New App Connects Beer-Centric Spots Along Oregon’s North Coast

SEASIDE, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Beer 101 Pint Pass, a mobile passport connecting 10 breweries, pubs
and restaurants along Oregon’s coastal Highway 101, was launched today.
Each Pint Pass purchased for $20 is good for a $5 mobile gift card from
each of the participating locations (a $50 value). The gift cards can be
used for beverages (alcoholic or otherwise), food or merchandise at the
10 venues in Oregon’s North Coast communities including Astoria and
Warrenton, Seaside and Cannon Beach. Pint Passes are available for
purchase at
through January 29, 2016, and must be used prior to February 29, 2016.

The Beer 101 Pint Pass is the first beer-centric pass released by Bandwango,
a software company that works with destinations to create their own
passports for food, beverages, attractions and activities through one
simple, mobile-ready platform. Bandwango has offices in Portland and
Salt Lake City, two of the fastest growing tech markets outside of
Silicon Valley. Bandwango is also bringing attractions passes online in
Denver, Salt Lake City, Bermuda, Ogden and Grapevine, Texas.

Bandwango worked in coordination with the Oregon’s North Coast marketing
coalition, a consortium of the tourism promotion organizations for
Astoria and Warrenton, Seaside and Cannon Beach, to develop the Beer 101
Pint Pass.

According to Jon Rahl, assistant general manager of the City of Seaside
Visitors Bureau, teaming up with Bandwango to create the Beer 101 Pint
Pass was a natural fit. “We have such a growing and high quality craft
brewing scene along our stretch of Highway 101,” said Rahl. “This allows
us to offer consumers a great experience and value exploring what our
craft brewers and restaurateurs are creating during the fall and winter

“We’ve created an amazingly simple and straightforward experience that
allows consumers to easily enjoy a value, and for establishments to
benefit from a turnkey process that brings in new customers,” said
Brandon Holmes, a Portland-based co-founder of Bandwango. “As consumers
we demand convenience and value. For the merchants, they want simplicity
and results. Our focus is on merchandising the destination in a way that
delivers all of the above.”

Participating locations include: Astoria Brewing Company and Pilot House
Spirits/North Coast Distilling in Astoria and Seaside; Cannon Beach
Hardware Store & Public House and Seasons Café in Cannon Beach;
McMenamins Sand Trap Pub in Gearhart; Dundees Bar & Grill, The Wine &
Beer Haus, Twisted Fish Steakhouse, and U Street Pub & Eatery in
Seaside; and Uptown Café in Warrenton.

Once a Pint Pass is purchased, guests simply select the venue, and then
show their smartphone to a server or cashier when paying their check.
There is a limit of one Pint Pass per day, per person, per item, and
each gift card must be used in full during a single visit. There is no
cash back given, and customers must be 21 or over to purchase alcohol
using the Pint Pass.


City of Seaside Visitors Bureau
Jon Rahl
Office: 503-717-8297
Holmes, 304-663-1196