Craft Beer and Vegan Food Festival is Coming Back to Portland
Monday, March 21, 2016
GoLocalPDX Lifestyle Team
Vegan Beer and Food Festival is Coming Back to Portland.
The 2nd annual Vegan Beer & Food Festival returns on June 11, 2016 to Zidell Yards. The festival showcases the most ambitious craft brewers and progressive restaurants complemented by the sounds of emerging musical acts.
Guests will enjoy pours from over 60 breweries alongside kombucha, cider, cold brew and soda offerings while enjoying 40+ eateries, food trucks, and vendors.
The 21+ event provides guests with a limited edition Vegan Beer & Food Festival glass to enjoy 4oz. pours of 100+ beers including different styles and special vegan varietals from producers including Cascade Brewing, De Garde, Crux Fermentation Project, The Commons, and countless others. Restaurants curated by acclaimed blogger Quarrygirl include Native Bowl, Of Roots & Blooms, Herbivorous Butcher (Minneapolis), Doomies (Los Angeles) and Sizzle Pie, tasked with crafting inspired vegan fare to complement the brews and showcase the region’s seasonal farm-fresh produce. New to the festival is the addition of a Cold Brew and Craft Soda tent providing guests not experiencing the beer an area to discover small-batch producers dedicated to furthering the craft beverage industry.
The extensive menu of cold brew coffees is curated by applauded expert Evan Dohmann of Constellation Supply Co. to range in style and methodology featuring the brightest artisan and roasters in specialty coffee. The event also will feature a novel “Pop Up” marketplace with artisan vendors selling everything from clothing to ceramics to craft goods.
The Vegan Beer & Food Festival will donate portions of proceeds to The Gentle Barn, a nonprofit dedicated to “teaching people kindness and compassion to animals, each other, and our planet.”
Tickets for the Vegan Beer & Food Festival are on sale now and include a limited amount of $100 Vegan Road Trip Two City VIP passes that provide access to both the Portland event and the Los Angeles festival taking place on June 18, 2016 at The Rose Bowl. Fee free tickets will also be available at Herbivore Clothing Co.
Portland Breweries (June 11, 2016)
Montavilla Brew Co.
Portland Restaurants (June 11, 2016)
Follow Your Heart
Heidi Ho Organics
Of Roots and Blooms
Petunia’s Pies and Pastries
Sage Organic Vegan Bistro
The Herbivorous Butcher
PORTLAND (June 11, 2016):
GA Tickets: $45
General Admission includes event admission, entry at 1PM, and unlimited beer, kombucha, cold brew and craft soda sampling.
VIP includes event admission, early 11AM entry, exclusive and unlimited beer, kombucha, cold brew and craft soda tasting, access to the VIP area.
No Beer All Cheer: $35
No Beer All Cheer includes event admission, unlimited kombucha, cold brew, and craft soda sampling
No Beer All Cheer VIP: $45
No Beer All Cheer VIP includes event admission, early 11AM entry, unlimited kombucha, cold brew and craft soda sampling, access to the VIP area
Tickets and additional event details are available at www.VeganBeerFest.com
Doomie's Home Cookin' from L.A. offered up one of the festival's most anticipated eats: the vegan Big Mac.
Your trepidatious GoLocal News Team tried this delicacy. The verdict: tastiest Big Mac on the vegan market. Also intensely filling.
A festival worker adds something to a wall by the glass stand.
Clearly Kombucha was present at the festival. Motto for the company: "Booch, don't kill my vibe."
Gilgamesh Brewing was represented at the festival.
Glasses were given to attendees so that they could try all of the beer and kombuchas stationed at the festival.
Chetco Brewing Company in all of their splendor.
Attendees of the festival sat on haystacks and drank beer. The season: fall.
The guys from Happy Mountain Kombucha having a ball at the festival.
Local beer aficionados Meghan Cleland and Maricris Herrera pose for the camera.
What festival is complete without a hula hooper?
A representative of Finnriver cidery shines next to her diverse apple assortment.
These three drove down from Seattle (surviving on only snack necklaces) in order to make their vegan pilgrimage.
Local favorite band Genders was the opening musical act.
Another Portland local group, Modern Kin, followed Genders.
Sushi Love showed up with some extremely fresh and innovative sushi. This take on the california role included jackfruit as the "crab."
The LoveBomb Go-Go Marching Band got festies riled up.
Mimicking Birds added some tears to our vegan tacos and craft beer.
If you were at the festival, this is what you would have seen: Pure joy.
Thao & the Get Down Stay Down was the final music act. And they were awesome.
Even more Thao.
Pedestrians, cyclists, humans and dogs alike watched the live music from above on the newly finished Tilikum Crossing Bridge.
Look at Thao.
Gosh, Thao. You're making us blush.