North American Organic Brewers Festival
The North American Organic Brewers Festival celebrates the diversity and range of beer styles being brewed organically; from pilsner to pale ale, saison to stout, amber ale to lambics. Brewers from across Cascadia, the heart of organic brewing, pour their beers alongside organic pioneers from Europe.
Jun 27, 2008 03:00 PM
Jun 29, 2008 09:10 PM
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In its fourth year, the festival will again feature organic beers from across North America, and Europe. The 2007 event poured 50 organic beers to 7000 people and raised over $2000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the Oregon Tilth (a certification body dedicated to organic agriculture), and also brought in hundreds of cans of food for the Oregon Food Bank.
Organic brewers have hewn out a market for themselves, with organic beer growing by leaps and bounds along with the organic foods sector. In 2006 North American organic brewers made over 40,000 barrels, with 2007 production expected to increase by more than 25%. Brewed with ingredients grown without pesticides, herbicides, and chemical fertilizers, organic beer is good for the environment, the farmer, and the consumer.