Wednesday, July 22, 2009

A guide to the brews, 2009

The Oregon Brewers Festival is a massive undertaking, certainly for the organizers but also the guests. It takes nearly a year of planning and preparation. For festival guests, it can be a challenge to get to the taps of their favorite brews. This year, with 81 beers featured and a "Buzz Tent" with even more beer, the task of finding what you want can be daunting.

That's where we come in. We have developed two graphical guides to the festival that are published in the Program Guide, the slick, 56-page digest-sized printed program distributed to all festival guests. The Beer-O-Meter and the Tap Map provide a quick reference for the beer at the festival and is locations. In particular, the Beer-O-Meter, gives guests a quick tour of several dimensions of the brews being served: brewery, product name, color, IBU value and, in the online version, tap location. This piece is the handiwork of Holly O'Leary, the Program Guide designer and graphic artist extraordinaire.

This and the Program Guide are available as downloads on the OBF website, Visitors, you saw it here first.

2009 Oregon Brewers Festival Beer-O-Meter

And now, the Tap Map

2009 Oregon Brewers Festival Tap Map