PDX Rye Fest 2016The 5th Annual Rye Beer Fest Goes Beyond Beer With Rye Whiskey Focus

Portland, Ore. – Taplister announces the 5th annual Rye Beer Fest + $1500 travel voucher raffle.

The Rye Beer Fest, a celebration of the revival of rye beers, will be held at EastBurn (1800 E. Burnside St., Portland, Oregon) during  Portland Beer Week. The fest will take place on Friday, June 10th, from 4 p.m. until 2 a.m. and will feature 20 rye beers.  Profits from this year’s fest will support Dawn to Dusk Paddle Fund for the Children’s Cancer Association.

To celebrate the fest’s 5th anniversary we are going beyond offering rye beers, by highlighting rye whiskeys with a whiskey back card offered for $10 that includes (3) ½ ounce shots of the following whiskeys: Russell’s Reserve Rye, Knob Creek Rye and Wild Turkey Rye.

In addition, mixologist and author of Cocktails on Tap: The Art of Mixing Spirits and Beer, Jacob Grier will be creating a special rye beer cocktail combining Back Pedal Brewing’s Oatmeal Ryesin Cookie beer, rye whiskey and other ingredients. Jacob Grier will have his own feature bar in the EastBurn’s Annex from 7pm to 9pm.

Festival organizer Kerry Finsand brewed the official beer of the Rye Beer Fest with the head brewer at Back Pedal Brewing, Gregory Passmore. The creation is a Rye Saison called Oatmeal Ryesin Cookie.

This year’s $10 admission fee includes a commemorative Rye Beer Fest pint glass and four beer tickets.  Additional tickets will be available for purchase for $1 each.  One ticket entitles you to a 4-ounce sample, while 4 tickets will get you a full pint with additional tickets costing a $1 each.

At 10pm the fest will get its second wind, offering live music from The Cure cover band TheXploding Boys. The music cover is $10, and all proceeds go directly to the Children’s Cancer Association. Rye Beer Fest attendees who enter the fest by 8:30pm will not have to pay an additional cover fee for the band.

This year we will have our usual swag raffle for $1 per ticket or 6 for $5.  We will also have a second raffle that costs $20 a ticket and the prize for that will be a $1500 travel voucher. Although you need to be present to win the swag raffle you don’t need to be present to win the travel voucher.

Participating Breweries
54° 40’ Brewing & Mt. Tabor Brewing
Back Pedal Brewing
Baerlic Brewing
Breakside Brewery
Culmination Brewing
Everybody’s Brewing
Ex Novo Brewing
Fat Head’s Brewery
Firestone Walker Brewing
Hopworks Urban Brewery
Loowit Brewing
Lucky Lab Brewing
McMenamins Edgefield Brewery
Ordnance Brewing
Rogue Ales
StormBreaker Brewing
The Labrewatory
Three Creeks Brewing
Three Magnets Brewing
Worthy Brewing

Rye Beer Fest – Event Summary:
What: Rye beers and rye whiskey event to benefit the Children’s Cancer Association
When: Friday June 10th from 4pm-2am
Where: EastBurn: 1800 E. Burnside St., Portland, Oregon 97214, 503-236-2876
Cost: $10 includes event glass and 4 tasting tickets

4pm: Doors open & raffle tickets available for sale
7-9pm: Jacob Grier makes official Rye beer cocktails in EastBurn Annex
10:00pm- $1,500 travel voucher prize is drawn
10:05pm: Live music with The Xploding Boys (Cure cover band)
2am: Rye Beer Fest Ends

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