EventsOBF beers days 2 and 3

Friday at the Oregon Brewers Festival I tried 10 more beers (after essentially 19 the day before), and Saturday I had five (though two were repeats). All in all I managed to sample all but three beers from my own “must try” list, which is pretty good. Here are my … Continue reading

EventsFinal OBF beer suggestions

Being that today is the last day of the Oregon Brewers Festival, you may want to head down there this afternoon to get a chance to try some final beers. Based on what I’ve had the past several days, here are some final recommendations you might want to seek out: … Continue reading

EventsOBF beers day 1

Thursday opening day of the Oregon Brewers Festival was a busy beer drinking day for me: I only sampled four beers via token but I also had the 15 samples from the blogger preview so by the time I left about 4:30 (where I headed on up to the Tugboat … Continue reading

EventsOBF Buzz Tent is sold out!

Bad news for Oregon Brewers Festival goers for the rest of this weekend: the Buzz Tent is closed: So this is sad news – the massive crowds on Thur/Fri drank the Buzz Tent dry – there is literally no beer left, so no more Buzz Tent this weekend. There’s still … Continue reading

EventsVignettes from the Oregon Brewers Festival

A few odds and ends I’ve observed over the past couple of days at the Oregon Brewers Festival… It’s interesting to note the general level of “hum” or background noise you encounter when entering the tents after a certain time of day; keeping in mind that these tents are open … Continue reading

EventsOBF Preview

I was invited to a special blogger preview of the Oregon Brewers Festival this year, which took place yesterday (Thursday) at one o’clock (right after the OBF opened). The purpose of the preview was to offer the “opportunity to taste 15 select beers that we have chosen as being outstanding … Continue reading

BloggingOBF 2011 Android app

If you’re an Android users (I am), there’s an Oregon Brewfest app available for your phone or tab: View all 85 beers in this year’s Oregon Brewers Festival. Sort the beers by Name, Brewer, Style, ABV, and IBU. View detailed information about beer and give it your own rating. Click … Continue reading

EventsOBF Buzz Tent

In my previous beer picks post for this year’s Oregon Brewers Festival I did of course completely ignore the “Buzz Tent” beers. You remember the Buzz Tent: Each July, brewers from around the country send one single product to be poured in the main tents of the Oregon Brewers Festival. … Continue reading

EventsMy Oregon Brewers Festival beer picks (2011)

Looking over the expanded list of beers I published last week for the Oregon Brewers Festival, there are always a bunch that stand out and make it onto my “must try” list. I don’t know how good they will be, but I guarantee they will be interesting; I don’t know … Continue reading

EventsOregon Brewfest list of beers

The list of beers for the Oregon Brewers Festival is published, and this year the Fest is pouring 85 different beers throughout the four-day event. (That’s not even counting the Buzz Tent beers!) The list was also sent out with details and descriptions (written by Gary Corbin) in a media … Continue reading