8th Annual Great American Distillers Festival

This October 19th and 20th, more than forty small-production distillers will arrive in Portland to revel in the community spirit of craft spirits.

By Allison Jones October 9, 2012

In the great tradition of collectively patting ourselves on the backs for making the best food and drink around, Portland will once again become the epicenter of the national craft spirit community with the 8th Annual Great American Distillers Festival, coming to PDX's Tiffany Center on October 19th and 20th.

The deets: Local and national distillers will be sampling their rum, bourbon, whiskey, vodka, gin, and liqueurs for two days of showcases, tastings, cocktail creations, competitions, and panels. Festival highlights will include Colorado’s Breckenridge Distillery, Texas’ Mockingbird Distillery, as well as local favorites like Bendistillery, Rogue, and Bull Run Distillery.

Get in on it: A five-tasting, one day pass is available for $15, a five-tasting, two day pass is $25, a one-day pass with 10-tasting tickets is $25, and a two-day, 10-tasting pass is $40. Additional 5-taste tickets are available for $10. All proceeds benefit the Oregon Distillers Guild and Oregon Bartenders Guild. Tickets are available online here. Booze-friendly nosh will also be available for purchase. Happy tippling!

The Great American Distillers Festival 
Friday, October 19th from 5 to 10 pm and Saturday, October 20th from 1 to 10 pm. 21+
The Tiffany Center, 1410 SW Morrison Street
A take-home bottle shop will be available featuring products from the festival.

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