Jeanette and I got over to the Portland International Beerfest to sample some beers at the new location at Holiday Park. This new location was much better then last year’s location in the Park Blocks. There was lots of room for folks to move around and they spread out beer sample pouring tents and vendor tents through out the park. This event gives a chance to try both domestic micro brews and international beers. Sampling can be expensive with a few sample costing as much as seven dollars. But they do have a number of samples for a dollar or two. We found many excellent beers with one of our favorite being a German doppelbock. The new location should give this event room to grow in the future.
This was my first time to visit the Portland International Beerfest. It found some interesting beers to try even though it was a little expensive. I tried a couple of German dopplebocks for the first time and one was quite good. This festival has both draft beers by mostly local breweries and bottle beer, which were mostly foreign beers. The event draws a lot of people but is all contained in one city block so no way enough space. In spit of the crowd and expense it can be place to sample some hard to find beer styles.