Oregon Brewers Festival '11: Beer List & Most Popular Styles


The 24th Annual Oregon Brewers Festival kicks off on Thursday, July 28.  Here are the details:

When:  July 28 - 31, 2011
Thurs - Sat:  Noon to 9 p.m.
Sun:  Noon to 7 p.m.

Where:  Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Portland, Oregon
Main entrance at S.W. Oak Street and Naito Parkway

Cost:  Free to enter.  2011 souvenir mug (required to taste) is $6.  
Tokens are $1 each, samples are 1 token, and full mugs are 4 tokens

The Beer:  The complete listing is shown below.  Here are a few facts for your consideration:


 Brewers by State:  As you might expect, most of the brewers at the festival are from Oregon.  44 are from the Beaver state.  California and Washington are sending 16 and 11 brewers, respectively.



Beers by Style:  OK, here's where it gets interesting.  19 of the beers are IPAs.  Probably not much of a surprise to anyone in the Northwest.   Belgians (comprised of several sub-styles) are 2nd largest category with 12 brews.  Pale Ales and Fruit beers are the 3rd and 4th largest, respectively.



Any surprises here?  Are Belgians gaining in popularity?  How does this compare to previous OBFs?  Which beers are you looking forward to tasting this year?

7/28 update:  Need help deciding which beers to taste?  Check out my OBF tasting suggestions that you can download and take to the fest!


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Brewery
State
Beer
Style
10 Barrel Brewing Co
OR
Zitrone Kölsch
Kölsch
21st Amendment Brewery
CA
Hell or High Watermelon Wheat
Fruit Beer
Alameda Brewing Co
OR
Yellow Wolf Imperial IPA
American Imperial IPA
Alaskan Brewing Co
AK
Alaskan White Ale
Belgian-Style Witbier
Ale Industries
CA
Orange Kush
Hybrid Wheat
American Brewing Co
WA
Breakaway IPA
American IPA
Amnesia Brewing
OR
Dopacetic Imperial IPA
Imperial IPA
Anderson Valley Brewing Co
CA
Summer Cream Ale
Bayern Brewing
MT
Dump Truck Extra Pale Summer Bock
Pale Bock Lager
Bear Republic Brewing Co
CA
Hop Rod Rye
Rye IPA
Beer Valley Brewing Co
OR
Jackalope Imperial Pumpkin Porter
Pumpkin Beer
Big Sky Brewing
MT
Big Sky Mexican Lager
Dark Mexican Lager
Bison Brewing Co
CA
Summer Ale
Black Diamond Brewing Co
CA
Oranje World
Saison
Blue Frog Grog & Grill
CA
Ginger & Meyer Ann
Belgian Blonde
Boneyard Beer
OR
Girl Beer
Fruit Beer
Boulder Beer Co
CO
Hoopla Pale Ale
American Pale Ale
Boulevard Brewing Co
KS
Single-Wide IPA
IPA
Boundary Bay Brewery
WA
Double Dry Hopped Glacier Pale Ale
American Pale Ale
BridgePort Brewing Co
OR
Summer Squeeze
Golden Ale
Burnside Brewing Co
OR
Grätzer
Grätzer
Caldera Brewing Co
OR
Caldera Hop Hash
Strong Pale Ale
Cascade Brewing
OR
Razberry Wheat
Fruit Beer
Cascade Lakes Brewing Co
OR
Cyclops IPA
American Style IPA
Coalition Brewing Co
OR
Wu C.R.E.A.M.
Cream Ale
Collaborator
OR
Hopfinium
Pacific NW IPA
Columbia River Brewing Co
OR
Nyctophobia IPA
Cascadian Dark Ale
Deschutes Brewery
OR
Chainbreaker
White IPA
Deschutes Brewery
OR
Gluten Free NWPA
Northwest Pale Ale
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
DE
Black & Red
Raspberry Mint Imperial Stout
Double Mountain Brewery and Taproom
OR
Double Mountain Pilsner
Czech-Style Lager
Eel River Brewing Co
CA
Organic IPA
IPA
Elysian Brewing
WA
Idiot Sauvin
New Zealand IPA
Fearless Brewing Co
OR
Fearless Scottish Ale
Scottish Export Ale
FiftyFifty Brewing Co
CA
Donner Party Porter
American Imperial Porter
Fire Mountain Brewery
OR
Tan Line
IPA
Firestone Walker Brewing Co
CA
Double IPA
Fort George Brewery and Public House
OR
Sunrise Oatmeal Pale Ale
American Style Pale Ale
Full Sail Brewing Co
OR
Jimvar Bohemian Pilsner
Bohemian Pilsner
Gilgamesh Brewing
OR
Mint Kölsch
Kölsch
Golden Valley Brewery
OR
Cote d'Or
Belgian Golden Ale
Goose Island Beer Co
IL
Pepe Nero
Belgian Style Farmhouse Ale
Great Divide Brewing Co
CO
Rumble
Wood Aged IPA
Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub
WA
Hale's Supergoose IPA
IPA
Hazel Dell Brewpub
WA
Imperial IPA
Imperial IPA
Hollister Brewing Co
CA
German Alt
German Alt
Hop Valley Brewing Co
OR
Alpha Centauri
Double IPA
Hopworks Urban Brewery
OR
Evelyn's Imperial Sunshine
Imperial IPA
Klamath Basin Brewing Co
OR
Crystal Springs IPA
American IPA
Kona Brewing Co
HI
Sassy Grassy
Ginger Lemongrass Quencher
Lagunitas Brewing Co
CA
Lagunitas a Little Sumpin' Wild
Belgian Strong Pale
Laht Neppur Brewing Co
WA
Peach Hefeweizen
Hefeweizen
Laughing Dog Brewing
ID
Anubis Imperial Porter
Imperial Coffee Porter
Laurelwood Brewing Co
OR
Laurelwood Organic Pale Ale
American Pale Ale
Lompoc Brewing Co
OR
Kick Axe
Dry Hopped Pale Ale
Lucky Labrador Brewing Co
OR
Crazy Foyston's Alt
Alt
Mad River Brewing Co
CA
Jamaica Sunrise ESB
ESB
Maui Brewing Co
HI
CoCoNut PorTeR
Spiced Porter
McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse
OR
Dark Star
Cascadian Dark Ale
Mt Emily Ale House
OR
Wildfire Red Ale
Imperial American Red Ale
Natian Brewery
OR
CuDA
Cascadian Dark Ale
New Belgium Brewing Co
CO
Summer Ale
New Holland Brewing Co
MI
Golden Cap
Saison
Ninkasi Brewing Co
OR
Helles Belles
Munchener Style Helles Lager
Oakshire Brewing
OR
Daily Dose Summer Ale
Citrus Infused Kölsch
Old Market Pub & Brewery
OR
Berried Alive!
Belgian Boysenberry Ale
Pelican Pub & Brewery
OR
Belgian-Style Pale Ale
Pike Brewing Co
WA
Pike Monk's Tripel Belgium
Belgian Tripel
Prodigal Son Brewery & Pub
WA
Bruce/Lee Porter
Porter
Pyramid Breweries
WA
Discord Dark IPA
Cascadian Dark Ale
Ram Restaurant & Brewery
OR
Berry White
Raspberry Wit
Riverport Brewing Co
WA
Blonde Moment
Blonde Ale
Rock Bottom Brewery
OR
Zombie Flanders
Flanders Red Ale
Rogue Ales
OR
22 Ale
Belgian Golden Ale
Salmon Creek Brewery
WA
Otus the Red
Red Ale
Seven Brides Brewing
OR
Lil's Pils
Bohemian Pilsner
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co
CA
Autumn Brown Ale
Stone Brewing Co
CA
Stone Double Dry Hopped IPA
West Coast IPA
Surly Brewing
MN
Hell
Munich Helles
Terminal Gravity Brewing
OR
TG Pale Ale
American Pale Ale
Three Creeks Brewing Co
OR
FivePine Chocolate Porter
Porter
Uncommon Brewers
CA
Siamese Twin Ale
Belgian Style Dubbel
Upright Brewing Co
OR
Offen Weisse
Bavarian Hefeweizen
Vertigo Brewing
OR
Razz Wheat
Fruit Beer
Wasatch Beers
UT
Wasatch Summerbrau Lager
Bohemian Pilsner
Widmer Brothers Brewing Co
OR
Foggy Bog Cranberry Ale
Tart Wheat Ale


5 comments:

Jeff Alworth said...

Hey! I do OBF stats. It's in the contract.

Sanjay said...

Jeff, I can't help myself. I'm addition to being a beer geek, I'm a stats geek. I need help--I know.

Phil Hyde said...

I'm coming to Portland from Houston specifically for this event (well it IS a family vacation, and we do LOVE Oregon, but I digress...). I cannot wait!

Anonymous said...

I see 2 Belgian Pales... I assume you lumped these under Belgian's instead of Pales.

I still think of CDAs as dark IPAs.

The combo of IPAs, CDAs, and Pales is very dominant.

Does anyone track the # of states represented? Is 44 typical for Oregon? Or are other states starting to drop out?

Sanjay said...

Phil, is this your first OBF? You're in for a real treat...

Anon, Yes, I grouped the Belgian Pales in the Belgian category. For me, the different malt base puts CDA into its own category. But I agree that the popular styles tend to favor hoppy beers. We love our hops in the NW.

By my count, 14 states are represented. I don't have data for prior years, but ~50% Oregon brewers seems reasonable based on my past visits to OBF.

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