NW Coffee Beer Invitational 2014Coffee & beer: the Northwest’s two favorite brews are in the spotlight for the inaugural NW Coffee Beer Invitational, taking place Saturday, Jan. 25 from 1 to 7pm at the Goose Hollow Inn, 1927 SW Jefferson St. in Portland. Admission costs $12 which includes a festival glass and six taster tickets.

Twelve talented brewers were selected to create freshly-brewed beer made with locally-roasted coffee. With the emphasis on flavors, and an ABV of 7% or less, this event promises to surprise with both provocative and inspired combinations. Participating breweries include 10 Barrel, Base Camp, Breakside, Burnside, Coalition, Fire on the Mountain, Grain Station, Lucky Labrador, Old Town, Pints, Three Creeks and Widmer.

The cozy Goose Hollow Inn will offer its unique, convivial atmosphere along with special savories on the menu to complement the brews. And what goes best with coffee beer? Donuts, of course! The delicious Donut-O-Rama cart will be parked outside to serve up warm crème brûlée beignets.

Live music will be provided by The Austin Stewart Quartet and Whistle Trap Johnson and the Logger’s Daughter, playing throughout the day.

The event is the brainchild of Dave Fleming, the well respected and popular brewer who’s worked at Lucky Labrador, Lompoc, McMenamins and Three Creeks, and is currently working with Kell’s Brewpub, Coalition and Willamette Valley Hops.

Learn more about the event on Facebook.com/NWCoffeeBeer and Twitter.com/NWCoffeeBeer.