PORTLAND, Ore. - The SheBrew Beer Festival returns for a third year after taking a hiatus in 2016, expanding the event to include an AHA-sanctioned homebrew competition for women brewers, locally and nationally. The festival, a joint event from HRC Portland and the Oregon Brew Crew, will take place Saturday, March 4 from 12 to 8pm at Buckman Coffee Factory, located at 1105 SE Main St.
March is Women’s History Month and this all ages, all genders fundraising event has been created to show support for female-identified members of the community. Beers and ciders from nearly 20 local breweries and 10 homebrewers will be available along with entertainment from six local, female comedians and two musical acts. In addition there will be a raffle, two food vendors, attendees will be able to vote for the People’s Choice Award and the best of show winner from the homebrew competition will be announced.
Tickets are $20 for those 21+ who wish to drink; free for non-imbibers. Ticket price includes tasting glass (a commemorative SheBrew glass for the first 250 attendees) and 10 tasting tickets. Additional tasting tickets will be available for purchase for $1 each. Tickets are currently on sale at here.
12pm Festival opens
12 - 3pm Homebrews available for sampling and voting
12 - 4pm Musical acts
4 - 8pm Comedians
Additional information about musical acts Amber Russell and El Diablitos; comedians Amanda Martin-Tully, Molly Smithson, Jenna Vesper, Zöe Proval, Erin Crouch and Rachelle Cochran; food vendors Oregon Cheesesteak Co. and Rose City Waffles (vegan and gluten-free options available); sponsors and a list of the commercial beers/ciders can be found at www.shebrew.beer/.
About HRC Portland
The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all. HRC works to secure equal rights for LGBT individuals and families by lobbying elected officials, mobilizing grassroots supporters, educating Americans, investing strategically to elect fair-minded officials and partnering with other LGBT organizations. For more information visit www.hrc.org/local-issues/oregon.
About Oregon Brew Crew
Headquartered in Portland, the Oregon Brew Crew is one of the oldest and largest home brewing clubs in the United States. A non-profit organization dedicated to the education and advancement of home brewing and beer appreciation, monthly meetings are held and guests are welcome to attend. For more information visit www.oregonbrewcrew.org/.