Winners!

Abram Goldman-Armstrong addresses the crowd announcing the winners of the homebrew competition at PCTBB

The votes have been tallied and the people have spoken. Here’s the winners of some recent beer festivals around Oregon:

Oregon Garden Beer Fest

Seven Brides BrewingSaturday April 30th 2011 the winner of the 2011 People’s Choice Award at The Oregon Garden’s 7th annual Brewfest went to Seven Brides Brewing from Silverton Oregon. More than 6,ooo people attended this years event.

The Oregon Garden Brewfest is one of the states premier beer festivals and is looking forward to continually expanding and improving the experience of

their guests. The winning beer for the Peoples Choice Award was Seven Brides Brewing Chocolate Stout.

This beer is available at their taproom in located at 990 n 1st st. Silverton, Oregon.

Chocolate Stout:

Ebony in color with a decadently creamy, mocha colored head. Our special blend of dark roasted malts and dark chocolate, married with

Oregon grown Cascade and Nugget hops combine for a subtly sweet, hoppy and luxurious finish.

6.4 ABV, 35 IBU’s, 75SRM

Portland Cheers To Belgian Beers

More than 1,500 beer fans attended the 2011 Portland’s Cheers to Belgian Beers festival at Metalcraft Fabrication on Saturday, April 30 and selected Hopworks Urban Brewery’s Muscles from Brussels and Logsdon Organic Farmhouse Ales’ Seizoen Bretta as the People’s Choice champions. As the winners of the 2011 competition, Hopworks Urban Brewery and Logsdon Organic Farmhouse Ales earn the right to select the yeast strain for the 2012 event.

PCTBB volunteer pouring some Logsdon Farmhouse Seizoen Bretta

“This is the first year we’ve had a tie in the People’s Choice voting,” says Oregon Brewers Guild Executive Director, Brian Butenschoen. “It’s incredible to see how this festival has grown as public appreciation for Belgian styles and flavor profiles increases.”

Volunteer server at PCTBBThe 2011 Portland’s Cheers to Belgian Beers festival marked the world debut of Logsdon Organic Farmhouse Ales. This is the second time Hopworks Urban Brewery has tasted People’s Choice victory, the brewery also took home the coveted prize at the 2009 festival.  The top five spots (including two ties) in the voting went to: Ambacht Brewing Honey Triple, Big Horse Brew Pub Bear’s Choice, Block 15 Brewing Co. St. Macarius, Breakside Brewery Brewers Bramble, Cascade Brewing Co. Chuggeté Pucker, Hopworks Urban Brewery Muscles from Brussels and Logsdon Organic Farmhouse Ales Seizoen Bretta.

The Portland’s Cheers to Belgian Beers festival started in 2007 as a celebration of Belgian style beers, with participating breweries producing beers from the same strain of yeast. This year 40 participating breweries created 43 unique brews, 39 of which were brewed using the Wyeast Laboratories Trappist High Gravity yeast strain. This strain is known for producing classic Belgian dubbels or triples with a balance of complex fruity flavors.

Visit http://www.oregonbeer.org/pctbb for more details. More than 1,500 beer fans attended the 2011 Portland’s Cheers to Belgian Beers festival at Metalcraft Fabrication on Saturday, April 30 and selected Hopworks Urban Brewery’s Muscles from Brussels and Logsdon Organic Farmhouse Ales’ Seizoen Bretta as the People’s Choice champions. As the winners of the 2011 competition, Hopworks Urban Brewery and Logsdon Organic Farmhouse Ales earn the right to select the yeast strain for the 2012 event.

“This is the first year we’ve had a tie in the People’s Choice voting,” says Oregon Brewers Guild Executive Director, Brian Butenschoen. “It’s incredible to see how this festival has grown as public appreciation for Belgian styles and flavor profiles increases.”

The 2011 Portland’s Cheers to Belgian Beers festival marked the world debut of Logsdon Organic Farmhouse Ales. This is the second time Hopworks Urban Brewery has tasted People’s Choice victory, the brewery also took home the coveted prize at the 2009 festival.  The top five spots (including two ties) in the voting went to: Ambacht Brewing Honey Triple, Big Horse Brew Pub Bear’s Choice, Block 15 Brewing Co. St. Macarius, Breakside Brewery Brewers Bramble, Cascade Brewing Co. Chuggeté Pucker, Hopworks Urban Brewery Muscles from Brussels and Logsdon Organic Farmhouse Ales Seizoen Bretta.

The Portland’s Cheers to Belgian Beers festival started in 2007 as a celebration of Belgian style beers, with participating breweries producing beers from the same strain of yeast. This year 40 participating breweries created 43 unique brews, 39 of which were brewed using the Wyeast Laboratories Trappist High Gravity yeast strain. This strain is known for producing classic Belgian dubbels or triples with a balance of complex fruity flavors.

Visit http://www.oregonbeer.org/pctbb for more details.

Spring Beer & Wine Festival

Spring Beer and Wine Fest
Photo by http://cyclotram.blogspot.com

The 17th Annual Spring Beer and Wine Fest located at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland took place on April 22 & 23.

After many recounts, we have a four way tie for the “People’s Choice” of beers at the fest.

  • Astoria Brewing ~ Bitter Bitch IPA
  • Columbia Brewing ~ Hop Heaven IPA
  • Fire Mountain Brew House ~ Stout
  • Gilgamesh Brewing ~ Mamba

Thanks to all who voted for their favorite beer and the 12,000 attendees that made the festival a success!


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