As soon as I can sneak out of the office early Friday I’m jumping on the Yellow Line; The North American Organic Brewers Festival (NAOBF) returns to Overlook Park this weekend.
It’s my favorite summer beer festival in town; it’s not (yet . . .) nearly as crowded as the Big One, nor as expensive as the Pearl One. And so far (this will be the 4th NAOBF) the crowds aren’t nearly as obnoxious.
Plus the beer selection looks fantastic. Plus it’s going to be in the 90s all weekend, so stave off dehydration this weekend by enjoying cold organic beer.
The North American Organic Brewers Festival (NAOBF) returns to Portland’s Overlook Park on Friday, June 27th, 3:00 to 9:00 p.m. • Saturday, June 28th, 12:00 to 9:00 p.m. • Sunday, June 29th, 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. The event is Free and open to the public. Participation in beer tasting is $5 for a reusable, yet compostable, cornstarch tasting glass and samples are $1 a ticket. A full glass is 4 tickets. Strong beers (over 8% alcohol by volume) and certain imported beers will cost more. Children are welcome with guardians. Service animals only. Beer sales are restricted to people 21 years and older with valid ID. Discount of $1 off of tasting glass with validated MAX ticket or three cans of food (preferably organic) for the Oregon Food Bank. No Parking is provided for this event, making Tri-Met’s MAX Yellow line the easiest way to attend.
I’ll be there all weekend, volunteering on the early shifts, with a giant cowboy hat on.
gastronaut – see you there; I don’t think I could/should handle all 3 days of the brewfest; I’ll be there today after work though!