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New “Taste of Portland” launching at Beervana

New “Taste of Portland” launching at Beervana

For the very first time a special “Taste of Portland” area is being offered at Beervana, New Zealand’s premier celebration of craft beer, being held in Wellington on 22 and 23 August.

Three award winning Portland brewers, a Portland chef, and one of the USA’s leading beer writers, are heading to Wellington as part of what’s called the “Beervana Exchange” which encourages the sharing of ideas and experiences between two craft beer capitals.

The Portland brewers who will be showcasing at Beervana are all medal winners from the prestigious 2014 Beer World Cup: Widmer Brothers Brewing, Gigantic Brewing Company and Commons Brewery.

As well as offering tastings of some of their award winning brews at a Portland Brewers Bar, open to all Beervana attendees, the brewers will also be part of special ticketed “Taste of Portland” seminars. During these one hour seminars, attendees sample beers presented by the three Portland brewers, enjoy food pairings with Portland chef Paul Kasten and will be enlightened by John Holl, Author of the American Craft Beer Cookbook and Editor of All About Beer Magazine.

“With 53 breweries, Portland boasts more breweries than any city in the world and is known as the Beervana of USA,” says Beervana Director David Cryer. “People attending Beervana this year will have the rare opportunity to taste some incredible craft beers which are not available in New Zealand and to meet some of Portland’s top brewers.”

As part of the “Beervana Exchange”, two New Zealand brewers have just travelled to Portland to take part in collaborative brews which will be shipped to Wellington ready to be tasted at Beervana. Soren Eriksen from 8 Wired Brewing is collaborating with Gigantic Brewing, while Carl Vasta from Tuatara has partnered up with Commons Brewery. In addition, beer writer John Holl, has paired up with world renowned Widmer Brothers Brewing to take part in a Media Brew which will be judged at Beervana and tasted at special Media Brew Bars.

“Taste of Portland” Seminar Tickets are $45, limited to just 100 per session and will be available for purchase via Ticketek from 9am on Monday 9 June. Tickets must be purchased in addition to the general Beervana entry tickets.


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