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Hopworks Brewery will throw carfree ‘Biketoberfest’ party

Posted by on August 19th, 2009 at 1:17 pm

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Hopworks owner Christian Ettinger
at a Short Track race last month.
(Photo © J. Maus)

Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB) is set to lay claim to the title of Portland’s most bike-friendly brewpub with their newly announced Biketoberfest event.

The free event (September 19, noon to 10:00pm) will feature live performances by five bands, kids bike games, a handmade bike exhibition, a BikeCraft bazaar (hosted by BikePortland), BMX trick riding exhibition, The Sprockettes, roller races by Team Beer, a “Huffy Huck Off” and more.

Hopworks owner Christian Ettinger says he envisions this as a carfree event and says the price of admission is only that you arrive by bike. He also plans to unveil two new beers at the event made especially for bike lovers.

We might see this on a beer label soon.

The brewery opened back in Spring of 2008 and bikes have always been its major theme. Old frames hang from a custom fixture on the ceiling, inner tubes are for sale behind the bar, and Ettinger frequents the local race scene.

Mark your calendars now. This is going to be fun.

    Hopworks’ Biketoberfest (2944 SE Powell Blvd)
    September 19, Noon – 10 pm
    Free
    More info here

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Juiceman
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Juiceman

Bummer, can’t go – Starcrossed!

RyNO Dan
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RyNO Dan

Did team Beer switch breweries ?
That other one is pretty bike friendly too.
Anyway Christian is a real nice guy, and HUB makes some real good beer. I’m glad they’re in the neighborhood.
Regards,

Mike B.
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Mike B.

Carfree on 29th & Powell? Do they intend on shutting Powell down for the event? I must say, the Fresh Hop Festival they had last year was possibly the best beer fest last year.

Metrofiets
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Metrofiets will be there too.

We have something of a HOPWORKS RELATED surprise in the works!

She
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She

How about an organized Critical Mass ride like the one I was watching on CNN coverage that occurred in Vancouver, BC – lets get a police escort for a group or groups to ride to the event! Officer Pickett, can you help us?

brd
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brd

Crazy bike skills…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b36Yi-Pb1wM

European bike championships

peejay
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peejay

I second the idea of a nice big ride down (and up) Powell to the event. Let’s shut down the most dysfunctional street in all of SE Portland (thanks, ODOT!) for a few precious moments, so people can really see how terrible Powell normally is by comparison.

GLV
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GLV

They’re going to turn people away who arrive in a car? Sounds like a great business model.

twistyaction
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@ #2, RyNO Dan: Team Beer’s been doing events like the Gold Sprints at places other than the “other” brewery. At least this one has bike parking.

@ #3, Mike B: The event is going to be car-free. I believe it’ll be in the back parking lot which is huge. That part will be car free.

@ #8, GLV: Your type of comment belongs on the Oregonian website. Inviting people to arrive by bike is something you’re going to have to get your head around sooner than later in this town.

This sounds like it’s going to be a barrel of fun. I hope everybody who can make it has positive vibes and is ready for a blast.

justin
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i’m definitely in, gives me time to get the old peugeot on the road again

Joe Metal Cowboy Kurmaskie
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I’ve been recruited as your Master of Cermeonies. We’re gonna have a blast.

GLV
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GLV

@ #8, GLV: Your type of comment belongs on the Oregonian website. Inviting people to arrive by bike is something you’re going to have to get your head around sooner than later in this town.

Oh please. Inviting people to arrive by bike is not the same as refusing service to people who don’t.

GLV
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GLV

In fact, I’m seriously tempted to walk there and see if they serve me.

timtim
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timtim

Dang! I’ll be in Vancouver B.C. playing bike polo, the greatest sport ever invented!

geoffrey
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What a great spin on Octobeerfest celebrated in greater Kitchener ON CA where the contest appears to be who will be the first to park their motorholic transportation appliance in/on/under their neighbours porch.