You can always tell when it’s time for the Brewer’s Festival around Portland when people start sending you texts, emails, carrier pigeons and even owls swoop in with messages from around the valley… which day are you going? There is no better place to be this week. The now 28 year old craft beer festival has undergone some big changes in recent years, but they’ve all been for the better. And what’s new this year? An emphasis on unique summer brews, a new polycarbonate mug (no longer glass), more pre-fest brunching on Wednesday and Kiwis hosting in the high-octane tent. While it’s sad Oregon Craft Beer Month is almost at an end, we’re planning to close it out in style.