The 2016 Fredfest will on Sunday, May 15th at Hair of the Dog Brewing
About FredFest 2016
It started as an 80th birthday party for Fred Eckhardt, the Dean of American Beer Writers, and now it’s in its 11 th year. That, of course, means Fred would have turned 90 this year. Fredfest will continue and we are celebrating again on May 15, 1-5 p.m. at Hair of the Dog Brewing, 61 SE Yamhill, in Portland.
When we first started FredFest, Fred asked that no gifts be given and that all the proceeds toward a charitable organization. Last year's charity was the Oregon Zoo Foundation. We are building a fund in remembrance of Michael Olsen, a Hair of the Dog employee who was shot and killed on the streets of Portland last year.
“ Our goal is to provide scholarships for kids to go to summer camps at the Zoo, hoping to instill a love of animals and nature in them, just like Mikey had,” said festival co-founder and Hair of the Dog owner/brewmaster Alan Sprints.
One-hundred percent of FredFest ticket sales go to our charity and Hair of the Dog covers all expenses for the event, so attendees are encouraged to pay more than the suggested ticket price.
Tickets are in advance.
Tickets were $65, available for advance purchase only. Ticket includes a commemorative glass, beer-food buffet, and a special selection of beers, plus birthday cake and a chance to sing Happy Birthday to Fred.
Tickets are limited and they will go fast (they've sold out every year to date), so look for tickets to go on sale here in the near future!
If you have any questions about FredFest, please contact: Alan Sprints-
Now begs that timeless question...What Would Fred Drink? (WWFD?)