The first day of summer is next week and Portland’s North American Organic Beer Festival is a great way to kick it off. We are going to help by giving away a $50 package. That includes two tasting cups and 40 tokens! Rocks…yes?
To win, comment below on this post why you would like to attend (draw winners Friday afternoonish). Reminder: We give out free tickets to our Portland Facebook Group including to many of the top events in Portland. Join it if you like free stuff. Not on Facebook? Join our email list and win there.
From our partners at NAOBF:
6th Annual North American Organic Brewers Festival
Overlook Park, Portland, Oregon
June 25 – 27, 2010
Noon to 9 p.m. Fri & Sat
Noon to 5 p.m. Sun
Designed to raise awareness about organic beer and sustainable living, the NAOBF serves up more than 50 organic beers from around the nation.Ãƒâ€š From summery Saison and Kolsch styles to rich and hearty stouts, the festival offers beers to please every palate.Ãƒâ€š There’s also live music, organic food, sustainability-oriented vendors and non-profits, a root beer garden with complimentary Crater Lake Root Beer for minors and designated drivers, and a children’s area.
The festival goes beyond beer tasting by striving to be the most earth-friendly beer festival in North America. Festival attendees sample beer from reusable and compostable cornstarch glasses made from domestically grown corn by a zero-waste, solar-powered company. Onsite composting and recycling stations are provided for festival waste, and food vendors are required to use compostable cutlery and plates. Electricity needs are met with a combination of biodiesel and solar generators. Volunteers wear organic cotton and hemp t-shirts, and all event signage is reusable.
Admission into the event is free. The purchase of a $6 reusable, compostable cornstarch glass is required for tasting beer, as are tokens, which sell for $1 apiece. A full glass of beer costs four tokens (more for select beers), and a four-ounce taste costs one token.Ãƒâ€š Patrons receive a $1 discount toward the tasting glass with a validated MAX ticket, a ticket from the onsite secure bike corral, or three cans of food for the Oregon Food Bank.
The NAOBF is a family friendly event, and minors are welcome with parents.Ãƒâ€š The festival benefits the Leukemia Lymphoma Society and the Oregon Food Bank.
The Interstate MAX/Yellow Line “Overlook Park” Station is directly across from Overlook Park and is the second stop from the Rose Quarter transit mall, heading North.