This Saturday, March 4th the SheBrew Beer Festival takes place for the third year and in doing so expands on what they built the previous two years. The all ages, all genders festival is a co-production of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and the Oregon Brew Crew and has added an AHA-sanctioned home brew competition and offers beer and cider from 20 local breweries.
The home brew entries from women locally and nationally were judged last weekend at Zoiglhaus and some of the entered beers will be available for sampling at the festival. A list of the winners...perhaps a name or two will be familiar to you...selected by the judges is available and attendees will have the opportunity to vote for a People's Choice winner during the event. The Best of Show winner, who will have the opportunity to brew with Natalie Baldwin at Breakside Brewery, will also be revealed.
Things kick off at noon and go until 8pm, plenty of time to stop in after Saturday chores, between other Saturday happenings or as a place to park it for the day and enjoy all the beer/cider, food and entertainment the festival has to offer.
12pm Festival opens
12-3pm Homebrews available for sampling and voting
12-4pm Musical acts
8pm Festival ends (...you don't have to go home but you can't stay here...)
Tickets are currently available for those 21+ with the $20 including a tasting glass (the commemorative one to the right for the first 250 attendees) and 10 tasting tickets. Per the usual run of festivals in these parts, additional tasting tickets will be available for $1 each. And per the inclusive nature of the festival, non-drinkers and those under 21 are welcome to attend.
SheBrew Beer Festival
Saturday, March 4 12-8pm
Buckman Coffee Factory
1105 SE Main St, Portland