Craft Beer Month

[Note: post updated with accurate dates.]

The Oregon Brewers Guild is touting the third annual Craft Beer Month, which kicks off on July first. I haven't done a lot of touting myself, but since the calendar is out, here's a few for which you should save the date:

Concordia Cup, July 9th-13th
10 of the Best Oregon Imperial IPA's battle it out for first place in a blind taste test. Winning brewer will captain the Oregon Beer Brawl II team. Votes will be gathered from July 9th starting at 11 am until July 13th at midnight. Taster trays are $10 to participate and vote for your favorite. Admission is free.

Concordia Ale House, 3276 NE Killingsworth, Portland
503-287-3929 •


"Puckerfest," July 14-20
Specials on tap and in the bottle throughout the week. Unofficially named the "Puckerfest," several sour beers will also be pouring at the adjoining biercafé.

Belmont Station, 4500 SE Stark St., Portland
503-232-8538 •


Sagebrush Classic, July 18-19
One of the Northwest and Central Oregon's premier culinary and golf events, put on each year by Deschutes Brewery.

Broken Top Club, Bend
800-601-8123 •


Portland International Beerfest, July 18-20
130 beers from 15 countries in three days. Eminently doable.

North Park Blocks, Portland


Oregon Brewers Guild Dinner, July 23 (6:00 to 8:30 pm)
Some of the biggest names in craft brewing attend this informal BBQ as a prelude to the Oregon Brewers Festival. The ticket price of $50 ($40 for SNOBs) includes dinner, a souvenir pint glass, and six half-pints of Oregon beers that are not featured at the festival. Proceeds benefit Oregon Brewers Guild. Attendance is limited to 600.

Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Portland
503-288-2739 •


Oregon Brewers Festival July 24-27

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Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Portland

Mark your calendars--

[Note: dates were wrong on the original post and have been updated. Sorry for the confusion! Damn that copy editor...]