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2015 Oregon Brewers Festival Preview

Oregon Brewers Festival 2015
2015 Oregon Brewers Festival Preview By John Lovegrove

The 28th Annual Oregon Brewers Festival kicks off Wednesday, July 22nd on the banks of the Willamette River downtown.

We at Portland Beer Festivals will be there taking in the sights and suds.

In 1987 Art Larrance, along with Bridgeport Brewing Ponzi’s and the Widmer Brothers organized the first festival which was immediately a runaway hit, more than selling out all the beer they could get their hands on, and triple the number of expected patrons showed up.

Here we are in 2015, welcoming over 100 different beers from around the United States, plus by special invitation this year we celebrate with 5 of New Zealands best breweries, and some returning brewers from the Netherlands.

Personally I’ve been at opening day 18 years straight and it’s one of the best days of the year!OBF remains one of the best deals! The first OBF in 1987 cost $1 for the cup, and 2 tokens for a full pour, one for the half pour. This year, at $7 for the cup and still only $1 per token. Not bad for 28 years of inflation!


The OBF’s Brand New Mobile Website

One of the greatest innovations this year is – their brand new mobile website listing all the details, all the beers, and for the first time in which trailer to find each beer. They’ve done a great job with the site and it’s saved to my iphone.

OBF Glass 2015

Beers You Must Try at OBF!

I’ve put together a list of my MUST TRY beers:

Brewery Beer Style Trailer
Ballast Point Brewing Co Grunion Pale Ale (Employee contest) American Style Pale Ale 8
Boundary Bay Brewery Double Dry Hopped Sorachi Ace Pale Ale American Style Pale Ale 4
Breakside Brewery Rainbows & Unicorns Session IPA 2
Collaborator/Widmer Vanilla Valley Pale Ale American Style Pale Ale 2
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Glancing Blow English Pale Ale English-Style Pale Mild Ale 8
Dunedin Brewery Mango Makrut Paradiso Session India Pale Ale 10
Fearless Brewing Co Strawberry Cream Ale American-Style Cream Ale 5
Fish Brewing Co Fish in a Barrel Wood and Barrel-Aged Beer 7
Flying Fish Brewing Co Cold Pressed Pale Ale Coffee Beer 7
Garage Project Death from Above Experimental Beer INT
Garage Project Death from Above Experimental Beer INT
GoodLife Brewing Co Jay Bird Light American Wheat Ale 10
Klamath Basin Brewing Co Spud Muffin Pale Ale Specialty Beer 6
Lagunitas Brewing Co Sucks 366 Double IPA 9
Laht Neppur Brewing Co Flaming Peach Experimental Beer 1
New Belgium Brewing Co B-Side Peach IPA Specialty Beer 9
Old Town Brewing Co 1-Up Mushroom Ale Experimental Beer 3
Panhead Custom Ales Johnny Octane Imperial Red Ale INT
ParrotDog RiwakaSecret Double IPA INT
Port Townsend Brewing Co The S.H.I.P. American-Style India Pale Ale 4
Sunriver Brewing Co Oh MANdarin! White IPA Specialty Beer 6
Tuatara Brewing Sauvinova International-Style Pale Ale INT
Viking Braggot Co Gypsy Tears Specialty Honey Beer 10
Widmer Brothers Brewing Widmeritaville Experimental Beer 2
Yeastie Boys Gunnamatta American-Style Strong Pale Ale INT

Details about the 2015 Oregon Brewers Festival

Event Name – 28th Annual Oregon Brewers Festival

– Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Portland, Oregon

 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.

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I hope to see at the 2015 Oregon Brewers Festival!

John Lovegrove