Today is the 78th birthday of Art Larrance, co-founder of the Oregon Brewers Festival, and also a co-founder of Portland Brewing, too. Art later started the Raccoon Lodge, in 1998, and more recently launched the Cascade Barrel Brewing House to concentrate on sour beers. In 2012, Art was named Restaurateur of the Year by the Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association. But I know him best for his continuing work on OBF, which he’s been doing since the beginning of time, or at least 1988. Join me in wishing Art a very happy birthday.
Jamie Emmerson, from Full Sail, with Art at the OBF Parade in 2009.
Rick Lyke, me, Art and Charles Willet at OBF in 2011.
Pedicab leading the OBF Parade with Grand Marshall Fred Eckhardt and Art in 2011.