Monthly Archives: July 2012

Weekend 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 individual posts on at least two of the breweries (ones I haven’t visited or reviewed before), but here’s how the weekend went (when we weren’t … Continue reading →

OBF 2012 Images

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

OBF (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 write-up of the OBF beyond just the beer reviews. (All my pictures to follow shortly.) Full disclosure: I attended again this year as media, which … Continue reading →

OBF 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. Check out what’s pouring right away, and watch the twitter feeds (@OBFBuzzTent, @OBFSourTent). Electric Beer: Straight-up, solidly brewed Kolsch with a nice hoppy presence. Widmer … Continue reading →

OBF (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 at rather than wandering the length of the park. I worked my way down my must-try list for the South Tent beers, and grabbed a … Continue reading →