Pints for Prostates at the Oregon Brewers Festival in Portland July 26-29
|July 26, 2012 12:00 pm||to||July 29, 2012 7:00 pm|
PORTLAND, OR — Pints for Prostates will have a booth at the 25th annual Oregon Brewers Festival taking place July 26-29 at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in Portland. The event features 85 craft beers from around the U.S.
The Oregon Brewers Festival is one of the nation’s longest running and best loved craft beer festivals. Situated on the west bank of the Willamette River, with towering Mt. Hood as a backdrop, it is the ideal venue for anyone who loves craft beer. With a laid back attitude and scores of award-winning beers, the festival reflects the essence of the city of Portland, and is the crowning jewel of Oregon Craft Beer Month.
Better known as the “OBF,” the festival was the brainchild of Art Larrance, co-founder of Portland Brewing Co. Art had traveled to the original Oktoberfest in Munich and knew what a big beer party was like. His goal was to re-create a similar atmosphere here in Portland and bring attention to the resurgence of microbrews.
Art and partner Fred Bowman collaborated with craft beer veterans Dick and Nancy Ponzi of BridgePort Brewing Co. and Kurt & Rob Widmer of Widmer Bros. Brewing Co. to produce the first Oregon Brewers Festival in 1988. Despite the limited number of microbreweries nationwide at the time – or perhaps because of that fact- the festival was overwhelmingly successful and has never looked back.
At the event Pints for Prostates will select the winner of its Belgian Beer Tour raffle. The special Pints for Prostates tour was organized by BeerTrips.com from Sept. 7-15, 2012, to benefit the fight against prostate cancer. The seven night dream trip to Belgium includes beer tastings, escorted cafe crawls, guided city tours, abbey visits, special meals and more in Brussels, Brugge and Gent. The trip will include tours of famous breweries, including Chimay, Cantillon and Moortgat.