Upcoming Events at Tom McCall Waterfront Park
Jul 26, 2017 | 11:30 AM | Wednesday
The Oregon Brewers Festival will celebrate its 30th annual event July 26 through July 30 at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in downtown Portland. The Oregon Brewers Festival is a beer tourism destination, and an estimated 80,000 annually travel from all over
Start on : July 26, 2017 11:30 AM Wednesday
End on : July 30, 2017 7:00 PM Sunday
The Oregon Brewers Festival will celebrate its 30th annual event July 26 through July 30 at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in downtown Portland.
The Oregon Brewers Festival is a beer tourism destination, and an estimated 80,000 annually travel from all over the world to Beervana to drink up what the festival has to offer. Gates open at 11:30am daily, and taps are open from Noon to 9pm Wednesday through Saturday, and Noon to 7pm Sunday.
The main festival serves 84 beers from craft breweries across the nation (each brewery serves one product). This year, the festival is reviving its popular Specialty Tent, where participating brewers send one-off kegs of rare, bold, and experimental beers. Festival attendees can try another 40+ rotating craft beers in the Specialty Tent throughout the duration of the festival. (Note, the International Beer Garden, introduced four years ago as part of a cultural exchange of craft beer, is taking a hiatus for 2016, and will likely return in the future).
The Oregon Brewers Festival always offers a wide variety of beer styles ranging from Belgians to braggots, cream ales to coffee beers, goses to gluten free, pales to Pilsners, radlers to reds, and saisons to stouts. The complete list of participating breweries will be announced by March 1 on the festival website. The event also features live music, food booths, craft vendors and homebrew demonstrations.
The Oregon Brewers Festival is not a ticketed event, and there is no admission charge to enter the festival grounds. In order to consume beer, the purchase of a 2017 14 oz. souvenir tasting mug is required and costs $7. Beer is purchased with wooden tokens, which cost $1 apiece. Patrons pay five tokens for a full mug of beer, or one token for a taste. The purchase of mugs and tokens is made on-site. The event is cash-only, with eight ATMs located on-premise.
The Oregon Brewers Festival encourages responsible drinking and urges patrons to take the Tri-Met MAX Light Rail, which has a station just one block away from the main entrance.