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North American Organic Brewers Festival

2015 North American Organic Brewers Festival Preview

2015 North American Organic Beer Festival

2015 North American Organic Brewers Festival Preview by John Lovegrove

Oh boy!

We here at Portland Beer Festivals  are excited about the 11th Annual North American Organic Brewers Festival!

When this festival started in 2003, there were only a handful of organic breweries. Craig Nicholls started Roots Brewing shortly after that first festival, and the NAOBF began proper in 2006. A high profile opening by Hopworks in 2007 drew more attention to the organic beer movement and the festival has gone from strength to strength since.

This year the NAOBF moved from June to August!

As always, we’ll be taking the Yellow Line MAX to the festival at Overlook Park and we recommend you do the same. More details can be found at the links
below.

Overlook Park is located at 1599 N Fremont St. Portland, Oregon 97227

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Website – www.NAOBF.org

Festival Facts – www.NAOBF.org/festival-facts

Facebook – www.facebook.com/NAOBF

Twitterwww.twitter.com/NAOBF

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Beers You Need To Try When You Go! 

Here are a selection of the beers I am most looking forward to!!!

13 Virtues You Down With O-R-G? | Orange Peel Pale Ale | 4.8% ABV, 40 IBU

Agrarian Field Bier | Session Saison | 4% ABV: Single malt, single hop

Alameda Yellow Wolves of Thailand | Imperial IPA | 8.2% ABV, 103 IBU

Beau’s Lug Tread | Lagered Ale | 5.2% ABV, 21 IBU

Beau’s MaddAddamites NooBroo | Gruit Ale | 5.2% ABV, 0 IBU

Bison Honey Basil Ale | Herb/Spice Beer | 6% ABV, 12 IBU

Bison Kermit the Hop | Double IPA | 8.5% ABV, 80 IBU

Coin Toss Black Hohl Son | Cascadian Dark Session Ale | 4.8% ABV, 45 IBU

Coin Toss Nine Eyes IPA | IPA | 6.5% ABV, 65 IBU: dry-hopped with Equinox and Azacca

Eel River Açai Berry Wheat | Fruit Wheat Beer | 4% ABV, 5 IBU

Eel River Simcoe IPA | American IPA | 6.7% ABV, 60 IBU

Falling Sky Dirt Worshiper Pale | Pale Ale | 5.5% ABV, 50 IBU

Falling Sky Organic Matters Lager | Dortmunder Export | 5.1% ABV, 28 IBU

Finnriver Black Currant Cider | Contemporary Fruit Cider | 6.5% ABV, 0 IBU

Finnriver Habanero Cider | Contemporary Spiced Cider | 6.5% ABV, 0 IBU

Fish Brewing Organic Amber | Amber | 5% ABV, 35 IBU

Fish Brewing Organic IPA | IPA | 6.7% ABV, 42 IBU Pacific Gem

Fort George Quick Wit | Belgian Witbier | 6.1% ABV

Fort George Spruce Budd Ale | Herb Beer | 4.9% ABV: two-row and 200 lbs of spruce tips

FOTM Brewing Shocks of Sheba | IPA | 6.8% ABV, 68 IBU: inspired by KBOO vibe

FOTM Brewing X-Tinguisher | Wheat | 5.5% ABV, 36 IBU

Gilgamesh Mamba | Specialty Ale | 6.4% ABV, 1 IBU: black tea, bergamot, tangerine and rye

Hopworks IPX Simcoe | Single Hop IPA | 6% ABV, 60 IBU

Hopworks Totally Radler | Radler | 2.6% ABV, 15 IBU

Kells Organic Red | Red Ale | 4.5% ABV, 25 IBU

Kells Purple Sun IPA | IPA | 6.5% ABV, 69 IBU: summer berries, citrus

Laht Neppur Peachy Keen | Fruit Beer | 5.2% ABV, 18 IBU

Lakefront Growing Power | Organic Farmhouse Pale Ale | 6.7% ABV, 35 IBU

Logsdon Kili Wit | Witbier | 5.5% ABV, 14 IBU: K2 Adventures Foundation

Lompoc Flower of the Gods | IPA | 6% ABV, 65 IBU

Loowit Gaiabolical | Pale Ale | 5.3% ABV, 45 IBU

McMenamins Concordia Livin’s Easy Summer Lager | Pacific NW Lager | 5.2% ABV, 36 IBU

McMenamins Cornelius Gunga Galunga IPA | IPA | 6.9% ABV, 62 IBU

McMenamins Crystal Oaken Tower Barrel-Aged Ginger Beer | Wild Ale | 6.9% ABV, 4 IBU:French oak barrel

McMenamins Edgefield Double Barrel-Aged Pavol the Collector | Baltic Porter | 8.9% ABV, 42 IBU

Natian Everyday | Organic American IPA | 5.5% ABV, 62 IBU

Natian KnockBack | Organic Amber Lager | 4.4% ABV, 18 IBU: honey malt

Nectar Creek Mead Propolis | Session Mead | 5.5% ABV, 0 IBU

Nectar Creek Mead Sting | Session Mead | 6.2% ABV, 0 IBU: ginger

Ordnance 9131 Brown | Honey Brown Ale | 6.2% ABV, 26 IBU

Pinkus Müller Münster Alt | Altbier | 5.1% ABV, 20 IBU

Pinkus Müller Ur-Pils | Pilsner | 5.1% ABV, 20 IBU

PINTS Green Line Organic Radler | Blend Pale Ale/Radler | 4% ABV, 25 IBU

Reverend Nat’s Overlook Heirloom | Cider | 8.9% ABV, 0 IBU: honey

Riverbend Brewing What Does the Fox Say? | CDA | 6.7% ABV, 55 IBU

Two Kilts Black Brad Pitt | CDA | 7% ABV, 80 IBU

Uinta Baba Organic Black Lager | Black Lager | 4% ABV, 32 IBU

Uinta Wyld Organic Extra Pale Ale | Extra Pale Ale | 4% ABV, 29 IBU

Vagabond Into the Wild | IPA | 6.5% ABV, 60 IBU

Vagabond Wit or Wit-Out You | Witbier | 5.2% ABV, 16 IBU

Viking Braggot Reverence | Braggot | 6.3% ABV, 25 IBU

Widmer E. Nygma | Single Hop IPA | 6.3% ABV, 75 IBU, single hop Enigma hops from Australia

I hope to see at the 2015 North American Organic Brewers Festival!

John Lovegrove

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