The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery Weihnachtsmarkt 2019 POSTED BY Jody Mace For three weekends in December, Olde Mecklenburg Brewery will transform into a German-inspired Christmas Market , with vendors selling gifts and baked goods from open-air booths. A new weekly brewers market will debut on Saturday, May 16th in the adjacent parking lot of Old Town Brewing in Northeast Portland. The weekly pop-up event is designed to promote local small craft breweries during a time where regular taproom service is not possible. Subsequent weeks’ lineup will be announced later, Milne said. Milne plans to hold the Brewers Market every Saturday through the summer but the lineup of participating breweries could change, and activities and hours may expand if there is demand. The need for strong, independent local journalism is more urgent than ever. “We were inspired to try and find a positive way for people to show support for their favorite breweries,” Milne said. Owner Adam Milne said the brewery plans to hold the marketplace through the summer from 11 AM to 4 PM Saturdays in the parking lot of its brewpub at 5201 N.E. However, the economic downturn caused by COVID-19 continues to makethis a very challenging time. Your email address will not be published. From there they can drive through the ‘Market’ look at each brewery menu, chat with the brewers while wearing face masks, and create/place their order using the Brewers Market online menu on their smartphone. We'll send you a newsletter with what you need to know every week. Owner Adam Milne said the brewery plans to hold the marketplace through the summer from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays in the parking lot of its brewpub at 5201 N.E. The Drive-Thru Brewers Market is the brainchild of Old Town Brewing. 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The farmers market was “really the driving force,” Milne said, and having it in cars allowed Old Town to “create a single stop where people can come say hi and support a multitude of breweries at the same time — all from a safe and structured distance.”. An online ordering site that went live Thursday morning is also available for those who want to preorder or skip the drive-thru experience and simply pick up their beer. You can place a pre-order for Saturday pick-up by clicking here. 503.200.5988. Breweries scheduled to appear along with Old Town the first week include pFriem Family Brewers, Gigantic Brewing, Buoy Beer Co., StormBreaker Brewing, Reuben’s Brews, Rogue Ales and Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider. While the market was setup for vehicles, many chose to walk or bike thru. into an outdoor market, beer blog The New School first reported. 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Just this past Saturday, Old Town Brewing hosted its first Brewers Market, a weekly assembly of booths offering various breweries’ beers to-go in a drive-thru meets farmers-market setting. Yes, Old Town Brewing will be putting its very own twist on a farmers market but one with local and regional breweries with its weekly Drive-Thru Brewers Market. Old Town Brewing in Northeast Portland hosted a ‘brewers market’ drive through Saturday, May 16, 2020 (KOIN/Danny Peterson). The farmers market was “really the driving force,” Milne said, and having it in cars allowed Old Town to “create a single stop where people can come say hi and support a multitude of breweries at the same time — all from a safe and structured distance.”. Orders and purchases will be placed from your smart phone from the Brewers Market online menu, but contact and on-site imbibing and socializing is discouraged as is cash payments. He said all proper social distancing protocols will be respected, with cars being at least 6 feet from the booths, and organizers requesting that customers wear masks. “It took two seconds, and they were just like, ‘Yes, let’s do it!’”. Here are Portland and Oregon breweries offering beer to-go, deliveries. This weekend's participants include Portland's Gigantic Brewing, Reverend Nat's Hard Cider, Rogue Ales and StormBreaker Brewing, along with a handful from other regions, including Buoy Beer in Astoria, Hood River's pFriem Family Brewers, and Seattle-based Reuben's Brews.