Can you beer-lieve it? The Oregon Brewers Festival is back in 2023

After the announcement that the 35-year celebration would not return this year, a collaboration with the Portland Rose Festival will revive the event during CityFair’s second weekend.

Two people backlit by the sun cheers their beers at the 2022 Oregon Brewers Festival.

Something special is brewing this summer.

Photo via Oregon Brewers Festival

Running into an old friend who you never thought you would see again? Yep, that calls for a beer.

When the Oregon Brewers Festival (OBF) called it quits for 2023, it left fans wondering if the 35-year celebration would ever return. But then another quintessential event, the Portland Rose Festival, well, rose to the occasion.

In the spirit of this year’s theme, “Focus on Fun,” craft beer aficionados will once again get the chance to imbibe some brews in Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park during the second weekend of CityFair — Friday, June 2-Sunday, June 4.

Access to OBF’s tap takeover will be included with CityFair admission, where attendees will also be able to buy (with cash or card, not tokens) a 2023 Rose Festival edition Oregon Brewers Festival mug plus a 12-ounce pour.