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[Now with 3D aroma, Summer officially kicks off on July 1st with the release of this Summer Ale]


PORTLAND, OR June, 2022

Over the past 25 years, the Portland Adult Soapbox Derby has become a Portland tradition synonymous with summer & beer. The Soapbox Derby has always been a way for the community to come together and cheer on the intrepid artists, engineers and just plain weirdos who make this city unique! The date for Derby’s return to the mountain is August 20th, race starts around 10ish 

The roaring, raging, racing 20’s have finally arrived! People have been yearning for a return to normalcy, however, Derby is anything BUT normal, and this year, The Portland Adult Soapbox Derby marks its return to Mount Tabor with a release of a Gigantic beer in association with the 501(c)(3) non profit Weird Portland United. WPU’s mission to “celebrate the community’s unique innovative culture, amplify its creative expression, and incubate an even weirder future” is in cosmic alignment with PASD’s mission of “tomfoolery & shenanigans.”

This limited run beer is coming at you in 3D with a unique anamorphic label and classic red/blue glasses to celebrate a beer that won’t remain contained in a bottle and cars that defy the track! 

The release of this summer ale, a refreshing libation with notes of sunshine and hints of joyful exuberance that pairs nicely with wild abandon marks the sophomore brew in the ongoing beer series from Gigantic and Weird Portland United. This one promises to become the harbinger of Summer incarnate!

Gravity racers new and experienced will gather alongside their cars and fellow beer aficionados to mark this momentous marvel of malt and celebrate the coming of summer. 

Portland Adult Soapbox Derby Summer Ale Release Party & gravity car show

July 01, 4-6pm | Gigantic Tap Room and Champagne Lounge, 5224 SE 26th Ave | Portland

“The Soapbox Derby is a Portland tradition and a signature event of who we are as a city. I love watching the race every year.” –The Unipiper, Weird Portland United


Press Contact:  

Jason Turner / 503.943.0075 / pr@soapboxracer.com

Ben Love / 503.805.3487 / ben@giganticbrewing.com                                


About Gigantic Brewing Company

Gigantic Brewing Company is an independent, artisanal brewery located in the Southeast quadrant of Portland. We hold ourselves to a simple principle – Never Give an Inch. We vow to start small and (stubbornly) stay small, focusing our efforts on making exceptional beer, rather than a lot of beer. When you drink Gigantic, know that we didn’t just put our names on the label – our effort, imagination, and dry wit are in every bottle. Enjoy Gigantic at the Gigantic Brewery (5224 SE 26th Ave), Gigantic Robot Room (6935 NE Glisan), on tap or in bottle at your favorite grocer, bottle shop, bar or restaurant in Oregon. As always, Gigantic beer is packaged in BottleDrop Refillable bottles. BottleDrop Refillables are sorted, washed, inspected, and delivered back to Oregon’s craft beverage producers to be refilled. By choosing beverages in refillable bottles, you help keep our air clean, our beaches, parks and roadsides litter-free, promote a circular economy, and set a model for future generations.


About Portland Adult Soapbox Derby

The Portland Adult Soapbox Derby is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to the arts and engineering through fun and shenanigans. This all-volunteer event has remained completely free for nearly 10 thousand spectators (almost) every year since that fateful summer day in 1997 when the first race was held. Since forming non-profit PASD has expanded its mission to bring STEAM and physics to life for all ages with a campaign to rebuild the kids track on Mt. Tabor and expand the mini “Shoebox Derby” which began in 2020. Want to be a part of the action? Visit the website for details of the race and consider sponsoring or becoming a volunteer. DERBY ON!


About Weird Portland United

Founded in 2019 by Portland’s Unipiper in an effort to curb the growing homogenization and sanitization of the city’s image, Weird Portland United exists to discover, promote, and nurture the dreamers, creators, and risk-takers that keep Portland weird. Current and past initiatives include the establishment of the Weird Portland Hall of Fame, organization of Portland Weird Week, and hosting of many events such as Weird Portland Creatives, the Weird Portland Gala, and the Portlandia Mermaid Parade. In 2020, WPU awarded over $5000 in grants to Portland creatives through the #KeepWeirdAlive campaign.



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