Oregon Brewers Festival 2008

PORTLAND, Ore. - August 11, 2008 - The Portland Brewers Festival Association of Oregon regrets to announce that the first-ever “All Oregon Ale Festival” has been cancelled for 2008. The event was scheduled to take place September 12 & 13 at Portland International Raceway. Organizers cite various reasons for the cancellation, including still-pending approval by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC), and the lack of time to properly promote the event.

“We are extremely disappointed to cancel the event, but we are cognizant that we need more time to let people know it is taking place,” explained Art Larrance, the brainchild behind the event. “We still believe this is a viable event, and we’re looking forward presenting the All Oregon Ale Festival in 2009.”

The All Oregon Beer Festival was designed to celebrate the best that Oregon’s craft breweries have to offer. Thirty Oregon breweries signed up for the event, which was also to include food and a nine-hole Frisbee Golf course.

Once the OLCC issues a license, event organizers will reconvene to select a date for 2009, and an announcement will be made at that time.