Win Portland Fruit Beer Festival Packages ($40): Glass & Drink Tickets

The 2012 Portland Fruit Beer festival is next weekend and we are giving away two packages for it. Each package contains a glass and ten drink tickets ($20 each!). To win, comment on this post why you would like to attend. Winners will be drawn and emailed on Monday, June 4th.

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From our sponsors @ Fruit Beer Festival:
2nd annual Portland Fruit Beer Festival
Saturday June 9th 11am – 9pm
Sunday June 10th 11am – 6pm
More info:

Location: 7th & E. Burnside on the North side of the street. Taking place between Burnside & Couch streets on 7th and in the parking lot of Burnside Brewing Co. at 701 E. Burnside Portland, OR 97214

The Portland Fruit Beer Festival returns bigger and better than before this June 9 and 10, along with a special pre-fest dinner and seminar on June 8. The only festival of its kind, the PFBF celebrates the wonderful, creative, and uniquely crafted fruit beers of the Pacific NW and beyond. Returning for its 2nd year, the Portland Fruit Beer Festival aims to be the most innovative and fun festival around, with not only the most exotic selection of  fruit beers on tap, but also by adding gluten-free fruit beers and locally-made hard ciders.

In the wake of last year’s overwhelmingly high attendance, organizers this year have secured the closure of NE 7th Street off of East Burnside to more than double the capacity of Burnside Brewing Co.’s parking lot while still keeping the event friendly for all ages. With extra space comes more beer, more food vendors, more seating, and live music on the stage. The 2nd annual Portland Fruit Beer Festival will truly have something for everyone.

Once fruit beers were a staple of every brewery, but when quality fruit became harder and harder to obtain at cheap prices, many breweries stopped making them or turned to cheap extract flavorings, which in turn helped to give fruit beers a bad name in the craft beer community. The Portland Fruit Beer Festival is bringing back the tradition with an outstanding lineup of the best fruit beers the world has to offer, many of them brewed specifically for this festival by local brewers. More than 30 breweries are sending entries to this year’s festival, with another 20-30 special rare one-off kegs for our rotating taps that will change throughout the festival.

Homebrewing Competition and Pre-Fest Homebrewers Dinner & Symposium
Innovative beers will come from not just the professionals, but the homebrewers as well. Just like last year, there will be a fruit beer homebrewing contest, but also a Pre-Fest Homebrewers Fruit Beer Dinner on Friday, June 8, in Burnside Brewing Co.’s south brewery space. Catered by Chef Nate Yovu with a menu designed to compliment fruit beers, 4 of the best homebrewed fruit beer entries will be selected to be poured at no charge for the dinner, alongside a few special regular festival entries. This will give the public a chance to taste some of the amazing beers our local homebrewing community has been concocting.

This all-inclusive dinner ($50) will feature talks from some of the industry’s foremost brewers of fruit beers,  including Eric Salazar from New Belgium Brewing, Alex Ganum of Upright Brewing, and Ben Edmunds of Breakside Brewery. Representatives of Oregon Fruit Products, which produces the finest antiseptic fruit purees for brewing, will also be on hand. Tickets for this dinner are limited to just 50 seats and are available online here. Find more info about how to enter the homebrewing contest here.

Food Menu:
Pretzel sticks with beer cheese.
Artisanal Cheese board.
Jerk chicken, crispy plantains.
Berber spiced short ribs, curry wurst sauce.
Fava bean Barley risotto, fine herbs.
Selection of brewery sausage, house mustard.
German potato salad.
Lemongrass and kefir scented rice.
Spring mix salad, garlic honey vinaigrette.
Frushi, sweet coconut rice fruit leather wrap.

The Portland Fruit Beer Festival is also welcoming back some of the finest mobile food providers that Portland has to offer, while adding some new favorites including: Tastebud Farms, 50 Licks ice cream, and PBJ’s Grilled, to name a few. There should be something for every taste, whether adult, children, vegetarian, or vegan.

New Website & Blog
We are also excited to announce the launch of a new website that features a blog where brewers will be writing their thoughts on fruit beers and the process behind the making of their festival entries. The first ‘2012 Portland Fruit Beer Festival Spotlight’ behind-the-scenes video has now been posted (direct link to vimeo page: and features Vasilios Gletsos the Brewmaster behind Laurelwood Brewing along with Portland Roasting’s lead coffee Roaster Ryan Johnson talking about their collaboration beer made with dried coffee cherries ‘Cascara Obscura.’ Stay tuned to the new Portland Fruit Beer Festival website’s blog for more new video releases and writings from many of the contributing brewers about the creation of their beers.

Pre-Purchase Advanced Tickets (skip the lines!)
VIP Access 1 hour before the crowds or seats to the Pre-Fest Homebrewers Dinner & Symposium at:

Friday June 8th Pre-Fest Homebrewers Dinner 6 – 9pm
Saturday June 9th 10am – 11am VIP Hour
Saturday June 9th 11am – 9pm
Sunday June 10th 11am – 6pm
Purchase Advanced Tickets:


Fruit Beer Festival Beer List

10 Barrel Brewing: Raspberry Sour
Raspberry Sour will slap you in the face with raspberry tartness then slaps you again with an undeniable sourness. It ends refreshing and dry daring you to take another drink. | ABV: 5% | IBU: 4

Alameda Brewing Company: Huckleberry Hound
Huckleberry Hound is a light bodied, sessionable India Pale Ale with a new twist…. HUCKLEBERRIES! Take German Pilsner malt, American hops, an ale yeast strain, northwest huckleberries, artfully brew with them and you will have this amazing beer. This isn’t any wimpy fruit beer, it really is an IPA with 6.5% ABV and 55 IBU”S. It is just the perfect beverage to kick off the warm days of summer, whether you are out in the mountains gathering berries or relaxing on the river. Just watch out for the black bears.

Malts: 2-Row, Pilsner. Hops: Millenium, Simcoe, Amarillo, Cascade  | ABV: 6.5% | IBU: 55

Bend Brewing Company: Ching Ching
Ching Ching is a whimsical take on a German Berliner Weisse. It is effervescent with a Swee Tart tanginess. Pomegranate and hibiscus make this a perfect summer thirst quencher that just might push the boundaries of what you consider beer. Bronze medal winner at the Great American Beer Fest 2011. | ABV: 4.5% | IBU: 4

Block 15 Brewing Company: Tropical Storm
Farmhouse style ale brewed with Pilsner malts, Palm Sugar and Nelson Sauvin Hops. Conditioned with yellow papaya and blended with a one year old barrel of Ferme de la Ville Provisions.

Boneyard Beer Company: Femme Fatale
Raspberry Tart Ale. Red to brown in color, 12.5lbs per barrel raspberry pitched into the fermentation. Influenced by Belgium sour brown and Flanders red. | ABV: 6.2% | IBU: 12

Breakside Brewery: Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
A malty golden ale made with whole strawberry rhubarb pies (crust included) in the mash, kettle, and fermentor. | ABV: 6% | IBU: 20

Burnside Brewing: Red Light District
An Imperial stout brewed with 44 pounds of Belgian chocolate and 400 pounds of strawberries aged in Pacific Rum barrels

The Commons Brewery: Saigon Saison
Light colored, full bodied saison. The spicing and fruit additions should be refreshing and be indicative of Vietnamese cooking. | ABV: 5.75% | IBU: 16

Deschutes Brewery: Extinction Stout
Raspberry Stout. Deep velvet chocolate malt decadence folded with delicate raspberries. This stout combines two of life’s finer flavors into drinkable glory. | ABV: 9.5% | IBU: 65

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

1. Festina Peche
A tart and refreshing wheat beer. Festina is fermented with loads of peaches and makes a great summertime thirst quencher. | ABV: 4.5%

2. Tweason’ale
Gluten-free with gusto. The hints of molasses and pit-fruit in this sorghum-based beer are balanced by vibrant strawberry and honey notes.

Elysian Brewing Company: Yuzu’s Belgian-Style Golden Ale
Light. Refreshing. Good.

Yuzu’s is made with 100% pale malt, Turbinado sugar and Belgian Golden ale yeast. Bittered with Magnum and finished with Styrian Goldings hops. Organic dried lemon peel is added at the end of the boil, and yuzu juice is added both pre- and post-fermentation. Starting gravity 12°P (1.048). | ABV: 4.5%

Flat Tail Brewing Company: Strawberry Rhubarb Corvaller Weisse
Our Corvaller Weisse fermented 100% in barrel, then refermented on stainless with fresh strawberries and local rhubarb.

Fort George Brewery and Public House: South
South, a Strong Summer Fruit Ale Brewed simply, yet deftly with only Organic Pilsner malt, South is aged in Argyle Pinot Noir barrels for two months then conditioned in a bright tank with 100 pounds of frozen raspberries creating a stunning sunset hue that evokes tropical transcendance. The oak gives complexity to the body and a little Cascade and Amarillo are the spice that reminds us there can be bitterness in paradise. | ABV: 7.5% | IBU: Mild to Medium Bitterness (Note the qualitative rather than quantitative bitterness rating)

Gigantic Brewing Company: Hot Town, Summer in the City
Back of my neck getting burnt and gritty. Imperial Black Saison aged with a myriad of chili peppers. A beer that will prepare you for the zombies, concrete and fire.

Hopworks Urban Brewery: Belgian Apple Beer
Belgian Golden Apple: 70% Organic 2 Row, 30% Organic Wheat, OG: 14. Apples are organic apples sourced from Hood River. | ABV: 6.5% | IBU: 10

Laurelwood Brewing Company: Camera Obscura
Belgian Style Dark ale/dubbel. 18 Plato, Fruit is Hawaiian Cascara, i.e., the cherry off of the coffee bean. | ABV: 7.8% | IBU: 25

Lompoc Brewing:
A blend of 3 different beers; Kick Axe fermented in Maryhill Winery Port barrels with tart cherries, Cherry Bomb, and Lompoc Wheat Wine. It has pleasant notes of vanilla and berry fruit, a light mouthfeel, and a tartness coming from the sour cherries. | ABV: 6%

Lucky Labrador: Lychee Lager
A light lager flavored with lychee.

New Belgium Brewing: Hip Hop Saison
Our Valentine’s Day beer brewed with raspberries and rose-hips. Fermented with a French Saison yeast, a little tart, a little sweet, really delicious. | ABV: 7.5%

Ninkasi Brewing Company: Cherry Bourbon Renewale Porter
Renewale Robust Porter that has been aged in Heaven Hills Bourbon Barrels with cherries. Bittersweet chocolate, caramel, pleasant fruity esters and a smooth malt creaminess combine to create a flavorful, drinkable and true-to-style Robust Porter. The bourbon barrels bring out vanilla and a hint of coconut while the cherries brind fruit to the nose and a subtle tartness. | ABV: 5.9% | IBU: 38

Oakshire Brewing: Whack & Unwrap
Orange Chocolate Porter. A creamy Chocolate Porter with hints of juicy oranges. | ABV: 6% | IBU: 20

Upright Brewing: Levinator
The Levinator is a barley based bock brewed with Bavarian weisse yeast, lending the characteristic fruity and spicy character beers fermented with it are known for. It’s matured in two wine barrels with Oregon black currant puree for an extra fruity and snappy profile. | ABV: 7.2%

Widmer Brothers Brewing: Marrionberry Hibiscus Gose
Gose is a traditional cloudy German style of beer that balances tart and slightly salty features with a soft malt background. Our unique take uses a healthy dose of Oregon-grown Marrionberries as well as organic dried Hibiscus flowers for a tart, floral profile with clove and coriander flavors to round it out. Goseanna! Original Gravity – 11.8o Plato. Fruit – Oregon-grown Marrionberries. | ABV: 5.4% | IBU: 15


2 Towns Ciderhouse: The Bad Apple
Semi-Dry Cider, hand crafted in Oregon with all Northwest ingredients, The Bad Apple is a rich & bold cider with notes of fruit and vanilla. This complex cider is aged on brandy-cured Oregon White Oak. The Bad Apple is surely a cider to savor. | ABV: 10.5%

Bushwhacker Cider: Brookland Sour
The Brookland Sour is a cherry cider, made with Oregon apples. The cherries used are tart and sour, and then the batch was dry oaked. Fermented with London ESB yeast, the juice was first infected with lactobacillus, to try and get as much sour flavors. The cider name comes from the original name of the neighborhood that Bushwhacker is located in. | ABV: 10.5%

Portland Fruit Beer Festival would like to thank their sponsors:, Portland Mercury, Maletis Distribution, Oregon Fruit Products, Yelp, Burnside Brewing Co. and The Dougy Center

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204 Responses to Win Portland Fruit Beer Festival Packages ($40): Glass & Drink Tickets

  1. Jim May 31, 2012 at 11:07 am #

    Why do I want to go? Look at that beer list! Yeah, that’s why.

  2. Dana Paquette May 31, 2012 at 11:14 am #

    Lychee, papaya and cascara, oh my!! Love me some fruity brews!!

  3. teresa May 31, 2012 at 11:20 am #

    oh pretty please??? because i’m saying the magic word!

  4. Travis May 31, 2012 at 11:36 am #

    Because beer is amazing to begin with. Looking at this list I am totally freaking out. And I am broke as a joke, so this would be an incredible surprise.

  5. Heather R May 31, 2012 at 11:45 am #

    Fruit beers and cider? now you’re speaking my language though I had no idea I knew so little.. for the Red Light District brew alone I must go… are you kidding me?? There are so many good words in this sentence :]
    “An Imperial stout brewed with 44 pounds of Belgian chocolate and 400 pounds of strawberries aged in Pacific Rum barrels”

  6. Aaron Levinson May 31, 2012 at 11:49 am #

    Please help make me the fruitiest guy!

  7. Kym May 31, 2012 at 11:50 am #

    Because fruit, beer and bacon equals heaven on earth and 2 out of 3 is damn close. I’ll bring the bacon.

  8. Roya Ghorbani May 31, 2012 at 11:50 am #

    This festival was made for me!!! I definitely want the tickets!

  9. Craig May 31, 2012 at 11:50 am #

    I’m not a huge fruit beer fan, but my lady is and it’s always a good thing to do something nice for my lady.

  10. Kate May 31, 2012 at 12:11 pm #

    Because I must try them all!! This list looks amazing!

  11. Diane May 31, 2012 at 12:18 pm #

    I’ve never been! Would love to enjoy some good beer!!!

  12. Olivia T. May 31, 2012 at 12:28 pm #

    I love all of them. I hope i will win :).

  13. Chris Renning May 31, 2012 at 12:34 pm #

    I want to go because I can’t believe that Breakside actually made a Strawberry Rhubarb pie beer with crusts and all. I have to try that, and the Chocolate Orange Porter.

  14. Lars May 31, 2012 at 12:58 pm #

    I want to win because I want as many tastings of these huckleberry, rhubarb, Hawaiian Cascara, pomegranate, marrionberry, etc. concoctions as possible.

  15. Steven May 31, 2012 at 12:59 pm #

    I want to go so I can learn more about brewing! It would be good to get in free.

  16. Tyson C. May 31, 2012 at 1:01 pm #

    Because fruit + Beer = magical goodness.

  17. D.J. May 31, 2012 at 1:06 pm #

    I want to win so I can whack a chocolate and get some orange.

  18. Tigg May 31, 2012 at 1:06 pm #

    I missed this last year. Don’t make me wait another 365 days to enjoy some fruity-beer goodness!!

  19. Jen May 31, 2012 at 1:12 pm #

    Would love to attend the Fruit Beer Festival! I mean, what a fun way to spend a day, right?!

  20. Jeanie May 31, 2012 at 1:13 pm #

    Cause fruit beers are the only beers I like to drink!

  21. Amy May 31, 2012 at 1:23 pm #

    Whack & Unwrap- chocolate orange porter? DONE.

  22. Rick#1 May 31, 2012 at 1:26 pm #

    beer good…

  23. Stephanie Klein May 31, 2012 at 1:28 pm #

    Ode to Fruit beer:

    Oh fruit you make my Beer so sweet
    Strawberry Rhubarb Corvaller Weisse, Festina Peche, and Marrionberry Hibiscus Gose make me think of spring
    Huckleberry Hound and Raspberry Sour remind me of summer camp
    And you my naughty Bad Apple Cider needs to learn your lesson
    and get in my tummy!

  24. Brian May 31, 2012 at 1:30 pm #

    I would love to win tickets not only because the beers featured at this festival are by far my favorite, but because my birthday is June 8th & my brothers birthday is June 9th & winning this contest would make it much more financially possible for us to go in combined celebration of our birthdays.

  25. Miranda May 31, 2012 at 1:30 pm #

    I would love to win this, because, you know, it would certainly take the edge off. Hip-Hip-Hip Hop Saison!

  26. Jake Elwood May 31, 2012 at 1:34 pm #

    I want to come to the Portland fruit beer festival because I was there last year all day both days! I stayed to be able to run the whole gambit of awesomely fruited beers that came across the taps. Also, because I have been telling all my friends about how awesome it is going to be having grown to the second year, with even more awesome fruit beer.

  27. Lisa Byington May 31, 2012 at 1:42 pm #

    I would like to go to the festival because I have never been and I love beer especially fruit beers. I am trying to get my husband to try some and this would be the best way to do so.

  28. Scott & Linda Gerlach May 31, 2012 at 1:46 pm #

    We would like a pair of Annie Oaklies to this fest out of respect for simple math. Beer is good. Fruit is good.
    Good + Good = Better!

  29. Joe May 31, 2012 at 1:50 pm #

    I would love to take my family to the Fruit Beer Fest. Last year my wife, an avid lover of quality fruit based beers, was 8 months pregnant during the festival. This year, due to the awesome kid friendly policies, we all have the opportunity to go!

  30. heather rogers May 31, 2012 at 1:53 pm #

    I totally need those tickets, my husband and I must be shown the way of fruity beer! The list is also incredibly compelling, so feel sorry for us and give us the tickets, pretty please!

  31. thecook May 31, 2012 at 1:54 pm #

    I never liked fruit beers until I tried stumptown tart by bridgeport. This event sounds like a lot of fun.

  32. Danni May 31, 2012 at 1:58 pm #

    Fruit beer? yes please. Yummmmmmm

  33. Amelia May 31, 2012 at 2:09 pm #

    This would be awesome. We love beer and beer festivals. We are avid home beers and love everything about it.

  34. Brittany May 31, 2012 at 2:10 pm #

    I LOVE fruit beer!! My boyfriend is in the Fermentation Science program at OSU & this would be great “research” for him!!! :)

  35. Crystal Arp May 31, 2012 at 2:13 pm #

    Just started a new job and went from working 0 hours to 40 hours. I could really use a good fruity beverage!

  36. Harry May 31, 2012 at 2:21 pm #

    Refreshing…plus Ezra said I should go.

  37. Amy B May 31, 2012 at 2:26 pm #

    I LOVE raspberry lambic ales. Who cares if my dad says that’s not real beer!

  38. Lauren May 31, 2012 at 2:29 pm #

    I was to prego to attend last year but I can’t wait to go this year, plus since it is a family friendly event the baby can come too! Did I mention that fruit beers are my favorite!

  39. Rebecca May 31, 2012 at 2:31 pm #

    One word….Beer. I am so there. :)

  40. Athena Thomas May 31, 2012 at 2:33 pm #

    I would very much like to attend because the hubs and I are huge fans of fruit and sour beers :)

  41. Jamie May 31, 2012 at 2:33 pm #

    Sweet and sour and funky and tart beers. Loving that they’re finally getting mainstream love.

  42. Rain May 31, 2012 at 2:34 pm #

    The beer list for this is so amazing – I am going to use up my tickets in about 10 minutes!

  43. Roxanne May 31, 2012 at 2:36 pm #

    I love fruit beers and had a blast with friends at the festival last year! was on the fence about going this year, but could round up the gang if I won free admission!!! =)

  44. chris May 31, 2012 at 2:36 pm #

    I wasn’t able to go last year but would love to take my Dad along to the fest this year!

  45. Kate May 31, 2012 at 2:49 pm #

    I want to go because Fruit Beer is the only Beer.

  46. Aaron B May 31, 2012 at 2:59 pm #

    Mmmmm…… Beer.

  47. Becky May 31, 2012 at 3:17 pm #

    Fruit beer (and cider) is healthy, right?! I need my nutrients and I am so excited to try them all.

  48. karen May 31, 2012 at 3:26 pm #

    Great beer list. Went last year too late to try many of the beers last June…so hoping that this year I get to taste many with free tix! :)

  49. jefferson May 31, 2012 at 3:34 pm #

    fun and beer = great times. Sounds exciting.

  50. Michael Larson May 31, 2012 at 3:40 pm #

    I want go to the 2012 Portland Fruit Beer Festival because I love fruit, I love beer and I love PDX Pipeline. I cant think of a more lovely way to start the summer!

  51. Dena May 31, 2012 at 3:44 pm #

    Oh, Gods. Fizzy fruit that makes you feel good. If I win the tickets, I will do my best to bring my friend Thor. You know, Thor. Hopefully Loki won’t show up and like, hurt people. I am pretty sure we are safe from Loki for the time being. Thank you.

  52. Dean May 31, 2012 at 3:44 pm #

    Cuz June 9th is my 47th birthday! Boo-Yah!!

  53. Brian May 31, 2012 at 3:47 pm #

    I couldn’t make it last year but I’d love to see some of the variety that Portland brewers can bring to the table when they aren’t making IPAs!

  54. Kyle May 31, 2012 at 3:47 pm #

    Beer, beer, brewed with wonderful fruit!
    The more you drink, the less you compute!
    The less you compute, the better you feel!
    Going free to the PDX Fruit Beer Fest would be surreal!

  55. Lisa May 31, 2012 at 3:48 pm #

    Just moved to Portland from Michigan – what better way to get to know my new city than trying local beers?

  56. Erica May 31, 2012 at 3:49 pm #

    Who would not want to win tickets to this?! It’s on my calendar and I can’t wait to taste all those tasty, fruity and sour beers :)

  57. Cody May 31, 2012 at 3:54 pm #

    Beer, duh.

  58. Rachel May 31, 2012 at 3:56 pm #

    I’m usually out of town on summer weekends, so I miss a) all the beer festivals and b) most chances to do fun stuff with my friends. But I’ll be in town for this one! I’d love to get a chance to go to this.

  59. shane May 31, 2012 at 3:58 pm #

    I just started brewing beer and I really want to taste some of the different fruit/grain combinations! I’m broke because I spend all of my money on brewing ingredients. I make a badass apple beer too!

  60. Maria May 31, 2012 at 3:59 pm #

    I would love to go! Just moved back to Portland, and it would be wonderful to have a few beers and enjoy Portland again!

  61. Mark Fields May 31, 2012 at 4:02 pm #

    My birthday is coming right up and I’d love to celebrate it with this AWESOME Beer Prize!!! <3 <3 <3

  62. Mandy May 31, 2012 at 4:04 pm #

    Yummmmm…Fruit is healthy beer, right?

  63. daVe May 31, 2012 at 4:04 pm #

    two reasons: fruit beer.

  64. Amanda May 31, 2012 at 4:06 pm #

    So my friends are all talking about “juice fasting” and I figure this is the best way for me to jump on the bandwagon.

    Man…am I going to need a calculator to submit my posting? (He he…the answer is number nine.)

  65. Tiffany May 31, 2012 at 4:06 pm #

    I love fruit and I love beer. It is also my birthday weekend!

  66. Tiffany May 31, 2012 at 4:07 pm #

    I love fruit and I love beer. It’s also my birthday weekend and I’m broke! :D

  67. Lisa May 31, 2012 at 4:11 pm #

    This looks absolutely incredible! As a lover of all beers, but especially fruit beers, and a new resident of PDX, I’d be honored to attend this amazing event!

  68. Lauren May 31, 2012 at 4:12 pm #

    I want to go because I love love love fruit beer and my boyfriend needs to learn to love it, too!

  69. LaceFace May 31, 2012 at 4:14 pm #

    Fruity beer is like heaven in the mouth! Plus, me and my guy need a good night filled with good people and GREAT beer!

  70. Johnny May 31, 2012 at 4:17 pm #

    What better way to start the Midsummer season by celebrating the win as a tribute to the Ancient Sumerian Goddess of beer “Ninkasi” herself?

  71. Karen May 31, 2012 at 4:21 pm #

    I would love to try all those great sounding fruit beers! Just hope they don’t run out like last year!

  72. Jamie May 31, 2012 at 4:23 pm #

    Fruit beer is my absolute FAVORITE. I’ve never met a fruit beer I didn’t like. Even tried watermelon beer this week, it was a hit! This is going to be my favorite event in Portland this year, what a party in my mouth! Would love to win! Please?

  73. Stan May 31, 2012 at 4:25 pm #

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  74. Liberty Martinez May 31, 2012 at 4:26 pm #

    Huckleberries and beer …. Together!? Sounds absolutely yummy! What a great adventure fruit beer festival would be.

  75. Frank May 31, 2012 at 4:26 pm #

    Last year was great and this year will be even better. Can’t wait to sample all the beers.

  76. Joel May 31, 2012 at 4:26 pm #

    More beers, more food, more room & great music! What’s not to like?

  77. Stan May 31, 2012 at 4:26 pm #

    that was supposed to say “beer!”

    frowny face

  78. Allison F. May 31, 2012 at 4:27 pm #

    I put half of my monthly paycheck into student loan payments (and I’m gainfully employed and making a decent wage, all things considered)–I feel guilty buying a discounted six-pack, let alone attending an expensive festival. I would love to go! I’m a big microbrewery connoisseur but I haven’t had any fruit beers (unless Belgian raspberry lambic counts).

  79. Julie May 31, 2012 at 4:29 pm #

    I’ve never been to this (most) Portland beer festival and it’s high time I get out there and sample what makes this city famous!

  80. Ben May 31, 2012 at 4:29 pm #

    Beer festivals are always a good time. Even better if they’re free!

  81. Stan May 31, 2012 at 4:30 pm #

    I would like to go to this festival and have a good time whilst drinking beer.


    Captain Everybody

  82. Kate May 31, 2012 at 4:36 pm #

    Portland rocks- fruity beer- those sours are amazing. My husband needs some sweetening up – nothing better to fight a bout of depression than some lychee beer.

  83. Angel May 31, 2012 at 4:36 pm #

    How perfect… I think I remember my doctor telling me I need to get a few more servings of fruit. ;)

  84. Marita May 31, 2012 at 4:39 pm #

    I have never heard of this but would love, love, love to take it in and surprise the Hubs with it… :)

  85. T Underwood May 31, 2012 at 4:44 pm #

    Everyone knows about Portland’s great brewing tradition. Trouble is I’ve only tried about a dozen of these brews. I’d like to try more and I even have a designated driver.

  86. Scott R. May 31, 2012 at 4:48 pm #

    I would love to win becuase I’m a beer fanatic and fruit beer lover. I am on a quest to taste all the beers I can get my hands on. The beer list for this fest looks FANtastic!
    I’ll be bringing several friends with me to this event.

  87. Jane May 31, 2012 at 4:50 pm #

    This sounds heavenly. I’m not big on beer but the fruit beers could make me see the error of my ways. :)

  88. Becky B. May 31, 2012 at 4:59 pm #

    I’d love to attend the fruit beer festival again. Last years was so much fun and we tried some very tasty concoctions!!

  89. Brad May 31, 2012 at 5:04 pm #

    Fruit, Beer, Fruit-Beer!

  90. Jeff May 31, 2012 at 5:04 pm #

    I need more fruit in my diet! Tickets please.

  91. Jenny May 31, 2012 at 5:17 pm #

    Beer and fruit…wonderful combination for the summer. I love fruit beer and would like to expand my horizons even more. Also really need a good night out! Please pick me! ;)

  92. heidi May 31, 2012 at 5:17 pm #

    because I’m fucking awesome!

  93. Jenny May 31, 2012 at 5:23 pm #


  94. Nick c. May 31, 2012 at 5:29 pm #

    I want to win because I love beers and beer fests! I also want ideas for my own brews!

  95. Ari May 31, 2012 at 5:31 pm #

    Pretty please with “fruit” on top. :) Love me some fruit beers. Yum!

  96. Japhe May 31, 2012 at 5:35 pm #

    I love beer. I moved to Oregon in 2008 have been home brewing since 2009 and have never been to a beer festival. Please

  97. LR May 31, 2012 at 5:35 pm #

    I don’t have any other beer festivals slated for this year and I’d love the opportunity to check some of these out. Plus the food menu sounds amazing!!

  98. Tim D May 31, 2012 at 5:38 pm #

    beer + fruit = summer’s here!
    (with a little rain, still – of course)

  99. Robert Vollan May 31, 2012 at 5:44 pm #

    Because my doctor wants me to get more fruit in my diet.

  100. Kenny Schmidt May 31, 2012 at 5:52 pm #

    I want to go because I like beer.

  101. Kacy May 31, 2012 at 6:04 pm #

    I tend to gravitate towards heavier beers and have yet to really try many fruit beers~I’d like to explore more of whats out there in the fruit beer world!

  102. Anthony May 31, 2012 at 6:12 pm #

    Ohpleaseohpleaseohplease! I missed this last year and had to endure multiple people telling me how awesome it was. Don’t let that happen again!

  103. Ian May 31, 2012 at 6:13 pm #

    I’m in!

  104. Yuri May 31, 2012 at 6:13 pm #

    I’m a girly girl so I love the fruit beers!

  105. devan May 31, 2012 at 6:15 pm #

    best friend from KC, MO is coming to town. would love to show her a real beer fest! plus, chicks love fruit…

  106. Steve L. May 31, 2012 at 6:21 pm #

    What a perfect way to kick off Summer with great beer and great people. I would love to win a pair of tickets to this event to spend the weekend in downtown PDX!

  107. Catherine May 31, 2012 at 6:23 pm #

    I didnt get to go last year but would love the opportunity to go this year. I love fruit beer this time of year!

  108. chriso May 31, 2012 at 6:47 pm #

    This is my comment. Yes please!

  109. Shasta May 31, 2012 at 6:51 pm #

    Beer….fruit….stellar friends….Portland…..summer…..AHHHHHHH. Hook this bunny up!! :D

  110. Nicole May 31, 2012 at 6:53 pm #

    I am new to Portland and would love to try to some local beers. I moved from Utah where I was drinking 3.2 % beers, give me the opportunity to try some REAL beer !

  111. Nate May 31, 2012 at 6:58 pm #

    Beer + Fruit = Ahhhh…(wait for it)…MAZING!
    (You see what I did there?)

  112. Stacy Tully May 31, 2012 at 7:02 pm #

    Some would say Kevin & I moved to Portland 15 years ago…because of the beer.

  113. Varena VonMelker May 31, 2012 at 7:10 pm #

    I want to go because I am broke ass poor and would like to take my best buddy out for some brews but lack the funds to do so.

  114. Joshua Glassman May 31, 2012 at 7:24 pm #

    I love beer and I love fruit so count me in.

  115. Joe M. May 31, 2012 at 7:45 pm #

    I enjoyed the variety of fruit beer available last year – can’t wait to go again!!

  116. Michael May 31, 2012 at 7:49 pm #

    The homebrew competition sounds incredible! The list is almost dizzying and this is right in my neck of the woods!

  117. Kevin May 31, 2012 at 8:03 pm #

    Why? Because this is one of the pinnacles of the MANY Oregon beer fests. Let’s face it, what other city can host a fruit beer fest that has so many great breweries expressing their creativity, wacky experimentation, and pure awesomeness? Yep…only in Portland.

    Oh yeah, not to mention it falls on my birthday.

  118. mary bauer May 31, 2012 at 8:09 pm #

    he loves beer, she loves him, she wins him tix to the fest, he adores her!

  119. Jesus Acosta May 31, 2012 at 8:17 pm #

    Its great to celebrate while enjoying the beer.

  120. Kari-Anne May 31, 2012 at 8:41 pm #

    If I could win passes to this event, I would be in beervana! I’m SUCH a huge fruit beer fan! Now if only I could find some Pete’s Wicked Strawberry Blonde..

  121. quinn H May 31, 2012 at 8:45 pm #

    I’m a tart!

  122. Corey May 31, 2012 at 9:00 pm #

    My wife loves the fruit beer. It’s our anniversary this month. We would love to go.

  123. Erin May 31, 2012 at 9:09 pm #

    This sounds like a wonderful event! I had a conflict last year but I would love to go this year!

  124. Justin May 31, 2012 at 9:13 pm #

    Sounds like a great event to kick off the beer festival season. I’d be awesome to go.

  125. melissa schultz May 31, 2012 at 9:31 pm #

    I am so excited to try all of these beers,I keep searching all over Portland for good fruit beers but am worried they don’t exist! I have heard a lot of these on the list will!

  126. e newton May 31, 2012 at 9:32 pm #

    so much beer to try! gotta get ideas for homebrew.

  127. Meg May 31, 2012 at 9:56 pm #

    I love fruit beer. That was my Segway into drinking beers and I have a special place in my heart and stomach for them!!

  128. Matt W. May 31, 2012 at 10:04 pm #

    I would love to attend because I came so close — but so far — last year.

    I broke two fingers and suffered significant nerve damage in my left hand over Memorial Day weekend in 2010. I wound up having surgery the day before the Fruit Beer Festival but was determined to attend, anyway.

    So, even with only a little feeling in my left hand, I woke up that Saturday, eager to imbibe on a beautiful June Saturday. I just couldn’t do it, though. The pain in my hand was too much, and the painkillers weren’t enough. I came home before the festival started, consoling myself with whatever was in my refrigerator. I would love to rectify that mistake this year.

  129. Rich Mackin May 31, 2012 at 10:53 pm #

    I want to publicly drink fruity beer, because I am secure in my sexuality and gender and am proud to live in a city where I can publicly say I’m drinking fruity beer and hardly hear any snickering.

  130. AJ May 31, 2012 at 11:00 pm #

    I love fruit. I love beer. And I love festivals. It makes sense, yes?

  131. Greg June 1, 2012 at 12:03 am #

    Had a blast last year…. love to do it again.

  132. Audrey Kim June 1, 2012 at 1:31 am #

    So many beers, so little time….I love beer, I want to try them all :-)

  133. panda June 1, 2012 at 1:42 am #

    who wouldn’t want to win this?

  134. Jason Gerbasi June 1, 2012 at 2:52 am #

    What could possibly be better than spending the day with your family in Portland and trying the most beautiful and creative beers in the world??? Doing it all for free!!!

  135. Julie Eggers June 1, 2012 at 2:53 am #

    Pretty, pretty please, may I win admission to this awesome event!! I want to go and try out all of these amazing fruit beers in one place!!

  136. Kristin June 1, 2012 at 8:41 am #

    I NEED to go because I’m new to the PNW and learning my way around… I love outside events, especially when they include beer samples and new friends! :)

  137. Jayden June 1, 2012 at 9:50 am #

    Fruit beers are the gateway beer! I would do a little dance while I was sipping on my hevenly selection of fruit beers!!!

  138. Julia June 1, 2012 at 10:28 am #

    This is my favorite beer fest and the lineup of fruit beers looks great. Would love love love to win tickets.

  139. Hannah June 1, 2012 at 10:36 am #

    I want to go because I’m choosing what drinks to serve at my October wedding. I want to find something unusual and says northwest!

  140. Carolyn June 1, 2012 at 11:23 am #

    Fruit beer!!!

  141. Minda June 1, 2012 at 1:11 pm #


  142. Ellie June 1, 2012 at 2:43 pm #

    Because Portland is awesome…and fruit is awesome…and beer is awesome…wait that might be to many awesomes in one place:} Just kidding this festival is going to be AWESOME!

  143. Blossom June 1, 2012 at 2:59 pm #

    sounds fun

  144. Lauriel June 1, 2012 at 3:33 pm #

    I liked fruit beer way before it was cool :) and I would love to go to this!


  145. Nicole June 1, 2012 at 3:51 pm #

    My fiance and I would love some fruity brews after a week of packing and moving!

  146. Rik June 1, 2012 at 5:39 pm #

    I am a very nice person.

  147. Sarah June 1, 2012 at 7:11 pm #

    Cider for the win! I’ve never tried fruit beer but I am highly intrigued!

  148. Casey June 1, 2012 at 7:32 pm #

    I am an avid homebrewer and new to Portland. The caliber of fruit brews has me very interested, not to mention the sheer number of them! I am thankful to be here.

  149. Roger Ramones June 2, 2012 at 7:55 am #

    Been here 3 years and only been to 1 beer festival. I need to start adding notches to this belt.

  150. Sarah June 2, 2012 at 8:52 am #

    Who wouldn’t want to go to this? It’s going to be delicious.

  151. Kyle June 2, 2012 at 10:32 am #

    Beer with fruit is under-appreciated and very commonly misunderstood. I’d love to go and enjoy the amazing offerings, thanks!

  152. Ashlee June 2, 2012 at 11:24 am #

    I would love to get these free tickets. My husband and I LOVE trying new beer. And we have two children which makes it hard for us to have the money to do these kinds of things. Would def be grateful to get these!

  153. Courtney Condren June 2, 2012 at 11:35 am #

    Beer! Delicious, fruity beer! Who wouldn’t want to win this? A good beer festival would be amazing right now, and a free one would be even better. Pick me!

  154. Amy H June 2, 2012 at 12:38 pm #

    Mmmm this sounds delicious. I want to go a bring my friend from out of state who also loves craft beer!

  155. Megan June 2, 2012 at 1:01 pm #

    It’ll be my friend’s birthday next weekend, and this would be an awesome thing to take them to!

  156. Amanda June 2, 2012 at 1:07 pm #

    Have you ever taught 30 nine year olds in the spring??? If you have, you will know why I NEED a free pass to some amazing beer! :) Bring on the good stuff!!!

  157. Rachel June 2, 2012 at 3:21 pm #

    I teach, 10 days left. Dad stays home raising our wild kids. This would be a huge treat for us Bo. :)

  158. Rachel June 2, 2012 at 3:21 pm #

    Both. :)

  159. chuck abruzzo June 2, 2012 at 7:15 pm #

    I want to win because I am drinking a Widmer Citra Blonde right now and I know there’s gotta be better fruit beer out there!

  160. Mary June 2, 2012 at 7:36 pm #

    I want to go the fruit beer fest because nothing is better than having an awesome beer, outside, on a beautiful day!!!

  161. Mary June 2, 2012 at 7:38 pm #

    I want to go because…come on its a festival for beer! Heck Yea!!!!

  162. Yunita June 2, 2012 at 7:39 pm #

    I want to go because who doesn’t love fruit beer?!?!

  163. Taylor June 3, 2012 at 12:07 am #

    I NEED to go to this beer fest! I went last year and decided I would never miss this festival! Fruit and beer are my two favorite things, and combined they make me happy in ways that nothing else possibly could. Plus my beer-hating friend is visiting that weekend and I NEED to change her mind! PIck me, pick me!!

  164. Jaci June 3, 2012 at 9:49 am #

    I want to attend because this is a really exciting festival for me. Last year’s happened to coincide with when I first started appreciating fruit beers, and sours in particular. That this year’s festival will be bigger & better than the last makes me a very happy lady! I can’t wait to see how my tastes have changed & sample some great beers now that I’m more of a fan of this style than I was before.

  165. Brian June 3, 2012 at 11:13 am #

    Why? Easy

    1) My wife and I love fruit beers!
    2) My kids can go too (and will be all over the PBJ grilled!)
    3) I’m mildly irritated that I missed entering the homebrew competition, and sampling some by the pros will help take away the sting.

  166. Ollie June 3, 2012 at 11:43 am #

    My cat loves fruit beer.

  167. Laura June 3, 2012 at 11:48 am #

    There’s a monster who lives in my belly. I keep him quiet with blueberry beer so he doesn’t eat my goat.

  168. katie mcpherson June 3, 2012 at 12:28 pm #

    Last year’s fruit beer fest was AMAZING and I can’t wait for this year’s! Fruit beer is by far my favorite – would love to win these tickets to be able to go again this year!

  169. fruitbat June 3, 2012 at 1:31 pm #

    while I am fruit bat and therefore not as articulate as humans, fruit bat welcomes this experience. thank you.

    sent via google translator

  170. Lindsey S June 3, 2012 at 5:51 pm #

    I’d love to be able to win tickets to the Fruit Beer festival mainly because fruit and sour beers are the only beer that my boyfriend and I actually enjoy together. He’s into hoppy beers, I love me some dark stouts and sours are the one style we share together. Also, I’m in Seattle and was extremely sick for our beer week last month and would love to imbibe in Portland!

  171. Bryce June 3, 2012 at 8:58 pm #

    I am growing to like beer but love fruit beer! Would be awesome to attend!

  172. Rachel June 3, 2012 at 9:01 pm #

    Its my birthday this month and winning this would be a super awesome present!

  173. Gigi June 3, 2012 at 9:04 pm #

    Because I want to get my drank on!

  174. Jamie June 3, 2012 at 9:11 pm #

    Beer me, please?

  175. James S June 3, 2012 at 9:51 pm #

    My partner and I love trying new brews, and with tickets we would have a great time tasting and learning about them!

  176. kelly June 3, 2012 at 10:59 pm #


  177. Amy June 3, 2012 at 11:26 pm #

    I love beer. And free beer is better. Beer+winning=smiles!!

  178. Darcy June 3, 2012 at 11:46 pm #

    beer and fruit–so happy together !! :)

  179. Kailash June 4, 2012 at 8:40 am #

    Will be my first time to a fruit beer festival. I was already planning on going!

  180. Kim D June 4, 2012 at 10:08 am #

    Ahhhh. Summer in Portland. Fruit and beer. Hipsters and hops.

  181. Jamie T June 4, 2012 at 12:28 pm #

    I have lived in Portland for 5 years now and have yet to go to a beer fest. This is just unacceptable!! Not to mention my girl thinks she doesn’t like beer, so I must convince her that beer is a worthy endeavor. Fruit beers are a great start for a newcomer.

  182. Jamie T June 4, 2012 at 12:29 pm #

    I have lived in Portland for 5 years now and have yet to go to a beer fest. This is just unacceptable!! Not to mention my girl thinks she doesn’t like beer, so I must convince her that beer is a worthy endeavor. Fruit beers are a great start for a newcomer.

  183. Sarah June 4, 2012 at 1:32 pm #

    There’s fruity beer. What else matters?

  184. Channry Ree June 4, 2012 at 2:01 pm #

    Would love to get tixs to Fruit Beer Festival (never been!) especially after running a 10K over the St. John’s Bridge for Run For A Reason — all taking place this weekend!

  185. Kerrieann June 4, 2012 at 2:10 pm #

    I would love to win these tickets to celebrate my birthday this weekend!

  186. Katie June 4, 2012 at 2:43 pm #

    I love beer and beer festivals!! And I’d love to try the huckleberry hound!

  187. Zane June 4, 2012 at 4:49 pm #

    I’ve never been to a beer festival, and I’d like to start in the fruitiest manner possible!

  188. Alina June 5, 2012 at 8:40 am #

    What says summer like fruit beer?! I need to go!

  189. jjwoosh June 5, 2012 at 10:39 am #

    Fruit beer=girl beer. I have been railing against wheat beer since before I can remember. My best friend won’t even order a blue moon in front of me anymore. The thing is I secretly kinda like it… This will be my fruit beer coming out party.

  190. Sara Leighton June 5, 2012 at 11:53 am #

    MMMMM….blonde strawberry ales are my favorite! I tried making my own once, but it fermented too much and blew my keg.

  191. Brad June 5, 2012 at 12:29 pm #

    Why I want to go, by Brad.

    I want to go to the fruit beerfest to enjoy the laughter,
    that’s what I am really after.

    I want to chat about barley, ales and hops,
    I may even give the brewer some props.

    But from the bottomest, bottom of my heart,
    I want to….rub it in my friends’ faces that I got to go to the fruit beer festival while they stayed home and watched re-runs.

  192. Sara June 5, 2012 at 1:16 pm #

    I have literally crashed my computer 3 times trying to get in on this drawing, that HAS to be worth something.

  193. Katie June 6, 2012 at 2:22 am #

    I want to attend because I LOVE fruit beer and it’s my birthday on Saturday. I also want to take my beer loving Uncle for some good Portland beer fun.

  194. Stephen June 6, 2012 at 12:39 pm #

    This event sounds amazing, and I have never been to it! I heard about it on your site, and I loveeeeee beer! I hope I get a chance to win the tickets, but either way, I am glad you guys posted this event!! Thank you and Saturday is near :D

  195. Diana Boos June 6, 2012 at 3:19 pm #

    Beer= mouthwatering.
    Beer + Food= lip-smaking pleasure.
    Fruit Beer Festival + local food + music + great people= a downright deliciously amazing day!!!!!

    The Fruit Beer Festival is one of a kind,…. there is no other like it anywhere in the world. I am grateful to finally live here in Portland and have the opportunity to attend this special event for a beer & food buff such as myself…… And to win tickets,….. why that would be the nicely scented slightly floral froth on top of my beer!

  196. Sara June 7, 2012 at 2:38 pm #

    Still hooking it up?

  197. Chris p June 7, 2012 at 2:39 pm #

    Because my wife needs a nice relaxing day

  198. Kathryn Jacoby June 7, 2012 at 2:55 pm #

    I’m so excited for this festival!!!!!! Get me in free!! I’ve been looking forward to famed portland beer festivals all damn winter, and summer beer is finally here!

  199. Rik De Bruyn June 7, 2012 at 3:28 pm #

    Cold, fruity beer. Relaxing on a bench and enjoying a nice sunny afternoon in Portland. What more can you wish for. Looking very forward to another beer festival!
    Strawberry Beers Forever!

  200. Leah June 7, 2012 at 4:42 pm #

    I am an 8th grader teacher. It has been a rough year. I need fruity beer to get me through the last three days of school. I am a new beer “snob” and this is an event may help me get into the boy’s beer club in my hood.

  201. Toby June 7, 2012 at 8:53 pm #

    If I missed the drawing I am a dumb-ass drunk…damn it!

  202. Linda June 7, 2012 at 10:21 pm #

    WOW…….What a list. How exciting is that!!!

  203. Linda June 7, 2012 at 10:27 pm #

    Is there anything to say with I list like that. YUM……. Would like to take my adorable husband.

  204. Sumer June 8, 2012 at 11:06 am #

    I heart fruit beer – my mouth is watering just reading about the options!

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