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The 32nd Oregon Brewers Festival is almost here! Kicks off 7/24

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The 32nd annual Oregon Brewers Festival will take place at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in downtown Portland, Oregon, Wednesday, July 24 through Saturday, July 27, 2019 (note: the festival is NOT open on Sunday this year).
OBF is packed with great events
7/24 – I Love A Parade! Following the Oregon Brewers Brunch is the Oregon Brewers Parade, which starts on Wednesday, July 24, at 11am and is open to all ages. You do NOT need a ticket to walk in the parade. Up to 500 beer lovers will walk from Ecliptic Brewing (825 N Cook St) to the grounds of the Oregon Brewers Festival at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Please be prepared, as this will be the farthest distance we’ve ever traveled for the parade. (About 2.5 miles)
Read more about OBF Events and the Fifteenth Annual Sasquatch BrewAm Golf Tournament Friday, (July 26)

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America’s 10 Best Beer Festivals

Looking for an ultimate beer-tasting experience? Try hitting one of the country’s top beer festivals, where attendees often get the chance to taste rare beers from heavy hitters and hyped breweries while chatting with the brewers who made them.

Not sure where to start? Check out this list of the best beer fests in America.
Via Gear Patrol

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Southern California’s Most Exclusive Beer Festival – A Behind-The-Scenes Look

Meet the king of collabs Kyle Harrop. Way back in the day, Harrop’s first release was Great Maple, a Maple Barrel Aged Imperial Stout. Even before it was released, Harrop’s reputation had earned the beer looks from beer media, and people were excited and trying to get their hands on his product. Great Maple was an absolute hit, and was followed by Boss Tycoon, Harrop’s collaboration with J. Wakefield Brewing, and Frenched Toast, his collab with Great Notion Brewing. Harrop became beer famous. “The success of the collabs started the phones,” Harrop said. Other brewers wanted to collaborate, and consumers wanted to know where they could get his beer.
Via Forbes

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16 Brewers Answer: What’s the ‘Weirdest’ Beer You Ever Tried to Brew?

In today’s Artisanal Craft Brewing, no idea or ingredient is off limits. We’ve seen beers made with lobsters, Oysters, Mangalitsa pigs, candied ginger and gingerbread cookies, human urine, Norwegian money, and yeast harvested from beard hairs.
So be prepared to be shocked (and maybe a little grossed out)
16 brewers share the strangest beers they’ve ever made.
Via Vinepair

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Craft Beer from CNM Brew Program on tap at Albuquerque Brewery

CNM’s brewing program students are getting hands-on experience at a Sidetrack Brewery. It’s time for the public to taste their creations two years in the making.
From classroom to the taproom. It’s been three years since CNM’s brewery program began, the public will now get a taste of their hard work. “Honestly, I would love to see the public open up their taste to more styles of beer,” Nicolas Corominas, a CNM graduate, said.
VIA KRQE

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Brewers Association Launches Supporter Seal and Website

The Brewers Association (BA), the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers, and publishers of CraftBeer.com, is introducing the independent craft brewer supporter seal. The BA is rolling out the new supporter seal for retailers, homebrew shops, state brewers guilds, festivals, websites, etc. — any champions of independent craft breweries.

Via Craftbeer.comm