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Back in its 12th year, the Organic Beer Fest is back with a few changes. First the name has been changed from the North American Organic Brewer’s Festival to Organic Beer Fest. The date has also changed to the extended weekend of Thursday August 25th through Sunday August 28th, and finally the festival has a fun new logo.

What has not changed is a fine selection of organic beers, ciders and meeds, supporting sustainability and the location at Overlook Park (1599 N Fremont St) in North Portland. The festival costs $7 for reusable and recyclable cup that is required for tasting beer, cider and mead. The tokens will sell for $1 each. There will be live music and a variety of food and commercial vendors on site as well.

 

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Photo credit: Timothy Horn

 

Below is a look at the fermented beverages that will be available at this festival. Or check the detailed list here:

Company City State Product Style
54°40′ Brewing Co Washougal WA Chaga-lug Chaga-lug Mushroom Porter
54°40′ Brewing Co Washougal WA Broken Record IPA Pale Ale
Aslan Brewing Co Bellingham WA Dawn Patrol Pacific Ale
Aslan Brewing Co Bellingham WA Batch 15 IPA
Bison Organic Beer Berkeley CA Kermit the Hop Double IPA
Calapooia Brewing Albany OR Organic Pooia Pale Pale Ale
Coin Toss Brewing Co Oregon City OR Half Penny Lager Rice Lager
Dogwood Brewing Vancouver BC Organic IPA IPA
Dogwood Brewing Vancouver BC Organic Fest Marzen
Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom Hood River OR Clusterf#ck Single Hop IPA
Eel River Brewing Co Fortuna CA Simcoe IPA Single Hop IPA
Elliott Bay Brewing Co Seattle WA Organic Riot Ale Strong Pale Ale
Ex Novo Brewing Co Portland OR Casual Ex Session IPA – Fresh Hop Fresh Hop Session IPA
Falling Sky Brewing Eugene OR Organic Matters Pale Ale American Pale Ale
Feckin Brewery Oregon City OR Arnold Feckin Palmer Golden Ale
Finnriver Farm & Cidery Chimacum WA Finnriver Habanero Cider Contemporary Craft Cider
Finnriver Farm & Cidery Chimacum WA Finnriver Lavender Black Currant Cider Seasonal Botanical Craft Cider
Fortside Brewing Co Vancouver WA Ripple Effect Hoppy Wheat
F.O.T.M Brewing Co. Portland OR Mountain Lite Pilsner
Golden Valley Brewery McMinnville OR Buzzed Barista Blonde Ale with Coffee
Hopworks Urban Brewery Portland OR IPX Azacca IPA
Kells Brew Pub Portland OR Blood Orange Summer Wheat American Wheat
Kells Brew Pub Portland OR Kells Irish Red Irish Red Ale
Laht Neppur Brewing Co WAITSBURG WA Flaming Peach 2.0 Fruit Beer
Laht Neppur Brewing Co WAITSBURG WA Strawberry Cream Ale Fruit Beer
Lakefront Brewery Milwaukee WI Fuel Cafe Coffee Stout Stout with Coffee
Lakefront Brewery Milwaukee WI Growing Power Organic Farmhouse Pale Ale Belgium Pale Ale
Logsdon Farmhouse Ales Hood River OR The Conversion Series 2 Belgian Wit
Logsdon Farmhouse Ales Hood River OR Szech ‘n Brett Spiced Brett Saison
Lompoc Brewing Portland OR SaazAll Dry Hopped Pilsner
Loowit Brewing Co Vancouver WA Guenhwyvar Session IPA
McMenamins Concordia Brewery Portland OR Otto Pilot Lager California Common
McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse Hillsboro OR Plowheart Oatmeal Pale Oatmeal Pale Ale
McMenamins Crystal Brewery Portland OR Rose City ‘Til I Rye Rye Beer
McMenamins Edgefield Brewery Troutdale OR 2016 Hogshead Whiskey Barrel Aged Pavol the Collector Organic Baltic Porter Baltic Porter
Migration Brewing Portland OR Hop Pop India Session Ale
Montavilla Brew Works Portland OR Organic Warp Session Ale Session Ale
Natian Brewery Portland OR Knockback Organic Amber Lager Mexican Amber Lager
Natian Brewery Portland OR Everyday Organic IPA American IPA
Nectar Creek Corvallis OR Sting Ginger Session Mead
Old Town Brewing Portland OR Cardamum’s the Word Hibiscus and Cardamon Wheat Ale
Pinkus-Müller Münster Germany Organic Münster Alt (BOTTLE) Altbier
Pinkus-Müller Münster Germany Organic Ur-Pils (DRAFT) Pilsner
Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider Portland OR Organic Overlook Heirloom Cider
Samuel Smith’s Tadcaster, North Yorkshire UK Organic Chocolate Stout Chocolate Stout
Samuel Smith’s Tadcaster, North Yorkshire UK Organic Strawberry Ale Fruit Beer
Thirsty Bear Organic Brewery San Francisco CA Valencia Wheat Belgian Wit
Thirsty Bear Organic Brewery San Francisco CA Helles Munich Style Helles
Two Kilts Brewing Co. Sherwood OR Manbun IPA SMASH IPA
Uinta Brewing Co. Salt Lake City UT Ready Set Gose Gose
Vagabond Brewing Salem OR Into the Wild IPA
Wandering Aengus Ciderworks Salem OR Bloom Heirloom Cider
Wandering Aengus Ciderworks Salem OR Golden Russet Single Varietal
Wolf Tree Brewery Seal Rock OR Saison des Bois Saison
Yachats Brewing Yachats OR Cetacea Saison


More from the press release:

FESTIVAL FACTS:

Venue

Overlook Park

1599 N Fremont St, Portland, OR 97227 (intersection of N Fremont St & N Interstate Ave)

 

Dates

August 25-28, 2016

 

Times

Noon to 9pm Thursday through Saturday; Noon to 5pm Sunday

 

Admission

Admission into the event is free. The purchase of a $7 reusable, recyclable cup is required for tasting beer, as are tokens, which sell for $1 apiece. A full glass of beer costs four tokens and a three-ounce taste costs one token (select beers and ciders cost additional tokens). Patrons may receive an extra token with a validated Tri-Met ticket, a ticket from the on-site fenced Hopworks Bike Corral or with current ID showing they live in the Overlook zip code (limit one extra token per person).

 

Description
Designed to raise awareness about organic beer and sustainable living, the festival serves 55 organic beers, ciders and meads. There’s also live music, organic food, sustainability-oriented vendors and non-profits, a soda garden with complimentary handcrafted Crater Lake Soda for minors and designated drivers, and a kids area. The Organic Beer Fest is a family friendly event, and minors are welcome with parents.

 

The festival goes beyond beer tasting by striving to be an earth-friendly beer festival. Onsite compost and recycling containers are provided at the event, along with recycling czars to make sure everything is properly sorted. Volunteers wear organic cotton and hemp t-shirts, and all event signage is reusable. Vendors at the festival promote sustainable living through their wares and services, and attendees are encouraged to take Tri-Met, walk or ride their bike to the event.

 

Parking

There is no parking at the event, attendees must park in the nearby Overlook neighborhood. We strongly ask attendees to use Tri-Met or bike or walk to the event. If they must drive, we ask them to be considerate of the neighborhood while attending the event – park politely, don’t litter, and keep the noise level down.

 

Mass Transit

The Interstate MAX/Yellow Line “Overlook Park” Station is directly across from Overlook Park and is the second stop from the Rose Quarter transit mall, heading north.

 

EVENT BY THE NUMBERS:

 

  • 12th year of the festival: began in 2003 at Port Halling in Gresham; took a two-year hiatus; started back up in 2006 at the World Forestry Center; moved to Overlook Park in 2007; this will be the 10th year at Overlook Park.
  • 42 breweries
  • 55 products: 49 craft beers, five ciders and one mead
  • Four countries represented: United States, Canada, Germany and England
  • 5 states represented: California, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin
  • More than 20 styles represented
  • Highest alcohol: Wandering Aengus Golden Russet Cider at 9.3% ABV
  • Lowest alcohol: Samuel Smith’s Organic Chocolate Stout at 5% ABV
  • 22 of the products are 100% organic, containing all organic ingredients; 12 of the products are “organic,” containing at least 95% organic ingredients; and 21 of the products are “made with organic ingredients” or 70-94% organic
  • 20 of the products are certified organic
  • Number of volunteers at the festival: 700+
  • Number of anticipated attendees: 12,000
  • Number of recycling stations: 7
  • Carbon footprint: Of the 1,696 lbs. of waste generated at the 2015 event, the Organic Beer Fest kept just under 50 percent from going into the landfill due to composting and recycling efforts. This followed three consecutive years of diverting more than 90 percent of its waste from the landfill; the decrease was due to the changes in the City of Portland’s composting rules. While everything that could possibly be composted or recycled was diverted from the landfill, overall diversion numbers were significantly lower than in the past. See a more detailed explanation further in this press kit.
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