June beer events (Oregon)

There’s a couple of (Oregon) beer events coming up this month that I wanted to mention:

  • The North American Organic Brewers Festival: Being put on by Roots Organic Brewing in Portland, this sounds pretty cool.

    The North American Organic Brewers Festival will feature over 30 organic beers from the Pacific Northwest and as far a field as Germany, England, Vermont, Wisconsin, and Texas. From pale ales and pilsners to imperial stouts and dopplebocks, organic brewers are taking the craft beer revolution to the next level.

    That’s going on tomorrow(!), Saturday, June 10th, from 12 until 9pm. Admission price is $4 (mug included), and $1 for a taster of beer.

  • Saturday, June 24th, is the 2006 Brewers Summer Games held at the Pelican Pub & Brewery in Pacific City. I remember seeing something about this when we were at the Pelican a couple weekends ago, and it sounds like a great time (plus, you’re on the beach!).

    Watch as brewer teams from around the state meet on the beach to battle it out for the ultimate prize in Brewing Athletics, the Grand Champion Altitude Cup. Each participating brewery brings a team to compete in a series of nine events involving skill, cunning, and brute force. Teams are judged on time and most importantly, Style…

    Admission is free. I would totally go to this… I mean, it sounds like a lot of fun to watch, it’s the Pelican Pub, and it’s on the beach—what’s not to like?