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  • 10/18/2017 1:39 PM | Deleted user

    Pure Water Brew sponsors, friends & beer lovers everywhere,

    The Oregon Brew Crew and Clean Water Services will be hosting a Pure Water Brew celebration and tasting on Wednesday evening, October 18 from 5-7 p.m. at the Rogue Eastside Pub and Pilot Brewery, 928 SE 9th Street in Portland. PWB samples and swag are free while supplies last. The public is welcome!

    To celebrate the 2017 PWB competition, the Green Dragon Brew Crew brewed the 2017 winner Jon Larson’s Saison on Rogue’s pilot brewery and will be tapping the keg at 5 p.m. Join us as we raise a pint to sustainable water management at this no-host event.

  • 10/16/2017 10:00 PM | Deleted user

    With 22 fudge entries this year the competition was tough. 


    First Place: Jason Barker with 27 votes for Salted Fudge.

    Second Place:  John Lovegrove with 14 votes for Top Of The Fudgin' Mornin' 

    Third  Place: Scott Nieradka with 12 votes for Fudge Blaster 3000!

    Thank you to all who participated!

  • 10/07/2017 5:00 PM | Deleted user
    First Place 

    Cody Thompson/Gose. 

    Second Place (Tie) 

    Dave Lauridsen/Blackberry Quad

    Brian Haslip/Chocolate Peanut Butter Imperial Milk Stout

    Third Place (Tie) 

    Sander Hoekstra/Wit

    Doug Ballou/Black Lager

    Cameron Norris/Honey Ale

    Kevin Callais/IPA

    Rick Thompson/Stout

  • 07/18/2016 10:31 AM | Deleted user

    Each year, Widmer Brothers Brewing donates $4 per barrel of Collaborator beer sold to the OBC. This money is usually passed on to the Bob McCracken Scholarship fund at OSU to assist students in the Fermentation Science program.


    For the past few years, this amount has been less than $1000 so we usually add money from our normal budget to make it about $1000. This year, however, the amount exceeded our expectations. We were given a check by Rob Widmer at the BBQ for $1,671.45! This is terrific news for the OBC and for the Bob McCracken Scholarship recipients. Next time you see Rob, give him a hearty thank you!




  • 06/20/2016 12:29 PM | Deleted user

    This report is federally required and contains information about the water system, including how the water is monitored, treated, and distributed.

    Read the report here:


    You can also request a paper copy here:



  • 05/31/2016 9:01 PM | Deleted user

    ENTRIES ARE DUE FRIDAY, JUNE 3rd at FH Steinbart or Burnside Brewing!

    Entries are divided into five categories:


    1. Light Colored (12 SRM and lower),
    2. Dark Colored (greater than 12 SRM),
    3. Sour / Wild Fermentation
    4. Spice/Herb
    5. Cider / Perry

    Details are here!

  • 02/25/2016 5:19 PM | Deleted user

    We are launching a coalition of breweries, water service companies, and homebrew clubs to help the families who live in Flint, MI.  

    If you are not aware already, the water source for Flint was changed from Detroit's water supply (Lake Huron & the Detroit River) to the Flint River to save money. The water from the Flint River is highly corrosive and was not treated properly. This led to the water pipes in Flint to become damaged and leech out lead and other contaminants. This water should not be bathed in let alone consumed. Lead poisoning in children leads to long term learning disabilities. Many of the residents of Flint are poor and do not have a car so cannot easily get access to the bottled water that is being distributed.

    Fortunately, the city has since switched the water source back to the original source, however, the damage to the pipes has been done and the water is still poisonous. 

    Read more about the crisis in this American city, here:


    Our donation will be used as seed money to get additional donors from the brewing and water treatment communities. Ultimately, 100% of the funds raised will go to help the folks of Flint.

    To date, we have pledges of support from the following companies and clubs:

    • Clean Water Services
    • Montavilla Brew Works
    • Pints & Zoiglhaus
    • Coin Toss Brewing
    • Genessee Brewers Club

    Here's where you can help!

    We need volunteers to help reach out to breweries and homebrew clubs to partner with us. If you are interested in helping, please send an email to treasurer@oregonbrewcrew.org.

    Thank you for your support!

    For social media communications, use #BeerForFlint


    Dylan VanDetta

    OBC Treasurer

  • 08/19/2015 11:53 AM | Deleted user


    Thanks go to MainBrew, for sponsoring the raffle, the 91 entrants who came by the booth, and our 296 active members who support the club's festival budget, making this all possible. 

    Thanks, in particular, go to the 28 volunteers who gave of their time and energies to make the OBC booth at the NAOBF such an inviting and enjoyable place to be, one of which happened to be Carling.  Carling, by the way, also donated to the raffle, earning additional entries, and volunteered for the Saturday afternoon shift.  Karma, fate and mathematics have smiled upon her.

    Congratulations Carling!

  • 07/30/2015 10:14 AM | Deleted user

    CONGRATULATIONS TO ... Carly Peterson, who won the complete homebrew kit (Thank You FH Steinbart!), and Skyler Heims, who won the Oregon Brew Crew hoodie, during the Oregon Brewers Festival!



    Rick Okamura

  • 06/15/2015 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    This year's PFBF homebrew competition featured so many great fruit beers and combinations, the judges (thanks again judges!!!) had quite a difficult time picking their favorites. Somehow, they managed to get the job done. Perhaps all the free beer helped... 

    These winners were announced at the PFBF this past weekend. In case you missed it, here they are:

    Category Winners (prize: $20 Burnside Brewing gift certificate)

    Light: Bryan Kast -- Orange Peel Red Ale

    Dark: Chuck Macaluso -- Blueberry Raspberry Porter

    Sour/Wild: Peter McDowell -- Strawberry Farmhouse Ale

    Spice/Herb: Colin Pearson -- Basil Watermelon Blonde Ale

    Cider/Perry: Ritch Marvin -- Apple Pear Cherry Cider (wild fermentation)

    Best of Show (prize: additional $50 Burnside Brewing gift certificate)

    Colin Pearson

    Congratulations to all the winners! We look forward to the entries next year's talent will proffer. Thank you again to Burnside Brewing Company for their continued support of local homebrewers and the Oregon Brew Crew.


    Jeremie Landers

    PFBF Comp Organizer | OBC Historian

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