Photo Courtesy of Henry’s Tavern.
Portland! There’s a reason this festival attracts so many brewers and beer-lovers alike! It’s huge! Never attended? You can start with a smaller purchase of tokens to ensure your time is well spent. Simply walk down the aisles and begin looking for that first sample to stimulate your beer-tasting experience. Before you know it, the options don’t seem to end and your desire to try a few more will quickly set in.
Now, don’t go over board too quickly as the festival lasts all-day and the weather is supposed to be hot! As the afternoon progresses, the crowd begins to cheer and rapidly- the sound crawls along the waterfront like “the wave”. Yes, the cheers go down the line and the shouts continually grow. After-all, we are talking about brew-fest. Just know that this is a good opportunity to expand your taste for beer and try tastes you might otherwise not try anywhere else or during any other time of year. Cheers!
The Oregon Brewers Festival is being held today- July 22 through July 25, 2010. Thursday through Saturday, taps are open from Noon to 9 p.m. On Sunday, taps are open from Noon to 7 p.m. Token & mug sales cease one-half hour prior to the taps closing.