31st Annual Event A Summertime Beer Highlight In Portland
The 2018 event is July 26-29 at Tom McCall Waterfront Park on the west bank of the Willamette River. It is considered one of the nation’s longest-running and best-loved craft beer events. And in addition to all that beer, it’s free to get into; you buy scripts to buy your beers.
The OBF will serve 80 craft beers from small, traditional, and independent craft breweries from 20 states, as well beers as far away as The Netherlands and Baja, California. The northwestern Mexican state of Baja has defined itself as the country’s largest contingent for “cerveza artesanal,” and the festival is excited to present five breweries from that region.
Here’s the complete list of all breweries: 54-40, Agua Mala, Anderson Valley, Backwoods, Baerlic, Bayern, Belching Beaver, Boneyard, Boulder, Boundary Bay, Breakside, Buoy, Caldera, Cascade, Coin Toss, Crooked Stave, Depoe Bay, Deschutes, Double Mountain, Ecliptic, Everybody’s, Fauna, Fort George, Fortside, Freebridge, Fremont, Gigantic, Golden Valley, GoodLife, Great Divide, Great Northern, Great Notion, Heathen, Heretic, Hopworks, Insurgente, Iron Horse, Kells, Laurelwood, Lompoc, MadTree, Maui, McMenamins, Melvin, Migration, Monkless, Natian, New Holland, Ninkasi, Old Town, Oproer, Oregon City, Pelican, Perennial, pFriem, Portland, RiverBend, Rogue, Royale, Rusty Truck, Sasquatch, Scout, Silver Falls, Silver Moon, StormBreaker, Sunriver, Terminal Gravity, Three Creeks, Three Mugs, Thunder Island, Transpeninsular, Upright, Uptown Market, Vertigo, Von Ebert, Wendlandt, Widmer, Wild Ride, Wolf Tree, and Zoiglhaus.
There are more than two dozen different beer styles ranging from Berliner Weisse to Belgians, IPAs to IPLs, pales to Pilsners, and sours to stouts. For the first time ever, the OBF will also offer two ciders – one from Cider Riot! and the other from Reverend Nat’s – as well as one red and one white wine.
In addition to the beers, there’s also live music. food booths, a number of beer related vendors, souvenir sales, and homebrew demonstrations.
Once you walk in the gate, you purchase a tasting mug ($7) then buy tokens at $1 each. It’s four tokens for a full mug of beer and one token for a taste. The event is cash-only and there are ATMs on site.
Gates open at 11:30am daily, and taps are open from Noon-9 p.m., Thursday-Saturday and Noon-7 on Sunday.
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