Yesterday was arguably Portland’s best weather of the year so far. It was the perfect setting for the first annual Fuji to Hood Japan/ Portland Collaboration Beer Festival. Ten Portland breweries along with one local cidery teamed up with brewers and cider makers from Japan to create collaborations for the event.

All ten of the featured beers incorporated Japanese ingredients such as shiso, sansho, shii

take, yuzu and more. The cider was made from Oregon apple juice fermented with wild Japanese yeasts. To round things out, Bamboo Sushi and Marukin Ramen served up tasty foods to go with the drinks.

You can see pictures from the event by searching #fujitohood on Instagram:

We already looking forward to the next one! Kanpai and Cheers.