2nd Annual Irish Beer Festival in Portland Coming 3/16

2nd Annual Irish Beer Festival in Portland Coming 3/16From Kells Brewery:

PORTLAND, OR . – Feb. 8, 2018 – Portland’s second annual Irish Beer Festival will feature specialty Irish style beer and cider from a score of Northwest breweries and cidermakers, plus two from Ireland. The event will take place on March 16 from 12pm to 1am and March 17 from 11am to 1am in the tented and heated parking lot of Kells Brewery, located at 210 NW 21st Ave. Minors are welcome each day until 4pm.

The Irish Beer Festival will also present Irish dancers, bagpipers, fortune tellers, and meet the brewer sessions. Attendees are encouraged to travel between the Irish Beer Festival and the 27th annual Kells Irish Festival, taking place inside the brewpub next door, with live music, dancing, bagpipers, and Irish food specials.

Festival participants include 54°40' Brewing Co., Ancestry Brewing, Cider Riot!, Coalition Brewing, Deschutes Brewery, Grixsen Brewing Co., Ground Breaker Brewing, Kells Brewery, Lucky Lab Brewing, McMenamins Edgefield Brewery, Migration Brewing, Mt. Hood Brewing Co., Ninkasi Brewing Co., O’Hara’s Brewery (Ireland), Old Town Brewing, pFriem Family Brewers, PINTS Brewing Co., Portland Cider Co., Soul Water Creative Beer Project (Ireland), Sunriver Brewing Co., and Widmer Bros. Brewing. Each brewery or cidery is serving an Irish themed product, ranging from Irish red ales, stouts, and cream ales, to Irish ciders, bitters, and lagers.

General admission, which includes a souvenir festival glass and seven tokens, will cost $10 for Friday between Noon and 5pm; $20 for Friday from 5pm to 1pm; and $20 all day Saturday. Most beers will cost one token for a taste or five tokens for a full glass; both ciders and select beers will cost additional tokens. Ticket will go on sale on Feb. 14 on the event website.

The Irish Beer Festival is part of the 27th annual Kells Irish Festival, the largest Saint Patrick’s Day Festival in the Northwest, taking place March 16 through March 18 at three venues: inside the original downtown Kells Irish Pub at 112 SW 2nd Ave.; in a festival tent located in the parking lot directly behind the pub; and at Kells Brewery.

For more information about the Irish Beer Festival, visit KellsBrewery.com or follow @IrishBeerFestPDX on Facebook and Instagram and @IrishFestPDX on Twitter. For more information on the Kells Irish Festival, visit KellsPortland.com.
About Kells Brewery
Kells Brewery is an Irish family-owned and operated 10-barrel brewery located in the heart of Northwest Portland. The brewery, which offers a full service bar and restaurant, is open to all ages from 11:30 a.m. to close seven days a week. Learn more at
www.kellsbrewery.comand @kellsbrewery on social media. For more information, call 503-719-7175.

PORTLAND, Ore. – Feb. 12, 2018 – Thousands of locals and visitors will celebrate their Irish heritage with live music, traditional Irish dancing, food and libations at the 27th annual Kells Irish Festival, the largest Saint Patrick’s Day Festival in the Northwest. This year’s festivities will take place March 16 through March 18 at four venues: inside the original downtown Kells Irish Pub at 112 SW 2nd Ave.; in a festival tent located in the parking lot directly behind the pub; at Kells Brewery at 210 NW 21st Ave.; and in a festival tent located in the parking lot adjacent to the brewery.

Kells Downtown

The festivities begin on March 16 with Kells renowned Corned Beef and Cabbage Luncheon. That same evening, Kells downtown will host the 8th annual Black Tie Smoker – a boxing event that matches Golden Glove boxers from Ireland against the best USA amateur fighters. There will be live entertainment with traditional Irish dancing, bagpipers and Celtic inspired bands all weekend. Family Day will be on March 18, and will include arts and crafts with volunteers from Providence Child Center, facepainting, Irish dancing from local Irish dance teams, and visits with Irish wolfhounds. Attendees can browse Celtic jewelry vendors and learn about Celtic genealogy and history, including meeting and listening to  members of the Ancient Order of the Hibernian’s Portland Chapter.

Kells Brewery

Kells Brewery in Northwest Portland will have live music, dancing, bagpipers, and Irish food specials on Friday and Saturday; plus free Family Day on Sunday, with Irish dancing, bagpipers, crafts and Irish wolfhounds (minors are welcome daily until 4pm). The brewery will also present Portland’s second annual Irish Beer Festival on Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17 in its tented and heated parking lot. The Irish Beer Festival will feature a variety of specialty Irish style beer and cider from 20 Northwest breweries and cidermakers, plus two from Ireland. The Irish Beer Festival will also feature Irish dancers, bagpipers, fortune tellers, and meet the brewer sessions. Attendees are welcome to travel between the Irish Beer Festival and the Kells Irish Festival inside the brewpub next door.

Irish Magic

As a family owned business, Kells is deeply connected with the community it touches. In advance of the festival, Kells collects, matches and donates all the money – dubbed Irish Magic – on the restaurant’s ceiling to The Center for Medically Fragile Children at Providence Child Center. Kells has donated more than $300,000 over the last 24 years.

ABOUT KELLS

Serving the Northwest since 1983, Kells is a locally owned establishment that is consistently voted and ranked among the top Irish pubs in the nation. With locations in Seattle, Portland and San Francisco, Kells is a touchstone of each community that stays true to its Irish roots, inspired by the Northwest. For more information, visit www.kellsportland.com and follow @KellsPortland on social media.

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