Tag Archives: Oregon Brewers Festival

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 of them too, though inevitably there’s always some varying depending on the situation (and convenience). Here are my must-try picks for this year; even though … 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 post from last week, for instance, I’ll also have my write-up of the must-try beers (ones that I’ll be seeking out for sure) as well … Continue reading →

Oregon Brewfest beer list

The Oregon Brewers Festival is now one week away so it’s time to start looking at the beer list and making plans! I’m examining the full list (which appears below) and I’ve done an informal tally of styles. This year definitely seems like the Pale Ale/IPA fest—there are some 27 beers that can fit into these categories—with a strong fruit-and-summertime showing as well; not too many darker beers this time around—though these might show up … Continue reading →

“My First Oregon Brewers Festival” movie, July 5

The Oregon Brewers Festival is just over a month away and this year is a milestone year for the event: 25 years of the OBF! As part of the celebration leading up to the OBF this year, the Oregon Brewers Guild is presenting a special documentary movie, “My First Oregon Brewers Festival”, which will air on July 5 at McMenamins Mission Theater. This 60-minute documentary features interviews with brewers, beer drinkers and others during the … Continue reading →

OBF 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 notes from the beers that I had those last two days: Berried Alive!, Old Market Pub & Brewery, 5.5%abv; brewed with some 446 pounds of … Continue reading →