My wife & I went to Fred Fest 2008 at the Hair of the Dog Brewery in Portland, OR a few weeks ago on May 10th. The event is a fundraiser for the charity of Fred's choosing. This year proceeds went to Parkinson's Resources of Oregon in memory of the late, great Michael Jackson, The Beer Hunter.
We also used the festival as an excuse to look at houses and neighborhoods.
Here are a few pictures of the festivities:
The line getting in.
Marc & me in line before the festival.
Fred from the wood.
Me, Marc Martin, Fred Eckhardt, & Lisa Morrison.
Singing happy bithday to Fred.
There's Marc in the crowd.
Here's a list of the beer line up:
1 BridgePort Brewing Bourbon Barrel aged Old Knucklehead Firkin
2 Laurelwood Brewing Bourbon Barrel Aged Olde Reliable Barleywine
3 Widmer Brewing Altbier!!!
4 Lompoc Brewing Oak aged LSD
5 Deschutes Brewing Br. Abe Belgian ale
6 Rockbottom Brewing Oak aged IIPA
7 Cascade brewing 2006 Wild Blackberry ale ( Flanders red style)
8 Lucky Lab Brewing Double Alt
9 Hopworks Urban Brewery 2007 Kentucky Christmas
10 Hair of the Dog Cask Fred from the Wood
11 Full Sail Brewing Bourbon BBL aged 1998 Old Boilermaker
12 Rogue Brewing Brewer Ale
13 Roots Brewing 2006 Pinot Noir Oak aged Epic
14 Ninkasi Brewing Dry Hopped Cask Tricerahops
15 Firestone ????? (This was Union Jack IPA -Yum!)
16 Jim 2007 Holiday Ale Fest Collaboration with HOTD
There were a few others in bottles like Stone Russian Imperial Stout and some others I can't remember right now...
Needless to say Fred Fest 2008 was a blast!