Tuesday, July 26

It's That Time Of The Year Again! OCBF!

"The Oregon Brewers Festival is one of the nation's longest running and best loved craft beer festivals. Situated on the west bank of the Willamette River, with towering Mt. Hood as a backdrop, it is the ideal venue for anyone who loves craft beer. With a laid back attitude and scores of award-winning beers, the festival reflects the essence of the city of Portland.

The Oregon Brewers Festival exists to provide an opportunity to sample and learn about a variety of craft beer styles from across the country. Eighty-four craft breweries from all parts of the nation offer more than 30 styles of handcrafted brews to nearly 80,000 beer lovers during the four-day event. A Buzz Tent offers another 50+ rare and specialty beers.

The festival's focus is craft beer, but there's more than sampling involved. The event features live music all four days, beer-related vendors, beer memorabilia displays, beer writers and publishers, homebrewing demonstrations, and an assortment of foods from a variety of regions. The Crater Lake Root Beer Garden offers complimentary handcrafted root beer for minors and designated drivers. Minors are always welcome at the festival when accompanied by a parent.

The Oregon Brewers Festival strongly encourages responsible drinking, and urges patrons to take advantage of the MAX Light Rail line, located just one block west of the festival on SW Oak Street. Go by bus, train or taxi, just don't drink and drive. The festival also offers free, on-site bicycle parking."

July 28, 29, 30 & 31, 2011 — "Always the last full weekend in July"

Thurs through Sat, taps are open from Noon to 9 p.m.
Sun, taps are open from Noon to 7 p.m.
Token & mug sales close one-half hour prior to the taps shutting off

Admission into the festival grounds is free. In order to consume beer, purchase of a 2011 souvenir mug is required and costs $6. Mugs from previous years will not be filled. Beer is purchased with wooden tokens. Tokens cost $1 apiece. Patrons pay four tokens for a full mug of beer, or one token for a taste.

Where? Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Portland, Oregon Main entrance at S.W. Oak Street and Naito Parkway.

Check out the beer list HERE.

I hope to get down there early on both Thursday and Friday!

BuzzTent Pours (rotating all 4 days, 2 tokens ea.):

10 Barrel: Monkey Juice
21st Amendment: Old Glory
Alameda: Siberian Bear
Alaskan: Alaskan Smoked Porter
Ale Industries: Dry Hogged Bacon Brown
Ale Industries: Grand Cru Barrel Aged Sour
Bear Republic: Old Baba Yaga
Beer Valley: Heavy Sugars Braggot
Beer Valley: Delta 9 IPA
Bison: Organic Belgian Ale Brewed with Marmalade
Black Diamond: Grand Cru Bourbon Barrel
Boneyard Beer: Notorious IPA3
Boneyard Beer: Bourbon Backbone
Boulevard: Collaboration No. 2
Boundary Bay: Boundary Bay Imperial IPA
BridgePort: Stumptown Tart
Cascade Brewing: various sours
Coalition: Hanso vs. Bulleit
Deschutes: Conflux
Eel River: Onyx
Elysian: Sextacula
Fearless: Fearless Strong Scotch Ale
FiftyFifty: Imperial Eclipse Stout
FiftyFifty: Baril Rouge Baltique
Fort George: Magnifera Ludica Belgae
Full Sail: Old Boardhead Barleywine Ale 1995
Gilgamesh: Mega Monster Imperial IPA
Goose Island: Adeline
Hollister: Black Ice
Laht Neppur: Little Boy Stout
Lompoc: Bourbon Barrel LSD
Lucky Lab: Super Gin Dog Ale
Mad River: Le Frambic
Maui: Imperial CoCoNuT Porter
Maui: Oaked Father Damien Abbey
Maui: Oaked KGB Russian Imperial Stout
McMenamins Crystal: Mils Flur Na H’Alba
McMenamins Fulton Pub: Crimson and Clover
McMenamins Thompson: Northwest Lassie
McMenamins West Linn: Twister
Mt Emily: Organic Bourbon Barrel Aged Barleywine
Natian: Hint O’Mint
Ninkasi: Gin Barrel Aged Collaboration Ale
New Belgium : Trip IX Downunder IPA
Oakshire: Old Tom’s Imperial Overcast
Old Market: Eaki’s Gold
Riverport: 5/5 Pepper Beer
Rogue: Rogue Creamery 75th Anniversary Ale
Seven Brides: Port Barrel Aged Weezinator
Squatters: Pequeno Imperial
Stone Brewing Co: Stone Smoked Porter w/Vanilla Beans
Surly: Five
Uncommon Brewers: American Special Bitter
Vertigo: Barrel Aged Dark Ale

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