Our Friend Chris Crabb sent over this press release about the
North American Organic Brewers Festival. The event takes place June 29 – July 1 at Overlook Park. Event hours are Noon to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

This should be a great fest this year – we’ve increased to three trailers, so lines won’t be a problem. Styles run the gamut from Belgian Whites to Cascadian Darks. There’s also live local music, organic food (including ice cream and coffee!), sustainability-oriented vendors and non-profits, a soda garden with complimentary Crater Lake Root Beer for minors and designated drivers, and a children’s area with face painting and activities.  The NAOBF is a family friendly event, and minors are welcome with parents.

Admission into the event is free.  The purchase of a $6 reusable, compostable cornstarch glass is required for tasting beer, as are tokens, which sell for $1 apiece.  A full glass of beer or cider costs four tokens and a four-ounce taste costs one token; select beers cost double tokens. Patrons receive a $1 discount toward the tasting glass with a validated MAX ticket, a ticket from the onsite Hopworks bike corral – last year, nearly 2,000 attendees parked their bikes at the festival – or three cans of food for the Oregon Food Bank (limit one discount per person). The NAOBF benefits the Leukemia Lymphoma Society and the Oregon Food Bank.
The music lineup is below:
12:30-1:15 Kellen Asebrook
1:30—2:15 Mimi Naja and Jay Cobb
2:30-3:15 Brad Parsons
3:30-4:15 Simon Tucker
4:30-5:15 Otis Heat
5:30-6:15 Tyler Stenson
6:30-7:15 Guy Dilly and the Twin Powers           
7:30-8:30 World’s Finest


12:30-1:15 Chris Marshall
1:30-2:15 Kent Smith 
2:30-3:30 Left Coast Country
3:45-4:45 Rolling Boil Blues Band
5-5:45 Leaves Russell
6-6:45 Bitterroot
7-8:30 Acoustic Minds

12:30- 1:30 The Sale
1:45-2:45 Valeri Lopez
3-4:30 Twisted Whistle


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