A Really Cool Contest

Chance of a lifetime
To learn the art of brewing
In a magic land

Written by Captain Hops.

References: The Oregon Tourism Commission is offering a chance to win an Oregon Bounty internship at Full Sail Brewery. Send in a 2 minute video and 140 character written explanation of why you deserve to win. Prize includes airfare, lodging, a week long internship and $1,000 cash. There are six other fantasy food/drink internships available as well. Enter all seven contests.

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Heading to Portland

A sacred journey
To breath the Oregon air
And drink the fine beer

Written by Captain Hops.

References: I am heading to Portland, Oregon next week and I am looking forward to getting my hands on some of that great beer. It’s been a few years, so if anyone has any recommendations for must-drink beers or must-see beer bars, leave them in the comments.

Also, if you’ve been sitting on any beer haiku, now is the time to submit them. I like to schedule them to publish so I can enjoy my vacation without a laptop.

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Beer Haiku Contest at Portland Food and Drink

Pairing food and beer
To help Central Oregon
Children and families

Written by Captain Hops.

References: Portland Food and Drink is holding a beer haiku contest. The winner gets two tickets to the Sagebrush Classic Feast, a fantastic beer and food pairing charity extravaganza sponsored by Deschutes Brewery in Bend, Oregon. You must hurry and get your entry in by July 10, 2009. The event is held on July 18, 2009. Portland Food and Drink has full details about the contest. Good luck!

Even if you don’t win, you can still buy tickets to this worthy charity event.

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The Session: Beer Festivals


How to make choices
With so much of a good thing
Laid out before me.

Oregon Brewer’s Festival

With a plastic cup
And a dozen wood tokens
I enter the fray

Maryland Brewer’s Oktoberfest

Oom Pah Pah echoes
For the kids and the old folks
Young men wait for beer

Written by Captain Hops.

the Session: Beer Festivals

References: This post is part of The Session. The Session is a monthly beer-themed group writing project for bloggers. This month’s theme is Beer Festivals and it is hosted by Geistbear Brewing Blog.

Beer festivals can be fun, they can be overwhelming, and they can be utter chaos. I am a fairweather beer festival goer. I like to attend on nice days, when the beers are plentiful, the lines quick, the food tasty, and the music fun.


Check out the full round-up of Beer Festival posts.

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Off the Rail Mad Man IPA

dreams in hyperdrive
after two pints of madman
furious beauty

Written by KB Johnson.

References: Off the Rail Brewing company is located in Forest Grove, Oregon. I could not find a web page for it. Let me know in the comments if you find one.
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Special Occasions

Special occasion
good friends and Bridgeport Pale Ale
just like yesterday

Written by Captain Hops.