Catch the Buzz at This Year’s Oregon Brewers Festival

July 18th, 2009 · 4 Comments · Events

In addition to a beer lineup that has plenty of interesting offerings, this year’s Oregon Brewers Festival will also have a “buzz tent” on Friday and Saturday afternoons that will be pouring some rarities and special creations. Here are all of the details:

What’s the Buzz? Find out at the Buzz Tent!
Each July, brewers from around the country send one single product to be poured at the Oregon Brewers Festival. Every year, a few of these beers generate buzz and become the must-try beers of the event. This year, we’ve switched it up by asking the brewers to create not only the beer, but the buzz as well.

We’ve solicited a collection of beers from our participating brewers to feature in our new Buzz Tent. These beers run the gambit from old favorites to new creations, experimental beers to those well off the beaten path. They’ve come to us in 1/6 barrels, ¼ barrels, half-kegs, firkins and bottles. These beers are highly prized, very expensive, and our selection is very limited in quantity. Many of the brewers of these beers will be on hand in the tent to talk up their product.

The Buzz Tent will be open on Friday, July 24 and Saturday, July 25 from Noon to 4:30 pm each day. Admission is separate from the festival. A ticket costs $20 and includes a punch card good for eight four-ounce tastes. The ticket will give you tastes of six different buzz beers, plus two tastings of your choosing. Because of the different quantities of product on hand, we can’t guarantee what beers will be pouring at any single time, but we can guarantee they will be fantastic! Look for the chalkboard outside the tent, or follow the Buzz Tent on Twitter: @OBFBuzzTent.

We will be selling a total of 2,000 tickets to the Buzz Tent: 1,000 per day. The tickets are first come, first serve. Tickets can be purchased on site starting Thursday, July 23 in the “Tokens Only” lines on the south end of the mugs/tokens tent. You must purchase a Friday and/or a Saturday ticket. The Buzz Tent itself is located in between the Mug/Tokens Sales and the South Beer Trailers

And here is a list of beers that will be available:
Alameda Horseshoe Hefeweizen
Alaskan Barley Wine
Anderson Valley Huge’r Boont
Ballast Point Sour Wench Tart Blackberry Ale #1
Beer Valley Black Flag Imperial Stout 2008 Fresh Hop edition
Blue Frog Barrel Aged Strong Amber Peligroso
BridgePort 2008 Stumptown Tart in firkin
BridgePort BBL Ebenezer
Cascade Brewing Sang Royale
Cascade Brewing Gold Yeller
Cascade Brewing Night Fall
Cascade Brewing Gose
Cascade Brewing Mouton Rouge
Deschutes Bourbon Quad
Dogfish Head Palo Santo Marron
Fearless Strong Scotch
Fifty Fifty Imperial Eclipse Stout (barrel aged for 180 days in Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Barrels)
Firestone Walker Double/Imperial Union Jack
Full Sail 1998 Old Boilermaker Bourbon Barrel Aged Barleywine
Grand Teton Brewing Howling Wolf Weizenbock
Laurelwood Organic Deranger Imperial Red
Laht Neppur Spiced Waitsburg Winter Warmer
Lazy Boy Pomegranate Belgian Golden Ale
Lompoc Barrel Fermented LSD
McMenamins West Linn Largo Laws Treasure – Strong Scottish
McMenamins Crystal Ballroom Obama Nation – Domestic Schwarzbier
McMenamins Old St. Francis Base Camp Coffee Stout
McMenamins Oak Hills Das Schwertz Maibock (Whiskey Barrel Aged)
Moylan’s Brewing Co. Batch #1000 Double Kilt Lifter
New Belgium La Folie
Oakshire Glen’s Hop Vice Imperial IPA
Redhook Raspberry Tripel
Rock Bottom Rod Flanders
Stone 13th Anniversary
Sprecher Brewery Bourbon Barrel Scotch Ale
Widmer X-114 IPA

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4 Comments so far ↓

  • ethan.john

    Hot damn I wish I could go. That list is amazing.

  • Elvis

    the list is amazing, but unless you go Friday afternoon, it’s a complete S-Show. Last year it was so packed (30 mins to just get in, then another 30 to get 1 tasting), we just left and went to Bailey’s. HorseBrass should have some good stuff on tap in honor of the event.

  • Kaiser

    Yeah, Friday afternoon is just fine until around 4pm. Didn’t take me long to get in on Saturday last year (I was there 10 minutes before the gates opened, and in within 5 minutes of them opening), but I had enough of the crowds by 2pm.

    We’ll be hitting plenty of brewpubs/bars this weekend for sure. I’ll be wearing my Cubs hat, as usual, if anyone wants to say hello.

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