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Bean to Bar: Portland Beer Week’s Newest Event Features Beer & Chocolate Pairings

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It’s not every year that Portland Beer Week initiates a new event. And it’s only during this week of the year that one-of-a-kind happenings like Snackdown and the Beer & Cheese Fest take place, not to mention all those intriguing panel discussions. They only happen during what’s become Christmas for beer lovers in Portland.

Continuing in this tradition is “Bean to Bar, A Chocolate and Beer Festival” which is set to go down at Ruse Brewing (inside the Iron Fireman Collective at SE 17th & Schiller) this Sunday from 1 to 5pm. It’s all being co-sponsored by Ruse and Xocolatl de David, an award-winning purveyor of locally handmade chocolates.

The event will showcase ten local chocolatiers, each presenting unique cacao confections to be paired with beers from the Pacific Northwest, chosen to complement the chocolate in question.

Each purchased ticket for admission includes a branded Bean to Bar glass, 3 drink tickets, free chocolate sampling, plus a $7 coupon towards the purchase of chocolate to take home. VIP tickets include all of the above, plus an hour early entrance to sample before the crowds, as well as a 33 Chocolates tasting notebook.

Be sure to check out the following links and details about each of the breweries and chocolatiers involved below. I look forward to seeing you there on Sunday!

General Admission and VIP Tickets

Bean to Bar Facebook Event Page

Ruse Brewing, 4784 SE 17th Avenue | Portland, OR 97202

Portland Beer Week is presented by Loyal Legion
With co-sponsors Breakside Brewery, pFriem Family Brewers, Stormbreaker Brewing and The Caputo Group.


Xocolatl de David
Map Chocolate
Only Child Chocolate
Cloudforest Chocolate
Woodblock Chocolate
Seahorse Chocolate
Moonstruck Chocolate
Missionary Chocolate
Batch Chocolate
Creo Chocolate
Portland Chocolate Laboratory


Ruse Brewing
Sunriver Brewing Co.
pFriem Family Brewers
Stormbreaker Brewing
Little Beast Brewing
Breakside Brewery
Hi Five Cider
Baerlic Brewing
Vanguard Brewing
Reubens Brews


The Barreled Bee
Marshall’s Haute Sauce
House Spirits Distillery


Little Beast Brewing

Dutchy: Oud Bruin with Montmorency Cherries & Cacao Nibs. Aged for a year and a half in Pinot Noir barrels. 8.25% ABV

Count The Stars: Imperial Oatmeal Brett Stout.

pFriem Family Brewers

Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout – 11.5% | 70 IBU – Chocolate Mousse, Ripe Cherries, Coconut, Bourbon

Helles Lager – 4.8% | 25 IBU – Golden, Toasty, Savory, Sessionable

Baerlic Brewing

Night Howler Imperial Stout
Good Guys Wear Plaid Scottish Ale

Breakside Brewery

True Gold
What Rough Beast

Stormbreaker Brewing

Everyday is Portland Beer Week – Double Dry-Hopped Sour IPA
Mississippi Red – Hoppy, malty Red ale

Sunriver Brewing

Champagne Dreams Brut IPA
Deseo Mexican Lager

Reubens Brews

Cinnamon Raison Rye – A creamy brown ale made with rye, raisins and aged on cinnamon sticks.

Vanguard Brewing

Piper’s Moon – Dark Chocolate Porter, ABV 5%
WiggleButt IPA – ABV 6.4%

Hi Five Cider

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