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Kriekfest 2017 Preview

  Kriekfest 2017 Preview

Kriekfest 2017 Preview 

By  Bee Talmadge AKA The Spicy Bee

 

Cushy grass underfoot, a glass filled with ruby colored elixir and Mt. Hood filling your periphery—this, my friends, is Kriekfest.
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Going on its second year this summer, Kriekfest is a small festival celebrating beer known as kriek, a flemish-style beer aged over fresh cherries. The festival takes place in the back of Solera Brewing in Mt. Hood Parkdale, OR, and the vibe is both family friendly, and what I would term as hipster-lite.
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Guests are encouraged to camp as accommodations are slim in the area. For those that prefer an all-inclusive package, Brewvana offers a ticket that includes transport both directions from Portland, admission, and three extra drink tickets that those attending at the general admission level will not receive. For those interested in a little more adventure, I suggest either following the camping suggestions on the Kriekfest site or investing in this little gem of a book, Camp Free in the Mt. Hood National Forest by Don Reichart and finding somewhere free to crash with your tent.
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General admission is $25 per person and includes eight drink tickets and a souvenir glass.
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Beers range from 1-4 tickets based on rarity, and 2016 breweries included: Alesong (Eugene, OR), Block 15 (Corvallis, OR), Hanssens (Belgium), Jester King (Austin, TX), Logsdon Farmhouse Ales (Hood River, OR), Upright Brewing (Portland, OR),  Solera Brewing (Parkdale, OR), Modern Times (San Diego, CA), Wolves & People (Newberg, OR), Finnriver (Chimacum, WA), and more.
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I highly suggest adding this fest to your “must attend” list as its still got all the great qualities of a small-time festival (grassy, short lines, easy and free parking, quirky entertainment, affordable) but with beers that ended up fetching 95+ pts via Ratebeer.com (e.g. Lost Abbey’s Cuvee de Tomme, 3 Fonteinen Intense Red Oude Kriek, and Bruery Terreux Sans Pagaie just to name a few!
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And I haven’t even mentioned the food!! Apple Valley BBQ set up a special spot within the fest in 2016. If you’ve been like me and missed out on their delectable BBQ every other time you’ve visited Mt. Hood Parkdale (because they run out!), this is the perfect chance to acquaint yourself with their brilliance.
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Do yourself a favor and get your tickets now for this magical festival of cherry-centric beers. Be sure to roll into Hood River beforehand and pick up some cherries at the farmer’s market to take home as well since this event is going to have you falling in love with the fruit harvested a stone’s throw from the festival grounds.
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by Bee Talmadge AKA The Spicy Bee
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Here are the Portland Beer Festivals happening June  2017

June 2017

  • Cheers to Belgian Beers June 2nd and 3rd
  • Outlaw Beer Festival June 3
  • Pints in The Pearl June 3
  • PDX Beer Week June 8th – June 18th
  • Portland Fruit Beer Fest June 9 – June 11
  • Weird Beer Bonanza June 10
  • Oregon Cider Week June 15- June 25
  • Cider Summit June 16-17
  • Oregon Garden Brewfest June 16 – 18
  • Portland Beer and Cheese Fest June 17
  • Rye Beer Fest June 17
  • Sour Solstice Beer Festival June 17
  • Belgianfest June 17
  • BrewFest in The Park June 23-June 25
  • Portland International BeerFest June 23-June 25
  • Kriekfest June 24
  • SnakeBite Showdown June 24
  • Fruit Cider Invitational June 24 – June 25
  • Portland Craft Beer Festival June 30 – July 2nd

 

 

 

May 2017 Portland Beer Festivals

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May 2017 

  • FredFest May 7th
  • Single Hop Fest May 20th
  • City of Goses May 27th – May 28th

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February 2017

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January 2017 Portland Beer Festivals

Here are the  Portland Beer Festivals happening January 2017. Please click on the festival name or image you are interested in for more information.

 

CellarFest 2017

Westmoreland/Sellwood Winter Brew Fest 2017

Collabofest 2017

2017 NW Coffee Beer Invitational

Stout Bout IV 2017

Artisinful - The Portland Beer and Chocolate Festival 2017

 

 

 

The 10th Annual Cheers to Belgian Beers – May 13-14, 2016

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The 10th Annual Cheers to Belgian Beers – May 13-14, 2016

From the Oregon Craft Beer Website

“Cheers to Belgian Beers is back for its 10th year in 2016.  The Belgian-style Beer Festival will feature a single yeast strain, with which brewers will brew a unique Belgian Style beer. This year the yeast strain is 58 Lioness.

In order to demonstrate the diversity the yeast strain, as well as show off the creativity of Oregon Craft Brewers, the color and strength of each brewer’s beer is determined by a dart throw.

When Portland’s Cheers to Belgian Beers started in 2007, it was to help introduce Oregonians to the breadth of style and flavors of beers brewed in Belgium.  The 2015 Cheers to Belgian Beers featured 60 beers from 57 brewing companies.”

Tickets

Admission is free. There is a $20 charge for a glass and 10 drink tickets, which are required to taste. Additional tastes are $1. This is a 21 and over only event-no minors are allowed.

Tickets can be purchased in advance via this link —
www.merctickets.com/events/31882153/cheers-to-belgian-beers

When

Friday, May 13th (1pm-9 pm)  &  Saturday, May 14th (Noon-8pm)

Where

Cheers to Belgian Beers will take place  at the North Warehouse, 723 N. Tillamook Street in Portland.

Food

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The outside area will be tented and food from Monk’s Deli Food Cart and Urban German Grill will be available on both days.

Parking and Transportation

People are encouraged to take public transportation. The TriMet Bus Line 35 stops 1 block away and the Yellow Max Line stops 2 and 3 blocks away. If you ride your bike, parking will be available outside for 100+ bikes.  Parking for cars is available on the street between Broadway and N. Graham St.


Online Beer List

Here is the link to see the Cheers to Belgian Beers Beer list —

www.oregoncraftbeer.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/2016-ctbb-beer-list.pdf

Facebook Event Page 

Here is a link to the Cheers to Belgian Beers Facebook Even Page –

https://www.facebook.com/events/1710290302518492/

 

Cheers,

 

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2016 Portland Beer Festivals — May, June, and July

 

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