Crib Notes for Your 2015 CBC Adventure – Part 2

WHAT: Portland, Oregon will play host to the 32nd edition of the Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America® (CBC) www.CraftBrewersConference.com

WHEN: April 14-17

WHERE: OREGON CONVENTION CENTER in downtown Portland.
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97232, (503) 235-7575, http://oregoncc.org

**SUNDAY APRIL 12**

NINKASI: Eugene Hospitality Suite – 155 Blair Blvd, Eugene, OR. 12pm-5pm. Join us for complimentary pints with our staff and brewers in a relaxed environment on our rooftop patio in Eugene!  RSVP in advance: www.ninkasibrewing.eventbrite.com

NINKASI: Eugene Campus Tours – 155 Blair Blvd, Eugene, OR. See the Ninkasi campus and tour with us! This short, informative tour goes beyond the brewing basics and gives you a glimpse at all the work that goes into creating our ales and lagers. Tour Times: Every hour 12:30 – 3:30pm. Contact us at 541-344-2739 or email tours@ninkasibrewing.com

BRIDGE TO BREWS – Portland, OR. The Bridge to Brews 8k and 10k run/walk go over the Fremont bridge and end in a post-race party at Waterfront Park with a beer tasting and live music. http://terrapinevents.com/event/bridge-to-brews-portland-8k-10k-run

AHA RALLY – Hopworks Urban Brewery – 2944 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR. 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) is kicking off Craft Brewers Conference week with an AHA Rally at Hopworks Urban Brewery! www.craftbrewersconference.com/events/hopworks-urban-brewery-aha-rally

**MONDAY, APRIL 13**

ARTISAN BREWERS’ WORKSHOP – “Ingredients to Brewhouse” – Lucky Labrador Brewpub, 1945 NW Quimby Street, Portland, OR.  9am-5:30pm. Karl Ockert’s Artisan Brewers’ Workshop will be exploring and discussing the fundamentals of brewing ingredients and the brewhouse processes in a full day workshop perfect for the practicing brewer who wants more training and for those who are new to the craft. www.artisanbrewersworkshop.com

CRAFT BEER WHOLESALERS SYMPOSIUM –  1:30 PM – 5:00 PM, Level 2, Portland Ballroom All.  Requires separate registration. The Craft Beer Wholesaler Symposium topics include: supplier-distributor interaction, logistics and warehouse, staff and business issues, information technology, sales strategy and sales team. http://schedule.craftbrewersconference.com/activ-portal/show-planner/detail/session/19/

Fort George Brewery Week-Long Tap Takeover at Lardo, 1212 SE Hawthorne Blvd, PDX. 11am-11pm For the entire week (4/13 – 4/17), Fort George Brewery will control the taps at Lardo’s Hawthorne Street location.  Try a wide range of Fort George one-offs and specialty beers while you enjoy some of the most amazing sandwiches in Portland.  Those 13 taps will be rotating all week long. www.lardopdx.com

LOMPOC SIDEBAR- 3901 N Williams Ave, Portland, OR. Welcome to Portland Craft Brewers Conference! 4-11pm at Sidebar, free appetizers from 5-7pm, featuring regular Lompoc Lineup PLUS Special beers from Ballast Point Brewing Co (San Diego, CA) www.lompocbrewing.com/sidebar

NINKASI: Eugene Campus Tours – Ninkasi Tasting Room, 272 Van Buren, Eugene, OR. See the Ninkasi campus and tour with us! This short, informative tour goes beyond the brewing basics and gives you a glimpse at all the work that goes into creating our ales and lagers. Tour Times: Check for times. Contact us at 541-344-2739 or email tours@ninkasibrewing.com

**TUESDAY, APRIL 14**

LOMPOC SIDEBAR – 3901 N Williams Ave, Portland, OR – Touched by Oak, 4-11pm at Sidebar, free appetizers from 5-7pm, featuring 09 Bourbon Barrel Aged Big Bang Red, 11 Bourbon Barrel Aged Old Tavern Rat, 12 Franc’ly Brewdolph, 13 Port Barrel Aged Big Bang Red, 14 Pinot Noir Barrel Aged Cheval de Trait Belge, PLUS Special beers from Ballast Point Brewing Co. www.lompocbrewing.com/sidebar

FIRST-TIME ATTENDEE / BA EVENT COMMITTEE MEET & GREET – Level 1, B 117-119, 5pm – 6pm New to Craft Brewers Conference? Get the most out of your experience with tips and advice from the BA Event Committee. Mingle and share a beer with these conference pros and set yourself up for a successful week!

HOSPITALITY SUITE – German & Hallertau Hop Growers Assoc. – Level 1, B 113-116 3pm – 6pm

MARKS DESIGN & METALWORKS TOUR – 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM 4220 NE Minnehaha Street, Vancouver, WA. Join us and learn about the process of brewhouse design and manufacturing. Come have lunch, meet the crew and check out Ghost Runners Brewery located onsite. Sign up for transportation pick up at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. www.marksdmw.com

MICRO MATIC DRAFT DISPENSE COURSE – Level 1, D 135-136, 9am – 4pm. This course requires a separate registration fee. This informative seminar covers the basics of equipment used, system design and installation. The program also details how to maintain a beer dispensing system after installation.

NINKASI: Eugene Campus Tours – Ninkasi Tasting Room, 272 Van Buren, Eugene, OR
See the Ninkasi campus and tour with us! This short, informative tour goes beyond the brewing basics and gives you a glimpse at all the work that goes into creating our ales and lagers. Tour Times: Check for times. Contact us at 541-344-2739 or email tours@ninkasibrewing.com

FAT (HEADS) TUES – At NWIPA, 6350 SE Foster Rd. PDX. 5pm-10pm. Full Fat Head’s Tap Takeover with IBUsive, Head Hunter, Head Shrinker, Semper FiPA and Predictable IIPA collaboration with Barley Brown’s! www.facebook.com/events/1551252295155623

IMPERIAL FLIGHT NIGHT WITH STONE – Imperial Bottle Shop & Taproom, 3090 SE Division St.6pm-9pm. A ridiculously good vertical flight night with Stone, paired with some of their own homemade snacks. Odd Beers for Odd Years Imperial Russian Stouts paired with Candied Imperial Russian Stout Hazelnuts, or the dangerously tasty Old Guardian flight paired with Chipotle Bacon Chex Mix http://imperialbottleshop.com

O-I PORTLAND GLASS PLANT TOUR – Owens-Illinois (O-I) offers tours of Portland plant to see how glass bottles are made. There will be two time slots on the morning of Tuesday, April 14, (9am & 10:30am) with transportation provided from the Oregon Convention Center to the O-I plant. Each group is limited to 20 people, so sign up today by emailing judi.gribble@o-i.com and indicating Group 1 or Group 2. Meet the bus on NE Holladay Street, north side of the Convention Center. NOTE: Long pants, long sleeves and closed-toe shoes are required. Anyone not wearing the proper attire will not be able to tour the plant. http://www.craftbrewersconference.com/events/o-i-portland-glass-plant-tour-2

STONE: BREWIN’ WITH THE LOCALS – Green Dragon, 928 SE 9th, PDX. 4pm-8pm. Stone has collaborated with Commons & Breakside to create two luscious beers that you won’t be seeing for long. On top of that, Stone’s newest Spotlight Series ale will be making its premier – the illusive Imperial Mutt Brown Ale. Come by and down a few pints alongside the Stone crew! www.pdxgreendragon.com

WELCOME RECEPTION – Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1 North Center Court St., PDX. 6:30 – 9:30pm www.rosequarter.com

WILDMER WELCOME RECEPTION – Widmer Brothers Brewery,955 N. Russell St., PDX. 7pm-11pm. Kurt and Rob Widmer welcome fellow brewers to what they consider “the best beer city in the known universe”. The party will have the Thermals and other long standing Portland musicians, as well as signature and specially beers throughout the evening. CBC attendees are encouraged to RSVP to megan.griffith@widmerbrothers.com by April, 10th. www.widmerbrothers.com In addition, Widmer Brothers has extended an invitation to brewers attending the conference to have their beer tested in the brewery’s Quality Assurance Lab, free of charge.

**WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15**

BREWEXPO AMERICA TRADE SHOW – Exhibit Halls A-E , 9am-5pm

BEER LABELS 101 – Level 1, B 110-112, 11:30am-1pm. A crash course of label knowledge. Great for beginners and those looking to refresh their label knowledge, this course will cover label types, print processes and label production. Free for all BrewExpo attendees. Please register in advance at www.beerlabels101.com

BREWERY OPERATIONAL HEADACHES: ASK THE EXPERTS – Level 1, B 117-119, 11:30am – 1pm. A distinguished panel of experts from across many aspects of craft brewery life, including CFO and financial consultants, sales chain and distribution consultants, legal advisors, and M&A advisors specific to the space. Due to popular demand, we will offer an open forum aimed at helping you maximize the value of your brewery and leverage it to accelerate growth and optimize profitability. No matter what stage you are in, this session will benefit you.

NATURAL INGREDIENTS FOR CRAFT BEERS, HARD CIDERS & HYBRID BEVERAGES – Level 1, A 105-106, 11:30am – 1pm, Participants in this discussion will learn about convenient and natural brewing ingredients for creating some of these unique and innovative products such as premium fruit cider, gluten free beer, and shandies. Ingredients will be featured in products for tasting.

AN EVENING OF SOLID GOLD – Tin Bucket, 3520 N Williams Ave, PDX. 5pm-8pm. Please join Alebriated Distribution at Tin Bucket the week of Craft Brewers Conference (CBC) for an evening of solid gold! Featured beers are gold medal winners from GABF and more. www.pdxbeergeeks.com/2015/03/an-evening-of-solid-gold.html

ANCHOR BREWING CBC HOSPITALITY – Urban Farmer, The Nines Hotel, 525 SW Morrison, Portland, OR. – 3:30pm – 6pm – Join us at the Urban Farmer in Portland’s Nines Hotel to Raise Your Anchor to CBC 2015! Enjoy a selection of Anchor brews and spirits from Anchor Distilling. Please RSVP to events@anchorsf.com

APEX BAR TAP TAKEOVER – 1216 SE Division St., PDX. Starts 5pm. The Lost Abbey + Solemn Oath + Sun King + Three Floyds + Surly Brewing. www.apexbar.com

BA BREWPUBS SUBCOMMITTEE OPEN HOUSE – Level 1, D 140-139, 3:45 – 4:45pm

BATCH BEER RELEASE: Migration Brewing & Craft Malting Guild Single Batch Beer Release, 2828 NE Glisan, PDX. 7pm-10pm. Migration Brewing and the Craft Malters Guild are teaming up to showcase craft malts grown throughout the country. This beer will highlight craft malts through craft brewing. We will have 100 logo metal tall boy pint cups for the first 100 people to the event. www.migrationbrewing.com

BREWS & BEATS – Central Oregon Brewers Guild, Crystal Ballroom, 1332 West Burnside, PDX. 6pm – 12am. Central Oregon breweries have come together to provide an exhilarating experience of specialty beers and fantastic music at the Crystal Ballroom. Kicking the night off with music from DJ Miss Briana & Twitt from Portland and headlining the event is the band Black Pistol Fire – a rock/blues/punk duo. Tickets are $15 presale and general public; $10 at the door with your CBC badge! For presale tickets visit this link. https://www.etix.com/ticket/online/performanceSearch.jsp?performance_id=8579925

CIDER MEETUP- Reverend Nat’s Cidery & Public Taproom w Cider Riot! 1813 NE 2nd Ave, PDX. 4pm-10pm. Take a break from beer to drink cider and hang out with Pacific Northwest cidermakers. Nat West of Rev Nat’s and Abram Goldman-Armstrong of Cider Riot! will be hosting an evening of cider drinking and cider culture from the Northwest and beyond. This event will feature 20+ taps all pouring cider with exclusive entry and discounts for CBC attendees and industry affiliates. http://reverendnatshardcider.com

FROM CRAFTSMAN TO DESIGNER THROUGH TASTE INNOVATION – Exhibit Hall A, 3-3:35pm There’s a science to constructing a balanced profile in your beer. Learn how to add top, heart and base notes to build a remarkable, one-of-a-kind pint that consumers won’t soon forget.

LOMPOC SIDEBAR – 3901 N Williams Ave, Portland, OR – Night of the Living Red, 4-11pm at Sidebar, free appetizers from 5-7pm, featuring  13 Revelry Red, 14 Brewdolph, Dagda Pan Gaelic Red, Proletariat Red, Pink Boots inspired Red Ale, PLUS Special beers from Ballast Point Brewing Co. www.lompocbrewing.com/sidebar

IDD – HEBS BUS TRIP TO GILGAMESH BREWING CO. – Salem OR – 6pm-11pm. IDD is arranging a bus to visit Gilgamesh Brewing Company, Salem, OR.  (1 hour south of Portland), to show interested brewers the IDD – HEBS (High Efficiency Brewing System), mash filter brew house, Flash Pasteurization and Squire “Plus 2″ keg systems in particular. Beer sampling and a BBQ dinner will be served during the visit. The bus picks up at the convention center at 6pm sharp and will return at approximately 11pm. Space is limited, so please book early. Space will be allotted on a first come, first served basis. www.iddeas.com

HOSPITALITY SUITE – CASCADE FLOORS – Level 1, A 107-109, 3:30-6pm. Visit the Cascade Floors hospitality suite for giveaways including custom-printed Carhartt jackets, shirts, hats, bottle openers and many more door prizes. Enjoy hot wings and other food as well as fine craft beer—and most importantly, lots of fun. See you there and cheers! www.cascadefloors.com

HOSPITALITY SUITE – ARDAGH GROUP, GLASS – NORTH AMERICA – Level 1, B 117-119, 3:30-6pm.
HOSPITALITY SUITE – WASHINGTON BEER COMMISSION – Level 1, A 105-106, 3:30-6pm
HOSPITALITY SUITE –  HACH – Level 1, B 110-112, 3:30pm-6pm, HACH’s resident brewing expert Chaz Benedict will be on hand to talk and answer questions.
HOSPITALITY SUITE – MICROMATIC 100 MILLION KEG SPEARS CELEBRATION, 3:30pm-6pm, Level 1, B 113-116.

HOW TO BUILD A BREWERY, TURNKEY CONSULTING, 11:30am–1pm, Level 1, B 115-116, Sponsored by TurnKey Brewery & Restaurant Consulting – Do you have a vision, a dream, of owning a brewery, distillery, restaurant or brewpub? TurnKey has extensive experience to make your dream a reality. www.tkbrconsulting.com

HUB CAN PARTY AND BITBURGER COLLABORATION RELEASE – Hopworks Urban Brewery, 2944 SE Powell Blvd , Portland, OR. – 6pm-9pm – In Production Area. Hopworks Urban Brewery will release a collaboration India Pale Lager brewed with Bitburger and feature canned craft beer, food trucks and entertainment. www.hopworksbeer.com

DOUBLE MOUNTAIN FEATURED BREWERY AT HORSE BRASS PUB – 4534 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR. ,11am – 2:30am. Join us at one of Portland’s most influential bars in the craft beer world, Horse Brass Pub. Many of our old standbys will be on tap, along with some specialty beers pulled from our archives. www.horsebrass.com

BARLEY BROWN’S MEET COMRADE – NWIPA, 6350 SE Foster Rd., PDX. 6pm-10pm. In 2013 Eli Dickinson and Marks Lanham won GABF Small Brewing Company and Brewers of the Year and a whole bunch of medals. Marks then moved to Denver to start Comrade Brewing with David Lin and crushed the mile high city! Barley Brown’s musician/cellarman Addison Collard will be playing starting at 8pm. www.facebook.com/events/1411198305861001

MCMENAMINS SPRING BREWERS DINNER – The Zeus Café, 303 SW 12th Ave, PDX. 7pm-10pm. $75 per ticket | 21 and over. Hosted by McMenamins Crystal Brewers Drew Phillips and Dan Black, beginning with a tour of the Crystal Brewery, the duo will present multiple courses prepared by Chef Jordan Taylor and Sous-chef Warren Pinkston at Zeus Café paired with their specially brewed beers. www.mcmenamins.com/events/136727-Spring-Brewers-Dinner

TRADEMARKS & CRAFT BEER – External seminar. Ecliptic Brewing, 825 N Cook St., Portland, OR., 2pm – 5pm . OvalOptions for Conflict Management and craft beer attorney Candace Moon are teaming up again to offer another seminar on trademarks and craft beer. We will discuss legal aspects of trademarks, the complexities that follow them, how to help avoid disputes, and how to manage disputes that do arrive. This is a free event open to brewery staff and ownership. http://ovaloptions.com/craft-beer-trademark-seminar

OFFICIAL NIGHTLY EVENT – CROSBY HOP FARM OPEN HOUSE, 5-9PM 8648 Crosby Road Northeast, Woodburn, OR. Experience the farm to pint movement on April 15 at Crosby Hop Farm’s open house. Meet the hop growers, network, imbibe and listen to live music. Tour the certified salmon-safe farm and see how its pellet plant combines art and science to produce craft-worthy hops. www.crosbyhops.com

OFFICIAL NIGHTLY EVENT – LAGUNITAS BREWING CO. 6-11:59pm, Lagunitas will be throwing two parties—at the same time!—both featuring live music and performers. They’ll be a hundred feet away from each other. One party is for the bright and cheery vibe and one for the dark and scary vibe. Pick your poison! Shuttles provided from convention center and nearby hotels. Bring your badge and your thirst—and come early, as they’ll fill up.

STONE BEER & BLUE STAR DOUGNUT PAIRING @ BAILEY’S – Bailey’s Taproom, 213 SW Broadway, PDX. 11am-2pm. What’s better than drinking beer in the middle of the day on a Wednesday? Drinking beer that’s been paired with doughnuts from Blue Star! Now that should help get you through your humpday. www.baileystaproom.com

STORMBREAKER BREWING & NIKOBREW HOPS COLLABORATION BEER PARTY – StormBreaker Brewing, 832 N Beech St. PDX. 6pm-8pm. StormBreaker Brewing and Nikobrew Hops have collaborated on a killer beer that will be pouring along with the rest of StormBreaker’s awesome line up! Stop by Nikobrew’s booth #440 at the conference to score a pass for a free pint of the collaboration beer. www.stormbreakerbrewing.com

WILD THINGS – Imperial’s Portland Penny Diner, 410 SW Broadway, PDX. 7pm-9:30pm. A beer dinner hosted by Imbibe Magazine’s beer editor/author Joshua M. Bernstein and writer/Wolves & People Farmhouse Brewery founder Christian DeBenedetti. We will be featuring the best beers from Oregon’s remotest brewing corners, with food cooked by Imperial Chef de Cuisine Doug Adams. http://imbibebeer.bpt.me

**THURSDAY, APRIL 16**

BREWEXPO AMERICA TRADE SHOW – Exhibit Halls A-E , 9am-5pm

AMBER WAVES: Presented by Dogfish Head & Victory Brewing at Castaway Portland, 1900 Northwest 18th Ave, Portland, OR. Tickets are $25, on sale now! www.amberwavesevent.com
The Art of American Craft Beer – Now in its third year, Amber Waves will be held at Castaway Portland and feature more than 25 American craft breweries showcasing art in both its traditional and liquid form.

ANCHOR BREWING CBC HOSPITALITY – Urban Farmer, The Nines Hotel, 525 SW Morrison, Portland, OR. – 3:30pm – 6pm – Join us at the Urban Farmer in Portland’s Nines Hotel to Raise Your Anchor to CBC 2015! Enjoy a selection of Anchor brews and spirits from Anchor Distilling. Please RSVP to events@anchorsf.com

BEER MACHINES~ (Party) A Steampunk Ode to the Craft Revolution, Presented by Deschutes/Columbia – Pure Space, 1315 NW Overton St. Portland, OR. 8pm – 1am Deschutes Brewery & Columbia Distributing welcome Craft Brewers Conference attendees to Portland…steampunk style! Deschutes and Columbia will turn on the taps, turn up the volume, and throw a HUGE party. EARLY BIRD TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!!!  www.deschutesbrewery.com/event/beermachines

BEST PRACTICES IN BREWERY DATE CODING: Cans, Bottles and Cartons – BrewExpo Exhibit Hall, 11am-11:45am – Learn from experts as they share their experience delivering solutions for printing date/lot/batch codes on beer bottles, cans, kegs and cartons. If you need more info email eric.leviton@domino-na.com

BONEYARD BEERGASM FEST at Green Dragon PDX, 928 SE 9th Ave. Portland, OR. 5-10pm. Boneyard Beer and friends present the first annual BEERGASM Fest. Each of the participating breweries will be serving up two different specialty beers. Food carts, live music by The Autonomics and Truth Hero, and some of the best beer in the business – are you ready for a BEERGASM? Ticket is $25.There will be no will call – you must bring printed tickets or present the ticket scan code on your phone at event. www.craftbrewersconference.com/events/boneyard-beergasm-fest-green-dragon-pdx

EFFECTIVE WAYS TO TELL YOUR BREWERY’S STORY – Exhibit Hall A, 1-1:45pm, In this panel seminar, you’ll hear from PR and media professionals about preparing your brewery for local and national coverage and ensuring that your story gets told. We’ll also explore the relationship between you and journalists, the reasons some news items get covered and others don’t, and the important line between advertising and editorial. Plus, we’ll share helpful tips on how to effectively tell your own story using social media platforms.

ROAD MAP TO A 20% SHARE – Exhibit Hall A, 3-3:45pm, Brew Hub’s team of Tim Schoen, Jerry Mullane, Dr. Paul Farnsworth and Jim Ottolini will discuss the challenges of the craft beer industry growing to 20 percent share by 2020. This will include a discussion of contract brewing as well as Brew Hub’s new model of Partner Brewing.

CASH IS KING: HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY RAISE CAPITAL – Level 1, A 107-109, 11am-12:30pm

CRAFTING GLASSWARE FOR CRAFT BEER: THE ART OF CUSTOM GLASS – Exhibit Hall A, 1pm-1:45pm, RASTAL’s design processes, decoration techniques, and strengthening options will be discussed as they reveal their latest craft beer designs.

EXPERIMENTAL HOPS TASTING – Level 1, A 105-106, 11am – 12:30pm Please join us for a private tasting of beers brewed with Hopsteiner Lemondrop, Experimental 06277 and Experimental 07270 hops.

F-BOMB! – Fort George & Finnriver Night at Saraveza Bottle Shop & Pastry Tavern. 1004 N. Killingsworth St., PDX. A showcase of Northwest craft fermenters, with limited releases and unique offerings from Fort George Brewery and Finnriver Farm & Cidery.  www.saraveza.com

HOSPITALITY SUITE – Brewers Supply Group – Level 1, B 113-116, 3:30pm-6pm
HOSPITALITY SUITE – Hop Growers of America – Level 1, A 105-106, 3:30pm-6pm
HOSPITALITY SUITE – Neenah Paper – Level 1, A 107-109, 3:30pm-6pm
HOSPITALITY SUITE – The Cincinnati Insurance Companies – Level 1, B 117-119, 3:30pm-6pm
HOSPITALITY SUITE – Weber-Stephen Products – Level 1, B 110-112, 3:30pm-6pm

BA – Draught Beer Quality Open House – Level 1, D 140, 4pm-5pm
BA – Quality Subcommittee Open House Level 1, D 139, 4pm-5pm
BA – Safety Subcommittee Open House – Level 1, D 137, 4pm-5pm
BA – Sustainability Subcommittee Open House – Level 1, D 138, 4pm-5pm

HUB & STONE COLLABORATION RELEASE PARTY – Hopworks, 2944 SE Powell Blvd. Portland, OR. 6-9pm. Craft beer favorites Stone Brewing and Hopworks Urban Brewery joined forces to create a sessionable CDA/Black IPA. Discover Sublimely Session Secession from the makers of two of the most popular makers of the style.  www.hopworksbeer.com

LOMPOC SIDEBAR – 3901 N Williams Ave, Portland, OR – Fruit & Sour Power Night, 4-11pm at Sidebar, free appetizers from 5-7pm, featuring  13 Pear n’ Kramer, 13 Cherry Christmas, 14 Peachy Keen, Plumed Procession & Cherry Gold www.lompocbrewing.com/sidebar

PAYETTE & NINKASI @ SPIRIT OF 77 – 500 NE Martin Luther King Junior Blvd. 5-8pm Payette and Ninkasi brought you The Cabaret India Dark Lager in 2014 and have teamed up once again for another special collaboration brew. Each brewery will also bring out a few special cellar releases just for the occasion. www.spiritof77bar.com

SNAKEBITE RELEASE! Ale + Cider + Punk Rock with D.O.A., Defiance, Dance Laury Dance, + Audio Visceral. Presented by Beau’s, Cider Riot!, Gigantic, + Trou du Diable, Star Theater, 13 NW 6th Ave., PDX. 7:30pm-1:30am. Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company, Cider Riot!, Gigantic Brewing Company, and Microbrasserie Trou du Diable present an evening of special reserve ales and ciders including the collaboration Snakebite. Live music from Northwest punk legends D.O.A., local anarcho punks Defiance, Quebec’s Dance Laury Dance, and Audio Visceral from Ontario featuring Beau’s founder Steve Beauchesne, and DJ Erock spinning classic punk vinyl. Free with conference badge until 9pm, $10 after. www.startheaterportland.com

UPPER LEFT FOOT & BREW – Velo Cult,.1969 NE 42nd Ave. Portland, OR. This years first annual, #UpperLeftFoodandBrew will be held on April 16, 2015 at Velo Cult and with the partnership of Coalition Brewing and Impact Flow Portland we will feature more than 40 American craft breweries and 20 of Portland’s best Culinary Chefs showcasing their art in both its traditional and liquid form. Tickets are $30. http://velocult.com

VETERAN BREWERS AND DISTRIBUTORS COLLABORATION PLANNING SESSION: 4pm–5pm. A networking session to meet and discuss opportunities to work together, share operating costs, and potentially coordinate purchasing in order to enjoy greater economies of scale. Location: Level 1, E 141-144 https://infogr.am/veterans_beer_trail

WE CAN JAM! – An evening with SUPERSUCKERS & The Scott Pemberton Trio. The Wonder Ballroom, 128 NE Russell Street, Portland, OR. 8pm – 1am. Presented by Wild Goose Canning in partnership with the craft industry’s most sought-after names in canning, the party begins with live music and canned beer. SUPERSUCKERS performs a rare dual set of both country and punk that’s made them sought after by legends from Willie Nelson to Eddie Vedder, Motorhead and The Ramones. Local favorite SCOTT PEMBERTON TRIO opens this CANtageous event. www.facebook.com/weCANjam

**FRIDAY, APRIL 17**

AMERICAN DWARF HOP ASSOC. PARTY @ APEX BAR – 1216 SE Division St. Portland, OR. Taps @2pm, pours until they are all gone. The ADHA’s breeding program & APEX, Portland’s premier beer bar, invite you to sample specialty beers brewed with : Azacca TM ‘ADHA483’, Jarrylo TM ‘ADHA881’, Pekko TM ‘ADHA871’, ADHA527, ADHA529, & ADHA484 www.apexbar.com

BREWEXPO AMERICA TRADE SHOW – Exhibit Halls A-E , 8:30am-12pm

HOSPITALITY SUITE – Cypress Grove Chevre, Inc.- Level 1, B 113-116, 11am-1:30pm
HOSPITALITY SUITE – Live Oak Bank – Level 1, B 110-112, 11am-1:30pm
HOSPITALITY SUITE – Oregon Brewers Guild – Level 1, A 105-109, 11am-1:30pm

HOW TO BUILD A BREWERY, TURNKEY CONSULTING, 9am–10:30am, Level 1, B 117-119, Sponsored by TurnKey Brewery & Restaurant Consulting – Do you have a vision, a dream, of owning a brewery, distillery, restaurant or brewpub? TurnKey has extensive experience to make your dream a reality. www.tkbrconsulting.com

CLOSING RECEPTION – Oregon Convention Center – 4:30pm-6:30pm

COLLABORATION RELEASE: HUB Festhalle, 2944 SE Powell Blvd., PDX. 5pm-9pm. Hopworks Urban Brewery and Hopsteiner Collaboration Release Finish up your CBC trip with a beer and a brat and check out this amazing experimental hop from Hopsteiner. As part of the company’s IPX Single Hop Ale program, Hopworks joined forces with Hopsteiner to create a sticky and green single hop beer featuring the experimental hop 07270, a sticky green hop packed with notes of pine and grapefruit peel. Each night your CBC or Brew Expo badge gets you plenty of beer (both from HUB and our friends) and a brat in the HUB Festhalle. www.hopworksbeer.com

NINKASI SPACE ODDITY BALL + CBC VIP PARTY – Wonder Ballroom, 128 NE Russell St. PDX. Starts 7pm. Join Ninkasi for an exclusive VIP CBC release party celebrating Ground Control – an Imperial Stout fermented with an ale yeast that traveled to space and back! Live performances by: Vokab Kompany, Haunted Summer and Oregon’s own Adventure Galley. Space-themed Costumes Encouraged! CBC 2015 badge must be presented at entry along w photo I.D. www.wonderballroom.com

PINK BOOTS INTERNATIONAL: Meeting & Brunch, 10:30am-12:45pm, Oregon Convention Center, Level 2, Portland Ballroom 256-257, 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. PDX. Our annual Craft Brewers Conference International meeting in Portland, Oregon. ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY! We need to limit the onsite registration in order to avoid long lines at the door. We are expecting 200 attendees. Please pre-register! We cannot guarantee entry without pre-registration! www.eventbrite.com/e/pink-boots-international-meeting-brunch-cbc-2015-portland-oregon-tickets-16044006054

TAP TAKEOVER! – Payette, Base Camp, Green Flash & Fort George Tap Takeover at CBAR, 2880 SE Gladstone St. PDX. 4pm–12am. Join us at C Bar for a full Tap Takeover with Payette, Base Camp, Green Flash & Fort George. We will have some one-offs and specialty beers from each brewery on draft. www.cbarportland.com

THE 2015 OSKAR BLUESENCORE WITH PINNER – Jupiter Hotel 800 E Burnside St., PDX,
6:30pm – 1am. The Oskar Blues ENCORE will be the party closing out the 2015 Craft Brewers Conference (and the sole CBC Official Nightly Event on Friday), celebrating the release of OB’s newest brew, Pinner. Hosted by White Labs, the throw-down for this throwback IPA will take over the entire outdoor compound of the Jupiter Hotel with a barcade and lounge, and will feature a VIP Hang Zone and live entertainment in the Doug Fir Bar & Rock Club. Pinner IPA Happy Hour starts at 6:30.

www.jupiterhotel.com

**SATURDAY, APRIL 18**

ARTISAN BREWERS’ WORKSHOP – “Fermenter to Finishing”, Lucky Labrador Brewpub on 1945 NW Quimby Street from 9am-5:30pm. Karl Ockert’s Artisan Brewers’ Workshop is offering a full day training class discussing and exploring the magic of fermentation and demystifying what happens during the cellar aging of specialty beers.  The class is perfect for the practicing brewer seeking more brewing education and for those who are new to the craft. www.artisanbrewersworkshop.com

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