Portland's Cheers to Belgian Beers Festival 2008
Join us at Roots Organic Brewing Company on April 5, 2008 for the 2nd Annual Portland's Cheers to Belgian Beers Festival. This festival was launched in the spring of 2007 and was held at Rock Bottom Brewery in it's first year. Ten local Portland Breweries were challenged to create their own Belgian Style Beer Recipe with the same yeast strain. Proceeds generated from the festival were donated to charity.
Festival goers voted for their favorite Belgian Beer, and Roots Brewery won for its Eastside Abbey Belgian Ale. Therefore, the Master Brewers at Roots have selected the yeast strain for this year's challenge, and will host the festival at their pub at 1520 SE 7th Avenue in Portland on Saturday April 5th, 2008. You will be able to sip delicious Belgian Ales from fancy commerative glassware and feel good about it at the same time. Each year, the hosting brewery will select a charity that will recieve the proceeeds from the Festival.
We will keep you posted as the details for this year's festival develop. But just think as you enter your local brewery in the next few weeks, their Festival Entry may be being brewed or even in tank fermenting as you sip on your favorite pint. Stay tuned and Cheers!
Yeast Strain 2008: Ardennes/ La Chouffe
Participating Breweries: Roots, Alameda Brewhouse, Rock Bottom Brewery, Hopworks Urban Brewery, New Old Lompoc, Lucky Lab Brewery, Amnesia Brewing, Philadelphia's, BJ's, McMenamin's Crystal Brewery and John Barleycorn's (collaboration), Laurelwood, McMenamin's CPR, Hair of the Dog and Racoon Lodge
Official Website: http://www.myspace.com/rootsorganicbrewing
Added by multimodal on March 9, 2008