Willamette Week’s Cider and Beer Pro/Am


Willamette Week is proud to present Portland's original home brewer and professional brewer collaboration event. Since its start in 2013, when 11 brewer teams competed in the first Pro/Am in an empty Slabtown building, this event has evolved into "the most unique beer festival of the year" that is "unlike other beer fests that feel too big or too generic," (Brewvana, 2015). This year, under the expansive roof of District East, 32 home brewers partner with established pro brewers to create and debut 32 brand new beers and ciders with witty names. More than 500 guests taste all the new brews and vote for their favorite, all while enjoying the experience of an intimate but lively event.

Saturday, October 14
Noon (VIP Entry) / 1 p.m. (GA Entry) – 6:30 p.m.
District East
2305 SE 9th Avenue Portland, Oregon 97214

Music. Gaming Lounge. Food.
Email Sam Eaton for volunteering opportunities or sponsorship inquiries.

General Admission $28
ENTRY 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
+ 32 two-ounce tastes
+ commemorative pint glass
+ free games

VIP $55
ENTRY 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (you are welcome to stay until closing at 6:00p.m.)
+ all of the above
+ 1 hour with limited guests (only 100 available), a meal voucher from one of our amazing food carts and a commemorative T-shirt

Designated Driver / Non-Drinker $10
ENTRY 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
+ free games

District East
Oregon Tradeswomen
Gnome Grown
Pips & Bounce
Recreation Department
Brewvana Brewery Tours
Green Mountain Energy Company
F.H. Steinbart Co.
Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More

Steven Brainerd with Baerlic Brewing (Ben Parsons) – Special Snowflake White Forest Stout
Jim Thompson with Breakside Brewery (Natalie Baldwin) – Hive Mind
Bill Schneller with Culmination Brewing (Conrad Andras) -Blackpool Porter
Shannon Houfek with Drinking Horse Beer's Timothy Schaaf – Pumpkin Pie Eyed Ale
Dan Schlegel with Great Notion (James Dugan) – Grape Lotion
Warren Johnson with Montavilla Brew Works (Michael Kora) -Autumn Harvest Ale
Matsuki Okubo with PINTS Brewery (Alan Taylor) – Sugi Daddy
Dylan VanDetta with Rogue Brewery (Danny Connors) – Venerable Drake
Jim Sullins with Three Mugs Brewing (Jay & Josh Jennings) – Three Mugs Cascadian Coffee Ale
Joseph Seeley with Unicorn Brewing (Jason Webb) – Peach Papaya Beerboocha
Keith Belshaw with Widmer Brewing (Thomas Bleigh) -Bacchanalia
George Dimeo with Zoiglhaus Brewing (Alan Taylor) – Sweet Mild of Mine
Dean Ehnes with Gigantic Brewing (Ben Love) – Saison L'énorme
Mike Marsh with McMenamins Brewery (Matt Bergfield) – Wonderberry
John Moore & Jarrett Creason with Ancestry Brewing (Jeremy Turner) – Smoke From Uranus Strong Scotch Ale
Parker & John Hall with Upright Brewing (Alex Ganum) – A Foggy Day
Chad Graham with Block 15 Brewing (Dakota Trufant) – Between the Lines
Charles Macaluso with Hair of the Dog (Alan Sprints) – Chaos Returns
Corrie Heath with Ex Novo (Ryan Buxton) – Rhubarbra Streisand
Erik Nelson with Bridgeport Brewing (Jeff Edgerton) – Straight from the Whirlpool to Your Gullet
Lisa Morrison with Fort George (Dave Coyne) – Bat Sh!t Hazy
Aniss Benelmouffole with Burnside Brewery (Kory Linsenmeyer) – Whiskey Charlie Bravo
Jeremie Landers & Jenn McPoland with Ross Island Brewing (Carston Haney) -Portland as F*ck
Ritch Marvin with Fat Head's Brewing (Eric Van Tassel) – Mexican Gose
Miranda Karson with Swift Cider (Aidan Currie) – Peach On Earth
Charlie Johnson & Chris Sears with 5 Ciders (Shannon Mosley) -Mos Eisley Pack
Bit House Saloon's Team Riff Raff with Reverend Nat's Hard Cider (Brad Von Hoene) – Riff Raff Banana Royale
Coyan Corder with Carlton Cyder Work's (Keenan Bailey) – Bitter Witter
Keegan Fennel with New West Cider (Alex Beard) – Whistlin' Pete's Whiskey Ginger Cider
Chelsea Stowers with Cider Riot (Abram Gordman-Armstrong) – Wizards and Fuggles
Team Brewvana with Oregon Mead and Cider (Patrick Lawrence) – Peach Better Have My Honey!
Waz Wu with Portland Cider (Helen Lewis) -Grape Stomp

Email SEaton@wweek.com for volunteering opportunities or sponsorship inquiries.

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Tickets go on sale September 6th, here.

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