The Portland Fresh Hop Pop-Up Beer Festival returns this year, running daily from September 15th until October 1st. The 17-day event takes place at Prost! Marketplace on North Mississippi Avenue. The event features 10 rotating taps dedicated to fresh hop beers.
This would make a great excuse for a visit to Portland. Fresh hop beers are notoriously regional because they’re produced in relatively limited quantities. At least most of them are. That means a lot of fresh hop beers don’t make it very far from home.
“This unique concept for an extended ‘pop-up’ is not the typical beer festival model, because there are zero admission fees, no drink tickets, no wristbands, and no special cups required,” said the event organizers. “Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy 10 daily rotating fresh hop beers from the outdoor Bloodbuzz bar, under a covered and heated beer garden deck, surrounded by 10 food trucks.”
The first Fresh Hop Pop-Up Beer Festival took place in 2015 at the since-closed Burnside Brewing Company. In 2019 the event relocated to Prost!.
“Instead of searching the city and local breweries, bars, and bottle shops the pop-up fest curates a selection of 10 draft beers and continues to change them out to the latest offerings as they come out of the brewery tanks. Perhaps best of all, the event is free, outdoors, all-ages, and runs all-day.”
All day, every day
September 15th through October 1st
4233 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, OR 97217.
For more beer-related events around Washington, check out the Washington Beer Blog’s events page.