DOWNINGTOWN, PA, March 5, 2015 – Victory Brewing Company and Dogfish Head Craft Brewery are excited to announce that they will co-host the non-traditional art exhibit celebrating the artistry of craft beer, Amber Waves, in conjunction with 2015 Craft Brewer’s Conference. The event will take place on Thursday, April 16th from 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm at Castaway Portland.
Amber Waves continues to be committed to raising awareness and funds for the local arts community. The third annual event will benefit Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA), an organization dedicated to acknowledging and advancing new developments in contemporary art while fostering the creative exploration of artists and audiences. The event will feature 22 American craft breweries showcasing art in both its traditional and liquid form. Each brewery will be pouring an amber-hued beer of their creation, along with a custom work of art created exclusively for auction at the event. All auction proceeds of the night’s silent auction will benefit Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA).
In reducing the visual impact of the beers being served to a single color, Victory and Dogfish Head expect to call guests’ full attention to the vivid spectrum of flavor in each glass as well as the visual delight of art conceived and executed for this one night event.
“Craft beer is succeeding because it speaks to an enthused audience through a veritable rainbow of flavors, textures and colors,” said Bill Covaleski, president and brewmaster of Victory Brewing Company. “Working with PICA in our third year of Amber Waves seems to be a natural fit. Their commitment to emerging art for their audiences mirrors our process of craft brewing.”
“With every passing year, Amber Waves gains more momentum and excitement among breweries,” said Sam Calagione, president of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. “This year, we’re excited to welcome our returning breweries and add many from the Northwest. With a growing list of participants, we are able to offer a wider variety of beer for attendees to sample and a larger selection of art pieces for auction.”
Returning in 2015 are:
- Allagash Brewing Company
- Breckenridge Breweries
- Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
- Drake’s Brewing Company
- Evolution Craft Brewing Company
- Excelsior Brewing Co.
- Great Divide
- Lagunitas Brewing Company
- Maui Brewing Co.
- New Belgium Brewing Company
- No-Li Brewhouse
- Port Brewing and The Lost Abbey
- The Post Brewing Co.
- Real Ale Brewing Company
- Roadhouse Brewing Co.
- Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
- Ska Brewing
- Victory Brewing Company
New additions to the lineup include:
- Carson’s Brewery
- Ecliptic Brewing
- Fat Head’s Brewery
- Fort George Brewery
Amber Waves will be held at Castaway Portland (1900 NW 18th Ave, Portland, OR 97209) on April 16 from 5:00pm – 10:00pm. Tickets for general admission are available at www.amberwavesevent.com. The cost of admission is $25 and includes a souvenir five ounce tasting glass, beer sampling, as well as hors d’oeuvres and access to the Amber Waves silent auction. Attendance is free to brewing industry professionals with a valid 2015 CBC badge.For more information about this unique event, visit www.amberwavesevent.com.
About Victory Brewing Company
Victory Brewing Company is a craft brewery headquartered in Downingtown, Pennsylvania. Founded by childhood friends, Bill Covaleski and Ron Barchet, Victory officially opened its doors in February of 1996. In addition to the original Downingtown brewery and brewpub, Victory recently opened a second state-of- the-art brewery in Parkesburg, PA to expand production capabilities and serve fans of fully flavored beers in 35 states and 10 countries with innovative beers melding European ingredients and technology with American creativity. To learn more about Victory Brewing Company, visit www.victorybeer.com.
About Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Dogfish Head opened in 1995 as the smallest commercial brewery in America making 10 gallons of beer at a time on a glorified-modified homebrew system. Today Dogfish Head is among the fastest growing breweries in the country. Our belief was (and still is) that beer can have as much flavor, complexity, diversity, food-compatibility, and age-ability as the world’s finest wines. We have never wavered from this belief. Dogfish Head has grown into a 200 person company with a restaurant/brewery/distillery in Rehoboth Beach and a production brewery in Milton, Delaware, selling beer in 30 states, plus D.C. So. We’re just a little less small now.
About Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA)
Portland Institute for Contemporary Art acknowledges and advances new developments in contemporary art while fostering the creative explorations of artists and audiences. PICA turns 20 this year and since 1995, has championed the practice of contemporary artists from around the world, driving vital conversations about the art and issues of today. PICA presents artists from visual and performance backgrounds and embraces those individuals who exist at the borders of genres and ideas. Through artist residencies and exhibitions, lectures and workshops, and the annual Time-Based Art Festival (TBA), PICA constructs a broad platform for contemporary art.