4th Annual Boone’s Ferry Autumn Ale Fest

Ever wonder where your favorite brewer mastered their craft? For dozens of Oregon beer makers it was at one of McMenamins 25 breweries where they learned the ropes or added a notch on their brewer’s belt. Even when a brewer moves on from McMenamins they’re still considered part of the McMenamins beer family. It’s that community spirit that defines the 4th Annual Boone’s Ferry Autumn Ale Fest at Wilsonville Old Church & Pub, where participating McMenamins and alumni brewers will bring their best fall brews to compete for the “Boone’s Best” people’s choice award.

At the fest, guests can mingle with brewers and enjoy:

  • Live music from Garcia Birthday Band, a Jerry Garcia and Grateful Dead tribute group
  • Pig roast and food specials like a half rack of baby back ribs
  • “A History of Barley, Beer and Whiskey. From the Beginning of Agriculture to Future Trends” history talk with Head Cornelius Pass Roadhouse Distiller Bart Hance
  • McMenamins craft spirits samples
  • A tour of the Old Church Brewery

4th Annual Boone’s Ferry Autumn Ale Fest

When: Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; live music starts at 7 p.m.; pub talk begins at 1 p.m.; brewery tours from 1-5 p.m. every 30 minutes; distillery tasting from 12-4 p.m.

Where: McMenamins Old Church & Pub, 30340 SW Boones Ferry Road, Wilsonville, OR 97070

Cost: Free to attend; cost to sample

Attendance: All welcome; 21 & over to drink the ales

Participating Alumni Breweries and the McMenamins locations they brewed at:

Fort George Brewery – Jack Harris: CPR, Lighthouse

Burnside Brewing Co. – Jason McAdam: Hillsdale, Edgefield, Crystal

Buoy Beer Co. – Kevin Lee: Edgefield, Concordia

Cascade Brewing & Barrel House – Mark Goodwin: Wilsonville, Crystal

Double Mountain Brewery – Greg Balch: Hillsdale, CPR

Fire on the Mountain – Ben Neherling: Highland, Concordia

Ecliptic Brewing – John Harris: Hillsdale, CPR, Lighthouse

Participating McMenamins Breweries:
John Barleycorns
Old St. Francis School
West Linn