Yeah, I know I’m a little late running this Press Release, but the GABF is still going on today, so I figured, why not? If you’re at the GABF, then check out the Oregon brewers.
The 25th Anniversary of the Great American Beer Festival will be September 28th through September 30th 2006 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado. The 25th Great American Beer Festival will be the Guinness World Record Holder for most beers tapped in one location. With 1,650 beers on tap, it will be biggest selection of American beers ever gathered at one place together on the globe.
Sixteen Oregon Brewers Guild member breweries have been selected to be on the festival floor. Representing the Guild are Alameda Brewhouse, Barley Brown’s Brew Pub, BJ’s Restaurant and Brewery, BridgePort Brewing Company, Cascade Lakes Brewing Company, Deschutes Brewery, Full Sail Brewing Company, Full Sail Brewing at River Place, Laurelwood Public House and Brewery, Ninkasi Brewing Company, Pelican Pub & Brewery, Pyramid Breweries, Ram Restaurant and Big Horn Brewery – Salem, Rogue Ales, Steelhead Brewery – Eugene and Widmer Brothers Brewing Company.
Oregon Brewers Guild members have had great success at the Great American Beer Festival with Pelican Pub and Brewery winning the 2005 Small Brewpub of the year and their brewmaster Darron R. Welch winning the Small Brewpub Brewer of the year. In 2004, Widmer Brothers Brewing was named Mid-size Brewery of the Year and Kurt Widmer named Mid-size Brewmaster of the Year. In 2002, Widmer Brothers Brewing was named Mid-size Brewery of the Year and Kurt Widmer named Mid-size Brewmaster of the Year. Also in 2002, B.J.’s Restaurant and Brewery – Portland was named Large Brewpub of the Year, with Dan Pedersen winning Large Brewpub Brewmaster of the Year.