OLCC is allowing minors at the OBF again

Back in January I reported on how the OLCC was banning minors and families from the Oregon Brewers Festival this year. Definitely a misstep, and cast a pall over the OBF for its 20th anniversary.

Today, though, I’m happy to point to a post on the Realbeer.com Beer Therapy blog: Minors welcome (after all) at OBF.

Common sense has prevailed and minors will be allowed into the Oregon Brewers Festival, as they have the previous 19 years.

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission previously indicated they would not be. After receiving a new OBF compliance plan, the commission granted permission for minors/parents to attend the event. The festival runs July 26-29 at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in Portland.

Minors will only be allowed at the OBF with a parent; guardians are not acceptable.

So it’s a little more restrictive than it was before, with the distinction between parent and guardian, but at least they’re back on track. The OLCC gets a cookie, this time.

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