Win Tickets ($50): First Annual Malt Ball @ Bossanova Ballroom | Portland’s Premiere Music & Craft Beer Event

We are giving away a pair of tickets to attend the Malt Ball at Bossanova Ballroom on Saturday, March 24, 2012. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, March 23.

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From our sponsors at Bossanova Ballroom:
Malt Ball @ Bossanova Ballroom1ST ANNUAL MALT BALL | Portland’s Premiere Music & Craft Beer Event
Saturday March 24th, 2012 | 2pm to Midnight

Bossanova Ballroom
722 East Burnside Street Portland, OR 97214
(503) 206-7630 | More info/tickets:

Tickets: $20 advance, $25 day of.
Includes admission to show, four tasting tokens and commemorative mug. 21+

At last! The very first Malt Ball brings together two of the best things about Portland: BANDS and BEER. Local breweries offer exclusive beers while a dozen of Portland’s very best bands provide the entertainment. Fill your head with great music and beerAT THE SAME TIME!

Beer Tastings Provided by

  • 10 Barrel Brewing
  • Breakside Brewery
  • Coalition Brewing
  • Columbia River Brewing
  • Fort George Brewery
  • Full Sail Brewing
  • Gilgamesh Brewing
  • Hopworks Urban Brewery
  • Laurelwood Brewing
  • Lompoc Brewing
  • McMenamins
  • Ninkasi Brewing
  • Portland U-Brew & Pub
  • The Commons Brewery

Live Music Provided by

  • The Builders & The Butchers
  • Weinland
  • Lord Dying
  • Quiet Life
  • Wow & Flutter
  • Lost Lander
  • Old Junior
  • Denver
  • Stay Calm
  • Golden Bears
  • Archers
  • Mission Spotlight

*Schedule subject to change

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89 Responses to Win Tickets ($50): First Annual Malt Ball @ Bossanova Ballroom | Portland’s Premiere Music & Craft Beer Event

  1. David Shefchik March 21, 2012 at 12:01 pm #

    I’m new to Portland and love the craft scene, and a bunch of live music too? Kickass!

  2. Kelly C March 21, 2012 at 12:18 pm #

    I love me some craft beer and good music and who doesn’t love a good Malt Ball? Cool and amazing event to close out my Birthday week.

  3. Jennifer March 21, 2012 at 12:19 pm #

    I want to go! Sounds like fun!!

  4. justin March 21, 2012 at 12:26 pm #

    I can’t think of anywhere else I would rather be.. Weinland.. B&B.. amazing beer.. but the door is a bit steep and I have a wedding to pay for!

  5. Brian gee March 21, 2012 at 12:29 pm #

    My lady and I are riding to the expo center for the bike show and was planning on ending the night at the Malt Ball with some great bands and our favourite breweries.

  6. Elizabeth March 21, 2012 at 12:35 pm #

    I’d love to go! Local music and local bands = happy me!

  7. Elizabeth March 21, 2012 at 12:35 pm #

    Damnit, *local music and local beer…

  8. Diana March 21, 2012 at 12:39 pm #

    Good music and amazing beer… I can’t think of anywhere else I would rather be…

  9. Megan March 21, 2012 at 3:34 pm #

    Oooh yes! I could take my man friend. Then maybe I could get some. :)

  10. Jocelyn March 21, 2012 at 4:40 pm #

    Beer! Music! I can think of only good things resulting from the two.

  11. Ryan March 21, 2012 at 5:08 pm #

    I would love to go to this. When I lived in SF I went to a similar event and it was amazing

  12. Adam March 21, 2012 at 5:14 pm #

    Im going to brew saturday morning. This would be badass to go to afterward. Maybe I could give them some tips.

  13. Shelley A. March 21, 2012 at 5:33 pm #

    Yes, I want to fill my head with great music and beer—AT THE SAME TIME!

  14. Kristina March 21, 2012 at 7:18 pm #

    My wonderful boyfriend, who I love dearly, is going away for the weekend for a beach camping trip to celebrate his best friend’s recent engagement. I was invited, but had to decline due to responsibilities at home. I can’t think of a better way to get over being bummed than a beer and music festival, which have two out of three of my most favorite past times…of course the third being camping at the beach. And what could possibly be better than beer and music? Beer and Weinland! We fell head over heels in love with their music at the Portland Playhouse, No P.A. In NoPo. What an amazing show! We’ve since seen them at the the Doug Fir, and Rose Fest, but always seem to find out they played after the fact. So, while my favorite man in the world is celebrating with his bestie I have found something shiney to distract me from wishing I was celebrating too. He might actually wish he found something too!

  15. vanessa blaisdell March 21, 2012 at 7:18 pm #

    local Malt, local hops, local tunes… better way to spend a Saturday to me!

  16. Alethea March 21, 2012 at 7:39 pm #

    I have a tattoo of 2-row barley on my ankle, for beer’s sake!!!

  17. Jessica March 21, 2012 at 8:44 pm #

    I’m a homebrewer would love to check this out! What Portland does best…beer :)

  18. mango March 21, 2012 at 10:12 pm #

    “beer good. beer foamy.” buffy said it best!

  19. Blackmambo March 22, 2012 at 9:38 am #

    From the great poet Homer (simpson) “Beer the cause and solution to all of life’s problems,”
    A rhyme perhaps:
    I can’t *Stay Calm*
    when the Malt Ball is on
    tokens are flying out of my Palm
    Beer a plenty
    Can’t afford the twenty
    So send me away
    On this Saturday
    Malts, hops, and *Archers*, I’m in the know
    With tickets from the pipeline away i go.

    Obviously I really want to go, I moved to Portland for Craft Beer and Music, but as I am doing an AmeriCorps year I can’t afford fancy things like this. Please send me, I look forward to it.

  20. wooshy March 22, 2012 at 9:41 am #

    M=Milk Stout
    A= Archers
    T= The Builders and the Butchers

    B=Best deals from PDX pipeline
    A= Ales, Ales, Ales
    L=Lagers, Lagers, Loggers?
    L=Live, Local, Lost Landers.

    Also Send me ticks

  21. noel March 22, 2012 at 11:42 am #

    Not sure why it took so long for this ultimate combination of beer and a all day concert but I am happy it is now a reality and I would love to be a part of it.

  22. Tony Paz March 22, 2012 at 1:27 pm #

    Wow, so much good stuff under one roof. My wife and I are new to marriage and new to Portland. This would be a great way to strengthen our convictions about both!

  23. Bruce Prior March 22, 2012 at 1:49 pm #

    Beer and music two of my favorite things. Plus it is some the areas best breweries and best bands. Would love to go.

  24. wallace March 22, 2012 at 1:57 pm #

    I’d like the tickets because i am making everyone smarter* by sharing:

    *Malt beer balls are beer soaked candies often sold in beer carton packaging to promote their association with flavored beer and malt beershakes. One of the most popular brands of malt beer balls is SNOB®.
    The flavor of malt beer balls is often described as nutty or distinctively hearty, much like a grain cereal. The reason for this unusual flavor is the use of a grain treatment known as malting. Barley grains are allowed to germinate after harvest, which changes the sugar composition of the grain, in the same sense that germinated corn becomes more suitable for distillation. The malt barley grain is carefully dried and ground into a powder for confectionery use.
    Other dry ingredients such as wheat flour and powder beer are then added to the malt barley powder to form malt beer. This malt powder is commonly added to whole beer or ice cream beershakes to provide a pleasantly nutty malt flavor. This form of malt beer powder can be purchased as a mix in many grocery stores.

  25. Jason C. March 22, 2012 at 2:07 pm #

    I just finished finals, and I’ve been looking to relax. School and the world is heavy stuff, so a day of music, social interaction, and positive beer sounds great.

  26. Hans March 22, 2012 at 2:24 pm #

    I love and support the local music scene. I love and support local craft beer. AND March 24th is my birthday, which would make this an awesome 1st birthday in Portland.

  27. Tony March 22, 2012 at 2:29 pm #
  28. Christy March 22, 2012 at 2:47 pm #

    I love local beer and hearing new local music!

  29. Jeremy Brill March 22, 2012 at 3:12 pm #

    yes please!

  30. Tania Porter March 22, 2012 at 3:16 pm #

    Saturday is my dad’s birthday, and he doesn’t drink. This would be a fabulous excuse for me to get out of the house so he and my mom can have a quiet celebration of their own!

  31. Ginny March 22, 2012 at 3:22 pm #

    I love music and local craft beer. What a great pleasure it would be to score tickets to the best–Bands and Beer!

  32. Maggie Brees March 22, 2012 at 3:36 pm #

    My boyfriend and I love beer, and we’re going to be in Portland over the weekend! :D

  33. Dian March 22, 2012 at 3:37 pm #

    Wow.. live music AND beer? Count me in please!

  34. MG March 22, 2012 at 3:41 pm #

    #1. Spring Term is over.
    #2. Breakside is one of my favorite breweries (and restaurants when you add their blue cheese waffle fries).
    #3. I’m off to grad school in another state and need a proper Portland beer & music-filled send-off.
    #4. Beer is delicious but it tastes so much better when it’s free.
    #5. Loud music makes everything better.

  35. Lars March 22, 2012 at 4:03 pm #

    Beer & Music?! Those are my two favorite things, so I would like to go to there.

  36. RandiJane March 22, 2012 at 4:05 pm #

    I would love to go to the Malt Ball for 2 reasons:
    1. Saturday, 3/24 is my birthday (provable too!)
    2. My date (bf) brews yummy beer with his brother!
    It would be amazing to spend the afternoon trying new beers and listening to local bands!


  37. daVe March 22, 2012 at 4:06 pm #

    heard they’re pairing each band with a special brew. colour my ears and taste buds intrigued.

  38. griz March 22, 2012 at 4:08 pm #

    mmmmmm malt

  39. Emily Willard March 22, 2012 at 4:10 pm #

    I want to attend because I love music, beer, and people! So local, so amazing!

  40. Liz March 22, 2012 at 4:11 pm #

    I would love to attend this event. I love beer and I love the venue. Please pick me!

  41. andrew enriquez March 22, 2012 at 4:11 pm #

    And I can walk home from after the suds? Sounds perfect!

  42. Stephanie B March 22, 2012 at 4:13 pm #

    I would love to get free tickets to the event! I love love craft beer and the Builders and the Butchers are playing!!!

  43. Nick March 22, 2012 at 4:14 pm #


  44. Cameron Pierce March 22, 2012 at 4:16 pm #

    I deserve to go to Malt Ball because I believe in world peace.

  45. Libby March 22, 2012 at 4:17 pm #

    This is what would get my husband to come over the mountain to PDX. It’s been a month since I last saw him, beer is the ticket!

  46. Jason March 22, 2012 at 4:21 pm #

    Im taking a student group abroad on sunday and will be away from mybeautiful wife for a week, thiswould be a nice way to celebrate our last day together.

  47. Sky March 22, 2012 at 4:21 pm #

    My husband and I, both lovers of craft brew and local music, work opposite schedules and this is one of our few nights off together. We would loooove to win some tickets to this event!

  48. Stacey Watanabe March 22, 2012 at 4:23 pm #

    I would love to win and surprise my beer loving husband with a date to this event!

  49. whitney March 22, 2012 at 4:23 pm #

    To quote the incomparable Bill Murray in the woefully underrated film, What about Bob?:
    Gimme, gimme. I need, I need.

  50. Sherri March 22, 2012 at 4:24 pm #

    Native Oregonians and Oregon beer drinkers here. And what better way to celebrate that with local beers AND awesome local bands!

  51. Michelle March 22, 2012 at 4:26 pm #

    malt ball huh? sounds interesting…I know a little someone having a birthday this weekend, what a sweet gift some free tickets would be for that adorable gal :)

  52. Kathy Neve March 22, 2012 at 4:27 pm #

    The First Annual Malt Ball – I hope it’s my hubby & I :)

  53. Marianne March 22, 2012 at 4:29 pm #

    Who doesn’t love live music and beer? Put them together and that makes for an awesome night! I would love to go and the venue for this fantastic event could not have been better!

  54. Hayley March 22, 2012 at 4:29 pm #

    This is ABSOLUTELY something I need to attend!! Between the venue, the bands and the brew – please, oh please pick me!!

  55. Kevin March 22, 2012 at 4:34 pm #

    This sounds like such a blast. Two of my favorite things.

  56. Robert March 22, 2012 at 4:36 pm #

    Sounds like an amazing idea and I want to go! pick me!!

  57. Brian G March 22, 2012 at 4:43 pm #

    Two great things that go great together!

    BEER!!! MUSIC!!!

  58. Danny Peralta March 22, 2012 at 4:45 pm #

    Who loves music and beer?…this guy!

  59. Angela Peak March 22, 2012 at 4:51 pm #

    I want to win for my husband. He loves beer & is a musician. He was awesome enough to go with me to the food & wine festival, so it would be stellar to pay him back with beer & music :0) Cheers!!

  60. Ben March 22, 2012 at 4:59 pm #

    Sounds awesome I’d love to be there for their first year of it.

  61. Jodee Bray March 22, 2012 at 5:09 pm #

    What a wonderful lure to get a couple of hibernating homebodies out of the house!!!

    If we win we can High-Beer-nate!!!

  62. maya March 22, 2012 at 5:22 pm #

    I thought malted milk balls were a great idea. This Malt Ball really a better idea.

  63. Jeff March 22, 2012 at 5:28 pm #


  64. Paulie March 22, 2012 at 5:40 pm #

    This is a very novel idea, this should have been done a fortnight ago, not even yesterday!

  65. Anthony March 22, 2012 at 5:42 pm #

    Oh please oh please oh please oh please oh pleeeeeeeease!! I’m completely broke and have wanted to go to this since I first heard about it. I would be forever grateful!

  66. Matt March 22, 2012 at 5:47 pm #

    This looks awesome! I hope I win.

  67. Leigha March 22, 2012 at 6:12 pm #

    Two of my favorite things!

  68. Nathan Pulu March 22, 2012 at 6:26 pm #

    I’d love to attend this event and free would be amazing! I love tasting new beers and love music but local is even better! I was trying to think of a great date idea for that night and happen to see this posted on my wall, must be fate ;-)

  69. jackie March 22, 2012 at 6:42 pm #

    This is my first year in Portland and I would love to check this event out!!! Yay beer.

  70. ekaterina guild March 22, 2012 at 7:20 pm #

    I love beer!

  71. Rain March 22, 2012 at 7:24 pm #

    I’m considered very local myself.

  72. Lindsey March 22, 2012 at 9:18 pm #

    Ah I hope I can go to this!

  73. Tippi March 22, 2012 at 9:22 pm #

    No tales of woe… Just love beer & bands!

  74. Rhinos March 22, 2012 at 10:42 pm #

    Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy? Nope. Free beer is proof that PDXPipeline loves us and makes us happy!

  75. Jamie nash-Sedda March 23, 2012 at 12:34 am #

    Oh send me!! Please!

  76. Todd March 23, 2012 at 7:00 am #

    I have been to this event the last 13 years, and I would love to go again! Wait, I mean I would love to go to this event this year! ;) Thank you.

  77. Casie Lyn March 23, 2012 at 9:22 am #

    My boyfriend and I are always beer crawling, it would be nice to open our horizons a bit more. My father brews, and we really appreciate the craft. We just got approved for our first place and want to celebrate cheaply! PICK US and make our Saturday night!!

  78. Bridget March 23, 2012 at 9:59 am #

    Hope I can still enter.
    My boyfriend loves beer, and I would love to surprise him with tickets!

  79. Alanna March 23, 2012 at 10:14 am #

    Still time to win? I love getting drunk and listening to music. That’s pretty much it. If there are cats at this event as well I will have lived a complete life.

  80. Kate March 23, 2012 at 11:41 am #

    Both malt balls and malt beer have been known to make me vomit, but I far prefer the later method of inducing such a state.

  81. Jacob March 23, 2012 at 12:28 pm #

    Hope it’s not too late. i love bands, beer, and wanna take a babe.

  82. mike carey March 23, 2012 at 12:46 pm #

    Damn, that’s alloootttaa comments. How to win the tix? Perhaps by burning some wicks. Being thirsty for a tasty brew, my girl and I are looking to groove. Help light the fire under my kicks and hook me up with those freekin tix.

  83. Birdonit March 23, 2012 at 1:23 pm #

    Everyone in Portland wants to do this, so it’s no surprise that I do too. Beer and bands…what’s not to love?

  84. Eric T. March 23, 2012 at 2:22 pm #

    I so want to go please.

  85. Chi Nelson March 23, 2012 at 3:28 pm #

    Music & Beer Tasting? Heaven!

  86. jules March 23, 2012 at 4:20 pm #

    what a great way to spend Sat.!

  87. Leonard March 23, 2012 at 9:59 pm #

    Malt Ball, what a great name

  88. Heidi March 24, 2012 at 12:23 am #

    GENIUS!!! A metal brew fest…What could possibly be better???

  89. Karl March 24, 2012 at 2:15 am #

    Great craft beers and great music… Two of my most favorite things in life.

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