For those of you who are quick to act, love high quality beer, helping others, and will be in Portland this weekend, may I submit for your consideration, FredFest 2008. This is the third year of an event that started out as a surprise birthday party for noted beer writer, Fred Eckhardt.
Limited tickets for this – ahead of time. See excerpts from press release below.
… The event will take place from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 10 — the actual date of Eckhardt’s 82nd birthday — at Hair of the Dog Brewing, 4509 SE 23rd Avenue in Portland. …
… Cost for the event is $50 in advance and includes a souvenir glass, free ticket for a raffle of bottled specialty beers and four hours’ of sampling, sipping and story-telling with Eckhardt. Admission is limited to 200 attendees. Judging from previous years, the event is expected to sell out quickly. Tickets are available through Pay-Pal. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase tickets. …
… As always, proceeds from FredFest and the related online auction will go to a charity of Eckhardt’s choice. This year, Eckhardt named Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon, the local affiliate chapter of the National Parkinson Foundation, as the featured charity in memory of his longtime friend and fellow beer writer Michael Jackson, who died in 2007 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.
And the beers? A short but incredibly-impressive list indeed:
|BridgePort Brewing||Bourbon Barrel aged Old Knucklehead Firkin|
|Laurelwood Brewing||Bourbon Barrel Aged Olde Reliable Barleywine|
|Lompoc Brewing||Oak aged LSD|
|Deschutes Brewing||Br. Abe Belgian ale|
|Rockbottom Brewing||Oak aged IIPA|
|Cascade brewing||2006 Wild Blackberry ale ( Flanders red style)|
|Lucky Lab Brewing||Double Alt|
|Hopworks Urban Brewery||2007 Kentucky Christmas|
|Hair of the Dog||Cask Fred from the Wood|
|Full Sail Brewing||Bourbon BBL aged 1998 Old Boilermaker|
|Rogue Brewing||Brewer Ale|
|Roots Brewing||2006 Pinot Noir Oak aged Epic|
|Ninkasi Brewing||Dry Hopped Cask Tricerahops|
|Jim 2007||Holiday Ale Fest Collaboration with HOTD|
Looks like an awesome event.