The 8th annual Oregon Brewers Brunch & Parade will take place on Wednesday, July 23 from 9 to 11:30am at Lucky Labrador Brewing Co, 915 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Tickets will go on sale here at 8am on May 1 (and usually sell out within a couple hours). The cost is $45 per ticket - one of the best deals in town - which includes brunch, two beers, a T shirt, the official OBF tasting glass and four OBF tokens.
The Oregon Brewers Parade will start at 11:30am and is open to everyone! More than 600 beer lovers will walk from Lucky Labrador Brewing, cross the Willamette River, and end up on the grounds of the Oregon Brewers Festival at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. This year's Grand Marshal is Jack Joyce, the founder of Rogue Ales which opened in Ashland, OR in 1988, the same year the Oregon Brewers Festival got its start. Jack and event founder Art Larrance will be chauffeured along the parade route in style courtesy of PDX Pedicab. We'll also be accompanied by the funky sounds of the Transcendental Brass Band.
There is no cost or age restriction to take part in the parade. Many of the brewers dress up in costume - look for monks, Hammerheads, mad brewery scientists and more. The beer fans take over the streets, and it truly is a spectacular celebration of craft brewing – many say there is no better way to kick off the festival!
The parade concludes with the opening ceremonies of the 27th annual Oregon Brewers Festival onsite at Noon, which will feature the official tapping of the festival barrel. Everyone with a tasting glass and a wristband gets a complimentary glass of the beer.
For the OBF Brewers Brunch or Parade questions, email email@example.com. Cheers!