February 21: 2015 Hillsdale Brewfest @ Hillsdale Brewery & Public House | 22 of McMenamins’ Finest Beers Vie For Chance to Represent

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Hillsdale Brewfest 2014Hillsdale Brewfest
February 21, 2015
11 a.m. – Late | Free | 21+
More info: mcmenamins.com

Hillsdale Brewery & Public House
1505 SW Sunset Blvd, Portland, OR 97239
(503) 246-3938 | More info: mcmenamins.com

Twenty-two of the finest beers from McMenamins’ breweries are sent into battle, their brewers vying for bragging rights, the notorious championship belt and a berth in the annual Oregon Brewers Festival held in downtown Portland in July.

Patrons order “trays” of beer samples, arranged from lightest to darkest. It is our guests’ official duty to decide who deserves the coveted title. The beers cover the spectrum of brew styles – from hefeweizen to oatmeal stout, barleywine to smoked amber ale and beyond. Each taster casts one ballot that lists his or her top three choices. (And beware the brewers’ shameless vote-mongering. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.)

So head to the Hillsdale Brewery & Public House in February to drink, vote and be merry – and may the best brewery win.

Curious about what brewers and breweries have captured the Belt in year’s past? Recognize some of these names? Take a trip down memory lane for here is the lineage, taken directly from the words stamped into/upon those big leather weight belts.

February 22, 2014
Double Helix Double IPA
Matt Carter • Dave Kosanke • Concordia Brewery

Silvercone India Pale Lager
Brady Romtvedt • Chris Oslin • Cornelius Pass Roadhouse

Free Will IPA
Tim Proctor • John Barleycorns

Dark Star CDA
Brady Romtvedt • Chris Oslin • Cornelius Pass Roadhouse

Lucky Charms Irish Red Ale
Tim Proctor • Ben Nehrling • Concordia Brewery

Hot For Teacher IPA
Tim Proctor • Ben Nehrling • Concordia Brewery

Madman Jacks Insane Pale Ale
Matt Carter • Hillsdale Brewery & Public House

No Mas Lento IPA
Chris Haslett • Fulton Brewpub

White Lightning Whiskey Stout
Tim Proctor • Brian Riley • Concordia Brewery

Royal Oil Oatmeal Stout
Mike “Curly” White • Fulton Brewpub

Big Bully Organic IPA
Greg Balch • Hillsdale Brewery & Public House

Hoof-To-The-Head Organic Oatmeal Stout
Greg Balch • Hillsdale Brewery & Public House

Stronghold Imperial Stout
Jason McAdam • Hillsdale Brewery & Public House

Beltfester Lager
Bart Hance • Antonio Gonzalez • Cornelius Pass Roadhouse

Armadillo IPA
Vince Howell • Highland Brew Pub

Reincarnation Pale
Andrew Collins • Craig Gulla • Crystal Brewery

Jabba The Porter
Jon Green • Hillsdale Brewery & Public House

Brahma Mama Pale
Clay P. Riley • Hillsdale Brewery & Public House

Chewbaccan Stout
Mike Hogan • Lighthouse Brew Pub

Old Bushwacker
Bart Hance • McMenamins West Linn