Monday, July 13, 2015

The 2015 Oregon Brewers Festival Just Ten Days Away.

Courtesy of Oregon Brewers Festival
The grand-daddy of Oregon beer festivals, the Oregon Brewers Festival, is just 10 days away. Oregon Brewers Festival, or OBF for short, starts July 22nd and runs through July 26th.  As always, it will take place at the one of the best Portland locations, downtown along the Willamette River at Tom McCall Waterfront Park.

OBF always has a great beer list (see below) and just like every year we're looking forward to trying out some new brews.  Every year we get to sample some new breweries, special beers that were made by local breweries just for OBF, and meet up with old and new beer friends.

My suggestion for folks going to OBF is to try those new breweries or beers you haven't heard of before.  Also, make sure and hydrate before, during and after.  Especially if it's hot outside, and you're under a tent where it always feels hotter.  Most of all have fun, talk with people and just enjoy the atmosphere.

The Details on the Oregon Brewers Festival are below. I'm posting the beer list first because with so many beers, you've gotta have a plan of what you hope to try. Note that just as last year, OBF will feature some international brewers (in the International Tent) from the Netherlands and new this year from New Zealand - those are in bold print in the list below.

Beer List:

Alameda Brewing Co – Alameda Black Bear Stout – Foreign Export-Style Stout

Ambacht Brewing – Matzobrau – Belgian Dark Wheat

Anderson Valley Brewing Co –The Kimmie, The Yink, & The Holy Gose - Gose

Ballast Point Brewing Co – Grunion Pale Ale – American Pale Ale with Citrus

Base Camp Brewing Co – Hop in the ‘Pool – Late-Hopped Helles Lager

Bayern Brewing – Dump Truck – Summer Bock

Bear Republic Brewing Co – Double Aught – Bohemian Pilsner

Bent Paddle Brewing Co – Paddle Break Blonde – Belgian Style Blonde Ale

Bison Organic Beer – Kermit the Hop – Double IPA

Boneyard Beer – Bone Light – India Session Ale

Boulder Beer Co – Nothing too Fancy – American Pale Ale

Boundary Bay Brewery – Double Dry Hopped Sorachi Ace Pale Ale – Pale Ale

Breakside Brewery – Rainbows & Unicorns – Session Rice IPA

BridgePort Brewing Co - Conviction Pale Ale - American Style Pale Ale

Buoy Beer Co –  India Pale Lager -  American Style Lager

Burnside Brewing Co – Smoked Berlinerweiss

Calapooia Brewing C0 – Big Aft Pale – American Pale Ale

Caldera Brewing Co – Dry Hop Mosaic IPA – IPA

Cascade Brewing – Raspberry Wheat – Fruit Wheat Beer

Central City Brewing – Red Betty – Imperial IPA

Claim 52 Brewing – Runnermass – Fruit Wheat Beer

Coalition Brewing Co – Honey Trap – Honey Wheat Ale

Collaborator – Vanilla Valley Pale Ale – Vanilla Pale Ale

Deschutes Brewery – Red Wheat – Red Wheat

Deschutes Brewery – Gluten Free – Gluten Free Ale

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery – Glancing Blow – English Pale Ale

Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom – Homestead – Northwest Pale Ale

Dunedin Brewery – Mango Makrut Paradiso -  Session IPA

Ecliptic Brewery – Aurora Crimson Saison – French/Belgian – Style Saison

Eel River Brewing Co – Emerald Triangle Session IPA – Session IPA

Epic Brewing Co – Hop Syndrome – Lager

Fearless Brewing Co – Strawberry Cream Ale – Fruit Cream Ale

Fire Mountain Brewery – Paradise – German Blonde Ale

Firestone Walker Brewing Co – Pivo Pils – Hoppy Pilsner

Fish Brewing Co – Fish In A Barrel - Wood and Barrel-Aged Beer

Flat Tail Brewing Co – Big Green – Dry Hopped Strong Saison

Flying Fish Brewing Co – Cold Press Pale – Coffee Pale Ale

Fort George Brewery & Public House –Summer Stout – Classic Irish Style Dry Stout

Fremont Brewing Co – Summer Ale – Pale Ale

Full Sail Brewing Co – Session IPA – Session IPA

Garage Project – Death From Above – Experimental Beer

Gigantic Brewing Co – Kölschtastic – German Style-Kölsch

Gilgamesh Brewing – Radler – Specialty Beer

GoodLife Brewing Co – Jay Bird – Naked Wheat

Great Divide Brewing Co – Whitewater Ale – Hoppy Wheat Ale

Green Flash Brewing Co – Soul Style – Single IPA

Hale’s Ales – Guapo’s Saison – Saison

Hop Valley Brewing Co – Pils to pay the Bills – German-Style Lager

Hopworks Urban Brewery -Evie Radshine – American-Style Fruit Beer 

Kaapase Brouwers – Kaapase Koen – Rye Beer

Klamath Basin Brewing Co – Spud Muffin Pale Ale – Specialty Beer

Kona Brewing Co – Big Wave – Golden Ale

Lagunitas Brewing Co –Sucks 366 - Double IPA

Laht Neppur Brewing Co – Blazing Peaches – Experimental Beer

Laurelwood Brewing Co – Hipster Sunburn – Saison

Logsdon Brewing Co – Aberrant – Belgian Golden Ale

Lompoc Brewing Co – Saison de l'Evolution – French & Belgian - Style Saison

Lucky Labrador Brewing - 20th Anniversary IPA – American Style IPA

Mad River Brewing Co – Jamaica Sunrise ESB – Extra Special Bitter

Maui Brewing Co – Kihei Kölsch – Kölsch

Mazama Brewing Co – Rasplendent - Belgian-Style Fruit Beer

Maximus – Salvator – Specialty Beer

McMenamins – Quatrophenia ISA - Session India Pale Ale

Melvin Brewing – Hamber – Hoppy Amber

New Belgium Brewing Co – B-Side Peach IPA – Specialty Beer

No-Li Brewhouse – Mosh Pit Tart Cherry Ale – Fruit Beer

Oedipus Brewing – Thai Thai Tripel – Belgian Style Tripel

Oersoep - Nijmegen - Brett Beer 

Old Town Brewing Co – 1-Up Mushroom Ale – Experimental Beer

Omission Beer –Free Radical Lager - Gluten Free Ale

Panhead Custom Ales – Johnny Octane – Imperial Red Ale

ParrotDog - Riwaka Secret - Double IPA 

Payette Brewing Co – Learning Barn – Farmhouse Ale

PINTS Brewing Co – Honey’s Bunches of Oats – Breakfast Beer

Port Townsend Brewing Co – The Ship – Single Hopped IPA

Portland Brewing Co – Super S.M.A.S.H. – Imperial IPA

Prodigal Son Brewery – Huckleberry Wheat – Fruit Wheat

Ramses Bier - Antenne Tripel  - Belgian Style Tripel 

Rogue Ales – Imperial Smoked Lager –Smoke Beer

Rooie Dop & RUIG – Smoked Session Oatmeal Stout – Oatmeal Stout

Seven Brides Brewing – Crooked Finger IPA – IPA

Sixpoint Brewery – Little Raspy - Berliner Style Weiss

Speakeasy Ales & Lager – Baby Daddy Session IPA – Session IPA

Sprecher Brewery – Abbey Triple – Belgian Ale

StormBreaker Brewing – Mississippi Dry Hopped Red – Dry Hopped Red

Sunriver Brewing Co – Belgian White IPA

Terminal Gravity Brewing – Wallow Lake Lager – Pre-Prohibition Style Lager

The Lost Abbey – Witches Wit- Belgian-Style Witbier

Three Creeks Brewing Co – Hop Damme - Belgian-Style Pale Strong Ale

Tuatara Brewing – Sauvinova – International-Style Pale Ale

Uitlje Craft Beer – CC:Porter – Coffee Beer

Upright Brewing Co –  Golden Goat – French -Style Biere de Garde

Uptown Brewing – Uptown Session Ale – India Session Ale

Vertigo Brewing – Lemongrass Wheat – Wheat Beer

Victory Brewing Co – Prima Pils – Pilsner

Viking Braggot Co – Gypsy Tears – Hibiscus and Blueberry Braggot

Walking Man Brewing – Littlefoot – India Session Ale

Wasatch Brewery – Ghostrider White IPA – White IPA

Widmer Brothers Brewing –Widmeritaville – Experimental Beer

Wild Ride Brewing – Quencher – Summer Session Ale

Worthy Brewing Co – Walk on the Wild Side – Badlands Indigenous Ale

Yeasty Boys -  Gunamatta – American –Style Strong Pale

OBF Founder Art Larrance and Dutch Brewers. Photo Courtesy of Timothy Horn
28th Annual Oregon Brewers Festival


Tom 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.


July 22-26, 2015 — "Always the last full weekend in July"


Weds through Sat, taps are open from Noon to 9 pm
Sun, taps are open from Noon to 7 pm
Token & mug sales close one-half hour prior to the taps shutting off: this is 8:30pm every night except 6:30pm on Sunday.


The Oregon Brewers Festival is not a ticketed event, and there is no admission charge to enter the festival grounds. In order to consume beer, the one-time purchase of a 2015 souvenir 14-ounce polycarbonate tasting glass is required and costs $7. Beer is purchased with wooden tokens, which cost $1 apiece. It costs four tokens for a full glass of beer, or one token for a taste. The purchase of glasses and tokens is made on-site in one location, although there are a handful of local businesses that sell them up to two weeks prior to the event. 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.


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, 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. Ninety craft breweries from all parts of the nation offer more than 30 styles of handcrafted brews to 85,000 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, home brewing demonstrations and an assortment of foods from a variety of regions. The Crater Lake Soda 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 TriMet
MAX Light Rail line, located just one block west of the festival on SW Oak Street. Plan your trip at or Go by bus, train or taxi, just don't drink and drive. Attendees can also take advantage of the onsite Hopworks Bike Corral
where volunteers from the #BC2Baja Bicycle Tour will watch over bikes for free.

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Oregon Brewers Festival Twitter  (Hashtag #OBF15)

Animals not allowed at OBF
Smoking no longer allowed in PDX Parks,
Glass not allowed in PDX Parks

OBF 2014 - Note Glass cups will not be used this year. Photo Courtesy of Timothy Horn

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