Category Archives: Events

OGBF ’14 Weekend (part 1)

Being the first in a short series of posts about this year’s Oregon Garden Brewfest. Our Garden Brewfest weekend began Thursday evening with the Brewer’s Tasting Dinner that takes place each year at the Oregon Garden Resort. This was the third year they’ve hosted this dinner, and this year’s was the biggest (they increased the attendance by something like 60 people) and best, offering six courses paired with a range of beer styles from mostly-Oregon … Continue reading →

Oregon Garden Brewfest continues today; some beers to look for

We spent a good day at the Oregon Garden Brewfest yesterday, and it’s going on for two more days! They just opened up at noon so if you’re planning to head down there (you should), here are some preliminary beers and breweries to be looking out for. If there is an underlying theme this year, it may well be “new breweries” as I’d probably count at least 13 of the 65 as “new” for only … Continue reading →

Oregon Garden Brewfest beers & breweries

As promised, here’s the current beer list that will be pouring at this year’s Oregon Garden Brewfest. I have to say I think this is a particularly good list, and instead of making general recommendations—I don’t think you will go too wrong if you know the styles of beer you like—I am putting in bold beers and/or breweries that I am planning to seek out (mostly because they are new and I haven’t tried them … Continue reading →

Oregon Garden Brewfest details

The 10th annual Oregon Garden Brewfest is taking place this weekend, and this is definitely one you are going to want to visit. I’ve attended the last two years (I’ve been fortunate to get a media pass) and I’m not missing this year’s either. The venue is simply stunning: the Oregon Garden is anĀ 80-acre botanical garden, featuring more than 20 specialty gardens showcasing an amazing variety of flora. You can spend hours roamingĀ the gardens, and … Continue reading →

The Spring Beer & Wine Fest starts today in Portland

The 20th annual Spring Wine & Beer Fest kicks off at noon today at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. Admission is free today only for the first 500 guests when the doors open. If you’re not lucky enough to be among the first 500, you can purchase a ticket package online; or at the door, prices are: Admission . . . . . . . . . . .. .$8.00 Souvenir beer glass . … Continue reading →