SOURCE: Eastside Distilling Inc.

Eastside Distilling Inc.

May 07, 2015 09:15 ET

Eastside Distilling Named Official Sponsor of Spirits for the 2015 Portland Rose Festival

Eastside's Award-Winning, Master Crafted Spirits to Be Served Exclusively at Historic Rose Festival Attracting Over 1 Million Attendees

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - May 7, 2015) - Eastside Distilling, Inc. (OTCQB: ESDI), a producer of award-winning master-crafted spirits, has been selected as the official provider of spirits for the 2015 Portland Rose Festival. The historic Rose Festival is Portland, Oregon's official civic festival and attracts more than 1 million visitors every year.

Eastside was granted exclusive rights for spirit sales at CityFair, the festival's main venue for attractions where visitors can enjoy midway rides, live entertainment, locally produced food and beverages, exotic animal displays, shopping, and other special attractions, including fireworks on opening night.

Located in Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park in downtown Portland, CityFair covers three full weekends, May 22- 25, May 28-31 and June 3-7. The RoZone, CityFair's premiere outdoor music venue, will feature a number of national acts including country music stars Big & Rich, Thompson Square and opening acts: Chase Bryant, Josh Dorr & Mo Pitney.

The Eastside Lounge will be located next to the RoZone, and will feature great Eastside cocktails and 'brand ambassadors' handing out Eastside swag. The lounge bar will be serving a variety of Eastside spirits, including the award-winning Portland Potato Vodka, Below Deck Spiced Rum and Cherry Bomb Whiskey. "The Riveter," a Rose Festival signature cocktail named after the festival's new living history character, Rosie the Riveter, will feature the distillery's Oregon Marionberry Whiskey. The RoZone features a VIP lounge that will also be serving Eastside spirits exclusively.

"Consumers in Portland and the greater metro area have grown accustomed to a remarkable selection of fine crafted local wines, brews, and spirits," said Jeff Curtis, chief executive officer of the Portland Rose Festival Foundation. "Our audience has come to expect that the same quality is also available. We are particularly proud to call locally owned and operated Eastside Distilling our official distillery of the Portland Rose Festival because of their innovative selection of flavorful crafted spirits, all produced right here in Portland."

"We're honored to serve as an official sponsor of Portland's most popular community event," said Eastside Distilling CEO, Steven Earles. "Eastside's deep-rooted relationship with the Portland community makes this event a natural fit. The Rose Festival is at the center of community activity and our sponsorship presents the perfect opportunity to showcase our great line up of spirits."

About the Portland Rose Festival Foundation
The Portland Rose Festival has made Portland, Oregon a better place to live and visit for 107 years. As Portland's Official Festival, The Rose Festival attracts over one million people to the Pacific Northwest every year. By sharing community pride, the Rose Festival provides Portland with fun and entertainment for all ages and generates more than $75 million for the region's economy and local businesses.

The Portland Rose Festival Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit that serves families and individuals with programs and events that promote the arts, education and volunteerism. It values environmental responsibility, diversity, patriotism and our historic & floral heritage. Go to RoseFestival.org for more detailed information on all festival activities and times.

About Eastside Distilling
Eastside Distilling, Inc. (OTCQB: ESDI) has been producing high-quality, master crafted spirits since 2008 and is located in Southeast Portland's Distillery Row. Makers of award winning spirits, the company is unique in the marketplace and is distinguished by its highly decorated product lineup that includes Burnside Bourbon, Below Deck Rums, Portland Potato Vodka and a distinctive line of infused whiskeys. All Eastside spirits are master crafted from natural ingredients for unparalleled quality and taste. The company is publicly traded under the symbol OTCQB: ESDI. For more information visit: www.eastsidedistilling.com or follow the company on: Twitter & Facebook.

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