Hard to believe the 27th Annual Oregon Brewfest is just two weeks away. This will be my 21st year attending and I'm once again looking forward to a great opening day on Wednesday. A couple of great additions this year. OBF for the first time has added 12 brewers from Europen, eleven from the Netherlands and one from Germany. Also returning this year is the Speciality tent or what was formally called the Buzz tent. See you at OBF #27.
Event Name27th Annual Oregon Brewers Festival
VenueTom McCall Waterfront Park, Portland, Oregon Main entrance at SW Oak Street and Naito Parkway; other entrances at SW Pine St, under the Morrison St Bridge and along the sea wall at Pine.
DatesJuly 23-27, 2014 — "Always the last full weekend in July"
TimesWeds through Sat, taps are open from Noon to 9 pm
Sun, taps are open from Noon to 7 pm
Token & glass sales close one-half hour prior to the taps shutting off: this is 8:30pm every night except 6:30pm on Sunday.
AdmissionAdmission into the festival grounds is free. In order to consume beer, purchase of a 2014 souvenir tasting glass is required and costs $7. No other vessel will be filled. 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 taste. The OBF glass/token sales booth is CASH ONLY and does not accept credit cards or checks. The festival does offer eight ATM machines on premise.
DescriptionThe 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, aka Brewvana.
The Oregon Brewers Festival exists to provide an opportunity to sample and learn about a variety of craft beer styles from across the country. More than 80 craft breweries from all parts of the nation offer more than 20 styles of handcrafted brews to 80,000 beer lovers during the five-day event.
The festival's focus is craft beer, but there's more than sampling involved. The event features live music, 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
|Picture I took from last year|