The Oregon Brewers Festival will celebrate its 31st annual event this summer on Thursday, July 26 through Sunday, July 29, 2018, at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in downtown Portland. Taps are open from Noon to 9pm Thursday through Saturday, and Noon to 7pm Sunday. We are not opening on Wednesday this year; this means the Brewers Brunch & Parade will take place on Thursday, July 26.
The festival will serves 80 beers from craft breweries, including five this year from Baja, California, Mexico. For the first time ever, the festival will also offer two ciders and a red and white wine in addition to the 80 beers.
The Oregon Brewers Festival always presents a wide variety of beer styles ranging from Belgians to braggots, cream ales to coffee beers, goses to gluten free, pales to Pilsners, radlers to reds, and sours to stouts. The event also features live music, food booths, craft vendors and homebrew demonstrations.
The Oregon Brewers Festival is not a ticketed event, and there is no admission charge to enter the festival grounds. In order to consume beer, the purchase of a 2018 souvenir tasting mug is required and costs $7. Beer is purchased with wooden tokens, which cost $1 apiece. Patrons pay four tokens for a full mug of beer, or one token for a taste. The purchase of mugs and tokens is made on-site (with the exception of a handful of places that will sell them locally up to two weeks prior, follow this event to find out where and when). The event is cash-only, with eight ATMs located on-premise.
The Oregon Brewers Festival encourages responsible drinking and urges patrons to take the Tri-Met MAX Light Rail, which has a station just one block away from the main entrance. Attendees can also take advantage of the Hopworks Urban Brewery secure bike corral. The Crater Lake Soda Garden provides complimentary handcrafted root beer and soda to minors and designated drivers; minors are allowed into the event all hours when accompanied by a parent. NO ANIMALS ARE ALLOWED.
Follow @OregonBrewfest on social media, using hashtags #OBF18. Visit the event website at www.oregonbrewfest.com to learn more.