BenFest 2011

Join us in honoring the Bens of brewing at the first annual Benfest!

Brewpublic and Portland Beer & Music bring you the first annual BenFest to be held at Grain & Gristle on Monday July 25, 2011. It is a celebration of brewers named Ben and their amazing contributions to craft beer. The original inspiration for the event was a photo taken by Angelo De Ieso of Brewpublic at the Cheers to Belgian Beers dart throw. The photo later known as, “The Stack of Bens,” aided in the realization of how many brewers named Ben are in and around Portland. One Ben has even joined the club since that photo was taken. Each Ben brewer has either brewed a special beer for Ben Fest or will be debuting a beer. A few brewers have decided to brew beers in the Bens’ honor.

Besides the beer, you will be able to enjoy food from Grain & Gristle co-founder and chef, Ben Meyer. Besides the regular menu, the Twofer will be available during BenFest, a meal meant to split with your date, best friend or one of the Bens.

Portland Benbeers:

Celebrating Bens beer:

  • Alex Ganum of Upright Brewing and Shawn Kelso of Barley Brown’s Brewery: Ben Lime, a blend of Barley Brown’s Hot Blonde chili beer and Upright Four with lime and coriander
  • Vasilios Gletos of Laurelwood: Pyramid/MacTarnahan’s: Blackwatch Has Ben, whiskey barrel aged Humbug’r