Brews for New Avenues
The Largest Rare Beer Auction in the World Raising Over $1.9 Million Since 2012 to End Youth Homelessness
Special Online Auction – February 12-18
It may be the off-season for Brews, but the New Avenues for Youth mission to end youth homeless is year round. During the winter, the need is particularly acute due to weather related challenges, and the youth need our help as much as ever.
With that sentiment in mind, we held an online auction from February 12th through February 18th – thank you to everyone who bid and supported!
The auction included some very special items from last year’s amazing International Guest Brewer 3 Fonteinen & our wonderful friends at Cantillon – most of which have never been sold outside of the breweries – as well as a one-of-a-kind experience package from our great friends pFriem and our extremely limited collaboration with the inimitable Bokke. Please head over to our Facebook and Instagram feeds to learn more about the items and many of the New Avenues services and programs the proceeds from this auction support.
2023 Event Summary – $269,000+ Raised!
With the help of our amazing sponsors, guest brewers, attendees, Cap & Cork Crew, and brewery donors, we raised over $269,000 to help end youth homelessness – our best year ever!
We had a solid turn out, with more than 500 guests joining us to celebrate our mission!
From the Brewer’s Dinner to the Oyster & Gueuze Social, to VIP and the main event – it was wonderful to see so many familiar faces, and plenty of new ones as well!
We can’t express enough thanks and gratitude to everyone who joined us to support New Avenues for Youth’s mission!
Cheers to all of you!
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2023 Guest Brewers
Legends who need no introduction, 3 Fonteinen brews and blends some of our favorite beers on the planet. Their respect for history and tradition are unmatched, but it is their distinct vision for the future that impresses us just as much. Their support of our cause goes above and beyond – past auction items like the 3F experience have not only raised considerable sums, but provided the winners with truly unique, once-in-a-lifetime windows into their world. Beyond that, they are pure class and some of the genuinely nicest people we know in the beer industry. We can’t wait to see how our collaboration turns out, and for what they’ll have in store for everyone at this year’s event!
From the 3 Fonteinen team:
Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen is one of the smallest and last remaining traditional lambik brewers and geuze blenders.
Founded in 1882 and rooted in the Senne valley, our team steadfastly pursues what Armand Debelder had envisioned all along for 3 Fonteinen. From brewing with heirloom varieties of barley, wheat and hops from local organic farmers, to reviving the Schaarbeekse sour cherry legacy, to slowing down the crafting process overall: The mission is to be true to the origins of lambik and to put quality and tradition above all.
Representing 3 Fonteinen at the events, Werner Van Obberghen, co-owner, started in 2013 to plan for the long term alongside Armand and Michaël Blancquaert. Nowadays, he is responsible for managing the business side. We are thrilled to welcome Werner to Portland for Brews 2023!
Beyond making some of the best beers in town across an incredibly large spectrum of styles, Ruse Brewing has wholeheartedly supported the New Avenues for Youth mission to end youth homelessness since their inception. From letting us use their cooler space to store donation kegs, hosting Cap & Cork Crew events, and donating their best to tap at the event, to using the Brews van at their outdoor beer garden, they’ve helped us in every way they can. They’re also amazing people and friends. We love working with them and can’t wait to see what’s they have for us this year!
From the Ruse team:
Ruse is a humbly sized brewery who plans its growth and makes all of its decisions with its team in mind. We love to brew beers of all styles without limitations; we are constantly trying to keep our patrons surprised. All of our beers are collaborative explorations between our brew team. Every brewer has creative say. Ruse does not have a Head Brewer – we believe this is what makes our beer unique and constantly evolving.
Ruse loves planning events, and we regularly have live music, local art shows and tons of other community events. We also love to pour beer out of the Brews for New Avenues van any chance we get! Although we are not a large brewery, we try to help out as often as possible. NAFY always hosts amazing events and it is great to see how much they are able to raise every year to help end youth homelessness. We can’t wait to see what kind of collaboration we are able to come up with the Brews for New Avenues team.
Thank You To Our 2023 Brews for New Avenues Sponsors
Volunteer at Brews 2024
We are looking for 90 volunteers to help us put on this event that is critical to our mission!
Gather together your friends, meet new ones, and spend a few hours volunteering at the world’s largest rare beer auction that has raised over $1.9 million to help end youth homelessness.
Volunteer positions range from 3-5 hours and support many different activities at the event.
Email email@example.com to to find out more and sign up!