|July 27-29, 2007|
The remaining three days of the Oregon Brewers Festival seemed like it went by in a blur, there were so many events, good friends and great beers to contend with.
It’s a tradition for me to take festival organizer Chris Crabb’s photo every day to record the progression of her stress levels over the course of the festival. This is day two.
Meanwhile, I was across the river visiting Alan Sprints at Hair of the Dog Brewery, who’s standing in front of some of his aging beers.
The small brewery opens its doors on Friday during OBF for a few hours every year and hosts a wonderful open house.
Todd Ashman, complete with new haircut, from Fifty Fifty Brewing.
Fred on the Wood aging.
Adam labels ready to run.
Later that night Dick Cantwell and Dave Buehler, from Elysian Brewing, hosted a reception for brewers and beer folk.
Saturday morning started slowly, with only a few people lining up to buy tickets.
Chris Crabb, day 3. That, or she’s trying to convince me that she’s a Boy Scout.
Nico Freccia and his Primo watermelon crown.
The watermelon gang lining up for a sing-song.
Saturday afternoon, down river, at the annual Full Sail Brewery’s smoker.
Where our host, brewer John Harris, serves some of his finest.
Like a ten-year old barleywine, Old Boardhead, that’s been aging in wooden bourbon barrel since before the turn of the century.
Inside the small pilot brewery, people talked, drank and enjoyed a cigar.
Outside, Autumn Woods and Barney Brennan with their daughter.
Hopworks Urban Brewery’s Ben Love with his lovely girlfriend.
Meanwhile, back inside the far tent at OBF, as the Rolling Boil Blues Band gets ready to go on stage.
Phill Farrel, better known as the Rubber Chicken Man, stops by a visit at the Celebrator booth.
Christian Ettinger takes a much-deserved rest from working on his new Hopworks Urban Brewery.
By Saturday afternoon, record crowds descended on the festival.
In certain places it was wall-to-wall people.
Day 4, Sunday, sees a happy Chris Crabb.
Sunday started sleepily, but by the time at left for the airport it had begun filling up with people.
A U.S. map with push pins showing the places people came from to attend this year’s Oregon Brewers Festival.
Same thing, but the international visitors.