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Pre-Brews events include Brews for New Avenues Dinner & Gueuze for New Avenues; scroll down for more info.



Limited to 150 people, our VIP event earlier in the day offers a unique experience in a laid-back atmosphere, where you can enjoy world-class beers, artisan food and bid on hundreds of rare beer auction packages—all for the benefit of New Avenues for Youth.

$85 Ticket purchase includes:

  • Access to VIP and General Admission event at Left Bank Annex
  • Hosted beverages (during VIP & General Admission events); opportunity to purchase special one-off bottle releases from breweries like de Garde, Upright, Royale, little Beast, Great Notion and Huisstekerij h.ertie (Uli Kremer blend.)
  • Complimentary hors d’oeuvres
  • Access to the VIP silent craft beer auction
  • Commemorative Brews for New Avenues glass
  • T-shirt designed and printed by New Avenues INK


 Tickets go on sale June 15th! CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE

The General Admission event includes more silent auction items and a live auction featuring our rarest lots and large format bottles.  All attendees will also enjoy artisan food, live music and craft beer from over 40 different local, national and international breweries, and can purchase mystery bottles from the famous Wall of Beer featuring over 1,000 bottles of craft beer.

General Admission pre-sale ticket purchase $10 before June 21/$15 thereafter and at the door includes:

  • 4 beer tokens:  2 tokens = one full beer or two 1/2 pours
  • Commemorative Brews for New Avenues mug
  • Access to silent auction and Portland’s only live auction of rare beers
  • Special craft-beer keg tappings
  • Special Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider Station!
  • “Wall of Beer” (Walk away with a special bottle to take home!)
  • Live music!
  • Food carts including Pulehu Pizza and Koi Fusion
  • Free root beer floats for designated drivers! 

And don’t forget about these special pre-Brews events…

Thursday, August 17th  SOLD OUT!

Our annual Brewers Dinner features International Brewer Pierre Tilquin from Gueuzerie Tilquin, Portland-based Breakside Brewery & Chef Conner Martin at Tournant; $150 per person; limited availability.

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Pierre Tilquin

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Fed up with research after earning a degree in bioengineering and a PhD in statistical genetics, Pierre Tilquin turned to an interest that had spawned during his PhD studies – lambic.  After an intensive brewing course at Leuven University, Pierre worked for a year at Huyghe Brewery before spending six months each at Drie Fonteinen and Cantillon under the tutelage of Armand Debelder and Jean van Roy, respectively.

The plan for a blender was fomented by these experiences.  It had been twelve years since a new gueuze-producer had emerged in Brabant (the previous was Geuzestekerij De Cam in 1997).  Pierre then took a job at a bank in order to pay the bills for the newly-created Gueuzerie Tilquin, which started in January 2009, but would not have any product to sell until 2011, which was a blend of 1 and 2-year-old lambics.

In the following seasons, 3-year-old lambics were used in the blends.  The Gueuzerie Tilquin is the first gueuze blender in Wallonia and has been growing steadily since its inception and now enjoys a world-renowned reputation for creating top-notch lambic and gueuze.

Breakside Brewery’s Ben Edmunds

Ben Edmunds is the brewmaster at Breakside Brewery in Portland, Oregon where he oversees the company’s production brewery and two pub breweries.  As founding brewer at

Ben Edmunds

Ben Edmunds

Breakside, he helped grow the company from a small brewpub into a successful regional brewery.  Under Ben’s leadership, Breakside has won many medals at international competitions, including the World Beer Cup Great American Beer Festival, and Breakside has twice been named “Brewery of the Year” at the Oregon Beer Awards.  Educated at the Siebel Institute and Yale University, he is a former President of the Oregon Brewers guild, a judge at the Great American Beer Festival, and a visiting lecturer in brewing science at Lewis & Clark College.  He regularly speaks on the topics of sour beers, barrel-aging, American hoppy beers, fruit handling and brewery leadership.


Chef Connor Martin

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Chef Connor Martin

Former sous chef at Boke Bowl, Connor is the co-founder of the acclaimed Mian PDX inspired by regional Chinese cuisines.  Eater named Connor as one of the 2016 Young Guns semi-finalists and we’re thrilled to have him collaborate with our brewers again this year to create this special dinner.


Friday, August 18th  SOLD OUT!

Join us at Park Avenue West for a social event featuring special bottle pours of exclusive beers from Brasserie Cantillon, an exclusive bottle auction, a selection of draft lambic, and plenty of freshly shucked oysters on the half shell. $50 per person; limited availability. 




All proceeds from Brews for New Avenues support