As it turns out, I'll be in town for the final two days of PBW, so I thought I'd take a look at what's going on that final weekend. I might as well not have bothered, it would appear. "Beer weeks" seem to be all the rage these days, and I've attended several here on the East Coast (DC, Baltimore, Philly). To say that the Portland version pales by comparison would be a HUGE understatement. I saw a coupe of interesting dinners at Wildwood, and there were a few other events that I might attend if I happened to be in town, but otherwise, there really doesn't seem to be anything to get too excited about. I realize that quantity doesn't necessarily equal quality, but still... I'll be attending some upcoming events during Philly beer week next week, and there is not one day during the entire week where I can't find more events and more to do than what's on offer for the entire week of PBW! I also realize that July is coming soon, and with it all the fantastic events surrounding PIB and OBF. So maybe it's understandable that there would be less interest in PBW, but still... I'm just amazed that there isn't more on offer for the week. Is there just not very much interest in PBW? Will there likely even continue to be a PBW in the future, given what appears to be a fairly low level of interest/involvement by the local brewing community?