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Post by blacksheep on Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:39 pm

A pretty cool event coming up for all you beer lovers. July 29th from 2:00 - 5:00. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/up-brewers-fest-2017-tickets-32628965113 I'm not sure on the exact location, but will find out. It's put on my the Alumni office.

I've got a Double IPA fermenting away and plan to make some sort of a summer ale this weekend. Come and drink some of my beer!
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Post by up7587 on Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:04 pm

blacksheep wrote:A pretty cool event coming up for all you beer lovers.  July 29th from 2:00 - 5:00.  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/up-brewers-fest-2017-tickets-32628965113  I'm not sure on the exact location, but will find out.  It's put on my the Alumni office.

I've got a Double IPA fermenting away and plan to make some sort of a summer ale this weekend.  Come and drink some of my beer!

Can I bring a Coors Light to wash it down?
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Post by blacksheep on Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:26 pm

up7587 wrote:
blacksheep wrote:A pretty cool event coming up for all you beer lovers.  July 29th from 2:00 - 5:00.  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/up-brewers-fest-2017-tickets-32628965113  I'm not sure on the exact location, but will find out.  It's put on my the Alumni office.

I've got a Double IPA fermenting away and plan to make some sort of a summer ale this weekend.  Come and drink some of my beer!

Can I bring a Coors Light to wash it down?

Someday I will try to brew a lager, but I doubt there will be any at this event.
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Post by StudentPilot on Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:17 pm

I was talking to one of the UP Alums who will be sharing his beer at this year's event that's called "UP Brewers Fest 2017"....and he told me there will be 14 beers and brewers competing for best beer.

According to the UP Alumni office, "you can celebrate Portland’s vibrant homebrewing community by tasting these unique small batch beers brewed by UP alumni and friends at the Pilot House on Saturday July 29, 2-5 PDT."

All community members and families are welcome to attend.

A $12 ticket includes entry to the fest plus a tasting glass, 8 tasting tokens, and snacks. Additional tokens are $1 each.
$6 ticket includes entry to the fest and snacks.

blacksheep gave the link to buy tickets in advance (above), but you can also just pay at the door.
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Post by blacksheep on Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:57 pm

I just tasted my beer and I have to say it's fantastic! The summer ale is a little over carbonated, but I have a week to try to fix it. I hope a few of you will come out and let me know what you think. My beer is under the name Uncle Dave's Brewery.
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Post by up7587 on Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:50 pm

Do you call it the Lead Bullet?
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Post by blacksheep on Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:00 am

up7587 wrote:Do you call it the Lead Bullet?

Nope, I went with Sun's out, Gun's out Summer Ale

My other beer is Bad Influence DIPA (continuing on the Uncle Dave's theme).
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Post by StudentPilot on Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:20 am

blacksheep wrote:Nope, I went with Sun's out, Gun's out Summer Ale  
....oooh, is that a '60's summer protest song or is it advocating open carry? Suspect
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Post by blacksheep on Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:42 am

StudentPilot wrote:
blacksheep wrote:Nope, I went with Sun's out, Gun's out Summer Ale  
....oooh, is that a '60's summer protest song or is it advocating open carry? Suspect

Well, I certainly believe in the Right to Bare Arms!
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Post by StudentPilot on Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:17 pm

blacksheep wrote:Well, I certainly believe in the Right to Bare Arms!
With the Constitution tattooed on one of them, Larry the Cable Guy agrees.....
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Post by up7587 on Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:14 pm

Yeah, that's pretty much what Uncle Dave looks like after an IPA.
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Post by blacksheep on Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:24 pm

StudentPilot wrote:
blacksheep wrote:Well, I certainly believe in the Right to Bare Arms!
With the Constitution tattooed on one of them, Larry the Cable Guy agrees.....


Larry the Cable Guy has bigger guns than me though . . .

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Post by blacksheep on Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:54 am

blacksheep wrote:
up7587 wrote:
blacksheep wrote:A pretty cool event coming up for all you beer lovers.  July 29th from 2:00 - 5:00.  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/up-brewers-fest-2017-tickets-32628965113  I'm not sure on the exact location, but will find out.  It's put on my the Alumni office.

I've got a Double IPA fermenting away and plan to make some sort of a summer ale this weekend.  Come and drink some of my beer!

Can I bring a Coors Light to wash it down?

Someday I will try to brew a lager, but I doubt there will be any at this event.

I stand corrected, looks like someone brewed a light lager.
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Post by blacksheep on Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:58 am

What a great event. There was a really good turnout and lots of good beers to try. I will definitely be doing this again next year. I need to step my game up though.
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Post by PilotNut on Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:00 am

I'm sorry I missed it... will you be supplying the halftime refreshments on 8/10?

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Post by blacksheep on Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:42 am

PilotNut wrote:I'm sorry I missed it... will you be supplying the halftime refreshments on 8/10?  

I have some beer left, and would totally do that. Not sure what the OLCC Implications are. You might want to check with some of the people who were at the event to see if they would even want my beer.
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Post by StudentPilot on Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:01 pm

blacksheep wrote:I have some beer left, and would totally do that.  Not sure what the OLCC Implications are.  You might want to check with some of the people who were at the event to see if they would even want my beer.  
Still almost a year away from wearing a white wrist band, I was unable to try the 15 brews (was Bear Pit Breakfast Stout poured over vanilla ice cream a beer or a desert?), but I was "told" by one PN contributor that your "Bad Influence Double IPA" was "excellent and definitely the "hoppiest" of all the beers....and at 7.2% ABV, a good beginning to a fun afternoon."

That same reviewer also rated "UP Yours," "Pilot Light," Bye Howard" and your "Suns Out, Guns Out Summer Ale" in his top five, but he may have just been going by the fun names of the beer.... Razz

Turns out that to be a good home brewer you need to grow a bit of a beard....guess I'll never be a good home brewer. Rolling Eyes
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Post by blacksheep on Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:12 pm

StudentPilot wrote:

Turns out that to be a good home brewer you need to grow a bit of a beard....guess I'll never be a good home brewer. Rolling Eyes

Not true. One of the winners also couldn't grow a beard. Her Pale Ale brewed over coffee was actually quite good.
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Post by blacksheep on Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:19 pm

I just got an email that this year's Brewers Fest will be July 28. Time to start bribing all my friends and family to come and vote for my beer!

I need to put some thought into what I should brew. I just brewed my first pilsner last weekend, but I won't know if it's any good in time to do a second batch for this event. I've upgrade my equipment since last year (mostly temperature controlled conical fermenters), so I'm thinking I may do the Double IPA again and see if it's reviewed better.
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Post by StudentPilot on Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:52 am

blacksheep wrote:I just got an email that this year's Brewers Fest will be July 28.  Time to start bribing all my friends and family to come and vote for my beer!  
Based upon what I've heard from last year's event, that might be what it takes to win!

No disrespect for the winner, or the winner's beer, but I was told there were better beers...just a matter of taste, I guess.

Last year there were 15 beers to choose from (although I'm still not convinced the Bear Pit Breakfast Stout over ice cream should count as a true beer)....that's a lot of competition.

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Post by blacksheep on Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:58 pm

I certainly didn't deserve to win last year. There were a lot of good beers, but the fan favorite was not even close to my favorite beer.

As for the ice cream in the Stout, while it was quite gimmicky, it was still very good.
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Post by up7587 on Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:03 pm

Can you brew some of this?
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Post by blacksheep on Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:12 pm

My two entries for the Brewers Fest are currently fermenting away. Thought I'd bump this to the top. It's a great event and a great value at only $15, which includes food.

Get your tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/up-brewers-fest-2018-tickets-46327782645?aff=estw
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Post by blacksheep on Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:24 am

Another bump as this event is this Saturday. If you don't want to deal with the crowds and the heat at the Brewers Fest downtown, come to the air conditioned Pilot House and enjoy some homebrew. I'm entering a double IPA and an oak aged stout. Looks like there are 8 homebrewers this year. Most people enter two beers, so I'd guess there will be somewhere around 14-16 beers to try out.
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Post by DoubleDipper on Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:51 am

I agree, the UP Brewers Fest has proven to be  is one of the most fun events at UP, and it's for everyone!

Savor a refreshing drink and escape the heat in the air-conditioned Pilot House starting at 2 o'clock this coming Saturday afternoon, July 28th.

A $15 ticket includes entry to the fest plus a tasting glass, tasting tokens, and snacks.

Additional tokens are $1 each

....I'll be pretty disappointed if PilotNut doesn't take advantage this great event!


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