Monthly Archives: September 2006

Press Release: 25th Anniversary of the GABF: 15 Oregon Brewers Guild members will be in attendance

Yeah, I know I’m a little late running this Press Release, but the GABF is still going on today, so I figured, why not? If you’re at the GABF, then check out the Oregon brewers. The 25th Anniversary of the Great American Beer Festival will be September 28th through September 30th 2006 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado. The 25th Great American Beer Festival will be the Guinness World Record Holder for most … Continue reading →

Lyke 2 Drink’s GABF writing

Good grief, when I mentioned that the Lyke 2 Drink blog would be (sort of) live blogging the Great American Beer Festival, I figured he’d file a blog entry or two for each day… but in reality, he wrote 11 posts yesterday! He’s a machine! Two I’ll hightlight are the GABF Day 1 Recap and Great American Beer Festival Kicks Off. The rest are good too; go check them out.

Bierleichen (Oktoberfest 2006 redux)

As promised, some more substance to this Oktoberfest thing. We’re smack in the middle of Oktoberfest right now; it runs from September 16th through October 3rd this year. This seems to be a source of confusion for people, since the name "Oktoberfest" seems like it should, naturally, fall entirely in October, but in fact it always starts in September. The reasoning for this is historical and mostly weather-related: it’s warmer in September. Generally, the formula … Continue reading →

GABF 2006

The Great American Beer Festival starts Thursday! This year it’s running from the 28th through the 30th at the Denver Convention Center in Denver, Colorado. It’s also the 25th anniversary of the Festival. There are going to be seminars, beer tastings (naturally!), book signings, beer and food pairings, and of course the beer competition. And more breweries represented than you can shake a stick at. Rick at Lyke 2 Drink is going to be there, … Continue reading →

Press Release: Oregon Brewers Up 24% the First Half of 2006

From the Oregon Brewers Guild… Guild members double the national growth average Oregon Brewers Guild members beer production grew at a rate of nearly 24 percent in the first half of 2006 compared to the same period in 2005. “Oregon’s craft brewers are growing faster than the exceptional growth rate of the craft beer industry as a whole,” said Brian Butenschoen, Executive Director of the Oregon Brewers Guild. “In 2006 Oregon brewers are projected to … Continue reading →