Win Tickets ($50): 2012 Portland International Beerfest @ North Park Blocks | 150+ Beers, Games, Food

We are giving away a pair of tickets each week to the Portland International Beerfest on July 20 – 22, 2012. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. The first winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, July 2.

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From our sponsors at PIB:
2012 Portland International Beer FestPortland International Beerfest
Friday, July 20 @ 4-10 p.m.
Saturday, July 21 @ Noon – 10 p.m.
Sunday, July 22 @ Noon – 7 p.m.
Tickets are $30 gate/$25 advance & include 10 beer tickets & 1 glass
Purchase Tickets at

Pearl District North Park Blocks
NW Davis and NW 8th Avenue

The Portland International Beerfest turns it up to 11 in it’s 11th year this July 20-22nd. PIB is a sophisticated, slightly extreme festival specializing in hard-to-find, rare, & exotic styles of beer from breweries near & far. Situated amidst the grass & trees of the Pearl District North Park Blocks in downtown Portland, it feels similar to the great beer gardens of Germany & Belgium. Stroll around the grounds with a gourmet cold one as you listen to great music all weekend.

There’s rib-stickin’ eats from KOi Fusion, Potato Champion, East Burn, and others, along with a plenty of free games such as darts, chess, and backgammon. 21 & over only, pet-friendly. Come find out why our motto is: “Taste the greatest beers you’ve never heard of!”

PIB has the most eclectic beer list of any festival in the Pacific Northwest that range from smoked beers from Iceland, Trappist ales and sour Lambics from Belgium, Cognac barrel-aged beers from Denmark, Scotch barrel-aged beers from the Netherlands, Lagers and Hefe’s from Germany and even locally made cascading classics like Imperial IPA’s.

160 beer samples is a lot of work. Tired of tasting you way around the world & just want to sit down with full pint? Swing by the Grande Beer Garden. FULL PINTS of premium beer are just $3!

***BUY HERE***
What you get:
– 30 beer tickets (our best deal)
– Early entry w/ “behind the scenes” beer drinking
– No waiting in line to get in.
– VERY limited availability
– Details on our FAQ page

– Faster entry line for advance purchasers

– Entry includes official PIB glass & 10 beer tickets
– More tickets available for $1 each
– Beers are 4oz. servings
– Beers cost 1 to 7 tickets, depending on how much it costs us.
– Prices are NOT based on rarity.
– There are dozens of 1 ticket beers. Usually over 50.

We are PET CROSS. We bring you PIB. PET CROSS gets to play “Animal Santa” each year, donating proceeds from our festivals to other worthy local animal welfare groups. Your generous beer drinking makes it possible. In 2011 we donated nearly $20,000. To learn more visit our website and click on the PET CROSS tab.


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101 Responses to Win Tickets ($50): 2012 Portland International Beerfest @ North Park Blocks | 150+ Beers, Games, Food

  1. Tamara June 28, 2012 at 10:58 am #

    I’d like to attend to have fun!

  2. Jennifer June 28, 2012 at 11:01 am #

    Because I need me some beers & sunshine! … And I didn’t win last week ;)

  3. Lorelei June 28, 2012 at 11:02 am #

    For all my time in Portland, I’ve yet to go to a beer fest. I would love to go to this! I’m a huge beer fan and I know it’d be a great time!

  4. Ron June 28, 2012 at 11:02 am #

    I Would love to go. I have never been to such an event and it would be a great experience to sample and taste the variety.
    Being new to Portland and just getting to see the area this would be awesome

  5. Rose June 28, 2012 at 11:06 am #

    I really, really would love to win tickets to the PDXBeerfest! Love to try the exotic beer and undiscovered food carts. Mmmm. mm.

  6. Anna June 28, 2012 at 11:12 am #

    Please pick me! My boyfriend and i are huge beer enthusiasts, and we’ve never been to this event before. We live pretty close to the north park blocks and it’ll be great if we could attend for free!!

  7. marc June 28, 2012 at 11:14 am #

    I haven’t tried a new beer, that I liked, in awhile. This could help me out.

  8. Elizabeth June 28, 2012 at 11:24 am #

    I would love to go! Love beer, great opportunity to try a bunch of new ones with a buddy.

  9. Keri A June 28, 2012 at 11:25 am #

    Would love to relive my time in Belgium by sipping on many delicious Belgian beers as well as everything else under the sun!!

  10. Phil June 28, 2012 at 11:29 am #

    Because it’s the week after my birthday.

  11. Roddy Jasa June 28, 2012 at 11:36 am #

    Me please, me please, and my lady cheese as well

  12. michael June 28, 2012 at 11:42 am #

    i would prostitute myself for these tickets

  13. Abby June 28, 2012 at 11:44 am #

    mmmmm beer..

  14. Ryan June 28, 2012 at 12:00 pm #

    I haven’t been to this beer fest yet, but I’d love a chance to sample such a wide variety of hard-to-find beers.

  15. Jed June 28, 2012 at 12:27 pm #

    I should win the tickets because I’m too poor to attend otherwise!

  16. Dani pom June 28, 2012 at 12:34 pm #

    My sister will be visiting from Colorado that
    week. I want her to experience the pdx beerfest, get drunk, cut loose and make memories we’ll never forget! Please give us free tickets, so we can spend more on beeeeer! Please, please please!


  17. Danni June 28, 2012 at 1:17 pm #

    Of course I want to go… WHO DOESN’T?!

  18. Brian June 28, 2012 at 1:23 pm #

    I never have enough tickets left to properly experience the Mead. Please let me experience the Mead!

  19. Greg June 28, 2012 at 1:38 pm #

    With being the owner/operator of Portland Craft Beer Excursions I need to keep up with beers from all over and these tickets would allow me to do just that and allow me to network with more beer drinkers for more business.

  20. Lisa Jakobsen June 28, 2012 at 1:47 pm #

    It’s my first summer in Portland, and I would love to attend this festival!

  21. Allison F. June 28, 2012 at 3:55 pm #

    Help me help you watch me drink Swedish beer!

  22. Tracy Sagal June 28, 2012 at 3:58 pm #

    Oregon is the best place for beer! I am looking forward to a summer of travels and beer tasting – tickets to the Portland International Beerfest would be a great way to kick it off! Please!

  23. Hayley June 28, 2012 at 3:58 pm #

    This would just be dandy. Three cheers for beer!!

  24. Lavina June 28, 2012 at 4:01 pm #

    Who doesn’t want to drink beet from all over here in our beautiful city?

  25. Patrick June 28, 2012 at 4:02 pm #

    If I win this package I will pimp pdxpipeline and the OBF on all my social accounts.

  26. Jenny June 28, 2012 at 4:02 pm #

    last 2 years ago i had tix to this, but found out the night before that I was pregnant…needless to say, I didn’t get the chance to partake that year!

  27. Boomerpdx June 28, 2012 at 4:04 pm #

    Because Man does not live by IPA alone!!

  28. Brooke June 28, 2012 at 4:05 pm #

    Sounds like the perfect way to celebrate my upcoming birthday!!! Yummy microbrews and food carts !!!!!!!

  29. Dave June 28, 2012 at 4:07 pm #

    Beer. That’s all you need to say.

  30. Nola Borland June 28, 2012 at 4:08 pm #

    Pick Me!! Such a fun event!! Perfect way to spend the day with my daughter!! bottom’s up!!!

  31. Candice June 28, 2012 at 4:10 pm #

    Sunshine + Beer = HEAVEN!

  32. mandy June 28, 2012 at 4:14 pm #

    Please oh pretty please pick me !! My boyfriend and I just moved here two weeks ago and need to get out and meet new people before we kill each other :)

  33. Wendy June 28, 2012 at 4:19 pm #

    I have yet to make it to this event in the few years I’ve lived in Portland, and I stock beer on grocery store shelves for a living!!! Show a sister some love!

  34. Kat June 28, 2012 at 4:20 pm #

    I want to win these for a friend who just moved to Portland and can’t really afford to go to any festivals this summer. It’d be sad if he couldn’t make this one. This is such a great fest!

  35. Simone C June 28, 2012 at 4:21 pm #

    Smorgasbeered! I can’t afford one on my own but maybe just maybe…?

  36. Quiana June 28, 2012 at 4:26 pm #

    I would LOVE to go and take my best friend with me! She’s coming up from San Diego during That week!! Yay for good friends, good weather and good beer!!

  37. Brad S June 28, 2012 at 4:32 pm #

    I just moved to Portland a few months ago to be with my girlfriend. Her birthday is the weekend of the beer festival. I’d love to surprise her with a couple of tickets to the festival.

    Jesus Christ himself is quoted in the Bible as saying: “Bless you PDX Pipeline, for if Brad S. does not win tickets to the Portland International Beer Festival, then the terrorists have won and I will kill a puppy in anger.”

    Do it for Jesus. And puppies.

  38. pamela June 28, 2012 at 4:33 pm #

    What an incredible treat to cross the river from our N.E. Portland lives and attend a sophisticated beer event sampling rare and exotic beers! I’m getting excited just thinking about it!

  39. Tim June 28, 2012 at 4:36 pm #

    I’ve never been to this one. Would love to go!

  40. Ashley S. June 28, 2012 at 4:47 pm #

    Yes please, yes please! I would to try all the different beers and mingle with new people.

  41. Elie June 28, 2012 at 4:51 pm #

    Never been to a beer festival, and I LOVE BEER – I’d love to go!

  42. John June 28, 2012 at 5:09 pm #

    Beer Fest season has started culminating in Oktober fest later this year. What a kick off and winning ticket would make my Summer :) Saturday tickets please :))

  43. Sean Stutzman June 28, 2012 at 5:27 pm #

    I rarely get a chance to travel, and as a beer lover this will get me to pull my neglected passport out and go get more drunk than one of Portland’s finest homeless people.

  44. Shari June 28, 2012 at 5:59 pm #

    This math teacher loves beer ;)

  45. Brian June 28, 2012 at 6:16 pm #

    I could think of all kinds of reasons to justify the simple fact that I want to drink rare beers. Let’s count ’em:

    1) I’m poor (just got laid off)
    2) I’m a martyr (got laid off from teaching)
    3) I like beer
    4) I like other countries (but could never afford to actually go to one)
    5) I like other countries’ beer

    See, perfect match!

  46. Anthony June 28, 2012 at 6:28 pm #

    Please oh please oh please! I’ve never been to this one and it sounds incredible!

  47. Kim June 28, 2012 at 6:31 pm #

    put an international beer on it!

  48. Jenny June 28, 2012 at 7:52 pm #

    Please let me win win win so I can take my sailor to drink drink drink ! :)

  49. Cory Shird June 28, 2012 at 7:56 pm #

    Roll Tide in my beer!!!!!!!

  50. Michael June 28, 2012 at 9:33 pm #

    Traveling to 16 countries is out of reach, tasting beer from 16 countries, that I can do. With your help of course.

  51. begona June 28, 2012 at 10:43 pm #

    I wanna attend cause I just moved here and I want to know how Portland people have fun!!!!!

  52. steadycat June 28, 2012 at 11:11 pm #

    thank you. this is your random number generator. you have selected this response. thank you. this is your random number generator. you have selected this response….

  53. Mary June 28, 2012 at 11:36 pm #

    My younger brother just moved to Portland and I’ve been showing him all the ropes. We’ve both got the hang of the unemployed and the no income ropes, but we haven’t yet mastered the drinking beer by the river rope, and we’d like more practice.

  54. david g June 28, 2012 at 11:55 pm #

    I love beer!

  55. Beasy June 29, 2012 at 1:27 am #

    pick me! I’m poor and I can’t afford anything but malt liquor and it’s starting to give me diarrhea! Please help!!!

  56. Al June 29, 2012 at 1:54 am #

    I need to branch out badly from my limited experience with pbr and busch light from my time in college.

  57. panda June 29, 2012 at 2:26 am #

    ready to rock it

  58. AshleyB June 29, 2012 at 3:22 am #

    I’d really like to win to just have a nice day in the sun, drinking beer. who could ask for more in the summer time?

  59. April Brown June 29, 2012 at 6:37 am #

    I would love to attend! I’m usually out of town during the festival! Free tix would be a great bonus!

  60. Brian June 29, 2012 at 7:18 am #

    PIB… the best beer fest of the year!!! Yes, please! I love this festival, great beers, tasty food, fun people, and a lovely park. But year after year I have to go on my own dime. I think my loyalty should be rewarded, don’t you!?

  61. Mike Grover June 29, 2012 at 7:47 am #

    I would like to attend PIB (never been before) because every time I walk into John’s Market I feel as though I’ve died and gone to heaven.

  62. Heather June 29, 2012 at 8:14 am #

    I do love beer :-)

  63. [email protected] June 29, 2012 at 8:32 am #

    i’ve never gone anywhere, so a trip around the world via beer is just fine by me!

  64. Jackie June 29, 2012 at 9:13 am #

    I <3 Portland beer!!! I want to go!!!

  65. Alisa June 29, 2012 at 9:42 am #

    We love beer in our house, and we definitely need more selection in our house other than basic canned fare. PICK ME so we can expand our horizons!!

  66. Spencer June 29, 2012 at 10:04 am #

    I attended the North American Organic Brewers Festival @ Overlook Park last year. I loved the beers! I can’t wait for more of the Spruce Bud Ale. Awesome Event!!!

  67. Jen S June 29, 2012 at 10:16 am #

    Beer drinking outside during the summer?! Any good enough reason to go. Yes please.

  68. Dom June 29, 2012 at 11:13 am #

    Another excuse to drink under the summer sun!?!? Sign me up! :)

  69. natalie l June 29, 2012 at 11:59 am #

    I’d love to win! money is tight but organic beer is a must. Love Overlook too! please pick me!

  70. sikoya June 29, 2012 at 12:49 pm #

    Beer is an elixir, and I need some soon … to bring me up and out of the dregs of winter and a semi rainy spring. Socializing with friends helps too. And love the big trees of the north park blocks.

  71. Allie June 29, 2012 at 3:16 pm #

    My fiance and I just moved here a few months ago and I will be leaving the weekend of the Int’l Beer Fest to do a 5,000 mile motorcycle adventure with my Dad. I know my fiance is a little jealous (to say the least) and winning him these tickets might soften the blow. He looooves good beer and would be oh so ecstatic if he could go to this incredible beer fest for free.:)

  72. Holly June 29, 2012 at 4:02 pm #

    New to Portland and love beer festivals! Heard this was the best one by far!

  73. Joel June 29, 2012 at 4:51 pm #

    I have never been before! Would love to enjoy the experience!

  74. Brett June 29, 2012 at 5:09 pm #

    You ask why would I want to attend and I say why would I NOT want to attend. Social gathering, live events and to top it all off (pun intended) BEER!!! Pretty sure those are reasons enough. :)

  75. Erik Pierson June 29, 2012 at 6:05 pm #

    Although I always buy local Oregon beer here, I’d love to see what brewers around the world are cooking!

  76. aj June 29, 2012 at 7:34 pm #

    Because it’s beer. Woohoo!

  77. Jessica Edmones June 30, 2012 at 5:19 pm #

    I have always wanted to go to a beerfest. I would love to taste some great beers I’ve never heard of. I have lived in Oregon for a year and feel that I haven’t gotten to see as much of Portland as I would like too. I am unable to afford tickets on my own. I want this so bad, despite having technical difficulty, I have tried to post several times. I would be so excited if I won and I would definitely have an awesome time.

  78. April Wallen July 1, 2012 at 10:00 am #

    Yes please!!!

  79. Laura July 1, 2012 at 10:04 am #

    I would be thrilled to win these! I’ve always wanted to try this beerfest!

  80. Annie July 1, 2012 at 6:02 pm #

    If I win these tickets I feel like summer might actually happen for me this year. It rained on my birthday last week, and i’m not convinced it won’t rain on Independence Day either. Is summer canceled? PIB is summer and I need that.

  81. Phuong July 1, 2012 at 9:48 pm #

    I’d like to win tickets because I have never attended a brew fest before!

  82. Leslie July 2, 2012 at 8:41 am #

    I am unemployed
    And I like to drink good beer
    Please give me tickets

  83. Jenna July 2, 2012 at 10:50 am #

    I want to go because sunshine and beer are my two favorite things!

  84. Heidi July 2, 2012 at 10:57 am #

    I love Portland and I love Beer! what more can I say?

  85. Jane July 2, 2012 at 11:18 am #

    I would totally appreciate these tickets. I volunteer at the beer fests all over Portland because I love beer and festivals but have a very limited budget. I have for three years in a row tried to get a coveted Portland International Beerfest volunteer position but those choice spots are hard to come by since most vollies return year after year. Please help me get to the PIB this year. Once there I can booze & shmooze & next year I’ll be pouring your beer.

  86. birdonit July 2, 2012 at 11:48 am #

    I’ve come a long way since drinking Rolling Rock in Texas. After consuming all the microbrews in Oregon, I’m ready to go international.

  87. Minda July 2, 2012 at 12:27 pm #

    Beer! Prost!

  88. Randell July 2, 2012 at 1:43 pm #

    For the love of beer!

  89. Kimberli Hilt July 2, 2012 at 3:11 pm #

    I would love to attend the beerfest because I’m not much of a beer drinker and I would really like to branch out and try something new. My boyfriend loves beer and I think it would be quite the experience for us to share this great Portland event together this year.

  90. Chuck July 2, 2012 at 4:02 pm #

    Because I’ve been looking for a hotel in Portland for the night of July 20th and everything cheap is sold out and I need a good excuse to pay extra to stay in close.

    This would be the perfect festival to attend before I have to return to Grand Rapids, the number 2 beer city in the US on Saturday.

  91. Jessica July 2, 2012 at 8:30 pm #

    I want to win because I’ll miss out on this awesomeness if I don’t :(

  92. bud wiser July 2, 2012 at 10:16 pm #

    I just move here and I have only had two beers since my move, because I am a student and very low on funds .

  93. Ann July 3, 2012 at 8:58 am #

    I would love to attend with my hubby, because it’s his birthday that week and the International beer festival is his favorite festival in Portland!


  94. Laurie M July 3, 2012 at 2:12 pm #

    Wow, thanks for your website, just found you and added you to my favorites,

  95. Jaddilac July 3, 2012 at 4:56 pm #

    If I won I the next round would be on me!

  96. phil bailey July 4, 2012 at 10:03 am #

    I need these tickets because I have a disease. Its outcome is unknown and there is no cure or medications that can help, except for beer. The disease I have is alcoholism! If I don’t get these tickets I will murder, rape and eat as many pigeons as I can catch in the downtown area. It will be a bloody semen covered disaster!!!

    Thank you!

  97. Lisa July 4, 2012 at 1:30 pm #

    I want to spend quality time with my hubby drinking beer!

  98. Mike Wroten July 4, 2012 at 4:16 pm #

    This is the alternative to the crowded Portland Brewer’s Fest on the water front. If you don’t like the crowds then the International Brew Fest is for you. This is an annual tradition for my friends and I.

  99. Leonard July 4, 2012 at 7:58 pm #

    Never miss the int’l beer fest!

  100. Maya July 5, 2012 at 6:20 pm #

    I need to win these tickets because I need another excuse to drink beer in the middle of the day.

  101. derek madlutk July 10, 2012 at 4:13 pm #

    I want tickets for my first beerfest ever here in portland

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