Monthly Archives: July 2007

OBF day!

I’m off to the Oregon Brewers Festival today—leaving shortly and driving to Portland. I’ll be picking up my press kit (as a blogger, I get full media privileges—how cool is that?) and start sampling beers somewhere around noon to 1:30, if all goes well. I’m wearing a white Arrogant Bastard t-shirt and jean shorts, and will have a black and green shoulder bag slung over me, if anyone wants to meet. I’m the brown-haired guy … Continue reading →

OBF Countdown: OBF starts today!

Even though I won’t get there until tomorrow and I think of the Oregon Brewers Festival as (traditionally) starting on Friday, it actually starts—well, started—today. First up was the Oregon Brewers Brunch and Parade, from 10am til noon (PDF here): The public is invited to join craft brewers from across the country to kick off the 20th annual Oregon Brewers Festival. The Oregon Brewers Brunch will begin at 10 am at the Rogue Ales Public … Continue reading →

Burton Baton

Burton Baton is one of Dogfish Head‘s "Occasional Rarities" that I found when we were in Ashland. It’s a limited edition and can pretty much only be considered one of their extreme beers: it’s 10% alcohol by volume and their site describes it as A blend of oak-aged English strong ale and our 90 Minute I.P.A.. Citrus notes from Northwestern hops meld with vanilla notes from the oak. Which I guess classifies it as an … Continue reading →

OBF Countdown: Other sites’ advice

Jeff at Beervana has a good Preview post up. I swear Jeff knows more about the OBF than anyone else I’m reading online… I think he must keep each year’s beer list in Excel or something. If you don’t know what kind of beer to try, Jeff’s guide should be considered mandatory. You won’t go wrong with it. I rather liked this list of 10 Easy Steps to Enjoying the 20th Annual Oregon Brewers Festival … Continue reading →

OBF Countdown: Gear and prep

Getting close to the Oregon Brewers Festival this week, and I’m thinking about what to take and carry while I’m there, wandering around the park. One thing to keep in mind is hydration—that’s probably the most important thing, because not only are you (potentially) drinking a lot of beer, but you’re out in the heat the entire time you’re there. (Of course, they have water available—but when there are thousands of people there, I figure … Continue reading →