Blog Tag: Fredfest

FredFest Date Change, Tickets On Sale

PORTLAND, Ore.  — The littlest big beer festival in the world – or at least in Portland – is slated for Monday, May 10, Fred's actual 84th birthday.  Tickets go on sale immediately at the official Web site: What started as a surprise 80th birthday party for world-renowned beer writer Fred Eckhardt grows each year and has become a significant fundraiser for the charity of Eckhardt’s choice. Now in its fifth year, this year’s proceeds... Read More »

Fermented Photo: Fred Eckhardt at FredFest 2008

Fred Eckhardt from last year's FredFest. We put up this photo in honor of tomorrow's FredFest celebration! There may actually be some tickets left, so don't miss one of Portland's premiere events. Read More »

Two Beer Icons

Two Beer Icons. Writing a caption for this photo was harder than expected. It kind of turned out to be like a chicken and egg problem, or a recursive acronym, or something.On the left, Fred Eckhardt, homebrewing icon, author, and all around great guy. On the right, Alan Sprints, founder of Hair of the Dog Brewing Company and mastermind of great original ales. I was happy to capture these two together.But looking a little deeper,... Read More »

Photos: FredFest 2008

May 10, 2008
Photos from the FredFest 2008. Check out the rest of the photos here. Read More »

FredFest 2008 Recap

May 10, 2008
Fred Eckhardt making the rounds. 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... Read More »

FredFest 2008 Beer Lineup

May 8, 2008
I would be remiss if I were the only beer blogger in Portland that neglected to post the ridiculously awesome beer lineup for FredFest 2008: BridgePort Brewing: Bourbon Barrel aged Old Knucklehead Firkin Laurelwood Brewing: Bourbon Barrel Aged Olde Reliable Barleywine Widmer Brewing : Altbier!!! Lompoc Brewing : Oak aged LSD Deschutes Brewing: Br. Abe Belgian ale Rockbottom Brewing : Oak aged IIPA Cascade Brewing: 2006 Wild Blackberry ale ( Flanders red style) Lucky Lab:... Read More »

FredFest 2008 Honors Memory of Michael Jackson

April 18, 2008
Fred Eckhardt at the 2007 Oregon Brewers Festival PORTLAND, Ore. — What started as a surprise 80th birthday party forworld-renowned beer writer Fred Eckhardt is coming back around in itsthird year as a fundraiser in the memory of fellow beer scribe,Michael Jackson, also known as the Beer Hunter.More than 15 rare and unique beers created by some of Oregon's mostcelebrated breweries will be on tap at FredFest 2008. The event willtake place from 2 p.m.... Read More »