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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

OBF By the Numbers, 2012 Edition

Traditions attract traditions.  One generation ago, the Oregon Brewers Festival launched into sub-orbit on the foam of over-heated kegs.  On Thursday, the 25th edition of the fest will definitely shoot for the stars.  We have on this here blog our own tradition of summarizing the beast in numbers (I guess the shift to royal "we" is to acknowledge the London Olympics).  Here we go...


Years since inception: 25
Total beers: 84 (86 in 2011)
Total breweries: 82 (86)*
States represented: 14 (14)
Percent Oregon: 52% (53%)
Percent California: 15% (19%)
Percent Washington: 8% (10%)
All Others: 25% (17%)
Percentage of attendees from Oregon: 44

Ale to Lager ratio: 12 to 1 (8 to 1)
Total styles (by broad category): 28 (34)
IPAs: 26%, 21 total (17%, 15 total)
__- Standard IPA: 15
__- Double IPA: 4
__- CDA: 2
Belgian styles: 15% (16%)
German/Czech styles: 13% (17%)
By style:
__-  Pale: 8 (NA)
__- Witbier: 6 (2)
__- Abbey: 4 (NA)
__- Pilsner: 4 (4)
__- Stouts and porters: 3 (7)
__- Kolsch: 3 (3)
__- Gluten-free: 2 (NA)

Beers using spices/adjuncts: Lots (19%)**
Fruit beers: 17% (10%)
Organic beers: 7% (N/A)

ABV of smallest beer (tie, Beer Valley and Full Sail): 4% (4.3%)
ABV of largest beer (Double Mountain Goliathon): 11% (10.3%)
Average ABV: 6.2% (NA)
Beers below 5.5% ABV: 31 (34)
Beers above 7% ABV: 24 (27)
Fewest IBUs in Fest (10 Barrel Raspberry Crush): 4 (0)
Most IBUs at the Fest (Dunedin Chronicle): 125 (103)
Average IBUs: 39 (N/A)
Beers between 0 and 40 IBUs: 53 (51)
Minimum years in a row 21st Amendment has brought Watermelon Wheat: 0 (10)***

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*Sort of.  Some breweries got in multiple beers under different banners (Widmer, Omission as an example)
**Not every grain bill was available.
***After a decade, the streak is over!

2 comments:

Analhair Johnson said...

Still 26% IPA's and ale to lager ratio 12 to 1! Some much for diversity...

Brewers Union Local 180 said...

Cask: 0 (0)

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