Monday, July 30, 2012

Official Beer of the Olympics

Olympic athletes go for the gold,
Heineken goes for the green.
You won't find Heineken at the Umpqua Brew Fest in October, but you can't help but find it at the 2012 Summer Olympics, currently being contested in London, England.

Much to the chagrin of English ale partisans, Heineken, a Dutch lager, was $elected as the official beer of the Games of the XXX Olympiad.

No English beers are available at the Olympics, but a pint of Heineken can be purchased for about $11.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Oregon Brewers Festival

If bigger is better, Oregon Craft Beer Month reaches a peak this weekend at the state's largest and one of the nation's longest running outdoor craft beer festivals. 

The Oregon Brewers Festival starts today at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in Portland. 

The four day event, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary, will host over 80,000 guests enjoying a selection of over 80 beers.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

History on Tap

You'll have to wait until Oct. 20 to taste a variety of craft beers at the Umpqua Brew Fest, but from now until August 18 you can explore the cultural and economic role of beer in the Mid-Valley and throughout the state of Oregon at the Willamette Heritage Center

Good question
in Salem.
History on Tap: Farms, Fermentation and the Free Lunch at the Willamette Heritage Center
Cost: Free with museum admission

History Pub at the Mill: Beer Heritage of Oregon

Oh well--Bottoms up!
  • Presentations explore various aspects of Oregon's beer heritage.
  • Listen to tales about those who brewed it, fought it, campaigned for it, pick hops for it, and sold it, both legally and illegally.

  • 5:30 p.m. Thursdays until Aug. 9
Willamette Heritage Center
1313 Mill Street SE  Salem, OR
Museum Hours:
Monday - Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed Sundays and some holidays

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Oregon Craft Beer Month

Officially in July, unofficially 24/7 365

Don’t worry, even though Aug. 1 is less than two weeks away, bottles of beer won’t disappear from grocery store coolers and the taps won’t run dry at your favorite public house. July is over in 12 days, but the Oregon Craft Beer Month celebration will continue as a brew-haha appreciation, regardless of the date on the calendar.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Brewery Prost: Widmer Brothers

Donated O'Ryely IPA to the 2011 UBF

Brewery Bio:
Introduced Hefeweizen to the U.S. in 1986
  • Founded in Portland, OR in 1984 by brothers Kurt and Rob Widmer
  • Merged with Redhook Ale Brewery of Woodinville, WA in 2008 to form Craft Brew Alliance, which now includes Kona Brewing of Hawaii
  • Craft Brew Alliance NASDAQ Ticker: BREW
  • Investing $3 million to expand, including the installation of four new 1,750 barrel fermentation tanks 
  • Makes tap handles from salvaged timber

Thursday, July 5, 2012

A Village + You

Looking for a missing volunteer
Beer tasters wanted, but first, beer severs needed. Somewhere in the hundred valleys of the Umpqua, a village is missing its...volunteer. That would be you.

We need you and dozens of other volunteers to help serve beer and food, and to sell tickets and merchandise at this year's event: "It takes a village to raise a brew."

Go to the volunteer page to sign-up and join the Umpqua Brew Fest Village today. 

We raise a toast to those who help us to raise a brew!

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