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HUB on Tap
Tonight at 6pm, Christian Ettinger and Ben Love will be at Produce Row previewing beer from their not-yet-opened Hopworks Urban Brewery. Have a pint on the patio:
Produce Row
204 S. E. Oak

Beer Contest
Guest on Tap is hosting a contest to win a beer tour of Beervana. Reading a little more closely, I see that they mean the beery region, not this blog.
Starting today, we would like your entries in 100 words or less about your ultimate beer tour in Beervana. Just imagine you and a couple of relatives or guests from out of town are looking to experience the true Beervana of Oregon in one night. Your list has to be able to be completed in one evening (6 hours-from first establishment to last establishment). You must have at least 4 establishments listed. All entries must be received by July 18, 2007 at 5 PM PST. Entries will be judged on originality and theme. Our Judges at Guest on Tap will pick a winner for each Tuesday in July 2007 which will be printed in the column and online. The five winning entries will win $50 gift certificates each from Guest on Tap Sponsors’ establishments. Word count will not include address of establishments when included. All contestants must be 18 years of age and employees of The Portland Tribune and Community Newspapers are excluded from entering. You may enter as many times as you like, but you are only able to win one prize in the contest.
Entrance form here.

PIB Mania Begins
It is weeks away, but you can now get a program for the Portland International Beerfest, formerly the undisputed heavy weight champeen of good-beer beerfests. (Thanks to the Organic fest, the title is now in jeopardy.) Online version here, printed versions around town (Belmont Station and Steinbarts for sure).