Thursday, June 11, 2015

10th Annual Oregon Craft Beer Month Begins July 1st

OCBM Makes Summer in Oregon Even Brighter with 450+ Events 
Courtesy Oregon Brewers Guild
PORTLAND, Ore. (June 11, 2015) — The Oregon Brewers Guild is thrilled to celebrate craft beer in Oregon with the month-long party that is Oregon Craft Beer Month. The 31 fun-filled days of OCBM are loaded with over 450 beer-related events statewide. So go, sip new releases, sample unique pairings, and visit your local brewery — this is what July is all about.  
“There’s never been a better time to celebrate craft beer in Oregon,” says Brian Butenschoen, executive director of the Oregon Brewers Guild. “We have 230 breweries for you to visit and nearly 500 events at local breweries, pubs, restaurants and grocery stores.” 
One new highlight for 2015 is the first annual Portland Craft Beer Festival, at The Fields Park July 3-5, 2015. This new festival will showcase more than 100 craft beers from at least 57 breweries — all of which are brewed within Portland’s city limits. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind celebration of the hoppiest place on earth.  
For beer lovers and adventurers alike, the optimal summer getaway awaits with a trek down one, or all seven, of Oregon’s Ale Trails. Visit Oregon’s largest beer trail located in Bend and check out the Ale Trails inEugeneEastern OregonBreweries in the GorgeSouthern Oregonand North Coast. 
The sudsy month wraps up in spectacular fashion with the nation’s largest craft beer festival, the 28th annualOregon Brewers Festival, July 22-26, 2015 at Waterfront Park. Celebrate 28 years of craft beer with 90 different beers from around the U.S., as well as a dozen from New Zealand and the Netherlands! It’s the perfect ending to a month-long celebration of Oregon’s craft beverage of choice.

About Oregon Brewers Guild
The Oregon Brewers Guild is Oregon’s non-profit trade association for the state’s independent breweries. The Guild, which receives no state funding, comprises 138 brewing companies, 100 associate or supplier members and more than 3,500 enthusiast members or S.N.O.B.s (Supporters of Native Oregon Beer). For more information, see http://www.oregoncraftbeer.org 

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