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12th Annual Oregon Craft Beer Month

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The 2017 Oregon Craft Beer Month marks the 12th annual month-long celebration of the state’s craft beer industry, presented by the Oregon Brewers Guild. This July aka OCBM is 31 days of celebration and boasts 450 beer-related events state-wide.

More from a press release:

“There’s no better time or place for craft beer lovers than Oregon in July,” says Brian Butenschoen, executive director of the Oregon Brewers Guild. “With nearly 500 events at the 350 brewery-owned locations, grocery stores, bottle shops, beer bars, and restaurants, it’s a daily celebration of Oregon’s rich brewing culture.”
Oregon Craft Beer Month kicked off this last weekend with Portland Craft Beer Festival at Fields Neighborhood Park June 30-July 2.
The state of Oregon boasts seven Ale Trails. If you’re looking for an excellent summer getaway, trek down one, or all seven. The largest beer trail is located in Bend, with others snaking through the state. Check out the Ale Trails in EugeneEastern Oregon, the Breweries of the GorgeSouthern Oregon, the North Coast, and the Portland Eastside Ale Trail.
After nearly a month of reveling in all Oregon’s hoppy goodness, beer lovers can attend the grand finale: the 30th Oregon Brewers Festival, taking place July 26-30 in Portland’s Tom McCall Waterfront Park. One of the longest running and best loved beer festivals in the nation, OBF showcases beers from 91 different craft breweries, plus one from overseas. It’s the perfect, refreshing finish to an exciting, event-filled month.
Throughout OCBM, check out our daily “Meet Your Oregon Craft Brewer” videos on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. And connect with the craft beer community using #ocbm17. 
For a detailed event schedule, visit the Oregon Brewers Guild website. For a list of all events click here.
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About The Oregon Brewers Guild
The Oregon Brewers Guild is Oregon’s non-profit trade association for the state’s independent breweries. The Guild, which receives no state funding, comprises 160 brewing companies, 130 associate or supplier members and more than 4,000 enthusiast members or S.N.O.B.s (Supporters of Native Oregon Beer). For more information, see http://oregoncraftbeer.org/.

Founder of The New School and most frequent contributor Ezra Johnson-Greenough has worked in the craft beer industry for almost 10 years, doing everything from illustrating beer labels to bartending at renowned beer bars and breweries like Belmont Station, Apex, Laurelwood and Upright Brewing. He has also had a hand in creating events like the Portland Fruit Beer Festival, Portland Beer Week, and the Brewing up Cocktails series. He is available for freelance consultation in marketing, events, graphic design and branding. Contact: SamuraiArtist@NewSchoolBeer.com

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