Win Tickets ($30): Black Out Beer Fest @ Sidebar | 25+ Beers, Heated & Tented Parking Lot, Live Music, Food Specials

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Black Out Beer Fest @ Sidebar on February 19. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, February 19.



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From our sponsors:
Blackout Beer FestBlack Out Beer Fest
February 19, 2016
4-10 p.m. | $15 | 21+
More info: Facebook

Sidebar
3901 N Williams Ave, Portland

Get a taste of the dark side at the fourth annual Black Out Beer Fest on Friday, Feb. 19 from 4 to 10pm at Lompoc Sidebar, 3901 N Williams Ave. Hosted by Lompoc Brewing, the Black Out Beer Fest features more than 25 dark beers plus live music and food specials.

Featuring a range of styles including porters, stouts, coffee beers and black IPAs, the Black Out Beer Fest offers dark beer lovers an evening to celebrate. Participating breweries include 54°40′ Brewing, Baerlic Brewing, Buoy Beer, Breakside Brewery, Burnside Brewing, Cascade Brewing, Coin Toss Brewin, Double Mountain Brewery, Ecliptic Brewing, Everybody’s Brewing, Fire On The Mountain, Fort George Brewery, Gigantic Brewing, Hopworks Urban Brewery, Kells Brew Pub, Lucky Labrador Brew Pub, pFriem Family Brewers, Portland U-Brew & Pub, Roots Organic Brewing, Stormbreaker Brewing, Three Creeks Brewing, Upright Brewing, Uptown Market and Widmer Brothers Brewing.

Tasting packages are required to drink the beers and cost $15, which includes a souvenir 15.5 oz glass tasting mug and eight beer tickets. Additional tickets are available for $1 apiece. It costs four tickets for a full mug or $1 for a taste. Ticket sales take place at the door in Sidebar; advance tickets are not available. The beers will be served in Sidebar and in a tented and heated parking lot adjacent to the pub.

The Black Out Beer Fest is for ages 21+.

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85 Responses to Win Tickets ($30): Black Out Beer Fest @ Sidebar | 25+ Beers, Heated & Tented Parking Lot, Live Music, Food Specials

  1. Emily February 15, 2016 at 2:14 pm #

    Grad school has got me down! I am hoping for a night off of school work. Crossing my fingers!

  2. Guy Smith February 15, 2016 at 3:40 pm #

    Sounds like a perfect day

  3. rya February 15, 2016 at 4:41 pm #

    why not

  4. Delia February 15, 2016 at 8:59 pm #

    I love beer so I hope to go.

  5. Sue February 15, 2016 at 10:27 pm #

    I thought I was a lone dark beer fan in an IPA town. I’d love to go and raise a glass with others who like the dark side!

  6. Bret jarvis February 16, 2016 at 1:12 am #

    Cool

  7. jeff linsday February 16, 2016 at 1:13 am #

    Awesome

  8. Ryan denning February 16, 2016 at 1:13 am #

    Rad

  9. Melissa Fowler February 16, 2016 at 1:13 am #

    This would be fun

  10. Kate February 16, 2016 at 7:20 am #

    My boyfriend loves dark beer! This would be an awesome late Valentine’s day surprise! I recently tried the Wild Ride Peanut Butter Porter and it was the most delicious thing I’ve ever tasted!

  11. Russ Ensworth February 16, 2016 at 9:16 am #

    It would be great to have a chance to taste so many great beers in one spot & to find a new favorite watering hole.

  12. Shannon February 16, 2016 at 10:33 am #

    My brother is coming to visit from Canada, he loves dark beer, this would be a great event to take him to :)

  13. Kelly Frazier February 16, 2016 at 10:46 am #

    I work in the OR beer world and would like to attend this event!

  14. Chris February 16, 2016 at 11:21 am #

    heck yeah, good way to end a week

  15. Emily February 16, 2016 at 2:45 pm #

    I wanna play, and drink…. please. Thanks :)

  16. Steve February 16, 2016 at 2:54 pm #

    As an unlicensed, unofficial dark-beer hunter, this is my true home.

  17. Megan February 16, 2016 at 4:34 pm #

    I love this idea for happy hour.

  18. Megan February 16, 2016 at 4:35 pm #

    Adore this idea for happy hour.

  19. Grant February 16, 2016 at 4:36 pm #

    Man oh man– this looks like some much needed fun!.. and the darker the better with beers I always say.

  20. Megan O. February 16, 2016 at 5:00 pm #

    Pick me! Pick me!

  21. ryan February 17, 2016 at 12:56 am #

    off friday and love dark beers…would be a nice gathering before dancing the night away.

  22. Molli Vandehey February 17, 2016 at 6:53 am #

    oh my! i havent been to a beer fest in some time! this sounds amazin!

  23. Megan February 17, 2016 at 10:42 am #

    Love LOVE dark beer! Especially coffee beer!

  24. Kevin February 17, 2016 at 11:13 am #

    Sounds like a perfect weekend!

  25. Sarah February 17, 2016 at 11:13 am #

    Yummy! Dark beers just in time before spring!

  26. Heidi February 17, 2016 at 3:15 pm #

    I would love to go! Thank you!

  27. Larissa February 17, 2016 at 3:26 pm #

    I wasn’t able to spend Valentine’s Day with my boyfriend and now that he’s back in town, this would be the perfect way to celebrate!

  28. lorea February 17, 2016 at 3:28 pm #

    I like Lompoc and live music… oh and beer! Please consider me!!

  29. Thom February 17, 2016 at 4:56 pm #

    I love me some Lompoc!

  30. jaredw February 17, 2016 at 6:06 pm #

    Send me, I love beer

  31. Jessica February 17, 2016 at 8:31 pm #

    I like winning and I like beer, so Duh! Pick me

  32. David February 18, 2016 at 8:31 am #

    Visiting Portland for the first time and this sounds like it is up my wife and I’s alley.

  33. Alison February 18, 2016 at 8:43 am #

    I need a great way to celebrate my 60th birthday…. What could be better than drinking dark beer with my family?!

  34. Hannah February 18, 2016 at 8:44 am #

    I would absolutely loooooove going to this. Durk biirs are muh jam no doubt. Please pick me :D

  35. Devon Sullivan February 18, 2016 at 9:49 am #

    Dark beers = heaven

  36. Mike February 18, 2016 at 12:51 pm #

    Recently moved back to the US after living in England for 4 years. Coming to Portland this weekend to have fun and sample American beers again.

  37. Danielle V February 18, 2016 at 2:45 pm #

    I’m tired of light beers with no taste, BRING ON THE GOOD STUFF!

  38. Mike February 18, 2016 at 3:11 pm #

    I need a great date idea for my girlfriend and I. Plus i want to leave a good memory to the term “black out” for my girlfriend instead of the superbowl. Pick uS1

  39. alex e February 18, 2016 at 3:12 pm #

    I love beer so much I think I might turn into a beer, like a weird version of Cinderella…. I have to win or I will turn back into a human or something…..

  40. Brad February 18, 2016 at 3:13 pm #

    Portland = Beer!

  41. Christina February 18, 2016 at 3:16 pm #

    I would have some VERY happy warehouse boys if I won this!!

  42. TIM F February 18, 2016 at 3:18 pm #

    Beer, food and music; what else matters?
    My gal-pal and I could use a night out.

  43. April C. February 18, 2016 at 3:21 pm #

    It’s been a bit of a crappy week so this would be a nice way to end it! :)

  44. Carly February 18, 2016 at 3:25 pm #

    This sounds like the PERFECT event for date night!

  45. katie walker February 18, 2016 at 3:28 pm #

    My favorite brewery is Lompoc (where this is at!) so this would be AWESOME to go to!!

  46. Nicole February 18, 2016 at 3:33 pm #

    This would be the best date night ever!

  47. Neil February 18, 2016 at 3:33 pm #

    I went last year and this was a great little festival. I hope the weather holds out.

  48. Greg February 18, 2016 at 3:50 pm #

    How have I never been to this beer event? I think I need to take a friend to this whole loves dark beer and didn’t get to the Festival of the Dark Arts.

  49. Ben February 18, 2016 at 3:56 pm #

    Sounds like an awesome event! Thanks!

  50. Kimi February 18, 2016 at 3:59 pm #

    Beer,. like chocolate and music: the darker, the better.

  51. Brett N February 18, 2016 at 4:04 pm #

    I know some friends that would love to go out for some beers.

  52. Masayo February 18, 2016 at 4:11 pm #

    My husband is a HUGE fan of dark beers and I want to treat him for a night out!

  53. John February 18, 2016 at 4:15 pm #

    Sounds like fun and Dark Beer with this rainy weather would be a perfect combo.

  54. Jeremy Brill February 18, 2016 at 4:17 pm #

    I live dark beers

  55. Alyssa Norris February 18, 2016 at 4:21 pm #

    I’m in town for a weekend of fun. This would be fun!

  56. Aurelia February 18, 2016 at 4:24 pm #

    Sounds like a great event – would love to attend with a (very lucky) friend!

  57. erica February 18, 2016 at 4:41 pm #

    Been trying to go to the Side Bar forever, this would be the perfect excuse! Beer me!

  58. Marissa February 18, 2016 at 4:42 pm #

    Pleeease pick me! I’m having visitors to town and they would love to go!

  59. Miranda February 18, 2016 at 4:45 pm #

    This could really tie together a theme weekend for me: dark beer –> darkwave –> dark comedy –> dark arts.

  60. Dulce February 18, 2016 at 4:47 pm #

    I’m visiting the big city this weekend from the sticks of northern Idaho, and I want to soak up as much culture as possible before I have to leave my very favorite place! Also, I freaking love dark beer.

  61. Nick February 18, 2016 at 5:27 pm #

    Dark beer AND Lompoc?!?! Yes please.

  62. Scarlett February 18, 2016 at 5:28 pm #

    Happy birthday to me! This would be a great way to celebrate 31 years on this wonderful earth. Cheers!

  63. Chris February 18, 2016 at 5:29 pm #

    Tickets for beer, would make me cheer!!!!!

  64. Tonya February 18, 2016 at 5:34 pm #

    Love dark beer…this would be awesome!

  65. Kristy February 18, 2016 at 5:41 pm #

    You KNOW as much the coming of Spring has me jazzed, it means rhe dark beer reign will end. I’ll be reduced to seeing who puts off selling all IPA and lighter beers…. And those awesome Porters and Stouts will be nothing but a vague memory.

    Awwwww! Pick us?
    I don’t like IPAs…. (in my best Droopy Dog vpice)

  66. Adrienne February 18, 2016 at 6:23 pm #

    Coffee beer…. yes!

  67. John February 18, 2016 at 8:13 pm #

    Time for a Black Out

  68. Tina Rea February 18, 2016 at 8:30 pm #

    Dark nights and dark beer! What a perfect way to spend a winters night.

  69. Michael M February 18, 2016 at 9:16 pm #

    I started a new job and will be attending tomorrow to catch up with old coworkers and friends! Free tickets would make the night even more awesome!

  70. Vicki Gregori February 18, 2016 at 9:46 pm #

    There’s no beer like dark beer

  71. Anthony February 18, 2016 at 10:15 pm #

    Love this beer festival and would love to be able to
    go again!

  72. roy n February 18, 2016 at 10:45 pm #

    Dark beers are the best. Lompoc has some great one. Would love to go.

  73. erik mace February 19, 2016 at 12:27 am #

    mmm. beeeer.

  74. panda February 19, 2016 at 1:27 am #

    porters & stouts, oh my!

  75. Rachel February 19, 2016 at 7:06 am #

    Sounds like a great weekend activity!

  76. T-Dah February 19, 2016 at 9:02 am #

    It’s cold and rainy outside. Dark beers are made for winter!

  77. Dana G February 19, 2016 at 9:11 am #

    If you haven’t already picked yet- I’d love to win! We have friends in town this weekend from Seattle and this would be AWESOME. They’re brewers and would have a blast.

  78. Melanie Grew February 19, 2016 at 10:00 am #

    Just started dating my boyfriend and would love to surprise him with a night of trying new beers!

  79. Tom February 19, 2016 at 10:28 am #

    I’ll take a stout any day of the year. 4th of July is for dark beer! It’s frustrating that Portland is still so hoppy, it’s time to move on from the IPA!!! More dark beer please!

    This is my favorite time of year because I can find beer that I cannot see through, and this festival would pretty much be one of the best ever.

  80. Monica February 19, 2016 at 10:52 am #

    I. Want. To. Go. To. There.

    Pick me!

  81. Dorinda February 19, 2016 at 11:50 am #

    I don’t know if I like dark beer; turn me on! lol

  82. david February 19, 2016 at 1:22 pm #

    hope i am not too late…just down the road from here!!!

  83. kyle lowery February 19, 2016 at 5:10 pm #

    Yes Yess Yesss! I am going as Batman if I win

  84. Cheri clark February 19, 2016 at 5:47 pm #

    We love beer, and have no plans for Saturday!

  85. Charlie February 19, 2016 at 5:51 pm #

    Good thing I read the description to discover that it’s a reference to the celebration of all beers dark… mmmm, my favorites. Otherwise I would have been confused and wondered if the name referred to the objective of the event?… or, maybe, an historical hearkening back to West Coasters covering all their windows with black, light-impenetrable cloth as a measure of precaution against Japanese air invasion during WWII.

    If either of the aforementioned had been the case, it’d still be all good since I’d neither plan to drive or fly after enjoying myself for the evening anyway.

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