Oregon Otter Beer Festival

Supporting ocean conservation has never been more fun! Cheers to that. 

2nd Annual Oregon Otter Beer Festival
April 15, 2023
OMSI, Portland OR

The Elakha Alliance hosted our largest fundraiser of the year on April 15th, all in the name of working towards returning sea otters to Oregon. The non-profit challenged 14 breweries (13 from Oregon and 1 from Idaho) to make a ‘sea otter themed’ beer utilizing Maris Otter Malt. Each brewery is donating a portion of their otter beers sales back to the Elakha Alliance, and the Oregon Otter Beer Festival is a chance to celebrate their tasty concoctions for a cause. The Festival guests had the special opportunity to vote for their otter-fan-favorite, meanwhile a panel of judges will select their top winners for various otter-beer titles.  

The Festival featured an exclusive silent auction and door prize raffle, with outstanding coastal-themed experiences and unique artwork from around the world. Keep scrolling to see a sneak peek! There was live musical performances from the Uncle Mary Band, delicious local and sustainable appetizers all night long from Artemis Catering, and complimentary sparking water and soda. 

Thank you to the 2023 event sponsors:

  • Otter Sponsors: Oregon Zoo & Oregon Coast Visitors Association
  • Sea Star Sponsors: Oregon Bottledrop, Defenders of Wildlife, Dtocs
  • Urchin Sponsors: Oregon Wild

Participating Breweries

Ticket price included:

  • 14 Otter Beer samples (3 oz from each brewery)
  • Customized collectable MiiR stainless steel pint cup
  • Delicious local and sustainable appetizers all evening from Artemis Catering, including seafood snacks a sea otter could only dream about, plus yummy vegetarian and vegan options 
  • Live musical performances from the Uncle Mary Band
  • Complimentary parking at OMSI
  • Water & soda
  • 1 Door Prize Raffle Ticket when you complete your beer tasting card

Get Your 2023 Oregon Otter Beer Festival Merch!

Exclusive Coastal Silent Auction & Door Prize Raffle

Oregon Otter Beer Festival guests had the opportunity to participate in a one-of-a-kind silent auction and door prize raffle thanks to the donations from incredible artists and organizations. All proceeds will be considered a donation to the Elakha Alliance, a non-profit working to return sea otters back to Oregon’s rocky reefs. Below is a sneak peek of some of the incredible coastal artwork and prizes that you could walk home with after the event (prizes subject to change). 


SEA STAR SPONSORS ($1,000-$1,500)