People have been asking about the “People’s Choice” winner at this year’s Cheers to Belgian Beers festival. For the second consecutive year, Logsdon Organic Farmhouse Ales takes the win. Congrats Logsdon! Here’s the official press release:
PORTLAND, Ore. (April 24, 2012) More than 1,600 beer fans attended the 2012 Portland’s Cheers to Belgian Beers festival at Metalcraft Fabrication on Saturday, April 21. More than 679 ballots were cast, and fans selected Logsdon Organic Farmhouse Ales’ Cerasus as the “People’s Choice” champion. As the winner of the 2012 competition, Logsdon Organic Farmhouse Ales has earned the right to select the yeast strain for next year’s event.
“The event continues to grow, and each year is a greater success,” says Oregon Brewers Guild Executive Director, Brian Butenschoen. “Forty breweries participated this year and contributed some delicious and innovative variations on the Canadian/Belgian Ale and Roeselare Ale Blend yeast strains.”
This is the second time Logsdon Organic Farmhouse Ales has tasted “People’s Choice” victory; the brewery also took home the coveted prize at the 2011 festival. Other top voter favorites were Block 15 Brewing Company, Occidental Brewing Co., Cascade Brewing Barrel House, The Commons Brewery, Breakside Brewery and Double Mountain Brewery.
The Portland’s Cheers to Belgian Beers festival started in 2007 as a celebration of Belgian style beers. Participating breweries were required to produce beers from the same two strains of yeast and add their own creative spin. This year, the 40 participating breweries created 45 unique brews, 39 of which were brewed using the chosen yeast strains. Visit www.oregonbeer.org for more details