Monthly Archives: July 2011

Press Release: Brewing up Cocktails 1 Year Anniversary Tiki Party

Saturday July 30th 6-10pm The Hop & Vine 1914 N. Killingsworth Portland, OR 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 scenes both of which Portland, OR is known for. Since the first experimental event as part of last years Oregon Craft Beer Month at The … Continue reading →

Deschutes/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 to both Steven Pauwels and Larry Sidor (of Boulevard and Deschutes, respectively) a bit about the beer and the processes behind it. Interestingly, both recipes … Continue reading →

OBF 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 or unique, with commentary from Noel Blake of the Oregon Brew Crew” and of course to write about the beers and give readers a good … Continue reading →

OBF 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 on the menu to share with your friends about what beer you are drinking and what you think about it. Click on the brewer’s logo … Continue reading →

OBF 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. In addition, we’ve solicited a collection of beers from our participating brewers to feature in our Buzz Tent. These beers run the gambit from old … Continue reading →