Thursday, January 24, 2013

2013 Malt Ball

Malt Ball:Volunteer Pourers Needed
Saturday 02/02/13
Volunteers on the first shift will get a Malt Ball Mug, 8 drink tickets and a volunteer t-shirt. Volunteers on the last shift will get a Malt Ball Mug, volunteer t-shirt and an after party.

You will not need a OLCC servers permit to pour beer at this event.

Watch the Malt Ball Video at
Facebook Fan Page at
Twitter Account hash tag #maltballpdx

Malt Ball

Wonder Ballroom
128 NE Russell St
Portland, OR 97212
(503) 284-8686
21+ only
$15 advance for Session 1-includes mug and 4 drink tickets
$15 advance for Session 2-includes mug and 4 drink tickets
$25 for both sessions includes a mug and 8 drink tickets.
First Set-First Showcase 2pm-7pm
Click on the links to listen to each bands music
2:15 Street Nights3:00 Minden3:45 Marty Marquis4:30 Hausu5:15 Old Light6:00 Caleb Klauder Country Band

Second Showcase7:30pm-Midnight
Click on the links to listen to each bands music
7:30 Divers8:15 Wooden Indian Burial Ground9:00 Gaytheist9:45 And And And10:30 Sons of Huns11:15 Radiation City

Collaboration Bands with Breweries
And And And – Fort George Brewery
Caleb Klauder Country Band – Hopworks Urban Brewery
Divers-McMenamins Crystal Brewery
Gaytheist – Portland U-Brew & Pub
Hausu-Coalition Brewing
Marty Marquis – Lompoc Brewing
Minden -Old Market Pub & Brewery
Old Light – Double Mountain
Radiation City – Omission Brewing
Sons of Huns – Gigantic Brewing- Kiss the Goat
Street Nights-Gilgamesh Brewing
Wooden Indian Burial Ground – The Commons

Participating Breweries that will have beer at the Malt Ball
Alameda Brewing-Double Deuce Imperial ESB
Base Camp Brewing-In-Tents India Pale Lager
Breakside Brewery
Bridgeport Brewing-Smooth Ryed NW Rye Ale
Burnside Brewing
Coalition Brewing-Freeslide Dark Rye
Deschutes Brewery-Andromeda Belgian-Style Pale Ale
Crux Fermentation Project
Double Mountain Brewery
Fort George Brewery
Full Sail Brewing-Nut Brown Ale
Gigantic Brewing-Kiss the Goat Black Bock
Gilgamesh Brewing-Streat Treat Night Beat Session IPA
Hopworks Urban Brewery
Lompoc Brewing
McMenamins Crystal Brewery-Getaway Hefeweizen Citrus Bavarian Hefeweizen
Migration Brewing-Black Hearted Black IPA
Oakshire Brewing
Old Market Pub&Brewery-Papa Cherry Imperial Wheat Sour Kriek
Omission Beer-IPA-test batch
Ninkasi Brewing-Redonkulous Bavarian Dunkel Weiss
Portland Brewing – Rose Hip Gold Belgian-Style Pale Ale
Portland U-Brew&Pub-Gaytheist’s Pink Pentagram Pale Ale
Solera Brewery
The Commons Brewery-Myrtle Tart Farmhouse Ale
Widmer Brothers Brewing

Lompoc Chowder Challenge

One of our favorite events of the year is back! With the New Old Lompoc not entering this year, it will be interesting to see who takes home the prize.

Lompoc Brewing Presents Seventh Annual Chowder Challenge

Local pubs and restaurants compete to see who serves the city’s best clam chowder 
while raising money for the Community Transitional School 

PORTLAND, Ore. – Jan. 24, 2013 – Lompoc Brewing has announced the date for its seventh annual Chowder Challenge, an event that determines which restaurant serves up the best clam chowder in the city. A dozen local brewpubs and restaurants will vie for the coveted Chowder Cup at the annual Chowder Challenge on Saturday, February 23 from Noon to 4 pm.

The blind tasting competition will take place at Lompoc’s Fifth Quadrant, located at 3901 N Williams Ave. Admission into the event is free. Attendees ages 12 and over purchase sample trays for $10 to participate in the tasting. All of the money raised will be donated to Portland’s Community Transitional School, which provides important educational services to children who are homeless or otherwise at risk of school failure.

A dozen samples of traditional New England-style clam chowders from the participants are served in non-labeled, two-ounce cups. After tasting all entries, attendees vote for their favorite. The chowder receiving the most votes will be named the People's Choice Winner and will take home the coveted Chowder Cup; awards will also be given for second and third place.

Participating restaurants include Breakside Brewery, Buffalo Gap Saloon & Eatery, Columbia River Brewing Co, D’s Bar, EaT: An Oyster Bar, Fifth Quadrant, Fishbox, The Green Dragon, Ice Axe Grill, Salty’s on the Columbia, Tabor Tavern and Widmer Gasthaus.

The festivities also feature a beer garden, live music, a kids area, a raffle with prizes from the participants, special beers, and pub food for purchase. Minors are welcome at the family friendly event.

The New Old Lompoc on NW 23rd Ave. won the inaugural Chowder Cup; the Morrison Hotel stole it away the following year, but it was again won by the New Old Lompoc at the last four events. Given that the New Old Lompoc is in the process of being rebuilt, it is guaranteed that another restaurant will win this year!

For more information, visit

Monday, January 21, 2013

Bottle Share with #pdxbeergeeks

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We are excited to announce our first meet-up of 2013. On January 26th from 1-4 pm our friends at Bridgetown Beerhouse will be hosting our second annual bottle share. Please bring at least one bottle per person of something over a year old, homebrewed, or something we couldn't usually get in Oregon. Bridgetown also does not provide food. There are food carts available in a short walk, also feel free to bring something snacky if you would like.

Also as an added bonus we will have our #pdxbeergeeks shirts available for a discount price of $10!

Hope to see you all there!

21+ and over only.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Ride With Us And Brewvana To The Fort George Festival of the Dark Arts

Pdxbeergeeks has teamed up with Brewvana Brewery Tours for for a day-trip out to Fort George Brewery on Saturday February 16th, for the 2nd annual Festival of the Dark Arts.