Oregon Brewers Festival: The Buzz Beers!


Photo courtesy Oregon Brewers Festival
Two weeks ago, I published the Oregon Brewers Festival's 85 beer lineup.  The festival organizers have just confirmed to me that they have purchased a minimum of 20 kegs of each beer!

In addition, a certain number of kegs (of each beer) will be allocated for each day.  So, if you attend the festival at the start of any day, you should be able to try any of the beers in the “regular” lineup.  Now on to the Buzz beers...

So what exactly are Buzz beers?  While most of the beers in the regular lineup are broadly distributed (broad is a relative term), Buzz beers are produced on a more limited basis.  Many were made exclusively for OBF, so this may be your only opportunity to try some of these brews.

The current lineup of 53 Buzz beers is listed below.  If you’re interested in sampling these, here’s what you need to know:

  • Buzz beers will be served only in the Buzz Tent.  So look for the aforementioned tent.
  • Quantities of Buzz beers will be very limitedjust a keg or two of each (compared to the 20+ kegs for each of the regular beers).
  • About 8+ Buzz beers will be poured at any given time.
  • Follow @OBFBuzzTent on Twitter for periodic updates on what’s pouring. 
  • Samples onlyno full pours.
  • 2 tokens per sample.

So between the regular and Buzz lineups, you'll have nearly 140 options!  Is that enough beer for you?

Which Buzz beers are you planning to taste?   Click for more interesting facts about Oregon Brewers Festival.    Check out my OBF tasting suggestions that you can download and take to the fest!

7/29 update:  Late Friday night, OBF announced that the Buzz Tent is closed for the rest of the weekend.  The Buzz crazy crowd emptied all of kegs during the first two days!  Don't worry, there are still 85 beers left.  I was able to taste two Buzz beers.  Check out my OBF Day 2 summary for the details.




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Brewery
Beer
            
10 Barrel
Monkey Juice
            
21st Amendment
Old Glory
            
Alameda
Siberian Bear
            
Alaskan
Alaskan Smoked Porter
            
Ale Industries
Dry Hogged Bacon Brown
            
Ale Industries
Grand Cru Barrel Aged Sour
            
Bear Republic
Old Baba Yaga
            
Beer Valley
Heavy Sugars Braggot
            
Beer Valley
Delta 9 IPA
            
Bison
Organic Belgian Ale Brewed with Marmalade
            
Black Diamond
Grand Cru Bourbon Barrel
            
Bonyard Beer
Notorious IPA (3)
            
Bonyard Beer
Bourbon Backbone
            
Boulevard
Collaboration No. 2
            
Boundary Bay
Boundary Bay Imperial IPA
            
BridgePort
Stumptown Tart
            
Cascade
Various Live Barrels
            
Coalition
Hanso vs. Bulleit
            
Deschutes
Conflux
            
Eel River
Onyx
            
Elysian
Sextacula
            
Fearless
Fearless Strong Scotch Ale
            
FiftyFifty
Imperial Eclipse Stout
            
FiftyFifty
Baril Rouge Baltique
            
Fort George
Magnifera Indica Belgae
            
Full Sail
Old Boardhead Barleywine Ale 1995
            
Gilgamesh
Mega Monster Imperial IPA
            
Goose Island
Adeline
            
Hollister
Black Ice
            
Laht Neppur
Little Boy Stout
            
Lompoc
Bourbon Barrel LSD
            
Lucky Lab
Super Gin Dog Ale
            
Mad River
Le Frambic
            
Maui
Imperial CoCoNuT Porter
            
Maui
Oaked Father Damien Abbey
            
Maui
Oaked KGB Russian Imperial Stout
            
McMenamins Crystal
Mils Flur Na H'Alba
            
McMenamins Fulton Pub
Crimson and Clover
            
McMenamins Thompson
Northwest Lassie
            
McMenamins West Linn
Twister
            
Mt Emily
Organic Bourbon Barrel Aged Barleywine
            
Natian
 Hint O'Mint
            
Ninkasi
Gin Barrel Aged Collaboration Ale
            
Oakshire
Old Tom's Imperial Overcast
            
Old Market
Eaki's Gold
            
Riverport
5/5 Pepper Beer
            
Rogue
Rogue Creamery 75th Anniversary Ale
            
Seven Brides
Port Barrel Aged Weezinator
            
Squatters
Pequeno Imperial
            
Stone Brewing Co
Stone Smoked Porter w/Vanilla Beans
            
Surly
Five
            
Uncommon Brewers
American Special Bitter
            
Vertigo
Barrel Aged Dark Ale




3 comments:

Fort George Brewery said...

Fort George's Buzz Beer is the Magnifera INDICA Belgae ... AKA "Mango Beer"

Thanks! Can't wait for the fest...

Anonymous said...

Bonyard Beer Notorious IPA is the Best

Sanjay said...

@Fort George: Corrected...sounds tasty.

@Anon: I'll keep an eye out for that one. Thanks.

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