Author Archives: Jon Abernathy

McMenamins 22nd Annual Hillsdale Brewfest

This Saturday, February 21st, the first and oldest of McMenamins’ in-house beer festivals, the Hillsdale Brewfest, is celebrating its 22nd incarnation. Fittingly, they will have 22 beers from as many breweries, and attendees have the opportunity to sample them and vote on their favorite—the ultimate winner of which will go on to represent McMenamins at the Oregon Brewers Festival in July. More than 20 of the finest ales from McMenamins’ breweries are sent into battle, … Continue reading →

Zwickelmania 2015 and the return of Zwickel Bingo

I can’t help it: I have fun with the Zwickel Bingo generator I created. Just because. I’ve been going through and making sure it is all up to date with this year’s Zwickelmania info from the Oregon Brewers Guild, and I’ll be printing one out and playing along tomorrow as we’re zwickel-ing. And speaking of Zwickelmania tomorrow—it’s shaping up to be a great day across the state! Zwickelmania, the annual one-day event in Oregon when … Continue reading →