Monthly Archives: July 2009

Oregon BrewFest 2009: Busier than ever?

Today is likely the busiest day of the Oregon Brewers Festival, and I just read on Twitter that they are expecting to run out of mugs today(!)—and they’ll hand out plastic cups at no charge. And if you bring an old mug on Sunday, they’ll fill that up for you (but on Sunday only). Apparently on Thursday, just following the parade to open the Brewfest, Mayor Sam Adams had the honor of tapping the ceremonial … Continue reading →

Press Release: 21st Annual Sagebrush Classic Posts Significant Donations in Tough Economic Times

The organizers of the 2009 Deschutes Brewery Sagebrush Classic at Broken Top announced impressive results today: the event raised $80,000 for area nonprofits that serve children and families in need. 940 guests attended last Saturday night’s Classic Feast, and 44 golf teams participated in Friday’s Sagebrush Classic Golf Tournament. The event’s success is the result of a unique collaboration of celebrity chefs from across the country, loyal sponsors and party-goers from around the Northwest, football … Continue reading →

Press Release: Ayinger Oktober Fest Märzen Arrives!

Highly awarded; sought after by fine restaurants, stores, and great bars . . . and revered by pretty much any one who has tasted it – Ayinger Oktober Fest Märzen arrives in the US soon. Ask for it at your favorite beer place after August 10, 2009. Munich’s Oktoberfest began in 1810 when Princess Theresa married Prince Ludwig. The party lasted for days, and was such a success that it has become an annual 16-day … Continue reading →

Oregon BrewFest 2009: My picks (what I would drink)

The Brewfest started today! The parade kicking off the Fest started at 11:30, and beers are pouring. Looking over the impressive list of beers for this year’s Oregon Brewers Festival, I can’t help but make a list of what beers I’d go after. Generally speaking, I’d start with the lighter beers and work my way stronger/darker (attempting to preserve the palate, you know). Watermelon Wheat (21st Amendment): I’ve been underwhelmed by this beer in past … Continue reading →

Oregon BrewFest 2009: The Buzz Tent

There’s this new “Buzz Tent” at the Oregon Brewers Festival this year, which, in addition to the Fest’s regular beer line-up, will be offering limited, first-come, first-served tastes of unique beers. The kind of beer that would generate a “buzz” presumably. Here’s the lowdown, sent out by OBF marketer extraordinaire Chris Crabb (also what shows up on the OBF website): Each July, brewers from around the country send one single product to be poured at … Continue reading →