AND THE 2017 WINNERS ARE…COLLABORATING
Beer lovers have spoken! The Portland Craft Beer Festival’s first place “Best in Show” for beer is Pono brewing’s “Kīkīao,” our South Pacific Farmhouse Ale with green tea and passionfruit and mango essence. We are honored to be chosen out of all the amazing brewers participating including such notables as Breakside and Gigantic. Equally exciting is a collaboration event we are doing with the first-place cider from the festival, Reverend Nat’s ¡Viva La Pineapple!, a cider with lots and lots of pineapples. Why not put a couple of winning beverages together? If we’ve enticed you, be at the Imperial Bottle Shop – Alberta, Wednesday, August 16 from 5 PM – 8 PM.
1st ANNUAL PORTLAND RADLER FEST IS ABOUT TO BREAK
At StormBreaker, that is. There will be over 20 breweries/cideries pouring ‘Radlers,’ which is a combination of beer and fruit soda. Pono Brewing’s Pineapple Express – delicious Kolsch style beer with malt from Germany and real pineapple – will be blended with a coconut calamansi soda. Yeah, that sounds about right for the scorching summer we’ve been having. The street will be tented for shade, and live music too!
Presale tickets are only $15, which includes festival mug and 8 tickets. $20 at the door. http://www.merctickets.com/events/45465550/1st-annual-portland-radler-festival.
SHUCKING AND POURING AT A PARILLADA
Erick from Pono Brewing is guest shucking, and pouring Pono at a “Parillada” (Spanish for “barbecue”) hosted by Olympia Oyster Bar at Nevør Shellfish Farms in Tillamook. Enjoy an afternoon of local sea fare and oysters. Local farmers, divers, fishermen, winemakers, and brewers – including Pono Brewing of course. Sunday, August 13, from 2 PM to 6 PM. $65.