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OBF (2012) Beyond the Beer

Even though the focus of the Oregon Brewers Festival is drinking beer (which I covered here and here for the two days I attended) but there’s also more to it than that: meeting friends, talking with brewers and industry pros, homebrew and education, people watching, and so on. Here’s my write-up of the OBF beyond just the beer reviews. (All my pictures to follow shortly.) Full disclosure: I attended again this year as media, which … Continue reading →

OBF Beer Recommendations (Saturday)

Today is the third day of the Oregon Brewers Festival and if you’re planning on heading down to the Park to attend today, here are some beer recommendations to look for: Buzz/Sour Tent: Get there early, because the OBF tweeted that it’s going to run dry some time this afternoon. Check out what’s pouring right away, and watch the twitter feeds (@OBFBuzzTent, @OBFSourTent). Electric Beer: Straight-up, solidly brewed Kolsch with a nice hoppy presence. Widmer … Continue reading →

OBF (2012) Day 2 – The Beers

The second day of the Oregon Brewers Festival started, as Portland mornings do, overcast and cool but very pleasant, giving us a nice, mellow afternoon for drinking even more beer. We arrived right as it opened at noon and got a good table next the Buzz Tent which we stayed at rather than wandering the length of the park. I worked my way down my must-try list for the South Tent beers, and grabbed a … Continue reading →

OBF (2012) Day 1 – The Beers

The first day of the Oregon Brewers Festival for 2012 is in the books, and it was a good one! We arrived in Portland and checked into the hotel early, and managed to make it down to the Brewfest by about 12:30 or so, and with our friends Paul and Sandi we stayed until about 5:30—trying a good number of beers along the way, of course! I managed to make it through 10 of the … Continue reading →

OBF Survival Guide

It’s been awhile since I’ve written this type of post so I figured it was high time to write up an event “survival guide” with tips, hints, and advice I’ve gleaned over the years I’ve attended the Oregon Brewers Festival. The best times to go are Thursday and Friday early—right when the Brewfest opens. “Best” is of course a subjective term but for beer geeks (like myself) these will be the times with the least … Continue reading →