Return of Boring Beer Fest on tap for Aug. 19-21
If you're a connoisseur of craft brews, you'll want to make room in your calendar for the return of the Boring Beer Festival from Friday through Sunday, Aug. 19-21.
The festival got its start at Boring Brewing's former location on Haley Road in 2018; now, after a two-year hiatus because of the pandemic, the celebration of local beer and cider will return for its second time to Liepold Farms, 14480 S.E. Richey Road, Boring.
"2019 was the last time we were at Liepold's," said Boring Brewing owner Bill Schwartz. "This would be our fifth festival, if not for COVID. Liepold's is a great place to have an event. The festival should be back in full force this year."
In total, Schwartz expects there to be 16 breweries and cideries present at the event, offering a variety of different brews, from "IPAs to stouts to sours."
Of his own creations, Schwartz said he will likely include his Haimhausen hefeweizen, a cherrywood smoked saison or raspberry ale in the collection of brews served at the festival.
Besides offering a variety of brews to taste, Schwartz and the folks at Liepold Farms also have a few other activities on tap. There will also be food for purchase and games available. Sunday, Aug. 21, is scheduled to be family day at the farm, allowing kids to join their parents for family friendly entertainment.
The event will also be raising funds for Oregon charities, including B-Town Kids, an organization that provides free lunch for kids in parks throughout the Portland Metro area as well as group and individual games and brief lessons from the Search Institute, and Sandy's Helping Hands, a Sandy nonprofit that connects volunteers to those in need.
"We want to share the wealth a little more," Schwartz said.
Tickets are now available to purchase online at boringbeerfest.com. It is $39 for a ticket that grants entry to all three days of the festival, tasting tickets and a commemorative cup.
This festival runs from 2-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21.
"I look forward to seeing everybody there having a good time and to seeing the other brewers," Schwartz said. "I think everybody is just happy to be doing stuff again."
For more information about the event or to purchase tickets, visit boringbeerfest.com.
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