Pacific Northwest Brew Cup
15th Annual PNW Brew Cup success!
The Pacific Northwest Brew Cup is an annual beer festival held the last full weekend in September in beautiful Astoria, Oregon. The festival features northwest beers on tap Friday through Sunday, along with live music, food vendors, and activities for the kiddos. Admission is FREE. To taste beer you’ll need a souvenir mug ($9 each) and tokens ($1 each).
The Pacific Northwest Brew Cup was established in 2002 by the owners of Astoria’s Baked Alaska Restaurant. Today, the event is organized and presented by the Astoria Downtown Historic District Association, with proceeds benefiting local downtown revitalization efforts.
Named “Best Beer Festival” by John Foyston of The Oregonian, January 2010.
2016 People’s Choice Winner
Mill City Brew Werks in Camas, WA for their Spiced Ginger Kolsch – This collaboration with Neuestra Mesa, fresh ginger and piquant peppers infused to make this spicy and refreshing Kölsch.
2016 ‘Thar She Blows’ Winner
(for the first keg to go)
Double Mountain Brewery in Hood River, OR for their Clusterf#ck Single-hop IPA – The often forgotten Cluster hop was the dominant hop in the US brewing industry for centuries. With this single hop IPA, we’re putting it in the spotlight. Clusters were added at every stage of the brewing process, allowing a good taste of the complexity and versatility of this hop. A more delicate floral note at the top leads you deeper in to a grove of pineapple and orange, and a dewy herbal character follows closely behind. It glows like an early summer sunset, has a clean bitterness. It dried out nicely, making it highly drinkable.
Who will it be next year?!