Last weekend’s trip to Silverton for the Oregon Garden Brewfest was fantastic: perfect weather, amazing location, bigger-than-ever festival, great Thursday night Brewer’s Dinner. This has become one of my must-attend events (something I’d already decided pretty much after last year’s Fest, but this trip cemented that for me) for all of those above reasons, plus it’s so low-key; as I wrote last year: …people were having a good time, without the crazy loud crowd scene that was … Continue reading →
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This past Thursday night as a prelude to the Oregon Garden Brewfest, the Oregon Garden Resort hosted the Brewer’s Tasting Dinner featuring six courses paired with special beers (and one cider) all from brewers pouring at the Fest (thought the beers themselves weren’t necessarily pouring), and I have to say, it was even better than last year’s Dinner. Here’s my brief recap. First course: cheese plate, Fontina, Boursin and a dill Havarti with dried fruit and … Continue reading →
A quick post on this weekend’s Oregon Garden Brewfest (until I get a chance to write a more in-depth article). With two full days to go and beautiful weather (really you couldn’t ask for a better weekend!), this is definitely one of the weekend’s best bets if you’re looking for something to do. Get down to Silverton and check it out! A few quick teaser pics:
I had a great time at Saturday’s Traveling Brewers’ Dinner Party held at McMenamins Old St. Francis School; all four breweries involved (McMenamins, Boneyard Beer, Crux Fermentation Project, and GoodLife Brewing) did a great job and the McMenamins chefs knocked it out of the park putting together the menu (all incorporating the specific beer their dish was paired with). And it was a lot of fun to walk around the McMenamins property, with a guide, … Continue reading →
There won’t be any “Oregon beer news” posts for the rest of this week (scintillating as they may be!) due to several things, predominantly getting ready for the Oregon Garden Brewfest and heavy planning duties on Central Oregon Beer Week. I’ll have some other blog posts up this week, but the News posts will resume next Monday.