Tuesday, August 16, 2016

12th Annual Organic Beer Fest - August 25-28

Courtesy of Organic Beer Fest
Event Name
12th Annual Organic Beer Fest

Overlook Park
1599 N Fremont St, Portland, OR 97227 (intersection of N Fremont St & N Interstate Ave)
August 25-28, 2016
Noon to 9pm Thursday through Saturday; Noon to 5pm Sunday
Admission into the event is free. The purchase of a $7 reusable, recyclable cup is required for tasting beer, as are tokens, which sell for $1 apiece. A full glass of beer costs four tokens and a three-ounce taste costs one token (select beers and ciders cost additional tokens). Patrons may receive an extra token with a validated Tri-Met ticket, a ticket from the on-site fenced Hopworks Bike Corral or with current ID showing they live in the Overlook zip code (limit one extra token per person).
Designed to raise awareness about organic beer and sustainable living, the festival serves 55 organic beers, ciders and meads. There’s also live music, organic food, sustainability-oriented vendors and non-profits, a soda garden with complimentary handcrafted Crater Lake Soda for minors and designated drivers, and a kids area. The Organic Beer Fest is a family friendly event, and minors are welcome with parents. 
The festival goes beyond beer tasting by striving to be an earth-friendly beer festival. Onsite compost and recycling containers are provided at the event, along with recycling czars to make sure everything is properly sorted. Volunteers wear organic cotton and hemp t-shirts, and all event signage is reusable. Vendors at the festival promote sustainable living through their wares and services, and attendees are encouraged to take Tri-Met, walk or ride their bike to the event.
There is no parking at the event, attendees must park in the nearby Overlook neighborhood. We strongly ask attendees to use Tri-Met or bike or walk to the event. If they must drive, we ask them to be considerate of the neighborhood while attending the event – park politely, don’t litter, and keep the noise level down.

Live music schedule:
Thursday, 8/25

2:30–3:30PM: The Juleps
3:45–4:45PM: Carlos Barata
5–6PM: Full Funkal Nerdity
6:15–7:15PM: Band of Camerados
7:30–8:30PM: Kory Quinn

Friday, 8/26

1:30–3PM: Ronnie Carrier
3:30–5PM: Dead Wood Standing
5:30–7PM: Tumbledown
7:30–8:30PM: Transcendental Brass Band

Saturday, 8/27

1–2PM: TBA
2:15–3:15PM: El Diablitos
3:45–4:45PM: Meltones
5:15–6:45PM: Dorado
7:15–8:30PM: Heavy City

Sunday, 8/28

12:30–1:30PM: Down Home Music
2–3PM: The Green Room
3:30-4:30PM: Candy Cigarettes

Food Vendors

Fifty Licks Ice Cream
Monk’s Deli (Flavor Express)
Portland Curry Company
The Coffee Bus
The Dump Truck
Urban German Grill
Viva! Vegetarian Grill / Vegimoto

Commercial Vendors

Barta System Growler Coozies: Hand made growler coozies made from outdoor and sports materials; 1/2 inch thick foam padding keeps beer cold for hours and protected while traveling.
Bottle Tap: Unique coin sized bottle openers made locally
Brewvana Portland Brewery Tours: Beer Concierge and Photo Booth
Celestial Balance Body Products: Beer and wine soaps, lotions, creams, soy candles etc
DrinkTanks: Growlers and Accessories
Flipside Hats: Hats for the whole family!
Green Mountain Energy: PGE’s Renewable Energy Program
Grocery Getter Organic: Organic produce home delivery service
Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Hopped Up Jewelry: Beer hop flower earrings & jewelry for craft brew enthusiasts – handmade with love in Bend
Mertha: Women’s clothing & accessories
Oregon Brew Crew: Homebrewing Demonstrations, T-Shirts, Sweatshirts
Oregon Wild: T-shirts, kanteens, stickers (by donation)
Overlook Neighborhood Association: Promoting neighborhood advocacy
Overlook Net: Emergency preparedness information
Renewal by Andersen: Energy efficient window and door replacement service
Steel Leaf Designs: Mason Jar handles
StumpTown Kilts: Men’s and Women’s Modern Kilts Made in the U.S.A.
WarleyByrd Creations: Recycled jewelry & chair massage
World Action Foundation: T-Shirts, jewelry & knick-knacks
Mass Transit
The Interstate MAX/Yellow Line "Overlook Park" Station is directly across from Overlook Park and is the second stop from the Rose Quarter transit mall, heading north.
Twitter: @OrganicBeerFest
Instagram: @OrganicBeerFest
Hashtag: #OrganicBF16

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