Sorry, Brunch is SOLD OUT!
This year's Oregon Brewers Brunch at Lucky Lab is SOLD OUT.
For those who did purchase tickets, your PayPal receipt is your confirmation that you have tickets. All tickets will be at will call under the name of the purchaser. We will send out an email reminder prior to the event confirming your order and providing check in information.
If you missed out on tickets, Rogue Ales is hosting its annual Overflow Brunch, also on Wednesday, July 23 from 9 to 11:15am at the Green Dragon at 928 SE 9th Ave. Cost is $15, which includes breakfast and one beverage ticket. Tickets are available at www.Rogue.com/store. Tasting glasses & tokens will also be available for purchase.
Following the brunch is the Oregon Brewers Parade, which will start at 11:30am and is open to everyone, not just brunch attendees. More than 600 beer lovers will walk from Lucky Labrador Brewing, across the Willamette River, and end up on the grounds of the Oregon Brewers Festival at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. This year's Grand Marshal is John “More Hops” Maier, the brewmaster of Rogue Ales which opened in Ashland, OR in 1988, the same year the Oregon Brewers Festival got its start. John and event founder Art Larrance will be chauffeured along the parade route in style courtesy of PDX Pedicabs. The parade will be accompanied by the funky sounds of the Transcendental Brass Band.
There is no cost or age restriction to take part in the parade. Many of the brewers dress up in costume – look for monks, Hammerheads, mad brewery scientists, baseball players and more. The beer fans take over the streets, and it truly is a spectacular celebration of craft brewing – many say there is no better way to kick off the festival!
For those attending the Rogue Brunch or those just walking in the parade: If you are of age and wish to get into the Oregon Brewers Festival gates with those from either brunch to watch the opening ceremonies, you are required to have a wristband prior to entering the festival gate. We will have a security guard posted at the start of the parade at Lucky Lab from 11 to 11:30am. You will have to have your ID checked to get a wristband. Those with wristbands will enter the festival grounds on the esplanade at Pine Street. Those without a wristband will have to get in line and have their ID checked at any of the other three OBF entrances.
The parade concludes with the opening ceremonies of the 27th annual Oregon Brewers Festival onsite at Noon, which will feature the official tapping of the festival barrel. Everyone with a tasting glass and a wristband gets a complimentary glass of the beer.