Portland 2015 THIRSTfest @ Melody Ballroom | LGBTQ Wine, Beer, Spirits Festival, Samples, Battle of the Bartenders

From our sponsors:
Thirst Fest @ Melody BallroomTHIRST fest
March 13-14, 2015
1 Day Ticket $20 ADV / 2 Day Ticket + Collectible Event Shirt $50 ADV / $25 Doors
Friday 5-10 p.m. / Saturday 4-10 p.m.
Tickets: eventbrite.com
More info: thirstfest.com

Melody Ballroom
615 SE Alder St, Portland, OR 97214

THIRST Fest 2015, a wine, beer and spirits festival supporting the LGBTQ community through a partnership with the Cascade AIDS Project, offers members of the LGBTQ community, their allies and others the opportunity to taste and compare a wide variety of unique beverages while supporting a good cause. THIRST Fest opens Friday, March 13th and runs through Saturday, March 14th at THE Melody Ballroom in Portland at 615 S.E. Alder Street, Portland, Oregon.

Attendees at THIRST Fest 2015, now in its second year, will be greeted by some of Portland’s most glamorous and gregarious hosts, and will introduce members of the LGBTQ community to some of the newest alcoholic beverages hitting the glass. The two-day event at Portland’s THE Melody Ballroom will feature beverage and cocktail sampling, cocktail competitions, and a chance for members of the LGBTQ community to influence its own latest trends in mixology. More than 40 craft distilleries, craft breweries and select wineries will be participating.

In addition to sample tastings, attendees can chat with local and national winemakers, craft distillers and brewers, and watch Portland’s top bartender’s battle for the 2nd Annual THIRST Fest Battle of the Bartenders Cup. Local celebrity judges will decide which bartender will reign supreme, and attendees will be able to taste each competitor’s unique creations after they have left the stage. Bring it Home! A full service, OLCC licenses liquor outlet will be available to sell distilled spirits at the show, and wine and beer vendors will be able to sell their wares direct to attendees at the event.

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