Oregon Brewers Festival
|Oregon Brewers Festival|
The festival in 2007
|Begins||Wednesday before last full weekend in July|
|Ends||Last Sunday in July|
|Location(s)||Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Portland, Oregon|
|Years active||Since 1988|
Admission is free, but to sample the festival's beers, attendees must purchase that year's OBF tasting glass as well as $1 beer tokens— each token is good for a sample that has varied in volume over the years, while a "full pour" costs four tokens.
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Live music was introduced in 2001.
In 2005, OBF expanded from a three day schedule (Friday to Sunday) to four, adding Thursday.
The 2011 Oregon Brewers Festival featured 85 craft beers from 14 states; it attracted 80,000 people over four days. Nearly 2,000 volunteers worked at the festival, selling tokens and pouring beer, among other tasks.
In 2013, OBF added a fifth day, moving the opening to Wednesday; they also replaced the annual plastic mug, which had been used since the festival's beginning, with a tasting glass, which for 2013 costs $7. The previous year's 14-US-fluid-ounce (410 ml) mug was replaced by a 12.8-US-fluid-ounce (380 ml) glass, which reduced the size of a full pour.
In recent years OBF has anchored a month of beer-related festivals in Portland, including the North American Organic Brewers Festival, the Portland International Beerfest, and the Great American Distillers Festival.
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