I love beer. After now having visited over 480 different breweries, it’s fair to say I have sampled a lot of beer (follow me on Untappd). From post-race pints and run club meeting locations, to beer miles and relays, running and the kegged nectar seem to go hand-in-hand in Oregon. Our Kegs and Legs feature is where beer drinking runners like me can go to find some new favorite beverages.
The 2019 StormBreaker 5k Fun Run follows the same format as all the Brewery Series runs, so if you don’t know the drill, here are some of the usual details. First, this is not an exact “5k” distance and it’s a fun run, so there are no chips or record of your time. The route will follow a safe path that is well-marked and there will be friendly volunteers everywhere to help lead the way, but the roads will not be closed. Please do obey the rules of the road so that everyone can enjoy the run. Lastly, be sure to remember your ID if you’re over 21 and would like an adult beverage, and get to the race 30 minutes early so you have plenty of time to park and get checked in. There will also be no bag check, so plan accordingly, and the race will occur rain or shine!!
The best reason to attend any of the Oregon Brewery Running Series races is that they are so incredibly fun. You’ll start the race at the brewery and you always meet some really awesome people at these events. All are welcome, all are there for fun, and no one take themselves too seriously. After you run, jog, or walk your race, head to the swag table back at the brewery to pick out a piece of seasonal swag. It could be a pint glass, some sunglasses, or a beer cozy. There are always a few options to choice from, and you’ll likely also get a free loaf of bread and some other goodies, including a free craft brew.
What: 2019 Oregon Brewery Running Series 5k Fun Run/Walk – StormBreaker Brewing
When: Saturday, March 2nd at 11:00AM
Where: StormBreaker Brewing (8409 N Lombard St, Portland, OR 97203)
Cost: $30 without shirt, $40 with shirt
The course has not yet been announced, but a St. Johns location should prove to be a great spot for pre-, during-, and post-race awesome!
Last year we talked about two solid beers that get updated each year by Stormbreaker – their Handful of Hops and Winter Coast. The HoH is an awesome concept that works great here in Portland – community giving and sharing. Each year, those in the neighborhood who grow their own hops can stop by the brewery and toss in a handful of their own for inclusion of this beer. Therefore, each year, the brewery has a different flavor profile from those who came forward to contribute. This year, expect Azacca, Chinook, Colombus and Loral hops in this IPA. It’s the truest of collaborations and one that is super awesome!
The Winter Coat series is also changed up each year as a winter warmer that is as unique as the coats that are worn during the ever-changing Portland winters. While the 2018 version saw dark cherries and wolfberries, the 2019 features marionberries as the fruit of choice. There will still be the sweet orange peel, Fuggle & Sterling hops, and honey malt lining, but the flavor is definitely different from years passed.
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