Mugging it up at the Oregon Brewers Festival
To sample beer at the 23rd Oregon Brewers Festival in Portland, Ore., this month, it’s all about having the right mug. Each taster package comes with a 2010 souvenir mug that’s the official sippy cup of the festival. And no, mugs from previous years won’t be filled. The July 22-25 event features just one beer each from about 80 craft breweries nationwide at Tom McCall Waterfront Park located on the west bank of the Willamette River. Four days of beer tasting come with live music, home-brewing demonstrations, books about beer and, of course, food.
For kids, there’s the Crater Lake Root Beer Garden, which will dispense free homemade root beer.
Photo: Beer from Hopworks Urban Brewery and other beer makers will be featured at the Oregon Brewers Festival. Credit: Nolan Hester