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You like music. You like beer. So we're bringing the two together—in a way that seems perfectly obvious, but hasn't really ever been done successfully before.

The first annual Malt Ball is coming on Saturday, March 24, and it's going to be fantastic—Portland's very first beer festival that actually has GOOD music. The Malt Ball, brought to you by your pals at the Portland Mercury and the Oregon Brewers Guild, is a full day packed with tons of local breweries offering exclusive beers, and 12 of Portland's best bands performing onstage. It's a concert! It's a beer fest! It's the damn best time you'll ever have*.


Tickets have just gone on sale, and you're gonna want to get advance tickets because this thing is going to fill up fast. Trust us on this. If you're still not convinced, check out this killer lineup of bands:

The Builders and the Butchers; Weinland; Lord Dying; Quiet Life; Wow & Flutter; Lost Lander; Old Junior; Denver; Stay Calm; The Golden Bears; Archers; Mission Spotlight
And beers from the following breweries:
IO Barrel; Breakside; Coalition; Columbia River; Fort George; Full Sail; Gilgamesh; Hopworks; Laurelwood; Lompoc; McMenamins; Ninkasi; Portland U-Brew; The Commons

Holy malt balls! This is going to be AMAZING. Get your tickets now.

The Malt Ball; Bossanova Ballroom, 722 E Burnside, Sat March 24, 2 pm-midnight, $20 presale/$25 door (admission includes commemorative glass, four tasting tickets), BUY TICKETS HERE