Tomorrow the Oregon Brewers Festival begins and will continue through Sunday, July 30. I’ll be driving up early tomorrow morning with Celebrator publisher Tom Dalldorf. Perhaps I’ll see you there?
If you weren’t planning on going, clear your calendar and get yourself to Portland. It’s one of the best festivals in the country, beautifully situated in downtown Portland along the Willamette River at the Tom McCall Waterfront Park between the Morrison and Burnside Bridges. Each brewery is only allowed to bring one beer and many create a special brew just for the festival.
An inside source at the festival, Chris Crabb, revealed that the most popular beer at the festival is none other than San Francisco favorite, Watermelon Wheat brewed by 21st Amendment Restaurant & Brewery. A thrilled Shaun O’Sullivan, brewer and co-owner of 21st Amendment, was proud as a peacock to learn the news.
You may also want to consider playing a little golf in the 2nd annual Sasquatch Brew Am at McMenamins Edgefield Pub Course Friday morning beginning at 9:00 a.m. (8 o’clock registration). It’s for a very worthy cause and sponsored by the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation. The Bulletin is sponsoring a hole, too, so come out and join us. Check out the website for more details if you’re interested.