EventsOBF 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 … Continue reading

EventsFinal 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: … Continue reading

EventsOBF 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 … Continue reading

EventsOBF 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 … Continue reading

EventsVignettes 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 … Continue reading

Press ReleasesPress Release: Brewing up Cocktails 1 Year Anniversary Tiki Party

Saturday July 30th 6-10pm The Hop & Vine 1914 N. Killingsworth Portland, OR http://thehopandvine.com/ http://brewingupcocktails.blogspot.com/ It has been just One Year since Ezra Johnson-Greenough, Jacob Grier and Yetta Vorobik founded Brewing up Cocktails with the intent of exploring the gray areas and overlap of the craft spirits and craft beer … Continue reading

ReviewsDeschutes/Boulevard Conflux #2 tasting

Last night, post-OBF, I went down to the APEX Beer Bar in southeast Portland for the side-by-side tastings of the Deschutes Brewery and Boulevard Brewing collaboration beer—their White IPA (the Conflux series #2). Not only did I taste the beers side by side, I also had a chance to talk … Continue reading

EventsOBF Preview

I was invited to a special blogger preview of the Oregon Brewers Festival this year, which took place yesterday (Thursday) at one o’clock (right after the OBF opened). The purpose of the preview was to offer the “opportunity to taste 15 select beers that we have chosen as being outstanding … Continue reading

BloggingOBF 2011 Android app

If you’re an Android users (I am), there’s an Oregon Brewfest app available for your phone or tab: View all 85 beers in this year’s Oregon Brewers Festival. Sort the beers by Name, Brewer, Style, ABV, and IBU. View detailed information about beer and give it your own rating. Click … Continue reading

EventsOBF Buzz Tent

In my previous beer picks post for this year’s Oregon Brewers Festival I did of course completely ignore the “Buzz Tent” beers. You remember the Buzz Tent: Each July, brewers from around the country send one single product to be poured in the main tents of the Oregon Brewers Festival. … Continue reading