Tag Archives: Oregon Gardens

The Beers at the OGBF

27 Apr


What a beautiful day for a beer festival. Even better was the setting. It might be the best setting for a beer festival, except for that pesky drive down from Portland of course. It wasn’t too bad though. We took advantage of the free shuttle to hitch a ride downtown and back for a little dinner at the Thai Dish (way good by the way) giving us enough time to sober up before driving back to Portland. If you are headed down there this afternoon, think about doing that to stay safe. Miranda got the day off as she did all the planning for the trip, and the previous night’s posts, so these are the tasting notes from the beers that Brian and I were able to taste in the five hours we were there. Check them out in order to maximize your tasting tickets (no need to waste a ticket if I already have for you!) and enjoy the scenery while you are there. Continue reading

125 beers are waiting for you

26 Apr

Still haven’t decided if you’ll leave work early and join us at the Oregon Gardens Brewfest? Need a little convincing? Well….

Your BFF, The Sun, will be there.

Tickets are only $15 and that includes beer tickets (for more info or to buy tix go here).

And there is something for everyone to enjoy with 62 breweries and 125 beers, ciders and mead. Continue reading

OGBF Brewer’s Dinner

25 Apr

This year our little blog got invited to the brewers dinner event that happens the night before the Oregon Gardens Brewfest kicks off (thanks Oregon craft beer community!). On the way down here I was starting to feel a little special. It may have just been the sun and leaving work a little early (shhh…don’t tell anyone), but these events are always fun and I can’t believe this little side project is getting us behind the scenes. It’s almost like people want to hear what I have to say. Like there are people out there listening. Are there? Are you out there? My admin panel says you might be…

But just as my head was getting as big as our subscribers list I realized it wasn’t that I thought I was special as much as it is special that we get to go and that the Oregon craft beer community is so welcoming and supportive of everyone contributing to make this whole industry even bigger and better than it already is. There is a recognition that we haven’t hit our cap, our saturation point. Those things probably don’t really even exist, especially not here. There are more things to do, more beers to brew, more to learn, and always another opportunity to drink. Continue reading

Celebrate the sun at the Oregon Garden Brewfest

24 Apr


What better way to finish the week than with a cold, delicious craft beer in hand, enjoying the newly arrived seventy-five degree weather, while sitting among the beautiful blooms at the Oregon Garden? Seriously! Have you looked outside? My nose has, its been doing nothing but make me sneeze for the last four days. Everything is in full bloom and the sky is an extra clear, bright blue. Today at lunch I actually felt the Vitamin D crawling into my body and giving me extra energy. Take advantage of it, you know it won’t last, and head to the Oregon Garden this weekend.

Oregon Garden Brewfest*
April 26-28, 2013
Fri/Sat noon-11pm
Sun noon-6
The Oregon Garden
879 W Main St Silverton, OR
Wanna save a few bucks? Pre-buy your tickets online. Continue reading

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