This Sunday marks the return of BenFest! In its 6th year, the event marks an unofficial end to Oregon Craft Beer Month. This year’s BenFest will be held at Roscoe’s from 2pm to 6pm, with all seven local brewers named Ben in attendance. If you don’t get BenFest, we can only explain that it’s a semi-legit event that brings together seven local head brewers all coincidentally named Ben. They each often make special beers for the event, and are always in attendance.
The list of participants are: Ben Dobler of Mt Tabor Brewing, Ben Edmunds of Breakside Brewing, Ben Engler of Occidental Brewing, Ben Kehs of Deschutes Brewery, Ben Love, Ben Flerschinger and Ben L’Etoile of Gigantic, and Ben Parsons of Baerlic Brewing.
The six special beers this year are:
Ben Dobler – Mt Tabor
A lime peel and raspberry lager.
Ben Edmunds – Breakside
Collaboration with Wayfinder: an extremely hoppy wheat beer that looks like an Oregon-brewed hefeweizen and tastes and smells like a new world IPA. We’re not sure exactly how to classify this beer, but we know for sure that it is Definitely Not an IPA.
Ben Engler – Occidental
The hoppy wheat beer you always wanted from Occidental, but were too shy to ask for.
Ben Kehs – Deschutes
Ben’s Swan Song
A refreshing blend of Bavarian hefeweizen and lemonade.
Ben Love, Ben Flerschinger, Ben L’Etoile – Gigantic
The trio of Ben’s from Gigantic took a keg of VIVID New Zealand hopped Imperial IPA and tripel supercharged it with passion fruit, habanero and a secret third ingredient.
Ben Parsons – Baerlic
Twos Company Ben-ish Pale Ale
Brewed in celebration of our 2 Year Anniversary!! Punchy aromas of melon, tropical citrus and spice courtesy of experimental Idaho 7 hops and a brettanomyces-like yeast with a dry yet chewy finish.
6th annual BenFest
Sunday July 31st 2-6pm
8105 SE Stark St