Oregon Otter Beer Festival

A Celebration of Ocean Conservation and Craft Brews!

2024 Oregon Otter Beer Festival
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2024 Festival Presented by: Elakha Alliance, Oregon Zoo, DLX Family Foundation

The Elakha Alliance threw their biggest otter-ly amazing fundraiser of the year on April 13, 2024 – all in aid of bringing our adorable flippered friends back to Oregon! The 2024 event raised over $30,000 towards ocean conservation and the return of sea otters back to the Oregon coast! 

The Elakha Alliance is a non-profit created by tribal and conservation leaders working to restore Oregon’s sea otter population, and in the process, create a more robust and resilient marine ecosystem. In addition to enjoying flavorful craft beers, this fundraising event contributes to building community awareness regarding the significance of revitalizing our valuable nearshore marine ecosystems. This is achieved through informative talks held throughout the evening and an engaging Elakha trivia contest.

Nine local Oregon breweries have embraced the Elakha’s beer challenge, taking on the task of crafting a ‘sea otter-themed’ beer utilizing Maris Otter Malt. Each brewery is dedicated to contributing a portion of their otter beer sales to our cause! Indulge in the experience by sipping, sampling, and casting your vote for your favorite otter-inspired brew, while a panel of fantastic judges will determine the ultimate otter-beer titles. This year, attendees enjoyed a specialty otter-themed cocktail sample from Straightaway Cocktails as a delightful bonus pour. Throughout the entire evening, guests relished in delicious gourmet pizzas, appetizers, and desserts. Wild Hogs in the Woods band serenaded us with toe-tapping tunes all evening long. And for an added thrill, participants flocked to the Door Prize Raffle, Premium Raffle, and Elakha Trivia Raffle for a chance to win local artwork, gift packages, and outdoor adventures from PNW businesses!

Find these otter-beers at participating locations, and a portion of sales will be donated to the Elakha Alliance!

7 Devils Brewery: Elakha Ale
Block 15 Brewing: Noyster Dulse Stout
Breakside Brewery: Extra Special Otter
Crux Fermentation Project: This, That and the Otter
Deschutes Brewery: Otterbahn
Fort George Brewery: Tide Land Stout
Great Notion: Otter Milk
Leikam Brewing:
As Long As We Got Each Otter
Sunriver Brewing Co:
One Way or an Otter

2024 Oregon Otter Beer Award Winners:

Ticket Price Includes:

  • Oregon Otter Beer samples from 9 breweries (3 oz from each brewery)
  • Bonus specialty cocktail sample from Straightaway Cocktails
  • Customized collectable Otter Beer Festival 2024 glass taster cup
  • Delicious gourmet pizzas (GF, vegan, vegetarian options), appetizers, and dessert available all evening long
  • Live musical performances from Wild Hog in the Woods (dancing encouraged)
  • Photo-booth to make memories
  • Water & soda
  • Happiness that you’re helping support ocean conservation!

Feeling Lucky? You Could Walk Away a Winner!

Ensure you seize the chance to participate in our exceptional Door Prize Raffle, Premium Raffle, and Elakha Trivia Raffle during the Oregon Otter Beer Festival! Gratitude to the generous local businesses and artists for their donations, contributing to the success of these raffles. All proceeds will go towards supporting the Elakha Alliance and their efforts to reintroduce sea otters to Oregon’s rocky reefs.

The Raffles will close at 8:45pm and winners will be announced onstage at 9pm – you must be present to win.
Cash or credit card will be accepted for raffle tickets.

If you’re interested in donating a raffle prize, email Info@ElakhaAlliance.org.

Premium Raffle
Items Valued $100+

Tickets: 1 for $20 | 3 for $50 | 7 for $100
You can choose which prize you want your tickets to go towards by placing them in individual jars.

Elakha Trivia Raffle
Hood River Prize Package

Explore the realms of how the Elakha Alliance came to be, sea otter biology, kelp forests ecology, and fun facts about the Oregon coast by participating in our new Elakha Trivia Raffle Contest! Engage with informative posters and interactive stations located at sponsor tables to acquire accurate answers for your trivia cards. When you’ve filled out your entire card, simply submit it at the Elakha Table to be entered to win a specialty Hood River Prize Package (valued $200).

2024 OTTER SPONSORS ($3,500)
2024 KELP SPONSORS ($1,500)