The Year in Beer visits Portland, Oregon in July as we attend the 21st Annual Oregon Brewers Festival. Portland is a mecca for craft beer in the United States and the OBF is arguably the best craft beer festival.
This will be our ninth time and what keeps us going back is not only the great beer, but also the people. We will be seeing tons of old friends and most likely meeting some new ones as well. Plus, the weather is always glorious.
Best of all, both us should be reaching our 400th brewery on this trip.
Our festival schedule includes:
- Wednesday night Brewer’s Guild dinner
- Thursday brunch and parade to the opening of the festival
- Friday watching the Sasquatch Brew Am
- Volunteering for the 12:00-4:30pm shift on Friday
Our non festival plans include heading out to Astoria to check out the two brewpubs: Fort George Brewing and Astoria Brewing.
On Saturday, we are also planning on doing the Mt Hood/Hood River loop where we will hit four breweries: Elliot Glacier Public House, Big Horse Brewpub, Double Mountain Brewery and Walking Man Brewery. We are trying to organize this as a larger tour so if you are interested, please email me.
We expect another great time in Portland, so join us if you can!