At The Beautiful Waterfront Park
July 24, 2013 to July 28, 2013 in Portland, Oregon.
Here’s the AMAZEBALLS to this Event – Done All By VOLUNTEERS (more than 2,200 volunteers)!!! Thank you for making this event what IT IS!
Watch Out for the Beer Warden!!!
OBF is Craft Beer Heaven! 84 different Craft Beers from 12 States! Fruit Beers Galore – I loved that! 85,000 people attended the 26th Annual Oregon Brewers Festival!
Admission: Into the festival grounds is free. To consume beer purchase a souvenir tasting glass (phased out the plastic mug) for $7 and purchase wooden tokens for $1 a piece. 4 tokens for a full glass and 1 token for a taste.
OBF got its start in July 1988 with 4 craft breweries (BridgePort, McMenamins, Portland, and Widmer) and today there are 51 craft breweries!
- Full Sail started in 1987 in Hood River, OR.
- Rogue Ales started in 1988 in Ashland, OR and later relocated to Newport, OR.
- Deschutes started in June 1988 in Bend, OR.
- “OBF is one of the nation’s longest running, one of the largest and best loved craft beer fesitvals!”
- July is Oregon Craft Beer Month.
- “Small and independent craft brewers have grown the number of U.S. breweries from less than 100 to more than 2,000 in 30 years.”
I have developed my palate over the years with wine tasting and now with beer tasting! I enjoy sampling and learning about a variety of craft beer styles throughout the U.S. Plus the 5 day event lets you take your time when it comes to sampling! I love being able to hang out with other craft brew lovers too.
Most Unique Brews
Gigantic Brewing Company – & Juice – Beermosa – IPA with citrus juices added
Burnside Brewing Company – Marionberry Berliner Weisse – Berliner Weiss
Loved Hanging Out at Gigantic’s Tap Room with a Beer in Hand on their Patio!
Hanging Out at Burnside Having the Oregon Berry Fruit Beer!
Best Named Brews & Tasty Too!
Mt. Shasta Brewing Company – Skip and Go Naked – Strawberry and Ginger Hefeweizen
Old Market Pub & Brewery – Dilution of Grandeur – Mixed Berry Belgian Lambic
My Favorite Light Ales
Good Life Brewing Company – Evil Sister – Imperial Pacific Ale
Alameda Brewing Company – Huckleberry Hound – Golden Ale
My Favorite Brown and Dark Ales
The Dude’s Brewing Company – Grandma’s Pecan Brown – English Style Brown (kept coming back for more!)
Lompoc Brewing Company – EleventyOne CDA – Cascadian Dark Ale
My Favorite Cream Ales
Fearless Brewing Company – Peaches and Cream Ale – American Style Cream Ale and Peaches
Anderson Valley Brewing Company – Summer Solstice Cerveza Crema – Summer Cream Ale
My Favorite Fruit Beer
Cascade Brewing – Raspberry Wheat – Fruit Beer
My Favorite Fruit Wheat Beer
21st Amendment Brewery – Hell or High Watermelon – Fruit Wheat Beer
My Favorite Hef
Laht Neppur Brewing Company – Peach Hefeweizen – Hefeweizen
My Favorite Saisons
All of them!
Great Divide Brewing Company – Colette Farmhouse Saison – Farmhouse Style Saison
Maui Brewing Company – Lemongrass Saison – Belgian Inspired Saison
Prodigal Son Brewery and Pub – Jackson Sundown – Saison
My Favorite Wit Beer
13 Virtues Brewing Company – Traverse Cherry Wheat – Belgian Wit with Fruit
#1 That 1 Guy
Mike Silverman aka That 1 Guy and His Magic Pipe, which is an instrument he created! The Magic Pipe has metal, strings and electronics and the sound that comes out of it is nothing I have heard before. I was mesmerized watching him play and perform. A Truly Unique Performance to Watch and Experience!
#2 Blvd Park
Blvd Park was a breath of fresh air with their music originality! A Seattle-based alt-folk band. I loved the harmonies and Brian Ballentine, the frontman, leads with his great vocals. Blvd Park plays and rocks it (folk, rock, Americana, country, and jazz)!
(Photos by RSheridan)