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Beer Guide 2013: Calendar

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MARCH 29-30 

Spring Beer & Wine Fest

Beer, wine and food at the Oregon Convention Center. springbeerfest.com

MARCH 30-31

Portland Farmhouse & Wild Ale Festival

Farmhouse ales inspired by the Wallonian originals.saraveza.com

APRIL 19-20 

Cheers to Belgian Beers

Local brewers compete with one-off Belgian-style ales using a yeast strain picked by last year's winner in the industrial confines of Metalcraft Fabrication. oregonbeer.org/pctbb

APRIL 26-28 

Oregon Garden Brewfest

Beer tastings plus a homebrew competition at the lush Oregon Garden in Silverton. oregongarden.org

MAY 3-4 

Sasquatch Brewfest

Craft-beer celebration at the Hilton Hotel in Eugene. The brewers' dinner is one of the state's most popular.

MAY 11 

Firkin Fest

Imperial gallon barrels of unfiltered beer from around Oregon. Housed at the Green Dragon in Southeast.

JUNE 6-16 

Portland Beer Week

What, you thought a celebration of Portland beer could fit into seven calendar days? Seminars, brewers' dinners and out-of-town guests galore. pdxbeerweek.com

JUNE 8-9 

Portland Fruit Beer Festival

Every beer is made with fruit, much of it specifically for this festival. In its third year, this has become a big weekend for Burnside Brewing. portlandfruitbeerfest.com

JUNE 14-15 

Sisters Wine & Brew Festival

A quaint assembly of breweries and wineries, along with embroidery vendors, in Village Green Park.

JUNE 17 

Portland Beer and Cheese Fest

A brand-new brewmaster-andcheesemonger collaboration. Ten beer and cheese pairings at the Commons Brewery. portlandbeerandcheese.com

JUNE 27-30 

North American Organic Brewers Festival

Organic brews from around the world poured in compostable cups for a crowd that mostly arrived by bike or public transit at North Portland's Overlook Park. naobf.org

JULY 19-21 

Portland International Beer Festival

International beers from Germany and New Zealand in equal proportion to beers from California, Washington and Portland in the Pearl District's North Park Blocks. portland-beerfest.com

JULY 24-28 

Oregon Brewers Festival 

The granddaddy of 'em all, OBF is the largest and longest-running Portland beer festival, always held the last full weekend of July at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. oregonbrewfest.com


Oregon Craft Beer Month

A month of events spread across the state. oregoncraftbeermonth.com

AUG. 3-4 

Bones and Brew

Dog bones, barbecue ribs and Rogue ales at Rogue's Pearl District Public House. rogue.com/events

AUG. 9-11 

Bite of Oregon at Waterfront Park

Large Oregon breweries pour for foodies at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. biteoforegon.com

AUG. 15-17

Bend Brewfest

Eastern Oregon's premier beer festival is at the Les Schwab Amphitheater on the banks of the Deschutes River, just west of downtown Bend. bendbrewfest.com

SEPT. 6-7

Widmer Oktoberfest

Giant mugs of Hefe, soft pretzels and a little polka. widmerbrothers.com

SEPT. 21


As much about biking shenanigans as Hopworks' flagship location on Southeast Powell. BMX stunts left to the professionals, but tastings for all. hopworksbeer.com/biketobeerfest

SEPT. 28

10th Annual Hood River Hops Fest

Two dozen fresh-hop beers from the Northwest in downtown Hood River. hoodriver.org

SEPT. 27-29

Pacific Northwest Brew Cup

Astoria's family-friendly beer festival at the historic riverfront. Named "Best Beer Festival" by The Oregonian in 2010. astoriadowntown.com

OCT. 5 

Portland Fresh Hops Fest

Oregon beer made with fresh hops, dry-hopped or with extra hops at Oaks Amusement Park. oregonbeer.org/freshhopsfest

NOV. 1-2

Night of the Living Ales

NOV. 9


Bailey's Taproom's fourth annual fest of locally brewed Belgian-style beers. Last year, the lineup included plum, holiday and bourbon barrel-aged brews. baileystaproom.com

DEC. 4-8

Holiday Ale Fest 

Massive crowds drink holiday beers inside tents in Pioneer Courthouse Square. holidayale.com

DEC. 7

Amnesia Winter Ale Fest

A downsized alternative to the Holiday Ale Fest. amnesiabrews.com