Shocking but true, this September 26-28th will be the 13th annual Pacific Northwest Brew Cup in Astoria, Oregon. This years beer festival includes a Brewer’s Reception and a Brewers Breakfast. Located on Astoria’s scenic waterfront overlooking the Columbia River, the Northwest Brew Cup will feature 36 Northwest beers, 13 returning musical acts and local food vendors for family-friendly fun.
WHAT: NEW! Brewer’s Reception – Thursday, Sept. 25 from 5-8 p.m., at Barbey Maritime Center
A pre-tasting session will kick off the festival weekend with limited-edition beers only available Thursday night and a meet-and-greet with North Coast brewers from Fort George, Buoy Beer, Astoria Brewing Co. Seaside Brewing and North Jetty Brewing. Fresh bites will be served by Buoy Beer, Astoria’s newest brewpub. Tickets cost $35 and include nine tasting tokens and a 2014 Pacific Northwest Brew Cup commemorative mug that can be used throughout the weekend. This event is 21 and over only.
Pacific Northwest Brew Cup – Friday-Sunday, Sept. 26-28 from Noon-4 p.m., at Barbey Maritime Center
Named one of the best beer festivals in Oregon by The Oregonian, the 13th annual Pacific Northwest Brew Cup will feature 36 Northwest beers (see the full list onlinehere), specialty cocktails and tastes from North Coast Distilling, musical performances all weekend and grub to keep you on your feet from local restaurants Baked Alaska and Monte Alban, popular Astoria Sunday Market vendor Punky’s, and O Falafel food cart. The historic Astoria Trolley will run the Brew Cup route until 10 p.m. on Friday andSaturday.
NEW! Pacific Power Brewer’s Breakfast– Sunday, Sept. 27 from 9 – 11 a.m. at Baked Alaska
Rise and shine with festival brewers and Brew Cup creators by fueling up with omeletson Sunday morning. Hosted at Baked Alaska overlooking the scenic Columbia River, hearty omelets and beer cocktails – think Beer-mosas – will be served before the final festival day. Tickets cost $25 and include a buffet-style omelet bar and one specialty drink. This event is 21 and over only.
TICKETS: Festival entry is free and open to all ages. Souvenir tasting mugs are available for purchase ($9) and tokens ($1 each) are required to sample beers and can be purchased at the festival. Tickets for the Brewer’s Reception and Brewer’s Breakfast can be purchased at www.PacificNorthwestBrewCup.com.
Located at the mouth of the mighty Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean, Astoria, Ore., is in the midst of a cultural renaissance. In 2013-14, a new brewery, new hotel, expansion at popular Fort George Brewery, new distillery, three new restaurants, and new outdoor heritage square have opened, adding to the revitalization of downtown. Fondly remembered as the home of The Goonies, Astoria’s rich and rugged maritime history is evident in the Victorian architecture dotting its hillsides, repurposed cannery buildings and many museums throughout town. Today, this pretty, gritty working town has risen as a cultural haven, brewery boomtown and foodie treasure trove.