The organizers of the Portand Craft Beer Fest had a shindig a couple nights ago to officially announce the festival and the detailed beer list. It was pretty neat to see how excited these people are about the event and the ideas they have for donating to charity and creating a Portland Beer Hall of Fame all feel really encouraging.
Of course, the beer list is what catches the attention and that’s something I can definitely get behind. First, there’s a pretty nice variety of beers to drink. Yes, there is an overwhelming number of IPAs but the brewers didn’t neglect stouts, lagers, wheat ales or even offbeat creations, like the offerings from Deschutes and Gigantic.
Second; that’s a lot of beer. 90 different beers? Holy cow.
I think BTU may have made an error bringing two beers that are very similar in style; as a brewery I’m unfamiliar with I’d personally prefer to try different options. Nonetheless, this lineup of beers looks fairly diverse and that is pretty awesome. I look forward to checking it out in July!