FredFest 2013

What: Charity

When: Sunday - May 05, 2013 @ 02:00PM to Sunday - May 05, 2013 @ 06:00PM

Where: Hair Of The Dog Brewing Company / Brewery And Tasting Room, Portland, Oregon
What started as a small surprise 80th birthday party for world-renowned beer writer Fred Eckhardt is coming back around in its seventh year as one of the most anticipated beer events of the year.

Attendees will be treated not only to a rare assortment of hand-selected beers, but also light fare cooked in beer and a birthday cake, complete with a round of "Happy Birthday", just for Fred. Cheeses, chocolate, candy and even cereal will be offered in abundance so attendees can experience some of Fred's famed beer-and-food pairings.

Tickets are in advance. The link to purchase tickets is not active yet. Entry into FredFest includes a souvenir glass, free ticket for a raffle of bottled specialty beers and four hours of sampling, sipping and story-telling with Fred. Tickets are limited and they will go fast (they've sold out every year to date), so order yours today before it's too late! Simply use the "Order Tickets" feature on the left of the screen. Don't have a PayPal account? Follow the link to "Order Tickets" and you can still pay directly with a credit card. Tickets are not mailed out, they will be at the door will-call style. Please bring a copy of your PayPal purchase receipt with you. Make sure if you are purchasing the tickets for a friend that you include their name in the notes section so we can get all ticket holders into the event quickly.

FredFest has become a significant fundraiser for the nonprofit organizations of Eckhardt’s choice—a different one each year. Eckhardt has selected the American Diabetes Association Oregon/SW Washington chapter and the Hair of the Dog “house” charity, Guide Dogs for the Blind, as FredFest’s official fundraising recipients this year. The event is all volunteer-driven, which means that 100 percent of this year’s proceeds from FredFest will be donated to both of those charitable organizations.

Tickets are $75 advance only and includes a souvenir glass, free ticket for a raffle (more raffle tickets available at FredFest) plus four hours of sampling, sipping, singing and storytelling with the inimitable Fred.

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