The 10th annual Oregon Garden Brewfest is next month

Oregon Garden BrewfestNext month, the Oregon Garden Brewfest is taking place from April 25 through 27 at the Oregon Garden in Silverton—the final full weekend of April. This is a terrific Brewfest, set against the backdrop of the amazing Oregon Garden, and this 10th iteration is the biggest yet, featuring some 130 beers (and cider and mead) from 65 breweries over its three days.

There is also the Thursday night Brewer’s Tasting Dinner the eve of the fest (on April 24) that you can sign up for too—five or six courses paired with a variety of beers. Space is pretty limited on that one.

I would highly recommend attending this Brewfest if you can; I’ve been the past couple of years and will be attending again this year with media credentials, both the Dinner and the Fest, and I’m really looking forward to it. I’ll be blogging about it while I’m there, of course; and if you’re interested, you can check out my past posts to whet your whistle.

The full press release, including the breweries and beer list, is below the fold.

The Oregon Garden Brewfest presented by Growl Movement – the Northwest’s most scenic beer festival – has released the lineup for its 10th annual event, taking place April 25 through 27 at The Oregon Garden in historic Silverton. A record 65 breweries will each feature two products, for a total of 130 beers, ciders and mead. Event hours are Noon to 11pm Friday & Saturday, and Noon to 5pm Sunday. The festival also features live music from regional bands and food vendors, as well as a Brewers Tasting Dinner and a Brewfest Brunch Buffet.

Advance admission includes a one-day ticket for $15 that features a tasting glass and five tasting tickets; a three-day ticket for $35 that includes a tasting glass and 10 tasting tickets; and a VIP ticket for $50 that includes three-day admission, a tasting glass, 35 tasting tickets, a souvenir T-shirt and a food voucher. Designated drivers pay a cover charge of $5 and receive a bottled water. The Oregon Garden Brewfest is for ages 21 and over on Friday and Saturday; minors are welcome all hours on Sunday, cost is $5 for minors ages 5 to 20. Advance tickets are available at

Once inside, a full glass of beer costs four tickets, and a taster costs one ticket. Additional tasting tickets may be purchased for $1 apiece. The event is cash only, with an ATM on-site. Parking at The Oregon Garden is $5 per car; free shuttles will be available to various locations in town.  A shuttle is also available from AleWays Brewery Tours, leaving from The Grand Hotel in Salem for $15 per round-trip. There is limited availability on the shuttle, and advance tickets can be purchased online at

This year’s participating breweries & beers include:
10 Barrel Brewing Co: Project Failed Red & Pub Beer
2 Towns Ciderhouse: Cherry Bl’awesome & Serious Scrump
21st Amendment Brewery: Hell or High Watermelon Wheat & Brew Free or Die IPA
7 Devils Brewing Co: Blacklock Oat Porter & Lighthouse Session Ale
Alameda Brewing Co: Yellow Wolf & P-Town Pilsner
Amnesia Brewing: Damnesia IPA & Crystal Red
Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits: Sculpin IPA & Calico Amber
Base Camp Brewing Co: Ripstop Rye Pils & Lost Meridian Wit
Blue Moon Brewing Co: Blue Moon Belgian-Style White Ale & Blue Moon Valencia Amber Ale
Boring Brewing Co: Big Yawn IPA & Hot Scotch
BridgePort Brewing Co: Trilogy 1 & Mettle and Mash Series
Cascade Brewing: Oblique Black and White Coffee Stout & Raspberry Wheat
Coronado Brewing Co: Islander IPA & Orange Avenue Wit
Crispin Cider: Crispin Cider & Fox Barrel Blackberry Pear
Crux Fermentation Project: Outcast IPA & Half Hitch Mosaic Imperial IPA
Deluxe Brewing Co: Deluxe Resurrection & Pure Sin
Double Mountain Brewery: Kolsch & Hop Lava
Eel River Brewing Co: California Blonde & Organic IPA
Elysian Brewing Co: Super Fuzz Blood Orange Pale Ale & Immortal IPA
Falling Sky Brewing: TBA
Feckin Irish Brewing Co: Feckin Stoned & Irish Oatmeal Porter
Firestone Walker Brewing Co: TBA
Fish Brewing Co: Organic Amber Ale & Hodgson’s Bitter End IPA
Flat Tail Brewing: Tailgater  & 6 am Stout
Fort George Brewery: Suicide Squeeze IPA & Divinity
Georgetown Brewing Co: Manny’s Pale Ale & Lucille IPA
Gigantic Brewing: Gigantic IPA & Firebird
Gilgamesh Brewing: Mamba & Oedipus
Golden Valley Brewery: Geist Bock & Bald Peak IPA
GoodLife Brewing Co: Comatose Imperial IPA & Sweet As Pacific Ale
Goose Island: Goose Island 312 & Goose Island India Pale Ale
Hop Valley Brewing Co: Citrus Mistress IPA & Hop Valley Pale Ale
Hopworks Urban Brewery: TBA
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co: Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy & Leinenkugel’s Big Eddy Imperial IPA
Kells Brew Pub: Kells Irish Style Red & Miley Citrus India Session Lager
Lagunitas Brewing Co: IPA & Undercover Investigation Shutdown Ale
Laurelwood Brewing Co: Laurelweizen & Free Range Red
Logsdon Organic Farm Brewery: TBA
Mazama Brewing: TBA
Nectar Creek Honeywine: Ginger Session Mead & Raspberry Session Mead
New Belgium Brewing: Snap Shot & Spring Blond
Ninkasi Brewing: Spring Reign & Pravda Pils
Oakshire Brewing: Watershed IPA & Smokin Hell
Old Town Brewing Co: TBA
Oskar Blues Brewery: Dale’s Pale Ale & G’Knight
Pelican Brewing Co: The Governor & TBA
Plank Town Brewing Co: Reggie English IPA & Odd Fellow Wit
Portland Cider Co: Kinda Dry & Sorta Sweet
RAM Brewery: Jimmy Hoppa’s IPA & Big Horn Hefeweizen
Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider: Hallelujah Hopricot & Revelation Newtown Pippin
Rusty Truck Brewing Co: TBA
Salem Ale Works: Misery Whip IPA & Hootenanny Honey Basil
Santiam Brewing: Pirate Stout & Spitfire
Sasquatch Brewery: Oregon Session Ale & Celilo CDA
Seven Brides Brewing: TBA
Shock Top: Shock Top Belgian White & Shock Top honey bourbon Cask Wheat
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co: Hoptimum & Ovila Saison with Mandarins and peppercorns
Silver Moon Brewing: Voodoo Dog ISR & Nelson The Spacefish IPA
Stella Artois: Stella Artois & Stella Artois Cidre
Stone Brewing Co: TBA
Twisted Snout Brewery: Razorback RyePA & Raspberry Truffle
Uptown Market Brewery: Uptown Session Ale & Stop Work Stout
Vagabond Brewing: Wild Ride & Down and Out Stout
Wandering Aengus Ciderworks: Anthem hops & Anthem Cherry
Woodchuck Hard Cider Co: Woodchuck Hard Cider & Woodchuck Hard Cider

A Brewers Tasting Dinner takes place on Thursday, April 24 at 7pm in the Oregon Garden Resort and features a six-course dinner paired with beer tastings from selected participating brewers, including BridgePort Brewing, Cascade Brewing, Golden Valley Brewing, Rusty Truck Brewing, Salem Ale Works and Stone Brewing. Tickets cost $45 and are extremely limited; they are available at

New this year is a Brewfest Brunch Buffet, hosted by Seven Brides Brewing, that will take place at the brewery at 990 N 1st St in Silverton on Friday, April 25 from 9am to 1pm. Tickets are $20 and available at

Overnight packages are available at the Oregon Garden Resort and The Grand Hotel in Salem. Sponsors of the Oregon Garden Brewfest include Growl Movement, Venti’s Café + Basement Bar, The Gallon House, Wave Broadband, Portland General Electric, Pepsi, Renewal by Andersen, The Oregonian and Oregon Beer Growler. Follow the festival on Facebook and Twitter (#ogbf) for the latest updates. For more information, visit