The Portland Yelpers brought it strong to Yelp Taps the Taproom at the MacTarnahan’s Taproom in NW Portland last Wednesday night to help celebrate the release of MacTarnahan’s spring seasonal: Sling Shot Extra Pale Ale!
The Taproom set Yelpers up in their V.I.P. Highland Room with a great appetizer spread, passed heavy apps, a beer tasting bar with an array of MacTarnahan’s and Pyramid beers, and another bar pouring all-you-can-drink Sling Shot EPA, Pyramid Hefeweizen and MacTarnahan’s Amber Ale.
Yelpers partied it up, enjoying their first event of the 2009 season, an endless supply of three great beers, and eating fish n’ chips, chicken and steak skewers, pork sliders, sausage plates, grilled veggies, shrimp skewers, chips and dip, and key lime and chocolate pie. It was an all-out spread, folks, and these guys did an amazing job.
Yelpers racked up the goods on Wednesday night, starting with some great shirts and other Yelp gear for 2009. We also raffled off a whole bunch of premium tickets to Blue Note recoding artist concerts as part of Yelp's sponsorship of the upcoming Portland Jazz Festival in February! Beyond these great prizes, MacTarnahan's raffled off some Sling Shot and MacTarnahan's Amber shirts and some growlers of beer, and every Yelper got to take home a cool MacTarnahan's logo pint glass with a coupon for a free dinner! We even raffled off the first official Portland Yelp beer bong! That's quite a haul!!
Everyone in Portland was stoked to see the fabulous Miss Laura N. of international Yelp fame show up for a guest celebrity appearance as well. It made the night!!
A HUGE thanks goes to Derek Svensen, Mark Carver, Michael Ernst, Lynette Doan and all of the amazing staff at the Taproom and IBU. Huge thanks also to my wife, Hilary B for all of the hard work (folding shirts, taking photos, moral support) in making this event a total success!
Until we meet again…