This weekend the Portland International Beerfest takes over the North Park Blocks, with an esoteric selection of beers from around the world. How "around-the-world" are we talking? Well, the event's website doesn't have a "beer" list, it has a "bier" list, and if you can pronounce all the different kinds of "bier" on that list—Slaapmutske Triple Nightcap! Kulmbacher Mönchshof Schwarzbier! Nøgne Ø!—well, then, you probably already have tickets.
But let's say you don't! Right now advance tickets are $20, which gets you entry, beer glass, and 10 tasting tickets. (It's $25 at the door.) But we've got two pairs of tickets to give away for FREE for Blogtown commenters. The Beerfest takes place 4-10 pm on Friday, July 15; noon-10 pm on Saturday, July 16; and noon-7 pm on Sunday, July 17. Please be advised that you'll need to come by the downtown Mercury office to pick up your tickets during office hours (Mon-Fri 9-5) so don't enter if you aren't able to do so.
Here's how to win: simply leave a comment describing the last beer you drank. It can be just a quick 'n' dirty description, or a full, flowery, beer-geek review (nerd). Your choice. Any beer at all is fine, whether it was PBR or an aged Westvleteren (nerd). We'll pick two comments at random and award a pair of tickets to each winner. Commenting closes 9 am Thursday morning; winners will need to come by either Thursday or Friday to get their tickets. Good luck!
UPDATE: This contest is closed and the winners have been notified.