Portland Event Guide: #PDXNOW Presents Base Camp's Collabofest Saturday, Jan. 24th


Last year I made a pact with my friends that we would try every single Portland brewery. (Bonus points for Bend and Hood River breweries, of course.) Being as Portland is well-known for its nùmero uno craft beer scene, this pact has been a marathon, not a sprint. With over 58 breweries in Portland alone, you could easily go to a new brewery (or two) a week and never repeat a craft brew. 

In a city frothing over with great breweries and tap rooms, Base Camp Brewery is the one that I go back to time and time again. Combining both the outdoorsy, adventurous spirit of Portland and the great craft brews the city is known for, it's the place to be. My favorite Base Camp beers are the Lost Meridian Wit, the Northwest Fest, and the S'mores Stout served with a torched marshmallow on rim. The brews are solid and the space at Base Camp is just as cool with a dog-friendly, outdoor patio and an adventure-minded indoor tasting room that always seems to draw a fun, down-to-earth crowd. 

Naturally, Base Camp throws awesome events. Last year I went to a free Pro Photo Supply outdoor photography class, Zwickelmania-- a Portland-wide brewery crawl, and the Summer Solstice block party. If there's a Base Camp event, I'll always to my best to make it because it's always a good time. 

This Saturday, January 24th, the kick-off event #PDXNOW Presents Base Camp's Collabofest will feature all 10 limited-edition beers from 1 - 8 p.m. at Base Camp Brewing Company. With new craft brews, live music playing throughout the day, a DJ at night and food carts Gonzo, Grilled Cheese Grill, and Koi Fusion, it's going to be a block party, Portland-style. Did I mention that the beer lineup is solid? 

#PDXNOW Presents Base Camp's Collabofest

Base Camp Brewing Co. & Coalition Brewing Co. -- Bridge Builder Bock
Coalition Brewing Co. & Base Camp Brewing Co. -- Mutual Fermentation
Ex Novo Brewing Co. & Gigantic Brewing Co. -- Gose Either Way 
Gigantic Brewing Co. & Ex Novo Brewing Co. -- Quadtastic B2 + G + EX = #PDXNOW
Ecliptic Brewing & Stormbreaker Brewing -- Downkriek Cosmic Storm Belgian Sour
Stormbreaker Brewing & Ecliptic Brewing -- Upkriek Cosmic Storm
Breakside Brewing Co. & Fat Head's Brewing -- Juggling Plums Gose
Fat Head's Brewing & Breakside Brewing Co. -- Weiss Weiss Baby
Hopworks Urban Brewery & Baerlic Brewing Co. -- Hop-lic Kellerweizen
Baerlic Brewing Co. & Hopworks Urban Brewery -- Baer-works Radlerweizen

If you can't make it to the #PDXNOW kick-off event on Saturday, all limited-edition beers will be available at participating brewery taprooms from January 24th - February 28th as a part of Travel Portland's Portland is Happening Now promotion. 

If you go:

#PDXNOW Presents Base Camp's Collabofest
930 SW Oak Street, Portland, OR
Saturday, January 24th, 1 - 8 p.m.
Entry: $20 early, $25 day-of
GA Ticket Includes: 14-oz beer mug, 10 5-oz pours,
and a beer passport
**Kids and designated drivers are free