Oregon Brewers Festival kicks off July 26th, 2018

Oregon Brewers Festival kicks off July 26th, 2018

July is Craft Beer Month in Oregon, with the Oregon Brewers Festival landing on the last weekend. This year there are a few differences, though. Don’t worry, I’m here to help!

31st Annual Oregon Brewers Festival

Where: Tom McCall Waterfront Park, 300 SW Naito Parkway, Portland, OR 97204

When: July 26th-29th, 2018. Beer poured from noon-8:30pm Thursday-Saturday, noon-6:30pm Sunday

Cost: Free to enter. $7 for a tasting glass, $1 per token. 4 tokens = full pour.

Oregon Brewers Festival 2018 Logo

Changes for the 2018 Oregon Brewers Festival

Cider & Wine Drink Options

Two ciders will be available from Cider Riot! and Reverend Nat’s. A red and white wine will be available from Eola Hills, and a white and rosé from Serra Vineyards. They will be available in a separate tent on the river side of the festival. Cider tastes are one token, a full pour is four tokens. There will be no tastes of wine, just full pours for five tokens.

No Printed Program

To reduce paper waste, this year the beer list will be available via mobile app. You can also download the list of beers here to print them out yourself: 2018 Oregon Brewers Festival Beer List. One-page printed lists will also be available at each trailer.

Shorter Festival

Instead of kicking off on a Wednesday, the festival will run Thursday through Sunday this year. The parade will now be Thursday morning at 11:30am.

Featured Guest Breweries

This year, there will be beers from five guest breweries located in Baja, California Mexico: Agua Mala, Border Psycho, Insurgente, Transpeninsular, and Wendlandt. They won’t be in a specialty tent like in previous years, but rather mixed in with the other beers.

Tips for Staying Alive

Getting there

It’s recommended that you use public transit, bike, or ride-shares/taxis. The Safe Ride Home program will offer vouchers for taxi rides, as well as $5 off Lyft and Uber rides.

Staying Hydrated

Bring an empty water bottle to fill up. Take breaks to hydrate, it’s going to be hot!

Bring Friends!

It’s easier to try more beers if you bring a group. It makes just about everything more fun!

Participating Breweries

54° 40′: Rick & Mortmunder (Dortmunder Lager)

Agua Mala: Sirena (Pilsner)

Anderson Valley: Framboise Rose Gose

Backwoods: Dreamsicle Kölsch

Baerlic: Fancy Umbrella Drink (Raspberry Gose)

Bayern: Citra DumpTruck Summer Bock

Belching Beaver: Orange Vanilla Milkshake IPA

Binary: All Fugged Up (ESB)

Boneyard: Pinot Pulp (Blood Orange Extra Pale Ale w/Brett)

Border Psycho: Perversa (Imperial IPA)

Boulder: Bump ‘n’ Rind Watermelon Kölsch

Boundary Bay: Currantly Hip Sour (Black Currant Sour)

Breakside: Limon Pepino (Lime & Cucumber Lager)

Buoy: Beaver State Pilsner

Caldera: Caldera Coco-Nutty Blonde Ale (w/Coconut)

Cascade: Belmont Street Bramble (Rasp/Tangerine Sour)

Coin Toss: Caught in a Pickle Lager

Crooked Stave: Do You Even Zest?! (Imperial IPA)

Depoe Bay: Little Whale Cream Ale

Deschutes: Fruit Fight NE IPA

Double Mountain: Saison Ventoux (Saison with Fruit)

Ecliptic: Flamingo Planet Guava Blonde Ale

Everybody’s: Guango Deep (Guava/Mango Hazy Imperial IPA)

Fort George: It Takes Two to Mango (Mango Hazy IPA)

Fortside: The Real Slim Hazy (Hazy IPA)

Freebridge: Summertime Radness (Rose Berliner Weisse)

Fremont: Limeshine (Pilsner)

Gigantic: Magnificent 527 (IPA)

Golden Valley: This Train is Bound for Hell (Smoked Helles)

GoodLife: Long Acronym (Brett India Pale Lager)

Great Divide: Heyday Modern (Hazy IPA)

Great Northern: Big Mountain Tea Pale Ale

Great Notion: Juice Jr. (Hazy IPA)

Heathen: Raspberry Rhubarb Sour Ale

Heretic: Goo (Imperial Milk Stout)

Hopworks: Completely Excellent (Hazy IPA)

Insurgente: Juan Cordero (Tijuana Pale Ale)

Iron Horse: Crazy Aunt IPA

Kells: Mezcal-a-Gose

Laurelwood: Waylay Sprite Pale Ale

Lompoc: It’s Full of Stars (Pale Ale)

MadTree: Entropic Theory (IPA)

Maui: Belgian Table Beer

McMenamins: The Jester’s Nightcap (Imperial Stout)

Melvin: Killer Bees (Blonde Ale)

Migration: Summertime in the 503 (Pale Ale)

Monkless: Peppercorn Imperial Wit

Natian: 1306 (Milkshake IPA)

New Holland: I Like Pretzel Day (BBA Pretzel Caramel Stout)

Ninkasi: Fruited Gose

Old Town: Green Tea Lemonade

Oproer: Refuse // Resist (Imperial IPA)

Oregon City: Guavador Dali (Pink Guava NE IPA)

Pelican: To Peach Their Own! (Lager)

Perennial: Bridge of the Gods (Grisette)

pFriem: Mango Milkshake IPA

Portland: Tart Me Up! (Berliner Weisse)

RiverBend: We Found Barb In The Strawberry Field (NE IPA)

Rogue: Pinch (Imperial Gose)

Royale: Zonkey (PNW Mexican Lager)

Rusty Truck: Sugar Shack Brown Ale

Sasquatch: American Aquarium Drinker (Gose)

Scout: Psycho Killer Qu’est-ce Que Saison (Black Saison)

Silver Falls: Wisp Raspberry Wheat

Silver Moon: Water on the Moon (Coffee IPA)

StormBreaker: Guava Man IPA (West Coast Hazy IPA)

Sunriver: Hugs and Flip Flops (Wheat Beer)

Terminal Gravity: Summer Honey (Strong Ale)

Three Creeks: Skol – Juniper Infused Norwegian Ale

Three Mugs: Passion Of The Honey (Honey Ale)

Thunder Island: Fuzzy Wit

Transpeninsular: Playitas Cali Pale Ale (IPA)

Upright: Berliner Weisse

Vertigo: South of the Border Blonde Ale

Von Ebert: Hibiscus Wit

Wendlandt: Perro del Mar (West Coast IPA)

Widmer: Lemonic Possession (Imperial IPA)

Wild Ride: Cold Chillin’ Vanilla Cream Ale

Wolf Tree: Spruce Tip Gruit

Zoiglhaus: Elderberry Berliner Weisse