NOTE: The beer tasting portion of the event is only open to those 21 and older. The Museum galleries are open to all ages ($19.99 general admission or free for Museum Members).
VIP Brewers Brunch
10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Be the first through the doors during this special VIP Brewers Brunch. Entry includes a hearty buffet brunch, early access to the beers/ciders, and a lively art/beer presentation from participating craft brewers and curators in a more intimate setting. Ticket also includes all benefits of General Admission. Additional beer/cider tasting tokens can be purchased for $2 each.
General Admission – Grand Tasting
1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
$25 General / $20 Museum Members
General Admission begins at 1 p.m. and includes Museum admission, a commemorative glass, an art/beer program booklet, and 10 tasting tokens (each token = one 3 ounce pour). Additional beer/cider tasting tokens can be purchased for $2 each.
About the event
The Portland Art Museum and artist Eric Steen present Art & Beer: Pitchering Oregon, a statewide exploration of landscape, art, place, and history, through the lens of Oregon craft beer and cider making. Art & Beer: Pitchering Oregon brings together a diverse lineup of 18 Oregon craft brewers paired with 18 artworks from the Museum’s permanent collection.
The selected artworks represent or evoke a range of Oregon landscapes including Greater Portland, the Coast, Willamette Valley, the Columbia River Gorge/Mount Hood, Central, Eastern, and Southern parts of the state. Brewers from each of these regions are creating one-of-a-kind beers inspired by the artists and the surrounding landscapes represented in their selected artworks. When experienced together, the beers will collectively create a drinkable portrait of one of the most geographically diverse and beautiful states in the U.S.
The event’s title is a play on words, and is presented in conjunction with the similarly titled exhibition Picturing Oregon, a rotating display of over 50 paintings and photographs showcasing the diversity of Oregon landscapes and places from the past 125 years. This exhibition is currently on view in the Northwest galleries.
In addition to the grand tasting, other General Admission activities include:
- Informal brewer and curator chats alongside the featured artworks
- Museum docent tours of beverage-themed art
- A sensory/smell experience highlighting local/regional ingredients from around the state
- Super 8 film processing demos using different types of beer led by the NW Film Center
BREWERY & ARTWORK PAIRINGS (BY REGION)
- Breakside Brewery
- Ecliptic Brewing
- Great Notion Brewing
- Hopworks Urban Brewery
- Leikam Brewing
- Little Beast (Beaverton)
- Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider
- Widmer Brothers Brewing
Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative (OBRC), whose BottleDrop Redemption centers collect high volumes of recyclables throughout the state. OBRC’s new BottleDrop Refill program collects bottles for refill by Oregon brewers, offering an innovative, cost-effective solution to expand the beverage industry’s stewardship efforts and help sustain the environment Oregonians treasure.