Northwest Brewing News

Hop Tips was created to give Brewing News readers up to date event information. To support these efforts, please subscribe to our print newspaper here, and please encourage the beer businesses you visit to support the Brewing News via directory listings or advertising. Contact us here for info.

NWBN Hop Tips, Mid-June, 2017

Summer Brewfest season is here. Here is a plethora of great events to enjoy.


June 8-18, Portland Beer Week, multiple locations, Portland, OR -
Enjoy beer dinners, festivals, tastings and much more around the greater Portland area. Info: http://pdxbeerweekcom

June 16, Grand Opening, Schilling Cider House, Portland, OR -
11am-midnight. The first 500 growlers will be free with the purchase of a fill. Enjoy 50 taps and a rotating, locally sourced and gluten-free menu. Info:

June 16-17, Cider Summit PDX, The Fields Park, Portland, OR -
Enjoy 150+ ciders including regional favorites and international classics, food, live music and a Dog Lounge. This event benefits the Cascade Blues Association, Northwest Cider Association, DoveLewis Emergency Pet Hospital and the Institute for Myeloma and Bone Cancer. Info:

June 16-18, Oregon Garden Brewfest, Oregon Garden, Silverton, OR -
Enjoy 120+ beers, ciders and meads in this beautiful garden setting. There will also be food, live music and fun. Friday is 21+ but all ages are welcome on Saturday and Sunday. Camping will also be available this year. Info:

June 17, 6th Annual Rye Beer Fest, Happy Valley Station Food Cart Pod, Happy Valley, OR -
Enjoy 20+ rye beers and 18+ food carts, along with a root beer zone for the kids. This event benefits New Avenues for Youth to benefit homeless and at-risk youth in Portland. Info:

June 17, 6th Annual GoodLife Brewing Anniversary Party, GoodLife Brewing, Bend, OR -
Enjoy great beer, live music, food carts, lawn games and other shenanigans, starting at 2pm. Live music will begin at 5pm. Info:

June 23-25, Portland International Beer Festival, Holladay Park @ Lloyd Center, Portland, OR -
Enjoy more than 200+ rare and hard to find beers, NW beers, food, games, live music and more. This event will benefit PetCross. Info:

June 23-25, Brewfest in the Park, Overlook Park, Portland, OR -
Originally the Organic Craft BrewFest, enjoy more than 60 organic beers, cider and meads, food carts, root beer garden, vendors, games and fun. Info:

June 24-25, 2nd Annual Fruit Cider Invitational, Cider Riot, Portland, OR -
Enjoy more than 30 ciders made with a wide variety of fruit, Timbers/Sounders game will be showing and in the evening there will be live music. This event benefits SMYRC. Info:

Please post your Oregon events here:


June 14, Brewer's Night w/Ecliptic Brewing, Elephant and Castle, Seattle, WA -
Enjoy the great beer from this amazing Portland brewery, giveaways and fun. Info:

June 15, Insanity Triple IPA Beer Release, Sumerian Brewing, Woodinville, WA -
This once a year limited release will be pouring in the pub from 5-9pm with a 2-beer limit and no growler fills. Info:

June 17, Free Brewery Tour, Chuckanut Brewery-South Nut, Burlington, WA -
Enjoy a free tour of the South Nut locations. Valley Hand Pies will be on site providing great food. Info:

June 16-18, Washington Brewer's Festival, Marymoor Park, Redmond, WA -
500+ beers, ciders and wines, multiple food trucks, music all weekend and a Kid's Zone on Saturday and Sunday. Friday night is 21+ only and will feature special Friday only beers. Info:

June 18, Buy Pop a Beer, Chuckanut Brewery (both locations) Burlington and Bellingham, WA -
Buy pop a beer for $4 at both locations (North Nut and South Nut) along with a special menu at North Nut. South Nut will have Giant Jenga and Corn Hole going in the beer garden. Info:

June 24, 8th Annual Beer Can Derby, Naked City Brewing, Seattle, WA -
Get those beer cans (and root beer cans for the kids) set up to fly down the track. This event coincides with the Greenwood Car Show too so it will be a gearhead's paradise. Benefits Greenwood Food Bank. Info:

June 24, English IPA Tap Takeover, Foggy Noggin Brewing, Bothell, WA -
Enjoy 6 different English IPA's will be available in flights of all 6, pints and growler fills while supplies last. Info:

June 29, Zodiac Cruise with Chuckanut Brewery, Bellingham, WA -
Sail away on the Zodiac for a dinner paired with Chuckanut Brewery's Beers. 6pm-9pm. $69. Info:

Please post your Washington events here:

British Columbia

June 16-17, 6th Annual East Kootenay Beer Festival, Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, Fairmont Hot Springs, BC -
Enjoy beers and ciders from some of the more unique Canadian breweries, food, music and fun. Info:

June 17, vALEmount Craft Beer Experience, Valemount Airport, Valemount, BC -
Enjoy beer, food and live music at this event. Info:

Please post your British Columbia events here:


Please post your Alaska events here:

Northern California

June 17, Beer and Wine Celebration 2017, Montclair Village, Oakland, CA -
Part of the 40th Annual Fine Arts Festival featuring over 80 artists throughout the West coast. This intimate tasting experience will allow attendees to get to know each individual craft brew and artisan winemakers and owners. Unlimited tasting packages available, live music and fun for the kids. This event will benefit the Montclair Business Improvement District. Info:

June 24, Drake Clam Jam, Drake's Barrel House, San Leandro, CA -
Enjoy a day of seafood, craft beer and live music. $20 plate of clam bake, an oyster shooter, one flagship pint and a shucking good time. 12pm-5pm. Info:

Please post your Northern California events here:
That's it for now. If you have events you'd like posted please email me at Cheers!