Category Archives: Events

Oregon Garden Brewfest beers & breweries

As promised, here’s the current beer list that will be pouring at this year’s Oregon Garden Brewfest. I have to say I think this is a particularly good list, and instead of making general recommendations—I don’t think you will go too wrong if you know the styles of beer you like—I am putting in bold beers and/or breweries that I am planning to seek out (mostly because they are new and I haven’t tried them … Continue reading →

Oregon Garden Brewfest details

The 10th annual Oregon Garden Brewfest is taking place this weekend, and this is definitely one you are going to want to visit. I’ve attended the last two years (I’ve been fortunate to get a media pass) and I’m not missing this year’s either. The venue is simply stunning: the Oregon Garden is an 80-acre botanical garden, featuring more than 20 specialty gardens showcasing an amazing variety of flora. You can spend hours roaming the gardens, and … Continue reading →

The Spring Beer & Wine Fest starts today in Portland

The 20th annual Spring Wine & Beer Fest kicks off at noon today at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. Admission is free today only for the first 500 guests when the doors open. If you’re not lucky enough to be among the first 500, you can purchase a ticket package online; or at the door, prices are: Admission . . . . . . . . . . .. .$8.00 Souvenir beer glass . … Continue reading →

Columbia Distributing Spring Beverage Trade Show

Jon and I attended the 2014 Columbia Distributing Spring Beverage Show last night. Exclusive invitations are sent out to those on Columbia’s contacts and retailers for a preview of beverages for the upcoming seasons that go out to businesses for public consumption. We’ve attended a few in the past and I’ve enjoyed fantastic small bites (because you need food  when sampling alcohol) as well as talking with the representatives as they sample their wares of the staples as … Continue reading →

The 10th annual Oregon Garden Brewfest is next month

Next 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 … Continue reading →