22. Casey Jackson June 4, 2013 at 12:04 #

    Hi, my name is Casey and I work 6 days a week. Sundays are my only day off and I would love to be able to take my boyfriend to so something fun :)
    We both love beer (and for me fruit beer especially) please pick me, so I can spend my day off finding a new favorite!!!

  23. Brendan Smith June 4, 2013 at 12:07 #

    Oh man this festival looks awesome. I heard last year they had a beer that had WHOLE STRAWBERRY-RHUBARB PIES dropped into the mash. I’m definitely not going to miss out on this again.

  24. Kristina June 4, 2013 at 12:08 #

    I don’t have to work this Saturday and all I want to do is drink fruity beer in the sun!!!!

  25. Coreen June 4, 2013 at 12:09 #

    I would love this! My husband loves porter and stout beers (aka Dirty Engine Oil) that I can not stand so I would love the chance to taste all these beers that are in MY Style. I know we would both have a great time.

  26. Fruity Heather June 4, 2013 at 12:09 #

    Holy Delicious!

  27. Greg June 4, 2013 at 12:10 #

    I like fruit. I like beer. Fruit beer seems like a no-brainer.

  28. Ashley June 4, 2013 at 12:15 #

    I’ve been living in the Spain for the last year where most bars only offer one or two brands of sub-par beer. I’ll be coming back to Portland this summer and just in time to celebrate the awesome variety and creativity of beer in the NW! I’ll be there!

  29. Flora June 4, 2013 at 12:16 #

    Does fruit beer taste better than regular beer? i guess there’s only one way to find out.

  30. Samantha June 4, 2013 at 12:20 #

    Would love to take my best friend and go to this. Good luck everyone. I love fruity beers

  31. Amelia Santiago June 4, 2013 at 12:20 #

    I want to go because I love this festival and all things beer, especially fruit beer. I would be a hero at my house if I won these tickets!

  32. Sian June 4, 2013 at 12:21 #

    My favorite beer has got to be Boneyard IPA. It’s really fruity, though I don’t know if it’s a fruit beer. I’d love to see if anything compares to it.

  33. Sara Steeves June 4, 2013 at 12:22 #

    It just so happens I will be passing through Portland this weekend with my son and his girlfriend who both recently turned 21. Would love to enjoy the weather, their company, and some fruit beers that I have never tried before! Perhaps purchase some to bring home :)

  34. Cara Guyette June 4, 2013 at 12:22 #

    Fruited beer is my favorite kind of beer! I had such a great time last year at the Fruit Beer Festival that I’m definitely looking forward to going this year. :) Hopefully I can win some free tickets so I can have money to buy more beer at the festival!

  35. Hillary June 4, 2013 at 12:23 #

    Ohh Jeeze. This looks fantastic. Plus the weather says it is to be 80 on Saturday then 78 on Sunday. Magical! Plus fruity flavored beers sound amazing.
    I want to go with free tickets because I would love to surprise my best friend as he freaking LOVES good beer and I dont currently have a lot of extra money to be spending on fun things. Paying for school is hard -_-
    Even if I dont go I need to get some of the “sour Currant and Raspberry Baltic Porter”. That sounds perfect.

  36. Shanna June 4, 2013 at 12:24 #

    I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to come join the party! I love fruit beers and this sounds like a fabulous way to spend the weekend!

    And with a funny little Portland quote:
    “Some see the glass as half full, others see the glass as half empty. I just wonder who the hell has been drinking my beer!”

    Cheers :)

  37. Arjan June 4, 2013 at 12:24 #

    I’d love to win! Beer + fruit= GREAT

  38. Steve June 4, 2013 at 12:29 #

    Would love to come this this! Beer is good.

  39. Denise Michelle June 4, 2013 at 12:29 #

    I would appreciate a sampling of delicious beverages after watching the Grand Floral Parade! Cheers

  40. Cathy June 4, 2013 at 12:31 #

    I’ve never been to a beer festival, let alone one we can take the kids to!! That would be sweet!! Fun for the whole family, indeed!!

    • Jenny Baldwin June 4, 2013 at 12:38 #

      I would love to come to this event. This would most definitely make a great birthday present for me. :)

  41. Chicken Til I Die June 4, 2013 at 12:31 #

    Once upon a time, in Old Belgium, there was a mad monk named Barnabus. He was a master brewer but had recently been excommunicated from the church for his experimentation with black magic fermentation techniques.

    Barnabus summoned a great demon one night but it was too powerful to control so he trapped it in the fruit of a nearby merchant. In a moment of clarity, he saw the terror and darkness he had brought upon himself and the world.

    Seeking purification the only way he knew how, Barnabus brewed a great and holy golden beer that he knew would cleanse his black soul. He cast himself and the demon fruit in the boiling vat and thus was born the first fruit beer.

    THE END???

  42. Martin Peters June 4, 2013 at 12:34 #

    PFBF is the best, most enjoyable brew fest in PDX. That’s saying something, there seems to be a different one twice a month. Some can be skipped, this one cannot. I’ll be there no matter what. Winning free tickets for my wife and I would amazing.

  43. Dusti June 4, 2013 at 12:35 #

    Did someone say Fruit Beer? Stop it you’re making my mouth water, I’ve never been to this tasty sounding festival before but would love to bask in all that is fruity. It would make me a very hoppy girl to get the chance to attend.

  44. Samantha B June 4, 2013 at 12:38 #

    It would be a nice way to forget about daily life activities and relax. Have some fun in the sun, meet new people, and find some new beers to enjoy. All in all sounds like a great time ❤

  45. Mae June 4, 2013 at 12:41 #

    Because marrionberry and rhubarb, that’s why.

  46. melissa June 4, 2013 at 12:43 #

    Im a fruit that loves fruit! I love to sip on the fruity brews of portland!

  47. gaytha June 4, 2013 at 12:48 #

    It would be a great way to kick of my birthday week !!!

  48. Jon Newberry June 4, 2013 at 12:49 #

    I have always wanted to go to this, but haven’t been able to make it happen, for either time or financial reasons. I love fruit beer, who doesn’t! My first legal beer was a Pyramid Apricot Ale, and it was amazing! Would love to win these tickets because I am free this year for it!

  49. francisco guzman June 4, 2013 at 12:50 #

    i would love to attend to the portland fruity beer festival ,because i never knew there was such thing as fruity beer. this could be an MAZING experience for me since im newish to the city of portland.

  50. Roddy June 4, 2013 at 12:51 #

    This is my girlfriends favorite beer festival and my wife will be out of town!!

  51. jesse June 4, 2013 at 12:53 #

    What a better way to celebrate the start of Portland Pride 2013 by sending a couple fruits to the Portland Fruit Beer Fest ?!?!

  52. Kristina June 4, 2013 at 12:58 #

    Because Fruit Beer…”Is the Apple of my Eye”.. hahaha!!;P
    I love FRUIT, I love BEER, and I love PTOWN..so nothing sounds better, then combining those three & sending me there!!!:) Besides, I truly do love all Cider beers! And I get ridiculously excited to always try new flavors that come out!! I am also sensitive to Gluten, so it is also the only beer I ‘should’ have anyways!! So we are a match made in Heaven!! :)

  53. Jason H June 4, 2013 at 12:58 #

    This would be awesome! planning on attending either way!

  54. Megan June 4, 2013 at 13:04 #

    Beer, beer, is more magical with fruit
    the more you drink, the more I look cute
    the more I look cute the more you will spend
    so let me win tickets to the fest this weekend!

    ;)

  55. Evan June 4, 2013 at 13:06 #

    Orange you glad you picked me?

  56. Amber Hoffman June 4, 2013 at 13:17 #

    I want to go! I was just in Portland last weekend, I doubt my husband will go for back to back PDX trips… But free tickets could convince him.
    Seattle never has fun beer festivals.

  57. melissa June 4, 2013 at 13:35 #

    I would love to win!! Sounds like so much fun… I’d love to write about it on my blog,….and did I mention my birthday is on Saturday!? :)

  58. Katie June 4, 2013 at 13:37 #

    I love beer and I love festivals!!!!

  59. EmilyF June 4, 2013 at 14:07 #

    I love fruit beers and am dying to go to this festival with my husband!

  60. jared June 4, 2013 at 14:45 #

    This sounds sweet. I’m a lover of all beers big and small, dark and light. My gf has never been much of a beer drinker, but being in portland has exposed her to some great fruit beers and sours allowing us to come to a meeting place, in the middle of a beautiful, hoppy field.

  61. Lindsey S June 4, 2013 at 14:52 #

    I would like to win because my boyfriend and I LOVE sour beers and we don’t have a true sour beer fest up in Seattle like the PFBF!

  62. Dann June 4, 2013 at 14:52 #

    Gotta love Portland Fruit Beer Fest!

  63. Amy June 4, 2013 at 14:53 #

    I love any and all beer fests. So yes, please send me.

  64. Monte Costa June 4, 2013 at 14:55 #

    The weather on Saturday looks like it will be ideal for being outside drinking a beer. Really looking forward to spending some time with my wife.

  65. Robin Lapping June 4, 2013 at 14:55 #

    Me and my fiance are taking a trip to Portland for our 1 year anniversary of our first kiss! We are going to be there for the weekend of the 8th and 9th. We are both beer lovers and cannot wait to attend the festival!

  66. Rachel June 4, 2013 at 14:56 #

    My husband loves beer! And the only beers we have found so far that I also love are almost all fruit beers so we’re hoping to be able to find some that we both love equally. I’m also trying to get him to love ciders more since I love them so much! Also we want to get some good ideas for additives we both like when he starts homebrewing his own in a couple months!

  67. Beth Poore June 4, 2013 at 14:58 #

    Because some of these fruit beers are sours and sours ROCK! Also… because I just asked Caeli if she wanted to go :)

  68. katie mcpherson June 4, 2013 at 14:58 #

    I would LOVE to go to the fruit beer fest because it’s the first real beer fest of the year!

  69. Mattius June 4, 2013 at 14:59 #

    I want to see if my friend won the Homebrew competition!

  70. Bruce June 4, 2013 at 15:01 #

    We love fruity beers and this is the best event of the soon to be summer!

  71. Brett Thomson June 4, 2013 at 15:02 #

    We’re taking the train down from Seattle for this festival! Our first time! And we can not wait!!

  72. Val June 4, 2013 at 15:02 #

    Never been to this yet, would love to attend and try out some refreshing summer brews!

  73. Dan June 4, 2013 at 15:03 #

    I solved the math problem, will that earn me the tickets?

  74. Erika June 4, 2013 at 15:04 #

    My boyfriend and I would LOVE to go! It will be a perfect Portland Saturday; Fantastic breweries, delicious beers, sunshine, and we will end the night on the naked bike ride! Who could ask for a better day? We want to kick off summer the right way!

  75. Ryan L June 4, 2013 at 15:05 #

    My wife haven’t missed a fruit beer festival yet and we hope to bring more friends a long this year! Free admission would help use recruit even more for one of Portland’s best beer festival traditions!

  76. Billy June 4, 2013 at 15:07 #

    Fruit. It’s what’s fermenting.

  77. Stacie B June 4, 2013 at 15:08 #

    This would be awesome to win!!! We look forward to this event every year, and to go for free would just be the best! :)

  78. Lauren Barron June 4, 2013 at 15:12 #

    I really want to attend this festival since fruit beer is my FAV.. Please pick me!!

  79. Kailash Nathan June 4, 2013 at 15:14 #

    please, I am already going to the beerfest and bringing along a few friends, it’s too bad that VIP was sold out when I tried to buy tickets!

  80. Gus June 4, 2013 at 15:17 #

    I want my wife to find a beer she loves more than cider or wine!

  81. Joe M. June 4, 2013 at 15:25 #

    Looking forward to fruit heaven goodness!

  82. Misty June 4, 2013 at 15:42 #

    Can’t wait!!! Bring on the fruit beer and sunshine!

  83. Kari L. June 4, 2013 at 15:42 #

    I would love to attend to try all the crazy combos on the list. I love beer fests too.

  84. Megan June 4, 2013 at 15:43 #

    Went last year loved the atmosphere, the people and of course the beer! Very exited to go again this year and taste all the amazing fruit beers!

  85. Dana June 4, 2013 at 15:46 #

    I really want to end my distaste for beer and find one that I like. This would be such a great way! Plus finally something to do that my boyfriend & I can agree on :)

  86. Sara June 4, 2013 at 15:53 #

    I can remember the first time my dad made me a chocolate covered cherry. Cherry Iambic with Young’s Chocolate Stout. I was 18. Then came the Sweetwater Blueberry Wheat. It was the beginning of a love affair with fruit beers. My purist beer friends scoff at me but I don’t care! Fruit beer for the win!

  87. Cheryl r June 4, 2013 at 16:06 #

    Have never tried a fruit beer, would love to go!:)

  88. Gretchen Pacheco June 4, 2013 at 16:16 #

    I’m really wanting something ice cold with tangerine or apricot….. mmmmm, next weekend!

  89. Joy M June 4, 2013 at 16:27 #

    Ohhhhh I wish I were an Oscar Meyer Wiener! That is what I’d truly like to BEER. For if I were an Oscar Meyer Wiener, everyone would be in love with MEAD.

  90. Melanie Eaton June 4, 2013 at 16:31 #

    Because Fruit Beer is the Nectar of Portland!

  91. shaylene June 4, 2013 at 16:38 #

    I don’t just have one reason I have two! My boyfriend of seven years and three kids will be graduating from college next Friday and it’s fathers day that weekend too. What would be the best graduation and fathers day present you ask? This amazing adventure!!! Now throw in a babysitter and we are golden. Smiles.

  92. Brianna June 4, 2013 at 16:40 #

    It’s my birthday this weekend!! Can’t wait to come taste some delicious, fruity, beers!!

  93. Paula June 4, 2013 at 16:43 #

    I haven’t been to Portland for ages! I’ve never enjoyed the deliciousness of a cold, fruit beer :( I think it’s time.

  94. Ty C. June 4, 2013 at 16:55 #

    My ankle is bruised from hiking over 200+ miles in the last week and I need something to relax me during my rehabilitation and this sounds like the perfect way to ease my pain. Not only that but my fiancee would be surprised when she turns up at a fruit beer fest!

  95. Marissa June 4, 2013 at 16:56 #

    This would be so awesome to go to! I love love love fruity beers and would really enjoy tasting some new ones!

  96. Marissa June 4, 2013 at 16:57 #

    This would be so awesome to go to! I love love love fruity beers and it would be nice to try some new ones!

  97. Elizabeth Martin June 4, 2013 at 17:14 #

    My friend is visiting from out of state & I want to prove to her that Portland does beer better than Wisconsin does cheese.

  98. Lindsey June 4, 2013 at 17:18 #

    I would love to get the tickets because I love fruit, my husband loves any excuse to go to a beerfest and to get me to drink beer and lastly, it sounds super sweet and tasty!

  99. Diane Crockett June 4, 2013 at 17:35 #

    Tooty fruity. My hub and I just celebrated our 41st Anniversary. (and they said it would never last) I would love to attend this AWESOME event, as he has dappled in making his own beer for awhile. What a treat that would be.

  100. Tina June 4, 2013 at 17:38 #

    This summer my plan was to do one touristy thing a month.

    But for the Portland Fruit Beer Fest, I will push that out another week.

    There is not much more Portland than great beer!

  101. heather June 4, 2013 at 17:45 #

    Love fruit beers, especially sours, and am so excited to try the ones at this festival.

  102. tyler June 4, 2013 at 17:57 #

    I need more de Garde in my life.

  103. Hugo Cervera June 4, 2013 at 17:59 #

    Yes! These festivals make Portland so much fun! I can’t wait to try out all the epic new flavors!

  104. Hugo Cervera June 4, 2013 at 18:02 #

    I want to attend the festival to try out all the different flavors that are going to be available! Nothing combines better with the Portland sunshine like a beer festival!

  105. Tara T June 4, 2013 at 18:08 #

    Please send me those free tickets! I would love to be able to take my boyfriend to try something new and interesting like fruit beer!

  106. Kendra June 4, 2013 at 18:13 #

    June 9th is my 26th Birthday, and I love cider and fruity beer!

  107. Ryan June 4, 2013 at 18:22 #

    I want to go to there!

  108. Ray K. June 4, 2013 at 18:27 #

    I love fruit beers!!! And they are SO under-represented at most brewfests! Last year at the Oregon Brewfest, the good fruit beers usually always had long lines and ran out in the first couple of days while practically every other beer was an IPA. What better way to fix that problem then to have a brewfest dedicated COMPLETELY to fruit beer??!

    Pick me if you agree!

  109. Molly B June 4, 2013 at 18:40 #

    Hi! I’ve never won anything before, and I’d love to go! Either way- I hope that who wins enjoys! :) -Molly

  110. Jimmy K June 4, 2013 at 18:47 #

    I am taking my wife to the Portland Fruit Beer Festival because it is the one festival she can truly enjoy with me. She loves fruit beers and ciders and we live in the NE, so this is the perfect way to spend a Saturday. She has only been home one weekend in the last 7 weeks, so we want to make the best of it!

  111. Rebecca June 4, 2013 at 18:52 #

    Since moving to Portland a year and a half ago, I have finally started to like beer. I would love to go and take my wife to this! :)

  112. Jen June 4, 2013 at 19:03 #

    Free Tickets please?
    I just passed Cicerone Certified Beer Server course & the homework was expensive!

  113. Sarah June 4, 2013 at 19:08 #

    I love Portland. I love beer.

  114. Madeleine June 4, 2013 at 19:49 #

    This would be a great bonding experience for my dad and I! We just started getting close in the past 9 months. He’s a huge fan of hard cider and I’d love to surprise him with this for an early Father’s Day gift for being the best dad ever.

  115. Karen June 4, 2013 at 20:03 #

    I’ve yet to attend a beer fest and would love to attend this one. Sounds too good to miss :)

  116. Zane June 4, 2013 at 20:17 #

    I went last year for the first time and really didn’t know what to expect. I enjoy drinking many types of beers, but this festival provides many different, unique and truly one of a kind beers than you could get at the best brewpub. I love a great triple hop IPA, but when a company brings out a beer brewed with Blackberry Currant or Sour Raspberries… wow! I can’t wait. I have been telling all my friends about this festival in particular. Free tickets or not, we are going! See you there!

  117. Christine June 4, 2013 at 20:20 #

    Fruit and beer! Loveeeeeee!

  118. Kristen June 4, 2013 at 21:02 #

    Bliss is a good beer and a sunny day. Count me in!

  119. Natalie Dicus June 4, 2013 at 21:52 #

    Fruit is healthy. So fruit beer is definitely healthy. Winning!

  120. Carly June 4, 2013 at 22:59 #

    Posting for a chance at tickets. This looks like a lot of fun!

  121. Pamela Flores June 4, 2013 at 23:00 #

    Seriously, my FAVORITE fest of the year! I even dodged glassware lastyear for them!

  122. alicia June 4, 2013 at 23:55 #

    Fruit beers =YUM! I would love to go!

  123. jessica June 5, 2013 at 01:23 #

    fruit beers are the best

  124. Scott R June 5, 2013 at 02:37 #

    An awesome fest! I’d love to take an out-of-towner with me.

  125. Michelle June 5, 2013 at 04:26 #

    Would love to have those tickets.

  126. Kyle D June 5, 2013 at 07:22 #

    Can’t wait to bring my out of state friends to this!

  127. Anne June 5, 2013 at 08:08 #

    Fruit + beer = winning combination

  128. Tiffany June 5, 2013 at 09:10 #

    Help me kick off my birthday weekend right, with my favorite type of beer! 29 years of being a true Oregonian, and enjoying one of the best things we have to offer… BEER.

  129. Kimberly June 5, 2013 at 09:20 #

    This was a great beer fest last year. Would love to go again!!

  130. Kristen June 5, 2013 at 09:47 #

    It is my fiance’s birthday & we actually have a sitter for the kids, this would be such a great way to celebrat and a fantastic gift to him! Fruit & beer & Portland, what’s better??

  131. Leila June 5, 2013 at 10:31 #

    I love fruit beer and cider, this festival sounds like the perfect way to spend my weekend

  132. Hoptologist June 5, 2013 at 10:34 #

    This is my favorite PDX beer week event – I went last year and it was phenomenal! Weather is going to be awesome this weekend, what a way to kick off the summer!!

  133. Robert Renning June 5, 2013 at 10:56 #

    I love that its family friendly!

  134. Bill W. June 5, 2013 at 11:05 #

    Hot, thirsty, ready, willing and able.

  135. Staci H. June 5, 2013 at 11:43 #

    My sister is in town this week, I’d love to take her to this event. All those featured beers sound delicious!

  136. Annie Tran June 5, 2013 at 11:44 #

    It’s going to be an absolute gorgeous day this weekend in the lovely Rose City! Nothing like a refreshing pint of fruity beers & hard ciders to go with it!!! ^.^

  137. Zack Keith June 5, 2013 at 11:48 #

    I’m excited about what will be on tap.

  138. Tina June 5, 2013 at 12:05 #

    Best beer festival in Portland! Crossing my fingers for two free tickets for the husband and I to enjoy!

  139. Loren June 5, 2013 at 12:41 #

    I have just started to get a taste for beer, and I have not yet delved into the world of fruit beer. You wanna hook me up?;

  140. Ryan June 5, 2013 at 12:51 #

    tired of ipa. need fruit

  141. Emily Rose June 5, 2013 at 12:55 #

    Last year I volunteered for this festival and was able to volunteer for entry and beer, but this year they limited it to OLCC certified and I wasn’t able to volunteer :( I’d love to be able to go – I’d even wear my Fruit Beer Fest volunteer visor from last year!!

  142. Kristine R. June 5, 2013 at 13:10 #

    I love Fruity beer! I would like to find a favorite to have my sister carry in her bar…

  143. Kelsey June 5, 2013 at 13:51 #

    The odds are stacked against me.. But I found a 4 leaf clover last saturday.. so maybe the luck of the irish be with me this week!!

  144. Skye June 5, 2013 at 14:13 #

    I’d love to convert my wife from a cider drinker to a beer drinker.

  145. Toby June 5, 2013 at 15:11 #

    IPA SUCKS, FRUIT BEER ROCKS! I am actually allergic to most wheat beers so I would love to see what is out there! THANKS PDX pipeline.

  146. Brandon Jerwa June 5, 2013 at 15:14 #

    I would like to win because my girlfriend is hoping to take me to the festival for my birthday. I’d love for us to enjoy the day together without it costing her anything. I’m coming from Seattle to attend; she lives in Vancouver.

  147. Ape June 5, 2013 at 15:15 #

    OOOOOOMMMMMGGGERRRRDDDD! I am so excited for this event, I have been reading all the posts from my favorite brewers about their delicious concoctions and Im feeling the need for some liquid sunshine-summa-love!

  148. Natalie June 5, 2013 at 15:19 #

    I’ve gone to the festival both years. I like beer well enough but I’m normally a big cider person. This is the best of both worlds!

  149. Gus June 5, 2013 at 15:20 #

    Why do I wouldn’t like to attend is a better question! I mean Beer AND Fruit! What is not to love!!!

    • Gus June 5, 2013 at 15:21 #

      Typo
      *Why wouldn’t I like* :-P

      • Gus June 5, 2013 at 15:41 #

        Right…I’m an idiot. I already had commented on here.

  150. Meghan L June 5, 2013 at 15:27 #

    This beer fest was absolutely fabulous last year! We had a wonderful time! Excited to go again drink so delicious brews and enjoy the sun :)

  151. Nelson June 5, 2013 at 15:35 #

    Great weather to try some great beers from creative brewers. BEER!!!!

  152. Julie June 5, 2013 at 15:38 #

    I would love to take my newly wedded husband to this festival and enjoy the delicious beers and weather. We both love fruit beers!

  153. Dominique June 5, 2013 at 15:45 #

    Going to the Fruit Beer Fest to reminisce the day my boyfriend spotted me across the crowd and asked me out. This will be our 1 year anniversary (+/- a couple a weeks). Think this Fest is one of my faves! :)

  154. Jody Marie June 5, 2013 at 15:54 #

    I cant wait to drink some Fruit…wait NO- Beer. Oh, I see its both Fruit Beer! Yippee cant wait for Saturday to come!

  155. Carolyn Dunne June 5, 2013 at 15:57 #

    Well I need a ticket to bribe someone for a ride, right?

    I’m interested in craft beer PR, so me getting to this festival is like taking a kid to Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory!

  156. Mike June 5, 2013 at 16:09 #

    I recently started homebrewing, I would love to go try some of these beers.

  157. Laura June 5, 2013 at 16:15 #

    This is my favorite beer fest! Would love to go!

  158. Colleen June 5, 2013 at 16:17 #

    As a little kid I loved fruit and I was always trying new types, I just couldn’t get enough. Understandably, since I started drinking beer I have always been drawn to fruit beers and now there is an entire festival for it! Looking at the line up this year I am particularly excited since there are a number of beer styles represented, we have moved beyond the simple fruit wheat ale (not that they aren’t delicious). I would really love the chance to try that Citrus Wit and the Rhubarbian Ale (you can never have enough rhubarb!).

  159. Emily June 5, 2013 at 16:21 #

    This would be great before and after the naked bike ride! Delish…

  160. Alacia June 5, 2013 at 16:39 #

    PDX Pipeline rocks so hard.

  161. Heidi June 5, 2013 at 16:47 #

    I love beer festivials! Sunshine and beer, what more can you ask for?

  162. Mishelle June 5, 2013 at 16:56 #

    It’s one if my favorite days of the year!!! Rearranged a trip just to make sure I wouldn’t miss it!

  163. Kevin June 5, 2013 at 16:57 #

    So many unique beers!

  164. Jennifer June 5, 2013 at 17:08 #

    Week of moving after JUST moving in March/ owner sold his property!! Little guy is out of town with family and Mommy and Daddy could use a relaxxxxed day!!! Wanted to go last year but wasn’t able to get the time off! We’re READY this Sunday!

  165. Cynthia June 5, 2013 at 17:10 #

    PDX Pipeline is awesome; I won tickets from them to the beerfest at the Oregon Gardens in Silverton a month ago. I just wanted to say thank you so much!

    Why was the broom late?
    He swept in;)

  166. Erica June 5, 2013 at 17:21 #

    I’ve been looking forward to this festival for months, and I am a firm believer in craft, not crap. :)

  167. Dave June 5, 2013 at 17:41 #

    It’s the best fest of the year!

  168. Rebecca P. June 5, 2013 at 17:48 #

    Because I am very determined to win tickets to something fun, and this sounds awesome!!! lol :) I would love to go to this as a “date” with my husband!

  169. Jordan June 5, 2013 at 17:49 #

    Cannot wait for this event!

  170. nicole June 5, 2013 at 19:12 #

    It is going on the weekend before finals and I think it will be a great way to relax and get out of the house. I went last year and had a blast! I am very excited for this festival. It is my favorite type of beer.

  171. Mike June 5, 2013 at 19:36 #

    I’d like to go because my German friend whom I haven’t seen in a decade is finally back in town and Saturday is the only chance I get to see him. Germans love nothing more than beer, and I have to show up his German beer-superiority complex. :)

  172. nicole anderson June 5, 2013 at 19:58 #

    I would love two free tickets because fruity beer is my favorite….blueberries, figs, and apples oh my!!!

  173. amber i June 5, 2013 at 20:09 #

    I would love to win to take my husband :) my husband is a beer drinking fool & I don’t blame him he works 7 days a week so, I can be home with our 4 daughters! Yes I said 4 daughters ranging from 6mo-15yrs old this man is wonderful…. I would love for us to be able to get out & enjoy some yummy fruity beer

  174. Erica June 5, 2013 at 20:14 #

    Because it’s delicious!

  175. Liz B. June 5, 2013 at 20:23 #

    My gentleman lover is visiting me from San Fran and I am trying to show him all of the awesome-ness Portland has to offer. Hopefully he digs fruit beer… whatever I’ll drink his share if he doesn’t!!!

  176. Terri June 5, 2013 at 20:49 #

    This sounds so amazing, fruit beers awesome, me and my gf are addicted to cider, and sweet fruity drinks, so this event would be right up our alley, ohhh please let us win tickets!!! Pick us Please!!

  177. Aimie proa June 5, 2013 at 20:52 #

    I’d love to have a great weekend, meet new people, and enjoy fruity beer in the Portland sunshine with great friends. I think that about sums up summer amazingness :)

  178. judy June 5, 2013 at 21:16 #

    i really want to see if those beers taste as good as they sound. ;)

  179. Merilee June 5, 2013 at 21:41 #

    Fruity is the only kind of beer I like

  180. Brooke June 5, 2013 at 21:56 #

    Oh man, I had a hard breakup recently (sad), but beer makes me happy (yay!). Especially the complexity that brewers impart to fruit beers. Changing the face of “fruity beers” from a sad, not-so-beer-like beverage for non lovers to one of great respect for the skill brewmasters showcase once a year is worthy of great praise! I’d love to attend (single and hot) to spread the appreciation.

  181. McKay June 5, 2013 at 22:56 #

    I love fruit beers and would love to check this out!

  182. eika June 5, 2013 at 23:14 #

    My babe loves beer, I love cider, this is a match made in heaven!

  183. Jessie Wise June 5, 2013 at 23:22 #

    I want to go to this! Last year I got my glass and drink tickets, but didn’t get to drink any because some drunk lady threw a glass and it was ‘last call’ after that :(

  184. Rosie June 6, 2013 at 00:18 #

    fruit beers rock!

  185. Joyce June 6, 2013 at 07:10 #

    Fruit beer is fantastic, and I had a blast last year.

  186. Missy June 6, 2013 at 08:04 #

    Going to this would be an amazing opportunity. I have never been to a “beer or wine” festival, nor have I been out drinking for the year or so I have been twenty one. This is the firs thing I have been interested in that’s been close by since being of age.

    Please let my spouse and I have some fun in the sun with the rest!! This sounds like a very wonderful opportunity.

  187. Jeff June 6, 2013 at 08:25 #

    the fruitier, the better, i always say

  188. Scott June 6, 2013 at 08:39 #

    I went to the first annual last year and it was AMAZING, so it’s now becoming an annual tradition, PDX Fruit Beer Festival, here I come!

  189. David James June 6, 2013 at 08:53 #

    mmmm. Sweet. Sour… mmm undertones of freedom.. mmmm.. Pick me…. mmmm

  190. James Sawtell June 6, 2013 at 08:55 #

    I would love to win to take my husband :) my husband is a beer drinking fool & I don’t blame him he works 7 days a week so, I can be home with our 4 daughters! Yes I said 4 daughters ranging from 6mo-15yrs old this man is wonderful…. I would love for us to be able to get out & enjoy some yummy fruity beer

  191. James B. June 6, 2013 at 09:43 #

    I would love to attend because I love to drink and it would be fun trying all those different beers!

  192. Rose June 6, 2013 at 10:01 #

    We live in San Antonio, TX and will be in Portland this weekend! We would love to try some local brew! Party on!!!

  193. kayla jo June 6, 2013 at 10:12 #

    I have been living in Portland almost two years now, and for the first year I didn’t really get out much… I’m trying to change that this year and what sounds more Portland than a beer festival? I wanna go! :) plus I just so happen to have Sunday off :)

  194. Taylor Waind June 6, 2013 at 10:13 #

    I am an avid home brewer and I need some inspiration for some summer beers, help me learn!

  195. Oscar June 6, 2013 at 10:48 #

    I’m a fruit- and I love beer!

  196. Michelle June 6, 2013 at 10:55 #

    Reasons you should pick me:
    1) Recently moved to Portland/Pacific Northwest in 2013 and love enjoying everything this region has to offer!
    2) I really like fruit beer.
    3) On Sunday I play in my final flag football game and our team has not won a game the entire season. I’ll need to attend a fruit beer fest to wallow in my sorrows after the game.

  197. Nathan day June 6, 2013 at 11:46 #

    Best Brewfest in the Northwest!

  198. Tonya June 6, 2013 at 12:14 #

    There’s just something about the sweet and tart nature of these fruit-infused brews that quenches my thirst like nothing else can…fruit beers are just plain awesome!!!

  199. Mary June 6, 2013 at 12:18 #

    Would love to go! Everything sounds so delicious.

  200. Jared W June 6, 2013 at 12:27 #

    After a year of fighting with my girlfriend I have finally embraced fruit beers. I know they are girly but they are just delightful. Send me and we will see how far I came around

  201. Sarva June 6, 2013 at 12:36 #

    I’m new to Portland, and I’d love a proper welcome to the city–attending the Fruit Beer Festival! I love beer, but the craft beer scene has become all hopped up (sorry, I had to) with bitter flavors. Ready to celebrate summer with some sweet beers and new friends! I <3 PDX!

  202. Ryn June 6, 2013 at 13:18 #

    My friend just quit his job… want to take him out to drink as celebration and consolation, before he moves to the east coast. Portland Fruit Beer Festival sounds like one of the most kick-ass ways to do that. Would love the free tickets! :)

  203. Miki June 6, 2013 at 13:42 #

    Love fruit beers. would love to attend!

  204. Katie June 6, 2013 at 13:46 #

    I’d like to win because I loooove fruity beers, and have no other plans this weekend!

  205. Sarah Allen June 6, 2013 at 14:06 #

    So many new beers to try! Want to try them all…

  206. Laura June 6, 2013 at 14:21 #

    What a great way to spend the weekend! Would love to try all these different beers.

  207. Ben June 6, 2013 at 14:34 #

    Wow. I’m the 212th person to sign up for this thing. I’m bound to win. Yes yes, might as well quit right now and remove your name from this list.

  208. Sam June 6, 2013 at 14:43 #

    I wanna try the 10 Barrel: Cucumber Crush!

  209. tim June 6, 2013 at 14:45 #

    I love fruit and love beer, so I want to win!

  210. Bryan June 6, 2013 at 14:46 #

    Fruit beer + great location + excellent weather = perfect weekend

  211. Chris June 6, 2013 at 14:47 #

    My wife’s mom is in town from India, and would love to show her a great time in Portland with with great Fruit Beer!

  212. val June 6, 2013 at 14:47 #

    Tried volunteering but I would need a alcohol serving license so I couldn’t sign up. Bummer. Hope I get in by winning!

  213. Susan June 6, 2013 at 14:51 #

    I am a fruit beer FREAK! and have family from California visiting this week – would love to win and take my dad to show him how Portland brews its beer

  214. Marty Anderson June 6, 2013 at 14:51 #

    I have scurvy. I need fruit beers.

  215. Guinevere June 6, 2013 at 14:53 #

    I should win because I love fruit beer and want to try new kinds!

  216. Tina June 6, 2013 at 14:54 #

    attending would make for a perfect portland weekend!

  217. Angie June 6, 2013 at 14:54 #

    Great way to celebrate our 26th wedding anniversary!

  218. hillary June 6, 2013 at 14:54 #

    I’m not a huge beer fan – but i love the beers at this festival. plus my girlfriend is unemployed and beer soothes all money pain.

  219. Dave Gilroy June 6, 2013 at 14:54 #

    Being a “Connoisseur” of beer, I simply must take my fat beer belly to this festive event to taste wares!

  220. Ryan June 6, 2013 at 14:56 #

    My friend would think I’m awesome for taking him

  221. Allie June 6, 2013 at 14:56 #

    OMG! FRUIT BEER! PLEASE! PICK ME!

  222. carrie June 6, 2013 at 14:56 #

    Oh please, oh please! it’s the best beer fest of the year!!!!

  223. max June 6, 2013 at 14:57 #

    yes please

  224. ann June 6, 2013 at 15:02 #

    I certainly love Burnside brewing- they are the best! fruit beers, I’m trying to love.

  225. Roya June 6, 2013 at 15:03 #

    This is such a fun festival! Would love the chance to go again!!

  226. Juan Uribe June 6, 2013 at 15:05 #

    Beer is BEER!! haha

  227. Steven June 6, 2013 at 15:08 #

    This was great fun last year. Would like to go again!

  228. Nate June 6, 2013 at 15:09 #

    I just love beer so much!

  229. Etan June 6, 2013 at 15:11 #

    I love me some cider

  230. Linda June 6, 2013 at 15:15 #

    I just moved here from Austin and haven’t had a chance to explore te city yet. Please choose me for the tickets. I’d love to enjoy Good beer and good Portland people.

  231. James June 6, 2013 at 15:16 #

    Oh my, oh my, fruit beer. A festival just for me to commune with fellow fruit beer lovers. And to think I felt alone in this for so many years.

  232. Ricky June 6, 2013 at 15:17 #

    You’re too much of a man to enjoy a fruit beer? I say, I’ll have another.

  233. Ray June 6, 2013 at 15:19 #

    Excellent! I have recently had honey wine. Never had a fruit beer…

  234. Brittany June 6, 2013 at 15:20 #

    My fiance and I love this festival! I would love to win tickets since $$$ is a little tight these days.

  235. dvl June 6, 2013 at 15:21 #

    fruit + beer! im in!

    cheers

  236. Minh Tran June 6, 2013 at 15:23 #

    Please pick me!

  237. Matt June 6, 2013 at 15:25 #

    Always wanted to go, but always too broke.

  238. Stan June 6, 2013 at 15:25 #

    Only 233 responses so far?! I like them odds.

    Winning tickets to this festival would allow me to combine my three favorite pastimes: beer, fruit, and winning tickets!

  239. Rob June 6, 2013 at 15:26 #

    Three kids, their activities and a hour commute each way for work makes for a long week! I would love to relax with a great beer and enjoy what PDX has to offer.

  240. Rachel June 6, 2013 at 15:28 #

    I haven’t had the chance to try many Oregon fruit beers, so I’d love to go (and take a friend of course)!

  241. Dana June 6, 2013 at 15:36 #

    This years line up looks like the best Fruit Beer Fest to date! Awwww yesss!

  242. Phil June 6, 2013 at 15:36 #

    I would like a big delicious beer.

  243. Joshing June 6, 2013 at 15:48 #

    What better to put in a beer than fruit?!

  244. tmmaceira June 6, 2013 at 15:49 #

    Beer Fest! Yeah, so many great events this month, pick me and help my wallet recover from all the fun.

  245. Kali June 6, 2013 at 15:53 #

    Nothing says, “Congratulations on finishing your GRE for doctoral admission, and happy last week with students,” more than passes to the Portland Fruit Beer Festival. Please help reward my nearly exhausted brain with a refreshing mix of fruit and beer.

  246. Greg C. June 6, 2013 at 15:55 #

    Happy to see this festival again, would love some free tickets.

  247. Marilyn June 6, 2013 at 15:55 #

    I have never been, but I want to! This fruit beer festival sounds awesome!

  248. Joshon miller June 6, 2013 at 15:57 #

    What better to put in beer than fruit? Brilliant!!

  249. Shona June 6, 2013 at 15:59 #

    I have been traveling and miss all the wonderful beer fests portland has to offer – this will be my first of the season!!

  250. Todd June 6, 2013 at 16:11 #

    Relaxing in the sun drinking a fresh cold (and fruity) beer sounds like the perfect weekend treat to me. I’m hoping for the return of a beer brewed with chili peppers. I had one from HUB two years back at the festival and I’ve never seen one since.

  251. Arni June 6, 2013 at 16:34 #

    I’ve never been to the fruit beer fest yet. I would love it if you would send me there this year!

  252. Michelle W. June 6, 2013 at 16:38 #

    So many activity options in PDX this weekend. This would be a great addition to how we spend our time!

  253. Nicole June 6, 2013 at 16:41 #

    I’m (sort of) new to PDX. This is only my second summer and I missed out on this last year! I’d love to come! I’ve only been to one brewfest. And I love beer. And fruit. Sounds like an awesomely tasty day. Plus my boyfriend is moving this weekend, I think a boozy break could be just what we need ;)

  254. Danny June 6, 2013 at 16:43 #

    Fruit and beer make the perfect combination.

  255. Ian June 6, 2013 at 17:08 #

    Give me beer!

  256. Ashley.Brewer June 6, 2013 at 17:36 #

    What a perfect weekend for fruit beer?! I’d love to celebrate this glorious weather at the fruit beer fest!

  257. Alex June 6, 2013 at 17:46 #

    because it sounds lovely

  258. Lara June 6, 2013 at 17:58 #

    Sounds so much fun! Would loooooooooooooove to goooo:)

  259. Sophie June 6, 2013 at 18:37 #

    My friend just turned 21 this week so I’d love to treat her to a special birthday celebration at the festival.

  260. Nola Borland June 6, 2013 at 18:42 #

    Have a Burnside Brew and a smile… Please pick me…

  261. Sabrina June 6, 2013 at 19:00 #

    Oh man fruit beer is my all time fav! Yum!

  262. Carolyn June 6, 2013 at 19:18 #

    It’s too darn hot! Fruit beer is the only thing that can cool me down now.

  263. Terri June 6, 2013 at 19:34 #

    If fruit beer is anything like cider, then please let me be there, i am a fruity drink kind of person and this sounds too amazing to be true, pick me please I got to be there.

  264. Fogues June 6, 2013 at 19:34 #

    I’m thirsty.

  265. Andelain P. June 6, 2013 at 19:34 #

    My hubby would love to spend the weekend here!

  266. Amanda June 6, 2013 at 20:04 #

    I sure loves me some cider!

  267. Yuri June 6, 2013 at 20:45 #

    I wonder if they have watermelon beer.

  268. Renee June 6, 2013 at 20:52 #

    It sounds like fun and I’ve never had fruit beer!

  269. Darci June 6, 2013 at 21:16 #

    I can’t wait! This is gonna be so fun. The only problem is: where to start? There’s so many great breweries on the list.

  270. Chris June 6, 2013 at 21:55 #

    Fruit = Summer
    Beer = Summer
    Fruit Beer Fest MUST = Summer Squared!

  271. panda June 6, 2013 at 22:19 #

    fruity beer? AWESOME

  272. Melissa Collins June 6, 2013 at 22:22 #

    I would love 2 go! This would be my 1st Festival since moving to PDX. What a great way to start summer !!

  273. Claire June 6, 2013 at 22:31 #

    This was a great event last year and I definitely want to go again this year!! I’m not one to order the raspberry stout at a bar/restaurant so this even is a great way to try many new and unique brews. I’d love to go with a friend for free!

  274. Steve June 6, 2013 at 22:49 #

    I’ll definitely be there. Great beers on a sunny Portland afternoon, that’s what summer is all about! Then it’s off to the naked bike ride ;-)

  275. Lau June 6, 2013 at 23:01 #

    I can’t think of a better way to spend an afternoon than with my sweetie and the sunshine and a fine selection of fantastic libations. Free tickets would just be a wonderful bonus!

  276. Lindsay June 6, 2013 at 23:06 #

    Absolutely love cider and fruit beer and am always looking for new experiences!

  277. joy June 6, 2013 at 23:21 #

    Still haven’t made it to a beer festival. I’ve heard this is the best one. Please let my first be that which I measure all others by.

  278. Lukas Borsten June 6, 2013 at 23:43 #

    Beer made with fruit is divine,
    And results in a wonderful time.
    I’m hoping to take
    my sweetheart on a date
    So please help make those tickets mine!

    Cheers!

  279. ed June 7, 2013 at 00:44 #

    I’m moving to miller city next week and I gotta enjoy what the PNW has to offer before I go! Oh and I’m unfortunately a fiscally disadvantaged student. =/

  280. Loud-ah June 7, 2013 at 01:18 #

    I love fruit…but more so I love rotten fruit that makes me feel fuzzy…like a peach. There you go…my circle of life! Would thoroughly enjoy these!

  281. Yasmine June 7, 2013 at 06:19 #

    Please, please…This would be so much fun for mee and my mom…She is a Ruby Ale fan so I know she will dig this…I think its a lovely way to spend a hot day!!!

  282. Jessica June 7, 2013 at 07:10 #

    Because I am super excited about beer week here in Portland. I have a brewery map and list of all things beer…this would be one of those to cross off my list. Also what gets better than beautiful weather and some local brew!

  283. Colin June 7, 2013 at 07:40 #

    I like beer! Fruity beers are yummy

  284. Anthony June 7, 2013 at 07:50 #

    yes! I have missed this one every year for various reasons. I would love to be able to finally attend!

  285. Jenna Burke June 7, 2013 at 08:15 #

    I’ve always wanted to go, and never made it. Plus, it would win me lots of badges on Untappd.

  286. David June 7, 2013 at 08:31 #

    I plan to break a nun out of prison at lunchtime. (She’s innocent). Can you imagine the look on her face when I tell her we have tix to the Portland Fruit Beer Festival? I can’t either.

  287. Brenda June 7, 2013 at 08:49 #

    Now that we finally have some warm weather, fruit beer would be just the thing!

  288. Sarah June 7, 2013 at 09:31 #

    I love fruit beer, I will be there regardless!

  289. Libby June 7, 2013 at 09:48 #

    I have never tried fruit beer but I am very curious and would love a chance to go!!

  290. Brie June 7, 2013 at 10:05 #

    When life gives you lemons… BREW BEER!!

  291. RJ June 7, 2013 at 10:25 #

    I would like some tangy fruit
    I would like some tasty beer
    If I were a millionaire
    I’d probably not have to write this here

  292. Toby June 7, 2013 at 10:49 #

    BEST BEER=FRUIT BEER

  293. Cheryl June 7, 2013 at 11:26 #

    Of all the beer events in PDX, this one sounds like it’s right up my alley!

  294. Boomer June 7, 2013 at 11:40 #

    Because fruit beer is so much better than fruit wine.

  295. Denes Juhasz June 7, 2013 at 11:54 #

    I can’t wait to go to the Portland Fruit Beer Festival this year, not only because it was the first festival I attended when I moved to PDX one year ago, but also because Portland Breweries make so much more than just great IPA’s!

  296. Dustin C June 7, 2013 at 11:59 #

    Please and thank you. I think I could make some time in my day for this.

  297. Wes Gorton June 7, 2013 at 12:04 #

    I have never really liked fruity beers…but I am willing to give them another try to see if local brewers could change my mind.

  298. Cristina C June 7, 2013 at 12:07 #

    Pick me please! I love fruit beer and Loooove burnside brewery!
    I will try very hard to go if i dont win though :]

  299. Sherry June 7, 2013 at 12:13 #

    I’d love to win tickets to this beer event as today marks my 5 year wedding anniversary even though I’m filing for a divorce next week and I could use a cheer me up with a friend.
    What better to cheer me up then fruit beer sampling!

  300. Max Woodcock June 7, 2013 at 12:32 #

    I’m really trying to expand my skills as a brewer and this would really help expand my pallete and my ideas for future beers. My girlfriend is also trying to be a cicerone and this would help her in the fruit beer category. Thank you for considering us. I really appreciate it even if we don’t win the tickets. Have a great weekend.

  301. Sydnee June 7, 2013 at 13:17 #

    Aw this sounds like so much fun! Being a stay at home mom, I don’t get out much and my amazing man works 6+ days a week and works so hard. I couldn’t even tell you the last time we went out abd did anything together besides go to the grocery store :/ plus my car just got fixed!! Would be a wonderful opportunity to show him a good time and get out of the apartment myself!! We both love beer, I being the more adventurous taster am always trying to get him to try new things.

  302. Falco June 7, 2013 at 13:47 #

    Sounds like a perfectly bike friendly event.

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