Collabofest brings the heat with all-new beers from 10 of Portland’s best breweries; melts all the snow we needed for our Rail Jam
PORTLAND, Ore. — Jan. 23, 2015 – The crew at Base Camp Brewing Company is taking a positive view of this disarmingly balmy January weather. Their much-anticipated beer festival, Base Camp’s Collabofest, is slated to kick off tomorrow with VIP admission at noon under clear, sunny skies.
“We’re stoked to have the weather shaping up like this.” says Base Camp’s Ross Putnam. ”We can leave our rain jackets at home? For an Oregon beer festival? In January? I’ll take it.”
Attendance at tomorrow’s Collabofest is expected to exceed the event organizer’s expectations, thanks to the cooperative weather. Advanced ticket sales have gone swiftly, with only a handful of advance-sale VIP tickets still available. Find VIP as well as general admission tickets for sale online at the Portland Mercury’s Portland.
Here’s a look at the #PDXNOW brews, debuting at Collabofest and subsequently released on draft across Portland:
Three of Portland’s finest food carts– Gonzo Falafel & Hummus, KOi Fusion, and Grilled Cheese Grill– will be on hand to provide a wide range of food options. Live music from 4pm to 6pm and a DJ spinning 7pm to 10pm will keep the block party atmosphere going through the afternoon.
Base Camp’s Rail Jam is the only casualty of the warm weather. Due to the area’s overall lack of snow, this snowboard and ski expo extravaganza is cancelled, slated for a lack-of-snow-check at next year’s Collabofest. Rail Jam partners US Outdoor Store, Windell’s, Zeal Optics, Clif Bar, Gorge Performance, and Adventures Without Limits will still be enjoying the party and have fun with everyone.
About Base Camp Brewing Company
Base Camp Brewing Co. is proud to partner with Travel Portland in developing and implementing the #PDXNOW Presents Base Camp’s Collabofest series of limited-release brews from 10 of the area’s finest craft breweries. The brewery’s focus on brewing innovative lagers and ales for the adventurous palate fits perfectly with the overall scope of Travel Portland’s Portland Is Happening Now campaign. For more information on Base Camp, visit BaseCampBrewingCo.com.
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