Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Dog-friendly Oregon Indie Beer Fest!

On August 29th from 11:00am to 9:00pm, the city of Portland will close down SE 9th Street between SE Belmont and SE Yamhill for the 1st Annual Oregon Indie Beer Fest. The event will feature 30+ small, independent Oregon-based brewers that brew no-more-than 1000 barrels per year, providing festival goers with exciting, hard-to-find beers.

To prepare us for this unique gathering, Green Dragon will be tapping some of these independent brews each day of the week (August 24-28) leading up to the festival. Attendees will have the opportunity to taste 60+ hard-to-find craft beers and meet their makers during the Indie Beer Fest, and will be able to take their favorites home with them in bottles, growlers and kegs to go. And if the beer is not enough to keep cool, tours of the Green Dragon's 1,040 square foot, glow-in-the-dark cooler will be held hourly.

Other activities at Indie Beer Fest include:
12:00 to 5:00 - Dog Wash
12:00 to 4:00 - Washers Tournament
11:00 to 9:00 - Free Pinball
11:00 to 9:00 - Free Shuffleboard

Indie Beer Fest is 100% dog-friendly and owners are encouraged to bring their companions with them. A portion of the proceeds from the Indie Beer Festival will benefit the Portland-based Pixie Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing animal adoption in a nurturing environment and affording access to spay and neuter services for everyone.

With a $10.00 paid admission, each attendee will receive 5 taster tickets. Additional tickets will be sold for $1.00 each.


Lily and Benson said...

An Indie Beer Fest sure does sound good. I almost tasted beer once but I don't think we are allowed.
Benny & Lily

Pet-friendly Oregon said...

That's how we do it in Oregon! We love taking our dogs everywhere. We know they are just a furry member of your family. If you ever get to make it to the Oregon Coast you should check out some pet friendly vacation rentals.