8th Annual BenFest
Sat, Sep 9 from 1pm - 8pm
The 8th Annual BenFest will be held at Gigantic Brewing's back lot. BenFest was inspired by a large number of brewers named Ben and orginally thought to be a bizarre reason to have a festival, so why not do it? Earlier this year, Ben Flerchinger passed away and this year's BenFest will serve as the fundraiser for his family to help with end of life expenses. Even though, BenFest and the beer community will not be the same without him, we are making the celebration this year the biggest yet! Besides the breweries with a Ben participating, many awesome brewers are also sending great beer.
$30 gets you ENTRY, glass and 10 tickets. 4 oz pour per ticket, with a few specialty releases every hour for a few more tickets. Additional tickets $1.
Beer and Cider line up:
Agrarian Ales (Ben Tilley) - “BEN Hits the Ground!,” Belgian Dark Strong
Baerlic Brewing (Ben Parsons) - “BEN the Rules, Don't Break Them,” India Pale Lager Ale (you read that right)
Breakside Brewing (Ben Edmunds) - “First Blanche,” Witbier
Deschutes Brewing (Ben Kehs) - “BLended Saison,” Saison
Gigantic Brewing (Ben Love) - “SOLID! BENmosa,” Juicy Pale with pineapple, tangerine and grapefruit juice
Laurelwood Brewing (Ben Dobler) - “BEN There, Done That,” Kolsch
Occidental Brewing (Ben Engler) - “BEN,” Barrel Aged Doppelbock
54'40° Brewing - “Brewing Of Mice and BENs,” Cask conditioned version of Half Cocked IPA with added Citra leaf in cask
Cider Riot! - “BENcider,” traditional pub draught cider
Coin Toss Brewing - “BENvention,” Imperial Mild
Ecliptic Brewing - BENith Grapefruit Gose
Kell's Brewery - “AmBENtions az a ridah,” Blood Orange American Wheat
Lucky Lab Brewing - “BENedict Palmer,” American Lager w/ fresh lemon and iced tea
Montavilla Brew Works - “Where the Helles BEN's Beer?” Helles
pFriem Family Brewers - “SchwarzBEN,” Schwarzbier
Sasquatch Brewing - "BEN There, Freshed That", Centennial Fresh Hop Pale
Three Creeks Brewing - “Stampede Strong Ale,” American Strong Ale
2:00pm: Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine 2013 and 2014 vintages, 3 tickets for a 4oz pour.
3:00pm: Gigantic Brewing Massive! Ben Flerchinger Edition, Barleywine aged on Macallan Scotch Barrels, 3 tickets for a 4oz pour.
4:00pm: Russian River 2013 Consecration, Belgian-style dark ale aged in American oak Cabernet Sauvignon barrels with currants, 4 tickets for a 4oz pour.
5:00pm: Upright Brewing, 2015 Tanner 16 Old Ale aged on Port finish Whiskey casks, 3 tickets for a 4 oz pour.