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The Rye Beer Fest is a celebration of the revival of rye beers brought to you by and held at the Spirit of 77 (500 NE Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, Portland, OR 97232). The fest will take place on Friday June 8th, 2012 from 4-10pm and will feature special one-off rye beers from a variety of NW favorite breweries as well as staples such as Upright Six and Oakshire Line Dry Rye.  A percentage of the proceeds of this event will benefit We Love Clean Rivers, Inc., a non-profit that is dedicated to cleaning high use rivers by mobilizing the river recreation community and partnering with local environmental, recreation, and educational organizations.

There are 19 breweries participating and will be 17 beers at the Rye Beer Fest.  Here are a list of participating breweries:

Burnside Brewing

Upright Brewing

Firestone Walker Brewing
Oakshire Brewing
Bear Republic Brewing
Pints Brewing
Calpooia Brewing
Two Kilts Brewing
Laurelwood Brewing
Breakside Brewery
Fort George Brewery
Worthy Brewing/Good Life Brewing
Short Snout Brewing
The Commons Brewery
Occidental Brewing
Hopworks  Urban Brewery
Migration Brewing/Lompoc Brewing
And for the whiskey fans there will be a variety of rye whiskeys paired with the rye beers.  The Spirit of 77 will be making some rye food do go along with all of the other rye goodness.
Come to the event earlier to meet brewers from 4-6pm and be sure to buy a raffle ticket with great prizes ranging from cool beer and boating swag to Smith Optic sunglasses.

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