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Taste for a Token
At the rate of one four-once taste for one $1 wooden token, thirsty festival-goers tasted their way through dozens of award-winning beers. The official OBF glasses, meanwhile, temporarily became downtown Portland's most popular accessory.
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Where Are You From?
While tens of thousands of locals flocked to OBF, the event also drew beer lovers from Boise to Belarus and everywhere in between.
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Huckleberry Hound
Portland's own Alameda Brewing Co. delighted berry lovers with this golden ale, which featured Scottish ale yeast and sweet Oregon huckleberries.
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Brewfest Graffiti
This beer-positive quote, widely attributed to Benjamin Franklin, was found on t-shirts, merchandise, and, as seen here, even sketched onto tabletops.
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Snack on the Go
These pretzel necklaces were an ubiquitous accessory at this year's festival, accommodating hungry beer enthusiasts' desire for easy, hands-free munching.
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Raspberry Wheat
This northwest style wheat beer, developed by Cascade Brewing, was a huge hit at this year's festival; dozens of glasses filled with ruby red brew glittered in the Sunday sunshine.
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Handcrafted Merchandise
These wooden tankards, made by Don Lewis Designs, were among the vast array of vendor offerings, which also included engraved bottle openers, custom growlers, and memberships for S.N.O.B. (Supporters of Native Oregon Beer).
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Eye of the Thaiger
Portland's Widmer Brothers Brewing Co offered this intriguing Thai Lager; Kaffir lime leaves, lemongrass, and ginger comprised the beer's southeast Asian spice profile.
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