The B.I.G. Swig – Tours and Tastings with Breweries in the Gorge
Columbia Gorge craft beer non-profit organization hosts first ever twelve brewery event.

Hood River, Oregon – November 02, 2016 – Breweries in the Gorge (B.I.G.) is hosting their first ever multi-brewery event; The B.I.G. Swig, a one-day event inviting craft beer fans to get a sneak peek behind the scenes, with beer tastings, and more. B.I.G. is a non-profit organization that is comprised of 12 breweries located in the Columbia Gorge region of Washington and Oregon, spanning from Washougal, WA to The Dalles, OR. On November 12th, each brewery will open their doors between 11am to 4pm for beer tastings, share insight about their brewery, and what makes brewing in the Gorge so unique.

The Columbia Gorge region is known for churning out world class beers and is host to a wide variety of brewery concepts and sizes. Not all twelve breweries have the space to offer tours, but each one will host a tasting that will reflect each individual brewery’s beer styles and share their approach to the craft beer culture here in the Gorge.

“We’re very excited to provide people with a chance to chat with our brewery staff about the nuts and bolts of farmhouse beer”. Said Logsdon Barrel House Taproom Manager and B.I.G. Co-Marketing Manager, Erika Huston.

B.I.G. is one of the only non-profit craft beer organizations that has members in two different states. Although the differing state alcohol laws can make events and promotions challenging, B.I.G. has successfully navigated through those challenges by working together, sharing ideas, and promoting each other.

For more information about each brewery visit their websites:

Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
Hood River, OR

Freebridge Brewing
The Dalles, OR

Full Sail Brewing Company
Hood River, OR

*Logsdon Barrel House & Taproom
Hood River, OR
Event hours 12pm-5pm

pFriem Family Brewers
Hood River, OR

*Solera Brewery
Parkdale, OR
Event hours, 12pm-5pm

Thunder Island Brewing Company
Cascade Locks, OR

About Breweries in the Gorge
Breweries in the Gorge (B.I.G.) is a group of 12 local breweries in the Columbia River Gorge region of Washington and Oregon, with more than 250 fun loving, beer drinking, dedicated individuals, lured by the nature and beauty of the Columbia Gorge, joined by passion and a love for life, bonded by respect and mutual commitments to producing exceptional beer. B.I.G. is united in promotion and progression of craft beer, and in helping beer fans discover some of the Nation’s finest beer, in one of the most beautiful places on earth.