Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Oregon Craft Beer Month Begins

Happy first day of Oregon Craft Beer Month! I have to admit that it does sound a little odd to say that as one might think that June was Oregon Craft Beer Month, what with the 10-day long PDX Beer Week, NAOBF and the grand opening of Baerlic Brewing taking place in June. But no, that was just a lead in, a great lead in to a month that contains over 450 events across the state.

That's a lot of events to keep track of and the Oregon Brewers Guild, the non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the state's brewing industry, has you covered. Of course you know about the Oregon Brewers Festival (OBF) but for a listing of the rest you can access the events page on their website, their Facebook page and follow them on Twitter.

Untappd users have the opportunity to earn two new badges. The first, Oregon Craft Beer Month, can be unlocked by checking into four beers from a select list of Oregon based breweries. The second is a location-based badge, requiring check-ins at three different qualifying breweries or brewpubs. The qualifying lists for both badges can be found on Untappd.

Appropriately the forecast for today is a VERY (even by non-Portland standards) warm one, 97 degrees per the local NBC affiliate. That's perfect weather to find a patio and sit back with a pint or three of Oregon's ambrosia.

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