Oregon Brewfest 2013 breweries announced

The Oregon Brewers Festival, which takes place from July 24 through 28 this year, has posted on Facebook the breweries that made the cut to pour beer at this year’s Fest: 10 Barrel Brewing Co 21st Amendment Brewery Alameda Brewing Co Anderson Valley Brewing Co Ballast Point Base Camp Brewing … Continue reading

The Oregon Brewfest expands to five days, adds tasting glasses

This year’s Oregon Brewers Festival is in its 26th annual iteration (the first one took place in 1988) and to celebrate—and better support its growth year after year—this year the Brewfest is expanding to five full days, beginning on Wednesday, July 24 and ending on Sunday, July 28. And that’s … Continue reading

OBF 2012 Images

Finally, here are my photos from this year’s Oregon Brewers Festival. Enjoy!

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 … 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. … 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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading

OBF Must-Try Beer Picks (2012)

Each year before the Oregon Brewers Festival I go through the beer list and make note of the “must try” beers that I plan on seeking out—usually ones I haven’t had, and often by breweries that are new to me. I usually do a pretty good job of hitting most … Continue reading

OBF Week!

I’m taking the week off from Oregon Beer News posts because this week it’s all about the Oregon Brewers Festival! I’ll be in attendance again this year and (as usual) have a number of things to write about it even before it starts this Thursday. In addition the beer list … Continue reading