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Thursday, August 02, 2007

Bones and Brew

Rogue hosts an annual benefit for the Oregon Zoo called Bones and Brew which is, shockingly, in its 13th year.
Held along three blocks in the Historic Pearl District, over 5,000 people attended last year. This year’s event is a celebration of everything summer: BBQ, small, traditional craft micro-breweries, and live Classic Rock.

Each street will be dedicated to a separate theme. The street of BBQ’ers will include My Brothers BBQ, Sellwood BBQ, Wildcard BBQ, Smokin Man BBQ, and more. And a BBQ rib contest will determine which BBQ’er walks away with this year’s People’s Choice trophy. The street of Microbreweries will include 25+ Microbrews from the Northwest including Roots, Hair of the Dog, Eugene City Brewery, Old Lompoc, Issaquah Brewhouse, Laurelwood, Rogue Ales, and more. Live Classic Rock music will include local bands such as Afterburner, a ZZ Top tribute Band (below).

This is a family friendly event with buckets of chalk for street art, Italian Ice, Elephant Ears, and balloon artists to entertain the kids, and the adults! $2 donations at the door go directly to the Oregon Zoo.
It's cool that this exists, because it's about the polar opposite of the Portland International Beerfeet, with its cool $4 pours of compost beer. Of course, I love PIB, and ZZ Top tribute bands--well, let's say they fall outside my sweet spot. So enjoy if it's your cup o' tea, but don't look for a skinny balding guy in a beard--he'll be elsewhere this weekend. Details for those who are interested:

Bones and Brew
August 4-5
Saturday 11-9, Sunday 11-7
NW 15th and Flanders in the Pearl District

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