Ecliptic Brewing to host 13th annual Oregon Brewers Brunch and Parade
Tickets are now on sale for the 13th annual Oregon Brewers Brunch, one of the most popular auxiliary events of the Oregon Brewers Festival. The event will take place on Wednesday, July 24, from 8:30am to 11am at Ecliptic Brewing, located at 825 N Cook St. The brunch is a ticketed event and limited to 500. Tickets cost $49 apiece, which includes a buffet brunch, two Ecliptic beers, a souvenir T-shirt, and the official Oregon Brewers Festival tasting mug. The brunch is for ages 21 and over.
The brunch menu, prepared by Ecliptic Brewing executive chef Michael Molitor, will offer seasonal fruit and berries; assorted Grand Central Bakery pastries; house made hazelnut granola with labneh, almond milk and honey; roasted potato, pepper and black bean hash; scrambled eggs with fine herbs; shrimp cocktail; Applewood smoked bacon and house made lamb breakfast sausage (vegan sausage patties optional); and a selection of juices, Caffé Vita coffee, and Steven Smith teas. Ecliptic will have a variety of its award-winning beers on tap.
Following the brunch is the Oregon Brewers Parade, an event that does not require a ticket and is open to all ages. Starting at 11am, around 500 beer lovers will walk from Ecliptic Brewing to the grounds of the Oregon Brewers Festival at Tom McCall Waterfront Park, with a small marching band and a police escort. The parade will be led by this year’s Grand Marshal, the Unipiper. The Unipiper is an avid homebrewer who has been a loyal supporter of the craft beer industry for years and is an unofficial ambassador of the City of Portland. The Unipiper will lead the parade to the festival’s opening ceremonies, where he will tap the official first keg.