Category Archives: Events

Three new beer festivals coming up

Everyone knows Oregon is a great beer state, and the number of beer festivals we have going on throughout the year is but one of many testaments to this. Indeed, it seems like there’s a brewfest of some sort going on every weekend during the summer somewhere in the state, and new ones are popping up all the time. Case in point, here are three new ones to check out, two this weekend and one … Continue reading →

The Bend Brewfest returns for 2015 with 4 days

The Bend Brewfest returns again this year and for the first time adds a fourth day to its schedule. It starts this Thursday, August 13 and runs through Sunday, August 16. Here’s a quick breakdown by the numbers: 71 breweries, cideries, meaderies, and wineries listed Over 170 different libations will be pouring across regular taps and the XTap Mugs are $15 which includes 5 tasting tokens Additional tokens are $1 each, sold in blocks of … Continue reading →

BenFest returns today at Belmont Station in Portland

One of the most unique beer fests I’ve seen spawned in Oregon, BenFest, returns today for its fifth annual incarnation, taking place at Belmont Station in Portland from 6 to 9pm. This is a beer festival featuring all beers brewed by, you guessed it, brewers named “Ben” in Portland—of which there are an unusual number! Here’s the rundown from Belmont Station: BenFest serves as the official closing ceremony of Oregon Craft Beer Month and features … Continue reading →

Oregon Brewers Festival 2015 Beers: My Take

The 28th annual Oregon Brewers Festival starts tomorrow (Wednesday the 22nd), and as always they have a terrific beer list lined up to be pouring—105 beers spread out among 10 trailers and the International Beer Tent. I’m not going to re-post the beer list here—it’s already amply covered elsewhere, notably the OBF site itself, as well as on Facebook, on the New School, and then there’s Jeff’s always-great breakdown the numbers. Instead I’m offering my … Continue reading →

Oregon Brewers Festival: 28 years, 105 beers, 5 days

This week marks the 28th annual Oregon Brewers Festival, one of the oldest and largest beer festivals in the country, taking over Tom McCall Waterfront Park on the west bank of the Willamette River for five full days from Wednesday (July 22) through Sunday (July 26).┬áThis brewfest will see a staggering 85,000+ people attend over its five days and even for all that, it has grown gracefully over the years (adding the fifth day in … Continue reading →