Monthly Archives: July 2011

OBF beers days 2 and 3

Friday at the Oregon Brewers Festival I tried 10 more beers (after essentially 19 the day before), and Saturday I had five (though two were repeats). All in all I managed to sample all but three beers from my own “must try” list, which is pretty good. Here are my notes from the beers that I had those last two days: Berried Alive!, Old Market Pub & Brewery, 5.5%abv; brewed with some 446 pounds of … Continue reading →

Final OBF beer suggestions

Being that today is the last day of the Oregon Brewers Festival, you may want to head down there this afternoon to get a chance to try some final beers. Based on what I’ve had the past several days, here are some final recommendations you might want to seek out: Burnside Brewing Gratzer Ninkasi Helles Belles Goose Island Pepe Nero Lucky Lab Crazy Foyston Alt Prodigal Sun Bruce/Lee Porter Dogfish Black & Red Full Sail … Continue reading →

OBF beers day 1

Thursday opening day of the Oregon Brewers Festival was a busy beer drinking day for me: I only sampled four beers via token but I also had the 15 samples from the blogger preview so by the time I left about 4:30 (where I headed on up to the Tugboat Brewery for another beer) I had tried 19 samples total at the Fest. You can read the reviews of the 15 on the preview post, … Continue reading →

OBF Buzz Tent is sold out!

Bad news for Oregon Brewers Festival goers for the rest of this weekend: the Buzz Tent is closed: So this is sad news – the massive crowds on Thur/Fri drank the Buzz Tent dry – there is literally no beer left, so no more Buzz Tent this weekend. There’s still plenty of other good beer at the Fest, though, so don’t let this dissuade you from going.

Vignettes from the Oregon Brewers Festival

A few odds and ends I’ve observed over the past couple of days at the Oregon Brewers Festival… It’s interesting to note the general level of “hum” or background noise you encounter when entering the tents after a certain time of day; keeping in mind that these tents are open at the sides, there’s this general buzz of activity that’s really quite remarkable compared to the open areas. Noticeably noisy and (if you’re sensitive to … Continue reading →