In case you want to make a trip to Portland around the 4th of July cuz you’re missing us already…
The Oregon Brewers Guild is kicking off Oregon Craft Beer Month with the premiere of a movie about the Oregon Brewers Festival, which will celebrate its 25th year this July. The film, called “My First Oregon Brewers Festival,” (trailer found here) celebrates the wildly successful Oregon Brewers Festival and includes a number of interviews with Oregon brewers and industry members.
Prior to the screening, there will be a panel discussion featuring OBF director & founder Art Larrance of Cascade Brewing; co-founders Kurt & Rob Widmer of Widmer Brothers Brewing Co.; Karl Ockert, former brewmaster at BridgePort Brewing–one of the other co-founding breweries–and current Technical Director for the Master Brewers Association of the Americas; and Fred Eckhardt, beer writer who reported on the festival in its earliest days. The panel discussion will be moderated by Lisa “The Beer Goddess” Morrison.
This is a 21+ only event and there is no cover charge. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited to 300 people. There will be beers available by McMenamins, and guest taps from Widmer, Cascade and BridgePort.
Thursday, July 5
Doors open at 6 pm. Panel begins at 7 pm. Movie begins at 7:45 pm.
Angelo grew up in Maine and is proud to call New England his original home. Cascadia is now his home. He fell in love with great beer in Oregon, Washington, and Northern California.
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