Don’t Miss the First Annual Portland Radler Festival Tomorrow!

As Portland winds down from one of the hottest stretches of Summer and prepares for the eclipse hoards arriving in ten days, we’re stoked to know that the perfect event to cool off and relax is arriving tomorrow. Stormbreaker Brewing will play host to the First Annual Portland Radler Fest featuring 23 different Radler varieties, the likes of which you’ve never seen!

This one-of-a-kind festival focuses on the unique blending of beer and various sodas, although this event takes the concept to another level of experimentation. Not only will there be traditional versions of the Radler style, like the ubiquitous Grapefruit and Zitrone Radlers from Stiegl or the well-established Totally Radler from Hopworks, there’s also a Cider Radler (a Cidler?) blending a Passionfruit & Pink Guava Cider with Rose Cordial Soda from Hi Five Cider. WAT?! And you heard it here first… it tastes as amazing as it sounds.

Will there also be a Mead Radler…? Of course! Your wildest dreams are now within reach. The Lime Ginger Trinity Mead Radler from Oregon Mead & Cider will take your taste buds on a trip you shan’t forget. Not to mention local cider heroes Reverend Nat’s blending their Pineapple ¡Tepache! with a wheat beer. And that’s only the beginning… as the full list below details, all your favorite local brewers will be mixing things up.

It all takes place tomorrow, Saturday August 12th from Noon to 8pm, with tickets currently at $15 then $20 the day of the event. That gets you in the door, a commemorative purple mug in your hand and 8 tokens in your pocket. Keep up-to-date with all the happenings through their facebook, twitter and instagram pages.

The full list!

Stormbreaker, Rekall Radler – Kolsch with Pink Guava Soda
54 40, Ginger Lemonade Radler – Kolsch blended with Organic Lemonade and Grated Ginger
Baerlic, This is My Broomstick – Black Grove Imperial Stout and Black Cherry Soda
Base Camp, Fuzzy Pink Guava Drink – With Pink Guava Soda
Breakside, River Pig Radler – Lager and Lemonade
Burnside, Imperial Radler – Double IPA and Blood Orange Soda
Coalition, Cerveza Paloma – Kolsch, Sea Salt, Lime Zest and Grapefruit Soda
Commons, Lemon Urban Farmhouse – Urban Farmhouse and Lemon
Culmination, Tommy Palmer – Black Tea and Lemon Radler


Gigantic, Gigantic and Juice – Gigantic IPA, Tangerine, Pinapple and Grapefruit
Great Notion, Blueberry Muffin Radler – Radler version of Blueberry Muffin Kettle Sour
Hi Five Cider, Romancing the Radler – Passionfruit and Pink Guava Cider mixed with Rose Cordial Soda
Hopworks, Totally Radler – Organic HUB Pilsner and Organic Lemon Juice
Montavilla, Blood Orange ConCurrantly – Blood Orange Hef and Black Currant
Oregon Mead & Cider, Lime Ginger Trinity Mead Radler – Trinity Mead and Lime Ginger Soda
Pono, Pineapple Express Radler – Kolsch and Toasted Coconut/Calamansi Soda
Reverend Nat’s, Wheat the Pineapple – Tepache and Wheat Beer
Ross Island – To Be Determined
Stiegl, Grapefruit Radler / Zitrone Radler – Grapefruit and Lemon
Widmer, Mango Built for Two Radler – Pale Ale and Mango Soda
Wild Ride, Thorny Bushwacker – Apricot Sour and Blackberry Soda
Zoiglhaus – Orange Creamsicle Radler – Gose and Orange Cream Soda

…if you’ve read the far and still have no idea what the hell Radlers are about, check this out.

About Warren Wills

Warren is the Assistant Editor & Portland Correspondent for American Craft Beer. Regular contributions include "The State of American Craft Beer" series and the "What the Hell Is" series on beer styles. "Anything worth doing, is worth doing right." ~Hunter S. Thompson
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