OBF Countdown: The beers

OBF CountdownI’m looking over the list of participating breweries for the OBF and coming up with a list of must-tries. 73 breweries this year! And I’m sure there will be at least one or two last-minute changes or substitutions. There’s a fair number of beers I’ve already sampled, so like last year, I’m primarily focusing on the new (or very unusual) beers.

My Have-to-Try list is starting to look like:

  • Amnesia Brewing: Dry Hopped Dusty Trail Pale Ale
  • Boundary Bay Brewery: Galena Single Hop Pale Ale
  • Brewery Ommegang: Three Philosophers Ale
  • Diamond Knot Brewing: Industrial IPA
  • Dick’s Brewing: Dick’s Lava Rock Porter
  • Eugene City Tracktown Ales: Honey Orange Wheat
  • Fifty Fifty Brewing: Donner Party Porter
  • Flying Fish Brewing: Bourbon Barrel Abbey Dubbel
  • Four + Brewing: Wildfire
  • Golden Valley Brewery: Red Thistle Quercus
  • Klamath Basin Brewing: Crater Lake Golden Ale
  • Max’s Fanno Creek Brewpub: Farmer’s Daughter
  • Ninkasi Brewing: Believer
  • Oregon Trail Brewery: Oregon Trail Wit
  • Siletz Brewing: Spruce Ale
  • Stone Brewing: Stone 07/07/07 Vertical Epic
  • Widmer Brewing: Noggin Grog (Imperial Wit???)

Of course, this isn’t a final list. But it’s looking good right now. As for my It-Would-Be-Nice-to-Try list, I’m thinking:

  • Calapooia Brewing: Yankee Clipper IPA
  • Cascade Brewing at the Raccoon Lodge: Razberry Wheat
  • Fearless Brewing: Fearless Scottish Ale
  • Grand Teton Brewing: Bitch Creek ESB
  • Philadelphia’s: Betsy Ross Imperial Golden
  • Rogue: Imperial Porter
  • Terminal Gravity: TG Triple

This is just wishful thinking, but three brewers I’d like to see at the OBF someday are Dogfish Head, Brooklyn Brewery, and Great Lakes Brewing.


  1. I wouldn’t recommend sampling 24 beers. Not in the same day, anyway. Learned that last year @ OBF. 🙂

    Looks like we have a few of the same on our respective lists. Looking forward to your report!

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