32nd Annual Oregon Brewers Festival features more than 100 in-state varieties

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Discover your new favorite beers and ciders among 101 products from 93 breweries and eight cider houses in 34 cities around the state at the 32nd Annual Oregon Brewers Festival at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in downtown Portland.

This is the first year since the festival started in 1988 that 100% of the products are from Oregon. Of these, 85% are first releases that are debuting for the festival.

Six local food vendors will be there to satisfy your hunger:

View the lists of food available from each vendor. Some vendors accept cash only, so be prepared. ATMs are available.

Since the Oregon Brewers Festival began in 1988, it has become one of the nation’s longest-running and best loved craft beer festivals. It’s considered a craft beer destination and attracts connoisseurs from around the world.

Admission to the Oregon Brewers Festival is free, but if you want to drink beer, you must be 21 or older (ID required) and purchase a tasting package. The packages include a souvenir tasting mug and 10 tokens for $20 per person. Single mugs are available for $10, and extra tokens are $1 each.

A full twelve-ounce mug of beer or cider costs four tokens, and a three-ounce taste costs one token.

All mug and token sales are conducted at the festival.

tokens-Oregon-Brewers-FestivalTokens used to purchase alcoholic beverages at the Oregon Brewers Festival (photo credit: Oregon Brewers Festival)

Minors are allowed but must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Parents or legal guardians of minors from ages 14 to 20 must sign a form that acknowledges that they’re responsible for preventing children from consuming alcohol and the penalties if they don’t.

Pets are not allowed, but service animals are welcome.

This year’s festival hours are noon-9 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, July 24-27. Mug and token sales close at 8:30 p.m. each day.

Tom McCall Waterfront Park is located at 300 SW Naito Parkway. There are four entrances to the Oregon Brewers Festival: Oak Street, Pine Street, under the Morrison Street Bridge, and along the sea wall at Pine Street. View the festival map.

Parking is available in pay lots within walking distance, but the best way to travel is to take public transit. The MAX (light rail) Red, Blue, and Green lines stop at the Oak Street/SW 1st Avenue station, which is one block from the festival’s Oak Street entrance. Plan your trip on the MAX.

Discounts for taxi rides home are available. Get the details at this Safe Ride Home page.

For more information about the festival, go to oregonbrewfest.com.

beers-Oregon-Brewers-Festival-PortlandPhoto credit: Oregon Brewers Festival

 

 

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