Portland Holiday Ale Festival 2009

First of all, hello to everyone joining us from out of town for the 2011 Beer Bloggers Conference!  It should be a great time and I look forward to meeting all of the people I've talked to via blog/phone/sms/twitter/fb/email/telegraph/etc.

The Beer Bloggers Conference unofficially kicks off tonight with a pub crawl hosted by members of the pdxbeerbloggers group.  Bill Night and Charles Culp will be leading visitors through Portland by foot and by rail.  Officially, tomorrow is the meet and greet and kickoff of the conference which includes panels, keynotes, presentations, live blogging, a hop field trip, dinners, the Night of Many Bottles...

Over 80 bloggers, brewers, and industry folk are gathering in our little beer town for the three day event.  Coinsidering that PDX Beer Week is kicking off at the same time, I'm sure many stragglers will be found hanging around after the conference, unable to resist the huge number of tempting events.

Keep and eye out for the #bbc11 hashtag on Twitter and see what all of the folks at the conference are up to in and around the city.