Portland Beer "Week" runs from Friday, August 19, to Sunday, August 28. A full list of events can be found at pdxbeerweek.com, but here are a few of the highlights.
Kick Off—Beer week is off to the races at Horse Brass' opening night party. Widmer will be on hand for the release of the week's official beer—a golden ale made with rosehips. Horse Brass Pub, 4534 SE Belmont, Fri Aug 19, 5 pm-2:30 am
Beer Brunch—Double Mountain and Hopworks team up with the fellas from Spirit of 77 for a Saturday morning brunch, with some of the two brewers' favorite beers as pairings. Spirit of 77, 500 NE MLK, Sat Aug 20, 9 am-1 pm
I Scream, You Scream, We All... Belch—All week long, Salt & Straw, NE Alberta's farm-to-cone ice cream impresarios, will be debuting a new beer-centric flavor. If these ones are anywhere near as good as their brown ale with bacon ice cream, you're in for a treat. Salt & Straw, 2035 NE Alberta, Mon Aug 22-Fri Aug 26, 1-10 pm
For the Love—Alison Grayson's documentary on women in the craft brewing industry, The Love of Beer, premieres at the Bagdad Theater. Many of the film's subjects—some of whom call Portland home—will be in attendance, and Deschutes and Bend Brewing will be on hand with beer specials. Bagdad Theater, 3702 SE Hawthorne,
Sat Aug 20, 8:30 pm, $6