Recently voted “Best Local Event” by local beer aficionados, Portland Downtown Executive Director Tina ConnerWellman is excited to be part of #BeerOnBridge.
"I get to work with great promoters and outstanding volunteers. It’s exciting to see the community come together to welcome visitors from everywhere, all enjoying each other’s company in a fun and inviting environment. It's easy to see why it was voted ‘Best Local Event.’ Cheers to great tastes!” said ConnerWellman.
It’s about the people and, of course, the craft beer, wine, cider, soda and, for the first time, spirits - all provided by fermented and distilled artisans including American Fifth Spirits, Arbor Brewing Company, Bell’s Brewery, BrickHaven Brewery, ConfluxCity Brewing Company, Cranker’s Brewery, EagleMonk Pub and Brewery, Ellison Brewery, Dark Horse Brewery, Grand Armory Brewing, Lansing Brewing Company, Looking Glass Brewing Company, Leelanau Cellars, Ridge Cider Company, The Sanctuary, Saugatuck Brewing Company, Schmohz Brewery, and Tabor Hill Winery.
Each year offers a new flavor of this events signature beer, Portland Strong.
Unique eats are provided by food trucks and caterers designed to compliment the beer, wine and cider offerings. Live music by a variety of artists completes the ambiance. However, it’s about more than the drinks, food and music, according to festival promoter Eric Proctor.
“The boardwalk, bridge, and park surrounding the river are what separates this festival from other beer festivals out there. At the end of the day, a beer festival is a beer festival. However, Beerfest on the Bridge has one of the most vibrant atmospheres,” said Proctor.
Portland City Manager Tutt Gorman agrees.
“Beerfest on the Bridge has become a hallmark event that showcases our historic downtown and local landmarks — the Veterans Memorial Bridge and the boardwalk overlooking the Grand River,” says Gorman. “We are extremely proud of our community and what it has to offer and look forward to showing it off.”
This beer festival stands out as it is held on the historic, metal truss, continuous use bridge constructed in 1890. The bridge offers a historic and exciting entrance into downtown Portland.
The earlier you buy, the more you save! VIP entry, offers an extra hour of the beerfest (early entry at 2 p.m.), a logo tasting glass and 15 tasting tickets – 3 oz. each. The General Admission, ticket gives 3pm entry and includes a logo tasting glass and 10 tasting tickets – 3 oz. each.
Save up to 1/2 off early March to mid May (or until this limited batch is sold out)
$20 General Admit $30 VIP Online Purchases Only
Save 35% on Summer Savings mid May to early July (or until this limited batch is sold out)
$25 General Admit $35 VIP Online or at Portland Party Store
July to midnight the evening before BeerFest
$30 General Admit $40 VIP
Any Tickets still Available 'Day Of'
$40 General Admit $50 VIP