Win a Brewery Deck ($20): Orders Available NOW for Portland Brewery Deck | Limited Edition Deck of Cards w/ Hand-Drawn Pen & Ink Illustrations by Aaron Trotter

We are giving away a Portland Brewery Deck. To win, comment on this post why you’d like a deck of these limited edition cards. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, October 28.

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Portland-themed playing cards created by Portland artist Aaron Trotter.

To purchase a deck online see illustratedplayingcards.com & Etsy.com

Just in time for the holidays, Portland artist Aaron Trotter has released the Portland Brewery Deck, a limited edition deck of playing cards that features hand-drawn pen and ink illustrations of 52 iconic Portland breweries, brewpubs and bottle shops.

The Portland Brewery Deck is the third in a set of Portland-themed playing cards created by Trotter. The back of each card features an effervescent golden ale, while the front features one of the 52 drawings, each of which was sketched on location without the aid of a photograph. Trotter embellished and added crosshatching details to the images in his studio using his Great-Aunt’s 1910 ink pen.

The decks are printed locally on UV coated card stock, have rounded corners and are shrink-wrapped. Every deck comes in a signed and numbered hand-folded box, and includes an illustrated map of the featured locations along with random beer trivia. The deck retails for $20 and is available at a number of Portland locations and online at www.illustratedplayingcards.com.

Decks are available for purchase at:

  • Burnside Brew Co (701 E. Burnside)
  • Mash Tun Brewing (2204 NE Alberta st)
  • Local Discoveries (1627 NE Alberta st)
  • Gumbo Gifts (3636 N. Mississippi)
  • Oblation Papers (516 NW 12th)
  • Memento (3707 SE Hawthorne)

At this time, you can purchase the cards for $20 directly from Trotter at Saturday + Sunday Market every weekend until December 24th.  His booth is located near Skidmore Fountain at SW Ankeny and 1st.

Trotter conceived of the Portland Brewery deck earlier this summer in conjunction with Oregon Craft Beer Month as a way of using his art to celebrate Portland beer and promote local breweries.

“Capturing and celebrating Portland icons is my labor of love, and with so many breweries in the city, it seemed like a natural fit to create a brewery deck,” explained Trotter. “I have drawn many great cities, but it is always a pleasure to discover and share a new treasure in my own town, and the Brewery Deck allowed me to do just that.”

Since producing his first deck of illustrated cards in 2010, Trotter has distributed thousands of handcrafted, locally produced decks across the country. His drawings are documentary artifacts that capture a visual record of iconic landmarks for a growing roster of cities, including Astoria, Bend, Eugene, Las Vegas (in color!), Los Angeles, Manhattan, Paris, Portland, San Francisco, Rome, Seattle, Vancouver BC and Washington DC. For more information, see www.illustratedplayingcards.com.

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53 Responses to Win a Brewery Deck ($20): Orders Available NOW for Portland Brewery Deck | Limited Edition Deck of Cards w/ Hand-Drawn Pen & Ink Illustrations by Aaron Trotter

  1. Christine October 21, 2013 at 4:52 pm #

    AWESOME! Local breweries by a local artist, I’d love to get my hands on a deck!

  2. Stephen October 21, 2013 at 5:58 pm #

    If its in the cards… You will choose me!

  3. Patty October 21, 2013 at 6:05 pm #

    I miss living in Portland so much. The cards would be a nice treasure.

  4. Jason October 21, 2013 at 7:26 pm #

    Being new to portland area, this would be a great memory for me and my girlfriend. The breweries out here have been just fantastic, and we look forward to many more with some cards to play with while we enjoy.

  5. Faye October 21, 2013 at 9:20 pm #

    Love this brewery!!! Love the pipeline!! Would love to get a holding these :)

  6. Joshua Jabbour October 21, 2013 at 10:10 pm #

    Nothing more fun than playing cards and drinking beer!

  7. Sian October 21, 2013 at 10:38 pm #

    Presently I am visiting Wales where there are some ancient breweries like Felinfoel. Since living in Portland I have discovered their amazing breweries and there is absolutely no comparison. Portland beer is the best in the world.

  8. Sache October 21, 2013 at 10:47 pm #

    What an awesome art piece representing the city.

  9. Roger October 22, 2013 at 7:10 am #

    This is brilliant! Would love a free deck, if it’s in the cards for me, please!! Sorry, couldn’t resist. Thanks for the opportunity here PDX Pipeline!!

  10. Carly October 22, 2013 at 2:35 pm #

    For those of you who have not seen these decks before they are amazing! Such a talented artist! I have seen a couple of his previous decks at craft shows and they are truly impressive with the detail and thought behind them! Support Local Art and PORTLAND!

  11. Yume October 23, 2013 at 1:06 am #

    I know exactly who I’d give these too as a Christmas present.

  12. Heather October 23, 2013 at 8:39 am #

    I have seen this guys work at Last Thursday and It’s amazing. I play a lot of card games and would love for my best one to be with this deck.

  13. Peter October 24, 2013 at 10:51 am #

    count me in please!

  14. Clayng October 24, 2013 at 2:00 pm #

    Yay a present for me!!

  15. Michael Mann October 24, 2013 at 4:08 pm #

    What could be better than sitting down at Belmont Station to a couple of pints of Portland’s finest beers, and busting out this deck of cards for a couple of hands at the table?! Sweet!

  16. Mesha October 24, 2013 at 4:13 pm #

    Who doesn’t love a good deck of cards??? I travel often and always bring a deck whereever I go! Local cards would be cool to have!

  17. jimbobber October 24, 2013 at 4:36 pm #

    I’d love to win a deck because it’s as close as I can get to ever having another tasty Portland brew (poor little ol’ alcoholic me).

  18. Danielle October 24, 2013 at 4:41 pm #

    Because I need a gift for my dad and he’d love these!

  19. Emma October 24, 2013 at 5:23 pm #

    I love Portland’s local brews so this would be the only deck I play with, especially while drinking them!!

  20. Naomi Veak October 24, 2013 at 5:41 pm #

    Beer and Art. So Portland.

  21. Sarah G October 24, 2013 at 9:44 pm #

    How totally Portland! I would love one of these!

  22. Steven October 24, 2013 at 9:49 pm #

    I just saw these at Powell’s and drooled over them for a good minute, but I’m pretty strapped for cash right now, as I just moved back.

  23. Dana G October 24, 2013 at 10:48 pm #

    I know exactly who these cards would be gifted to for Christmas if I won them. They look amazing

  24. MacKenzie October 25, 2013 at 10:33 am #

    Euchre!

  25. ryanherron October 25, 2013 at 2:03 pm #

    Too cool! I play a lot of card and board games ( always with beer, of course) and these would look great in my collection. Pick me?

  26. robert richard October 25, 2013 at 3:42 pm #

    Generally beer and cards are not the best combination when high stakes gambling is involved. Perhaps this is the most innocuous combination.

  27. Kat October 25, 2013 at 7:03 pm #

    These are absolutely stunning!

  28. Brittany October 25, 2013 at 8:17 pm #

    I will be asking for a deck for Christmas :-)

  29. Don October 25, 2013 at 11:40 pm #

    because they are cool as sh*t

  30. Julie October 26, 2013 at 8:25 am #

    Those sound fantastic. The perfect gift for the beer lover in my life!

  31. Linda October 26, 2013 at 4:41 pm #

    Please pick me!! I love portland…it is my new favourite city to visit : )

  32. Mike Johnson October 27, 2013 at 3:05 pm #

    I love to tell and share stories about local talents. I think that it would be a new cool coffee table piece for my studio.

    Mike J

  33. ange October 27, 2013 at 11:03 pm #

    Cards & Beer.

  34. Ian October 28, 2013 at 12:36 pm #

    Yes please! Perfect for cribbage.

  35. Toby October 28, 2013 at 12:38 pm #

    I love this, perfect portrayal of Portland. (I will likely buy extra as gifts!)

  36. lisa October 28, 2013 at 12:51 pm #

    This is such a great idea! With gift giving season approaching I would love several of these for my PDX friends! Please pick me!

  37. Alexandra November 6, 2013 at 3:09 pm #

    I seriously want a deck of those amazing cards in order to take them out whenever I have out of town guests and show them how awesome Portland is, support the artist, AND so that I can try every single one of the beers and blog about it!!!

  38. Crystal November 7, 2013 at 4:15 pm #

    What a great stocking stuffer for my favorite beer nerd! Love this!

  39. Ben November 7, 2013 at 5:23 pm #

    This is a great idea and well done. I would love a deck.

  40. Ryan November 10, 2013 at 10:30 pm #

    Awesome! My dad loves the Portland Breweries and my Mom loves art! This would be an awesome Christmas gift!

  41. Jenny November 15, 2013 at 6:58 am #

    Is it too late? Because I really want those cards!

  42. Tricia November 17, 2013 at 9:05 pm #

    I really love these cards, the artwork calls out to me and has taunted me several times… I’ve seen them at Saturday Market and Made in Oregon store, and – they want me to buy them, but alas we’ve been broke and I’ve been a good girl not spending money on non-essentials. Please pick me!

  43. Jeff November 21, 2013 at 3:06 pm #

    Yo deal me in! This deck would make a great addition to my poker nites!

  44. Brian Williams November 21, 2013 at 3:35 pm #

    I’ve got a deck of his Portland cards would love to get a deck of these cards!

  45. noel November 22, 2013 at 11:36 am #

    cards and the reminder of all the great beer venues Portland has to offer, the perfect combination

  46. Neil November 22, 2013 at 11:57 am #

    This cards look great, saw a set of them at one of my favorite breweries the other day.

  47. Brendan Smith November 22, 2013 at 12:55 pm #

    These look really cool AND would make a great gift for the beer lovers in my life!

  48. Katie November 29, 2013 at 4:44 pm #

    in the spirit of black Friday – I WANT, don’t need those cards, badly.

  49. Brian December 1, 2013 at 11:09 am #

    I love drinking local + art!

  50. Marissa December 3, 2013 at 9:49 am #

    This sounds like an awesome gift for my favorite cribbage partner!

  51. Parag December 15, 2013 at 1:48 am #

    I started buying his decks a few years ago. Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, BC….

  52. Ahna December 15, 2013 at 8:04 am #

    I want to win these for my husband… cause he loves beer!! And anything local…

  53. Renata December 28, 2013 at 10:31 pm #

    That’s cool, I have a deck of cards from pike brewery, would love that one!

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