BreweriesWeekend in review, beyond the OBF

This past weekend in Portland, aka Beervana, was primarily about the Oregon Brewers Festival but we also used the opportunity (while the kids were with the grandparents) to visit as many breweries and beer spots that we could manage. That turned out to be quite a bit! I’ll have longer … Continue reading

EventsOBF 2012 Images

Finally, here are my photos from this year’s Oregon Brewers Festival. Enjoy!

EventsOBF (2012) Beyond the Beer

Even though the focus of the Oregon Brewers Festival is drinking beer (which I covered here and here for the two days I attended) but there’s also more to it than that: meeting friends, talking with brewers and industry pros, homebrew and education, people watching, and so on. Here’s my … Continue reading

EventsOBF Beer Recommendations (Saturday)

Today is the third day of the Oregon Brewers Festival and if you’re planning on heading down to the Park to attend today, here are some beer recommendations to look for: Buzz/Sour Tent: Get there early, because the OBF tweeted that it’s going to run dry some time this afternoon. … Continue reading

EventsOBF (2012) Day 2 – The Beers

The second day of the Oregon Brewers Festival started, as Portland mornings do, overcast and cool but very pleasant, giving us a nice, mellow afternoon for drinking even more beer. We arrived right as it opened at noon and got a good table next the Buzz Tent which we stayed … Continue reading

EventsOBF (2012) Day 1 – The Beers

The first day of the Oregon Brewers Festival for 2012 is in the books, and it was a good one! We arrived in Portland and checked into the hotel early, and managed to make it down to the Brewfest by about 12:30 or so, and with our friends Paul and … Continue reading

BreweriesPregaming OBF: Deschutes Black Butte XXIV

Today was Deschutes Brewery’s big release of this year’s anniversary ale, Black Butte XXIV—with bottles for sale all day, a special menu, and samples starting at 5—we swung down to try the new beer in a kind of “pregame” for the OBF tomorrow. I didn’t pick up any bottles (yet) … Continue reading

EventsOBF Survival Guide

It’s been awhile since I’ve written this type of post so I figured it was high time to write up an event “survival guide” with tips, hints, and advice I’ve gleaned over the years I’ve attended the Oregon Brewers Festival. The best times to go are Thursday and Friday early—right … Continue reading

EventsOBF Must-Try Beer Picks (2012)

Each year before the Oregon Brewers Festival I go through the beer list and make note of the “must try” beers that I plan on seeking out—usually ones I haven’t had, and often by breweries that are new to me. I usually do a pretty good job of hitting most … Continue reading

EventsOBF Week!

I’m taking the week off from Oregon Beer News posts because this week it’s all about the Oregon Brewers Festival! I’ll be in attendance again this year and (as usual) have a number of things to write about it even before it starts this Thursday. In addition the beer list … Continue reading