Beer and cans are made for each other: aluminum's lighter than bottles, it can't break and cause a hazard, and what else are you going to pretend not to stare at while swilling lager on the beach? Books?!? Giving you all the tinned brews you can handle, the first-annual Cans Fest.
Conceived after the organizer cracked open a "fresh and wonderful" Fort George Vortex, the Cans Fest trumps France's lame movie thing by presenting Portlanders an opportunity to sample 35 enviro-friendly, slower-cooling canned crafts, which the organizer says're unfairly shunned, considering "a keg is basically a 15gal can of beer", which was Andre the Giant's catchphrase too, although nobody could ever understand what he was saying. Your entry fee nets coupons exchanged for 4oz tastes or full cans of rare brews, possibly including Portland's first-ever local can in Natian's elderflower-tinged Laluz, alongside out-of-staters like an 8.5% ABV Belgian-style from CA's Uncommon, or BC's just-cylinder'd Red Racer Pale with its "full malt body", once the sole province of a soda-fountain-frequenting Lorraine Baines McFly. Now, back to the future, where you can expect fest-enhancers such as backyard BBQ treats (burgers, brats), beer geekery a la the Fort George brewers presenting two brief "Why Can?" discussions, and bands including 3am Radio, who presumably just sing songs about a mentally challenged Cuba Gooding Jr. sleeping.
For a very limited time beginning at 7p, the adjacent Guild Public House will be also offering rarer brews to-go, meaning unlike at the beach, you'll actually be able to take home the cans you so admire.