Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Oregon Brewers Festival 2013

Next Wednesday is the start of the 26th Oregon Brewers Festival

The biggest beer festival in Oregon that takes place at the Tom McCall waterfront park will now start on Wednesday for a five day run. Also new this year you will no longer be using plastic mugs, but a 12.8oz glass taster. Another change from previous years is the the Buzz Tent/Sour Tent will not be happening this year. The festival is working to improve those popular tents and then bring them back in 2014. 
Here is the OBF 2013 Beer List. Looks like a great year with some really interesting beers. My plan of attack is to try and hit only beers that I haven't had before, stay hydrated, and eat plenty of carbs, and just enjoy one of the best beer festivals around.  
OBF does a great job with the social media: Main website;; Twitter at (use hashtag #OBF, and OregonBrewFest at instagram);

Event Name
26h annual Oregon Brewers Festival

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

July 24 - 28, 2013 — "Always the last full weekend in July"

Wed 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 2013 souvenir 12.8 oz. tasting glass is required and costs $7. Beer is purchased with wooden tokens, which cost $1 apiece. Patrons pay four tokens for a full glass of beer, or one token for a three-oz. taste. There are no advance tickets sold to the festival; all purchases are made on-site. The festival is cash only, and there are ATMs on-site.


  1. Make yourself a pretzel necklace for the carbs :)

  2. Pretzels will be a main food item while sampling the beer.