By William Brand
Thursday, July 14th, 2005 at 10:53 am in Uncategorized.
2005 Beer Olympics, July 16, noon-6 p.m., Speedway Meadows in Golden Gate Park. Sponsored by Firestone Walker Brewing Co., Paso Robles. Four events: beer keg tossing, arm wrestling, a three-legged race and beer drinking. $10 admission includes, beer and barbecue . Info.
18th annual Oregon Brewers Festival, July 28-31, Portland. OR. If you like the idea of a beer festival and don’t mind a bit of travel, there’s no better festival in America in my humble opinion than this one. Traditionally, every brewer in Oregon participates, plus invited brewers from California and much of the rest of the known world.
The fest is held at Tom McCall Waterfront Park along the Willammette River in downtown Portland; the best Portland restaurants have booths; there’s non-stop entertainment . It’s easy to leave the festival, stroll downtown streets, shop, and return to the festival. Info.
Great British Beer Festival, London, England, Aug. 2-6. Sponsored by the Campaign for Real Ale, this is the granddaddy of the world-wide real ale movement. It’s my goal to attend next year. Info.