6th Annual Pup Crawl Combines Local Favorites:
Craft Beer & Animals
Have a howling good time at a local brew pub during the Pup Crawl and help raise money for homeless animals. Join us for the Humane Society of Central Oregon’s 6th Annual Pup Crawl from 4:00 to 8:00 pm each night (dates listed below). Join us at any or all of the nights.
Friday, February 24 at Sunriver Brewing Co. – Galveston Pub
This year’s Humane Society of Central Oregon Pup Crawl includes a custom pint glass and beverage of choice. 100% of the money raised each night benefits the animals. Purchase during any Pup Crawl Event night.
• Logo Pint Glass & One Beverage $10
• Logo Glass & 1 Beverage at 3 different Pup Crawl Nights $25
• Logo Hat or T-shirt $10
Enjoy the evening drinking and eating amongst friends, and meet HSCO staff to learn more about what we do and how you can help the animals in our community. Thanks to our sponsors Shelly Hummel, Team Sell BendKeller Williams Realty Central Oregon and Bend Studio, 100% of the money raised each night benefits the animals.
This is an evening for humans to raise money for the animals, please leave your dogs at home, unless there is a dog friendly patio. For more information visit www.hsco.org or call 541.330.7096.Filed under Central Oregon
We’re getting a visit from Hanns Anderson, the brewer at McMenamins’ only real subterranean brewery, the High St. Brewery in Eugene. He’s bringing Bumbo’s Baltic Porter, a past favorite at the Great American Beer Festival, and a collaboration with Coldfire Brewing, made to celebrate 50 years of KLCC, Eugene’s local public radio station.
Bumbos Baltic Porter
This thick concoction was brewed up with the sole intent of lifting the relentless oppression of winter off of our shoulders. Let the warmth of the body free your soul of the invisible chains tethering you to this meager existence. Allow the sweet molasses to carry your mind to a better place filled with ginger snaps and loving Grandmothers waiting in the breadline. And finally, go ahead and get lost gazing into the heart of this rebellious Porter. For much like our mutual oppressor, Father Winter, its heart is dark and murky with shades of dread and despair…consume it! Only by allowing this most cruel of seasons to envelope and wash over us with its mental anguish and icy tentacles will we be able to emerge into the gracious hugs of springtime sunshine. Bumbo is your friend, your comrade. Let him help carry the load.
Special Ingredients: Molasses
Malts: Pale, Munich, Black, Crystal 135/165
Hops: Galena, US Golding
OG: 1.079 TG: 1.021 ABV: 7.50 IBU: 22 SRM: 26
50/50 KLCC Golden Anniversary Pale Ale
The 50/50 KLCC Golden Anniversary Pale Ale is collaboration brew between Coldfire Brewing and McMenamins High St. Brewery. This year we are celebrating 50 Years of KLCC in Eugene. So we went with a 1.050 OG and 50 IBU Pale Ale. Most those IBU’s come from HUGE late hop additions of Simcoe and Centennial Hops and it’s also dry-hopped with Simcoe’s. This gives us a nice big hop aroma while keeping the beer light-hearted and easily drinkable for the Eugenian masses. Fermented on Vermont Ale Yeast for some peachy and extra citrus afternotes as well.
February in Central Oregon means snow, getting cozy by the fire, and CrabFest!
Come join us for our annual all-you-can-eat crab feed, complete with damn tasty Deschutes brews.
Since one night of crab is never enough, we will be doing two nights of crab indulgence!! This event sells out every year so buy your tickets now, before they are all gone!
Friday, February 24th and Saturday, February 25th.
The menu includes appetizers, our famous crab boil with all of the fixings, and dessert!
The cost of all the crab you can eat, Deschutes beers, and gratuity is $80.00 per person. All tickets must be bought in advance.
Questions email firstname.lastname@example.org.Filed under Central Oregon
$45 per person
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7pm
Sunday at 3:30pm
The Old Town Historic District in downtown Portland, Oregon is filled with beautiful old buildings and cobblestone streets. Lively with drinking establishments and restaurants today, 120 years ago Old Town was home to many of Portland’s less savory episodes – some would even go so far as to say “wicked and lawless.” We, of course, think it’s the perfect stage for our Haunted Pub Tour!
Join us year-round for this spine-tingling walking tour and hear first-hand accounts of recent paranormal encounters. In addition to (alleged) ghosts, your tour guide will regale you with stories from Portland’s early days when Old Town was home to drug trades, gambling, and prostitution. You’ll learn about the notorious “crimps,” whose rampant kidnapping tactics earned Portland the dubious distinction of being known as the most dangerous port city of the western hemisphere in the 1890s.
The Haunted Pub Tour is roughly 2.5 hours including stops at 3 local pubs and 7 beer samples. The walking portion of the tour covers less than 1 mile and is all above-ground. We rate this tour as “mildly spooky.”
Tour operates all year round. Note special dates and times during peak months and holidays.
Featured Pubs – Tour begins at Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub
Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub
Dan & Louis Oyster Bar
Old Town Pizza
Filed under Brewery Tours, Portland Area
Don’t miss out when the most award-winning Oregon brewery takes over our taps with 5 amazing beers! They’ll be bringing some of your favorites along with some special surprises!
The beach party is coming in from the coast to Tanasbourne. Swag giveaways and good times will occur. Be here!Filed under Portland Area
Cascade Brewing will host its 6th annual Sour Fruit Fest Feb. 22 through Feb. 26 from noon to close daily at the Cascade Brewing Barrel House – aka House of Sour – located at 939 SE Belmont St; and at the Raccoon Lodge and Brewpub, 7424 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy.
The Sour Fruit Fest will feature more than 50 exclusive Cascade sour fruit beers on rotation throughout the week, with at least 25 sour beers on tap each day at the Barrel House, and 10 at the Raccoon Lodge. The Barrel House will also offer a savory/sweet food pairing menu and vintage bottles for sale. The event is free to attend, beer sampling costs additional.
The following five beers will headline each day at both locations:
Friday, 2/24: Cherry Vlad
Saturday, 2/25: Kentucky Peach
Sunday, 2/26: Tangerine Dream
At the Barrel House, in addition to the above named beers, Cascade’s existing lineup of fruit beers will be on tap daily, including Apricot, Elderberry, Figaro, Kriek, Manhattan, Noyaux, Sang Noir and The Vine.
Joining the lineup on a rotational basis will be Autumn Apple, Autumn Orange, Black Light, Blackberry Dusk, Bump N’ Rind, Cerise Nouveau, Elderberry Blonde, Final Blend Down, Framblanc, Gin Gimlet, Grape Expectations, Honeycot, Indigo Montoya, Lemon Drop, Mango Dango, Oh Noyaux You Didn’t, Pater, Peche Crancesca, Phoenix Mountain, Pineapple Tango, Rising Tide, Rose City Sour, Sang Royal, Bourbon Bada Bing, Shiro Plum, Shrieking Violet, Spice Bowl, Spiced Cran Apple and Violet Tendencies.
Additionally, the popular Honey Ginger Lime will be available on the Barrel House’s nitro tap throughout the event.
Follow @CascadeBrewing on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for real time updates on the beer schedule, or visit CascadeBrewingBarrelHouse.com. To find out what is pouring at the Raccoon Lodge, visit RacLodge.com.Filed under Portland Area
Roscoe’s will be presenting a phenomenal collection of vintage and unique stouts the 7th Annual Stout Summit. The event kick-off will take place on Friday February 24th at 2:00pm. Great stouts will be pouring all weekend long.
Some of the stouts will include: Deschutes Abyss (Fresh and Vintage, Upright Oyster Stout, Alesong Brewing and Blending Rhino Suit, Ex Novo Brewing Strawberry Garcia Stout, Crux Fermentation Project Tough Love and many more! Taster trays will be available.Filed under Uncategorized
2nd Annual Bacon, Bluegrass, & Boneyard Beer Fest
What is better than bacon? Bacon, bluegrass and boneyard! That’s what.
Beergarden is at it again with the Second Annual Bacon, Bluegrass & Boneyard Beer Fest. Every year our food trucks go bacon crazy for four days in February and this year is going to be better than ever with multiple dishes from every truck. Check out the complete menu:
Sporks a la Cart: Bacon on a Stick again, Candied Bacon and Hickory. Also serving, Deep-Fried Snickers Bar wrapped in bacon drizzled with Bacon Ganache. And last but not least, Dynamite Rice Cake with Scallops and Bacon.
All Aboard BBQ Menu: Smoked Bacon Mac & Cheese made with Tillamook white cheddar and Parmesan, signature Panko BBQ seasoning, and spicy Aioli. Also serving, Jalapeño Cheddar Biscuits and Gravy with Bacon.
The Zingaro: Jalapeno popper burger with crispy fried jalapeno medallions, bacon cream cheese, cheddar, tomato, and onions. And more to be announced!
Lani Moku: Bacon wrapped shrimp skewers with honey siriacha lime dipping sauce. Also serving, bacon pineapple musubis.
How could this event get any better? Well, by adding Oregon’s insanely popular Boneyard Brewing Company we are taking this event to the next level. Be sure to come Thursday to ensure a try of the specialty small batch beers, like smoked porter, Wit Shack Wit, and collaborations with all star breweries like Barley Browns and 3 Floyds Brewing Company.
Wit Shack Wit 5%
Hop Venom IIPA
Black 13 – 5.2% Stout
And more to be announced!
Beergarden loves hosting live music in our patio. Yes, the entire patio is covered and heated all season long and children are welcome ‘til 10pm each day. Four days of music with no cover! Check out who is playing:
Music Line Up:
Friday, February 24
6:00-7:30pm. Slippery Slope String Band
8:00-10:00pm. Breakers Yard
Saturday, February 25
4:00-5:30pm. Corwin Bolt & the Wingnuts
6:00-7:30pm. Essence of Etouffee
8:00-10:00pm. Zach Bryson & the Meat Rack
Sunday, February 26
Zoigl brewing has its roots in a centuries-old German tradition where the citizens of a Zoigl-town brew wort on the communal brewery, take the wort home, add yeast, ferment the wort to beer, then sell the beer out of their homes.
While you can’t legally sell beer out of your home, you can do the next best thing: fill up your carboy with freshly brewed wort at Zoiglhaus, take it and a package of yeast home with you to ferment your own beer. Add dry hops, extra flavorings, or leave it straight. It’s up to you. When it is done, you can share it with family or friends in the Zoigl spirit.
BYO-carboy (or not)!
On Friday, February 24th, Zoiglhaus will brew a batch of versatile wort, based on our Zoigl-Weiss recipe. It is all-German with Wheat, Pilsner and Munich II malts and German Herkules hops. The wort had a ferulic acid rest, so the phenolic-producing yeast strains will go crazy with this wort. The cooled and aerated wort from this brew will be available for purchase between 4 pm and 7 pm. RSVPs are required, so please call us at 971-339-2374 or drop by the brewery to sign up for this event.
For those who have a clean carboy and air lock at home, bring it in to the brewery. The brew staff can sanitize the equipment before filling it with fresh wort. The kind folks from Lets Brew Home Brew Store will have extra carboys and air locks on site for sale for those who are either trying home brewing with us for the first time (it doesn’t get any easier than this, trust us), don’t have a spare carboy or left their extra one in their friend’s garage! Please let us know if you will be needing a carboy and air lock so they are reserved for you!
Our friends at Imperial Organic Yeast are teaming up with us again to provide a free yeast pitch with each 5 gallons of wort purchased. Please let us know which strain you would like to have to take home with you. The list is available here: http://www.imperialyeast.com/organic-yeast-strains/.
On Saturday, April 8th, Zoiglhaus will host the second Zoigl-Wort to Bierfest with a party in the Zoigl-Stube. All of the participants are welcome to bring in samples of their brew to share with the Zoiglhaus brew staff (apparently they like tasting beer…) as well as the other home brewers. Each participant will receive a commemorative glass and a free pint of the Zoigl-Weiss on the 8th. Zoiglhaus is excited to see the creative ideas our fellow brewers come up with!
The People’s Choice will get a free 5 gallon fill of wort (with a yeast pitch) at the next Zoigl-Wort event as well as the admiration and envious looks from the other attendees!
The Zoigl-Wort event costs $35, which includes 5 gallons of freshly brewed wort, a pitch of yeast from our friends at Imperial Organic Yeast, a commemorative glass and a free pint of beer at the April 8th event.
Zoiglhaus Brewing Company will continue to host these events on a regular basis, creating unique worts to share with the larger home brewing community.Filed under Portland Area
New juicy IPA, Grassroots Crowler Release Day! 2 crowlers per person of this new IPA primarily brewed with experimental 331 hop!Filed under Portland Area
Join Hood River’s Logsdon Farmhouse Ales, LLC. for a night of delicious beer. Try the collaboration with Three Magnets Brewing Co. from Olympia, WA– Sleeveless Cascadian Dark Saison plus, 6 beers from each brewery.
– 2015 Peche ‘n Brett
– 2015 Oak Aged Bretta
– Wilde Stouterd
– Rood Wilde Kalf
This Friday marks the 28th anniversary of the historic San Quentin Prison performance by Johnny Cash. Come celebrate with us as we release our “Hey Porter!” Dark Cherry Pinot Barrel Aged Porter. We will be listening to the historic concert at 5:30pm.Filed under Portland Area
Wild Ride Brewing is coming to Keizer and we’re super stoked! Come on down and try some delicious brews in the Wild Ride Taster Tray. Can’t make it down, but don’t want to miss out? Order some Crowlers online and come pickup in store at your convenience. www.growlmovement.com/taplists/keizer/Filed under Willamette Valley
Get funky with the most eccentric and creative brews in Portland! Our Tour de Funk shows off some of the wildest beers currently available on the market.
We start our excellent adventure at Labrewatory, a cutting edge haven for the mad scientists of the beer world. We’ll get familiar with the chemistry behind brewing beer while enjoying their curious creations. Next up, it’s BTU Brasserie, America’s first and only brewery / Chinese restaurant for some mind-boggling bites and even weirder brews. Then it’s on to Oregon Mead & Cider Company, a badass meadery/cidery that rejects your Viking ties and proves that they are a “drinkable freak of nature.” After a few sips we have no doubt you’ll agree. After sampling their latest experiments, it’s just a short skip to Culmination Brewing, ironically our penultimate stop on this journey through the new frontier of beer.
Warning: This tour is not for the weak of palate!
BREWERY ITINERARY (February 24 || March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31)
Friday, 3-7pm (Meet at SE Growler Guys at 2:40pm)
Labrewatory, BTU Brasserie, Oregon Mead & Cider Co., Culmination Brewing
PLEASE NOTE: This tour is NOT vegan friendly and tour itinerary is subject to change without notice.Filed under Brewery Tours, Portland Area
Join us at 11:00 AM on Saturday, February 25th at BridgePort Brewing Company and enjoy a 5k-ish fun-run through The Pearl! Walk, jog, run… no one cares! We’ve mapped out a course that starts and ends at BridgePort and our guides along the way will make sure you know where to go.
All participants receive a craft brew from BridgePort, a collectors pint glass or seasonal swag item, and other goodies from series partners.
Registration is limited, so sign up today!Filed under Portland Area
Free guided brewery tours on the half-hour starting at 11:00am, including samples of our newest releases, food pairings and a logo pint glass to take home!Filed under Uncategorized
Buoy Beer on Tap: Ol’ Dirty Brown!
Shimmy Shimmy Ya baby we like it rawww. Ol’ Dirty Brown is an unrestrained India Brown Ale. A mash up between a classic IPA profile under the malt influence of a Brown Ale. The result is an incredibly well balanced and easy drinking IPA with notes of toffee, chocolate, and some mild nuttiness. Hopped aggressively with Centennial and Simcoe.
Tasting Notes: Nutty, Mild Toasty/Roasty flavors, Piney/Citrus hops
The 5th annual Black Out Beer Fest will take place on Saturday, Feb. 25 from Noon to 10pm at Sidebar, located at 3901 N Williams Ave, and in the heated & tented parking lot in front of the Fifth Quadrant restaurant (around the corner at the same address). The event will feature 25 rotating dark beers – including porters, stouts, coffee beers and black IPAs – from Lompoc and more than 20 guest breweries from around the Northwest.
We didn’t get a keg of that special Cali IIIPA this year(again), so we are going to tap all the kegs of IIIPA’s we have.
Boneyard Notorious IIIPA
Culmination Brewing Company Ferret the Younger
Cheers!Filed under Portland Area
Start times will vary by location.
Get in early and load your rig with cases on RX, EOD, Bloops, Kolsch, Double Recoil with 30% savings on every case. Yup, 30%!!! This doesn’t happen often but well, we filled too many bottles and since the big breweries trained the world that beer must be consumed within 90 days of bottling (despite style, mealtimes, barrel aging, abv. Etc), we have a lot of great beer to share at big savings. Some 90 days, some a little longer, some almost there. All totally delicious and ready to go home with you. Quantities and styles will vary by location and when they are gone, they are gone.
At these locations:
Ordnance Brewing Taproom, Boardman, 12:00
Ordnance Brewing Taproom, Wilsonville, 10:00 am
Neighbor Dudes, Hermiston, 12;00 pm
Neighbor Dudes, Silverton, 10:00 amFiled under Beer Deals, Eastern Oregon, Portland Area, Willamette Valley
Join Ninkasi for Zwickelmania 2017: Willamette Valley! We can assure you’ll have a kick-ass time at our Tasting Room!
🍺 Tasty beer samples
🍺 Guided brewery tours every half hour!
🍺 Red Five Hotdog Company on the patio
🍺 Brewery Shuttle providing FREE rides to breweries in Eugene
Use #Zwickel17Willamette Valley, Zwickelmania
This Saturday, February 25th at Wild Ride Brewing is Zwickelmania 2017! We will have FREE pairings of beer & candy/desserts, tours, tastings, and a chance to meet the brewer!
Come on out to enjoy some samples, grab a bite from our food trucks and enjoy a pint of your favorite Wild Ride beer!Filed under Central Oregon, Zwickelmania
Portland is known for modern takes on time-honored techniques, and with our Beers & Barrels tour you’ll experience these old styles in a modern way!
Our tour begins at Side Bar, Lompoc Brewing’s barrel tasting room to learn the science behind beer and barrel aging complete with tasty samples of rare brews! From there we’ll head to a well known distillery in the area, House Spirits, for a look at their whiskey distilling process and sample some delicious spirits along the way. Next, we’ll make a stop at America’s only non-profit brewing company, Ex Novo, for more sensational brews and some delicious small bites. Our tour wraps up at at one of the only farmhouse style aging rooms in Portland, Upright Brewing enjoy our last beers of the evening–found only in the Pacific NW.
BREWERY ITINERARY (February 25)
Saturday, 3-7pm (Meet at SE Growler Guys at 2:40pm)
Side Bar, House Spirits, Ex Novo, Upright Brewing
NOTE: Tour itinerary is subject to change without notice.Filed under Brewery Tours, Portland Area
Breweries and Distilleries teaming up to create the perfect pairings. Each pairing will consist of a 4oz beer pour and a 1/4 oz spirit taste. Only like beer? Then just drink beer. You can pick and choose, although we strongely recommend going for the pairing. Tix on sale now!
We’ll have 19 breweries and 19 distilleries teaming up to offer you best beer and spirit pairings ever assembled in one place! Entry is only $20 and comes with event branded beer tasting glass and 10 taster tickets. Feeling adventurous? For only $40 you can come in an hour early, get 15 taster tickets, the event branded beer tasting glass, AND a commemorative event branded whiskey glass! Click the pic for event link. If you’re interested in volunteering contact email@example.com. Tell your friends, only a month away!
Check out the pairing teams:
|Baerlic Brewing||Bend Distilling|
|Barley Brown’s||Stein Distillery|
|Base Camp Brewing||4 Spirits Distillery|
|Breakside Brewing||Clear Creek Distillery|
|Cascade Brewing||Thomas and Sons Distillery|
|Coin Toss Brewing||503 Distilling|
|Commons Brewing||Stone Barn Brandyworks|
|Culmination Brewing||Indio Spirits|
|Double Mountain Brewing||Hood River Distillers|
|Ecliptic Brewing||Rolling River Spirits|
|Fatheads Brewing||Big Bottom Distilling|
|Gigantic Brewing||Ransom Spirits|
|Golden Valley Brewing||3G Spirits/Famosinha de Minas|
|Great Notion Brewing||Bull Run Distillery|
|Laurelwood Brewing||Vinn Distillery|
|Migration Brewing||House Spirits|
|Pfriem||New Deal Distillery|
|Wild Ride Brewing||Camp 1805 Distillery|
Our Pre-Zwickelmania Breakfast is back! 9-11:30 a.m.
Kick off this year’s Zwickelmania with us. Drop by the Production Facility for Breakfast snacks while enjoying breakfast beers, tours, zwickel tastes, and coffee presented by Sisters Coffee Co. This is a great chance to spend some one on one time with our Brewers and learn more about our brewing system. No charge. Mush be 21+.Filed under Uncategorized
Come and join us for Zwicklemania 2017 at GoodLife Brewing! We are opening our brewery doors for you beautiful people from 11am-4pm this Saturday, Feb. 25th and giving free tours and free tasters! There will be sales on merchandise, too! We’ll have the whole GoodLife team there to hang out, and we can’t wait to show you a good time! See you Saturday!Filed under Central Oregon, Zwickelmania
$50 per person
Saturday at 7pm
Portland, Oregon is known today for being a hip culture of beer, food carts, doughnuts, coffee, and weird. Now imagine a shadowy underground world where kidnapping, drug deals, murder, prostitution, and political corruption flourished. This is not Fred and Carrie’s Portlandia!
Join us on our newest walking tour and discover why Portland once had a reputation as one of the most corrupt cities in the nation! We’ll uncover the secrets that allowed notorious criminals to build a secret city of mayhem. This tour includes an exclusive visit below ground into one of Portland’s original underground tunnels.
The Criminal Masterminds Tour is roughly 2.5 hours including stops at 3 local pubs and 7 beer samples. The walking portion of the tour covers less than 1 mile. Please note part of this tour is underground – you will encounter dirt/mud floors and a dark, enclosed space!
Tour operates all year round. Note special dates and times during peak months and holidays.
Featured Pubs – Tour begins at Dan & Louis Oyster Bar
Dan & Louis Oyster Bar
Old Town Pizza
Filed under Brewery Tours, Portland Area
Did you know that the VERY FIRST brewfest in all of Oregon happened at the Hillsdale pub in 1985. We celebrate the 24th Hillsdale Brewfest Battle of the Belt this Saturday, things have changed a lot since then but we still party in the parking lot!
Read the history of the first here: http://www.mcmenamins.com/blog/2014/3/4/171-The-First-But-Not-the-Last
Many of the finest beers from McMenamins’ breweries will be sent in to battle, their brewers vying for bragging rights as well as the notorious championship belt. Patrons order trays of beer samples, arranged from lightest to darkest. It is our guests’ official duty to decide who deserves the coveted title. The beers cover the spectrum of brew styles – from hefeweizen to oatmeal stout, barleywine to smoked amber ale and beyond. Each taster casts one ballot that lists his or her top three choices. (And beware the brewers’ shameless vote-mongering. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.)
So head to the Hillsdale Brewery & Public House in February to drink, vote and be merry – and may the best brewery win.
Beer Taster Tray One
Panhard Bar Oatmeal Pale Ale – Oak Hills Brewery
Baja Gold – Monroe Brewery
We Got So Much Belgian Yeast Belgian Pale Ale- Anderson School
THe Panichkul Herbal Pilsner – Thompson Brewery
Hillsdale IPA – Hillsdale Brewery
Down The Line Double IPA – Crystal Brewery
Devils Lock Helles Bock – High Street Brewery
Speak UP IRA – Old St Francis Brewery
The Brown Wizard – Highland Brewery
Holy Mole Brown Ale – West Linn Brewery
Chocolate Guayzelnut Imperial Porter – Wilsonville Brewery
Beer Taster Tray Two
Post Punk India Session Lager – John Barleycorn Brewery
Pmelo Gold – Fulton Brewery
Buy The Bushel – Lighhouse Brewery
SuperSonic Pale Ale – Queen Anne Brewery
Sun Beacon Hefeweizen – McMenamins on the Columbia Brewery
Last Exit IPA – Mill Creek Brewery
Whiskey Peach IPA – Cornelius Pass Roadhouse Brewery
Redrum Ale – East Vancouver Brewery
Hibernator Doppelbock – Concordia Brewery
Gimme Shelter Baltic Porter – Roseburg Station Brewery
Lord of Misrule 2016 – Edgefield Brewery
Join us for Zwickelmania, the annual one-day event in Oregon when breweries open their doors to the casual and hardcore beer fans! We’ve teamed up with the other Salem breweries and Ale Ways Brewery Tours to provide a FREE shuttle between breweries to help you get out and sample them all! Free sample off the zwickel, brewery tours, and happy hour allday. Bourbon Barrel-Aged Diabolous on draft will be released at this event.
What the hell is a Zwickel? Well, I’ve heard many thoughts on what a “Zwickel” is or isn’t. Most definitions were not appropriate. Sad! Here’s the skinny. A “Zwickel” is a small port located on a vessel in which brewers can take small samples for “in process” tasting. Okay, then what is “Zwickelmania”? Short answer is: Since 2009 the Oregon Brewers Guild has promoted an event that allows the general public to engage in the brewing process through sampling beers that are a “work in progress” so to speak. Participants are allowed to take samples of beers that may not be completely finished. We’ll have a few beers in the fermetation process that participants will be able to taste. How fun is that? We’ll have free appetizers, a raffle for brewery goodies followes up by live music in the evening provided by Al and Nolan Hare. You heard of these guys? See ya Saturday!Filed under Mt. Hood and the Gorge, Zwickelmania
$55 per person
Saturday at 2pm
Portland enjoys a vibrant beer scene with over 70 breweries and counting. When it comes to finding the best of our impressive local beer lineup, it’s tough to know where to begin. You could just start sampling your way across the city, which sounds like fun to us, but another approach is to let us point you to some local standouts.
Join us for our Historic Brewery Tour and learn what it takes to make award-winning beer in the Northwest. We provide behind-the-scene access at an award-winning brewery to see how beer is made and sample some of the individual ingredients used during the brewing process. You will sample a wide variety of different styles of beers, from Pacific Northwest pale ales and IPAs to Irish reds and creamy stouts, and plenty in between.
Between stops on this pub crawl, you’ll stroll through the historic Old Town District and learn about local landmarks including one of Portland’s oldest restaurants.
The Historical Brewery Tour is roughly 3 hours including stops at 3 local pubs and 11 beer samples. The walking portion of the tours covers less than 1 mile and is all above-ground. By the end of this walking tour, you will become a savvy beer-tasting pro with a head full of knowledge and a belly full of the best beer in town!
Tour operates all year round. Note special dates and times during peak months and holidays.
Tour begins at Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
Filed under Brewery Tours, Portland Area
Join us for Zwickelmania, the annual one-day event in Oregon when breweries open their doors to the casual and hardcore beer fans! We’ve teamed up with the other Salem breweries and Ale Ways Brewery Tours to provide a FREE shuttle between breweries to help you get out and sample them all!Filed under Willamette Valley
It’s the second weekend of Zwickelmania! Oregon’s breweries open their doors once again for the 9th annual Zwickelmania. The festivities started last Saturday as Portland area breweries kicked off the party. Now Breweries throughout the rest of Oregon welcome guests Saturday, February 25th from 11a.m. to 4p.m.
Facebook Event Pages:
Head over to our Zwickelmania page for list of participating breweries by region.Filed under Central Oregon, Eastern Oregon, Mt. Hood and the Gorge, Oregon Coast, Portland Area, Southern Oregon, Willamette Valley
Lompoc Brewing has expanded its popular Black Out Beer Fest to an all-day event. The 5th annual Black Out Beer Fest will take place on Saturday, Feb. 25 from Noon to 10pm at Sidebar, 3901 N Williams Ave, and in the heated & tented parking lot in front of the Fifth Quadrant restaurant.
The Black Out Beer Fest will feature 25 rotating dark beers – including porters, stouts, coffee beers and black IPAs ¬– from Lompoc and more than 20 guest breweries from around the Northwest.
Admission into the event is free; tasting packages are required to taste the beers and cost $20, which includes a souvenir 15.5 oz glass mug and eight beer tickets. Additional beer tickets are available for $1 apiece. It costs four tickets for a full mug of beer or one ticket for a taste. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Community Transitional School.
The event will kick off the morning of Feb. 25 with a pre-fest Brunch in Fifth Quadrant from 9am to 1pm, featuring an exclusive brunch menu paired with specialty dark beers.
Black Out Beer Fest ticket sales will take place at the door in Sidebar; advance tickets are not available. The beers will be served in both Sidebar and in the tented and heated parking lot adjacent to the Fifth Quadrant pub. The event is for ages 21 and over, although minors and attendees are welcome inside the Fifth Quadrant pub.Filed under Portland Area
Join us at our Bend Brewing Facility on the corner of Colorado & Simpson Ave. for a Zwickelmania Beer Brunch BASH!
Participate in our free self-guided tour of the facility with beer stops along the way and knowledgeable tour guides and brewers will be there to offer information about the brewing process, equipment, & beer.
After touring the facility, groove with us in the parking lot in front of the brewery… we’ll have LIVE music by Wayward Soul from 12:30-3pm, brunch-inspired burritos and sandwiches from Pilot Butte Drive-Ins, pints for sale pouring from the The Swig Rig, samples of The Abyss Scotch, and our Black Butte Porter Cold Brew Cocktail, and a Girl Scout Cookie & Beer Pairing!
This event is family friendly, 4 complimentary beer samples for ages 21 & over, pints & food for sale in the lot, & more…
See you here!! 11am-4pmFiled under Central Oregon, Zwickelmania
It’s that time of year for only the burliest, baddest triple ipas on the planet!!! Expect beers from Claim 52, Great Notion, and many more. Bring your tastebuds friendos!!!Filed under Portland Area
Join us on February 25th for a Mardi Gras celebration! It coincides with Zwicklmania, so come for special tastes straight from the barrels aging in our restaurant (with our brewers!), and then stay for the Cajun menu! Come get your Mardi Gras beads, win prizes, and dance along to the sounds of Zydeco blues band, The Doug Stickler Band, out of Portland, from 6pm to 9pm.Filed under Willamette Valley, Zwickelmania
It’s our favorite time of year once again — Girl Scout Cookies are here! Throughout the day, we will be offering beer pairing suggestions to enhance your cookie munching experience. Then from 6 to 8 PM you will be able to purchase and bring home (if they make it that long) boxes of the beloved Girl Scout Cookies! Remember to bring in your growler to fill with your favorite Vanguard Beer so you can enjoy beer & cookies later at home too.Filed under Portland Area
We are so excited to have gotten kegs of Allocation IPA as well as a Boneyard and 3 Floyd’s collaboration IPA. Join us as we tap both!Filed under Portland Area
It’s hard to beat the Pacific Northwest when it comes to beer. Don’t believe us? Take the Pacific Northwest is Best tour to visit four iconic Portland breweries that offer the crisp, clean taste only available in our lovely section of the states.
Our first stop is Baerlic Brewing for a smooth introduction to the world of Northwestern beer with some of the most drinkable brews in town. Next, it’s a VIP visit to the all-organic Hopworks Urban Brewery, where we’ll enjoy a full tour (and taste) of their sustainable facility alongside the Hopworks’ craftsmen themselves. While we’re there, make sure to grab a bottle for the bus ride, as our third stop takes us to the Northeast quadrant for local bites and beers only available from Migration Brewing, whose brewers collaborative efforts speak to the unique PNW culture that we all love. Finally, it’s back down South to Scout’s brand new brewery where we’ll treat you to farewell round of brews!
BREWERY ITINERARY (February 25 || March 4, 11, 18, 25)
Saturday, 12-4pm (Meet at SE Growler Guys at 11:40am)
Baerlic Brewing, Hopworks Urban Brewery, Migration Brewing, Scout Brewery & Taproom
Note: Tour itinerary is subject to change without notice.Filed under Brewery Tours, Portland Area
Celebrate our fourth birthday with us for our annual Cask Fest! Featuring truly rare brews created in-house and from guest breweries over two days the last weekend of FeBREWary!
Hosted at Plank Town Brewing in Springfield, enjoy Cask Fest in the event area or grab a table and sip on your brews while enjoying Northwest cuisine.
Keep up-to-date with fest details, including meet the brewer times, VIP tickets, and more right here!Filed under Willamette Valley
Get to know your Oregon Breweries at the 9th annual Zwickelmania! We’ll have our annual Garage Zale at the Brewery goes on from 11a-4p… stop by for a brewery tour too!
We’ll have specials in the Tap Room from 12n-9p today and snacks at both the Brewery & Tap Room plus live music too to celebrate Zwickelmania!!
Our Brewery is on the Chetco River at 16883 Yellowbrick Rd in Brookings. Get your Zwickel on with us!
Click on this link for the list of breweries participating on the coast http://oregoncraftbeer.org/breweries/zwickelmania-oregoncoast/
Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom, 8 4th St, Hood River, OR 97031
Join us for a sneak peek behind the curtain to see how the magic happens. Sign up for a brewery tour at: firstname.lastname@example.org on Saturdays
Hopworks Urban Brewery, 2944 SE Powell Blvd. Portland, OR 97202
Phone: (503) 232-4677
We offer free brewery tours every Saturday at 3pm. Tours include two tastings of our beer. Walk-ins are welcome, but if you have a party of 10 or more, please contact us in advance by emailing Tours@HopworksBeer.com.
Portland Brewing, 2730 NW 31st Ave, Portland, Ore
Tours of the Portland Brewing Company Brewery are held every Saturday between noon and 3:30pm . Call (503) 228-5269 to reserve your space.
Widmer Brothers Brewing, 955 N. Russell St., Portland, Ore
2pm & 3pm
Saturday Widmer Brewery Tour $5 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Reservations Required.