Sample some of the nation's best organic beers in one location at the North American Organic Brewers Festival June 24-26, 2011. Guests can purchase a reusable, compostable cornstarch glass and tokens to taste a variety of organic beers. The tokens cost $1 and guests will receive a four-ounce taste of their choice. Hours for the festival are Friday Noon to 9 p.m., Saturday Noon to 9 p.m. and Sunday Noon to 5 p.m.
Celebrating the numerous aspects of sustainability this annual festival will benefit The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the Oregon Food Bank. The emphasis is to raise awareness to the fact that conventional agricultural farming methods, such as fertilizers and chemical pesticides, are one of the leading causes of cancer. This includes leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma and Hodgkin's disease.
In addition to tasting more than 50 organic beers from 34 different breweries around the nation, there will be activities for the whole family to enjoy including live music, sustainability-oriented vendors, organic food, non-profits, a soda garden with complimentary Crater Lake Root Beer for minors and designated drivers, and a children's area with face painting and crafts. There's also an organic cider and organic kombucha.
The 2011 Festival will feature organic beers from: Eel River Brewing Co., Pike Brewing Co., New Belgium Brewing Co., Uncommon Brewers, Alpenfire Cider, Bison Organic Beers and Lucky Labrador Brew Pub.
Join the thousands of beer lovers expected at Portland's Overlook Park at the end June and sample the organic beer of your choice at the nation's most Earth friendly beer festival.