FredFest 2008 Recap
Well, Fred Fest 2008 has come and gone--except for what's left in my liver. If you are in Portland and consider yourself a beer enthusiast, this is the place for you.
This gathering is much more like a party than a formal event, complete with home cooked food, sporadic cheers, and verses of happy birthday sung throughout the day. Amidst the Hair of the Dog brewing equipment, there were four beers stations supplying the party with 16 different beers. Many beers were barrel-aged varieties on some familiar Portland standards and seasonals, with the bourbon barrel aged Old Boilermaker dating back ten years! Since my fridge doubles as my beer cellar, the beers that I age usually only reach the 2 week mark before I rip the cap off (though one or two were aged for a month because my girlfriend hid them in the crisper). It was a nice change to try some of these beers that were brewed and cellared by professionals!
So, happy birthday Fred! We'll see you again next year for Fred Fest 2009!
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