Willamette Week’s Cider and Beer Pro/Am 2018

Welcome to one of Portland's most unique beer events!

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 warehouse (now the home of New Seasons market), 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 Leftbank Annex, 30 home brewers partner with established pro brewers to create and debut 24 brand new beers and six ciders. 600 guests may taste all the new brews and vote for their favorite, no tokens, no tickets, no huge lines. A portion of each ticket goes to Oregon Wild which helps protect and restore our wildlands, wildlife, and waters as an enduring legacy for future generations.

Sunday, October 14, 2018
Noon (VIP Entry) / 1 p.m. (GA Entry) – 6:00 p.m.
Leftbank Annex
101 N Weidler St, Portland, OR 97227

Beer, Cider, Music. Games. Food. Fun.
Get your tickets here.

General Admission $30
ENTRY 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
+ 30 two-ounce tastes
+ commemorative pint glass
+ free games

VIP $40 (limited number available!)
ENTRY 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (you are welcome to stay until closing at 6:00p.m.)
+ All of the above
+ One hour VIP only tasting (150 VIP guests can talk to all 60 brewers without the crowd!)
+ Entry into a special giveaway designed especially for beer lovers (TBA soon!)
Designated Driver / Non-Drinker $10 – ENTRY 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

2018 Beer & Cider Teams
Erik Nelson with 54-40 Brewing Co
Kristen Walters with Alameda Brewing Co.
Jason Jaimie with Ascendant/ PINTS Brewing Company
Ezra Johnson-Greenough & Heather Egizio with Baerlic Brewing Co. Andrew Bisbee with Bianary Brewing
Ritch Marvin with
Breakside Brewery
Jarret Creason & John Moore with Coalition Brewing
Bill Schneller with Culmination Brewing Company
Felicia Reninger with Dirty Pretty
Dean Ehnes with Ecliptic Brewing
Coyan Corder with Evasion Brewing
Chad Graham with Ex Novo Brewing
Dwayne Smallwood with Fort George Brewery
Will Minderhout with Funhouse Brews
George Dimeo with Gigantic Brewing Company
Stephen Smith with Great Notion Brewing
Dan Schlegel with The Green Dragon Brew Pub
Barry Webb with Leikam Brewing Company
Jack Hall & Gordon Penner with Level Beer
Dan Trimarco with Lompoc Brewing
Mike Marsh with McMenamins Edgefield
Brandon Kilpatrick with Sasquatch Brewing Company
Margaret Havlik with Second Profession Brewing Company
Jeff Roth with Three Mugs Brewing Company
Parker & John Hall with Upright Brewing
Ashley Rose Salviti with Widmer Brothers Brewing
Craig Vanaken with Zoiglhaus Brewing Company

Corrie Heath with AVID Cider Company
Nathan Mock with Bauman’s Cider
John Drake with New West Cider
Roxanne Kilpatrick with Portland Cider Co.
Jenn & Jeremie McPolanders with Schilling Cider Miranda Karson with Swift Cider 

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