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Portland hosts 8th annual Organic Beer Festival

June 29th, 2012

Three of Portland’s beloved institutions – organics, beer and sustainability – come together in an annual celebration of organic beer and sustainable living.

The 8th annual North American Organic Brewers Festival opens today at noon in Overlook Park in North Portland, featuring 61 all-organic beers, ciders and even gruit (a hopless beer spiced with lemongrass, hyssop, orange peel and peppercorns) as well as terrific food and music. Hours are noon-9PM Friday and Saturday and noon-5PM Sunday.

Admission into the event is free. The purchase of a reusable, compostable cornstarch glass is required for tasting beer, as are tokens. For most beers, a full glass costs four tokens, and a four-ounce taste costs one token. Patrons receive a discount toward the tasting glass with a validated MAX ticket, a ticket from the onsite bike corral, or three cans of food for the Oregon Food Bank.

Parking is limited, and hey, it’s about sustainability and stuff, so organizers encourage you to get there by MAX (Yellow Line to Overlook Park), bike or bus.

For more information, visit http://www.naobf.org/.