Immersed in a veritable wonderland of craft beer and indie music, the good citizens of Portlandia are blessed with more beer festivals than you can put a bird on and are surrounded by a seemingly bottomless pool of musical artists. The first annual Malt Ball will capitalize on these valuable resources and bring the two together for a day long celebration fueled by barley, hops, and Marshall half stacks. The band line up for this beer/music festival is rife with budding heroes of the Portland music scene and most interestingly, the featured breweries are incorporating their music into their specialty beers.
Not only are the brewhouses offering a special release for the event, but each has collaborated with one of the performers to pair their beer with the band’s music. The Oregon Brewers Guild and The Portland Mercury, “PDX’s most awesome weekly”, present a unique opportunity to try your hand at pairing music and fine beverage. See for yourself if that Eisbock pairs best with punk, folk or orchestral synth and discover why, for some reason, that Blonde Ale tastes perfect when listening to doom metal progressive rock.
The Malt Ball 2012
Saturday, March 24 at the Bossanova Ballroom (722 E Burnside)
$20 presale tickets and $25 at the door.
Collaboration beers from:
For more event and ticket information visit portlandmercury.com/maltball