9th Annual North American Organic Brewers Festival

What: Beer Festival

When: Saturday - June 29, 2013 @ 12:00PM to Saturday - June 29, 2013 @ 09:00PM

Where: Overlook Park (1301 N Fremont St), Portland, Oregon
Designed to raise awareness about organic beer and sustainable living, the NAOBF serves up more than 60 organic beers and ciders from around the nation. There’s also live music, organic food, sustainability-oriented vendors and non-profits, a root beer garden with complimentary Crater Lake Root Beer for minors and designated drivers, and a children’s area with crafts and face painting.

The festival goes beyond beer tasting by striving to be the most earth-friendly beer festival in North America. Festival attendees sample beer from reusable and compostable cornstarch glasses made from domestically grown corn by a zero-waste, solar-powered company. Onsite composting and recycling stations are provided for festival waste, and food vendors are required to use compostable cutlery and plates. Electricity needs are met with a combination of biodiesel and solar generators. Volunteers wear organic cotton, bamboo and hemp t-shirts, and all event signage is reusable.

Admission into the event is free. The purchase of a $6 reusable, compostable cornstarch glass is required for tasting beer, as are tokens, which sell for $1 apiece. A full glass of beer costs four tokens and a four-ounce taste costs one token (select beers cost double tokens). Patrons receive a $1 discount toward the tasting glass with a validated Tri-Met ticket or a ticket from the on-site fenced bike corral (limit one discount per person).

The NAOBF is a family friendly event, and minors are welcome with parents. The festival benefits the Overlook Neighborhood Assn.

For more info, visit www.naobf.org. Drink Organic, Save the Planet, One Beer at a Time!

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