Category Archives: Events

2015 Craft Brewers Conference Keynote Speaker Announced

Jon and I both got the press release late last week that Simon Sinek will deliver the keynote address for the 2015 Craft Brewers Conference and I thought I’d post it because it’s something that I’m looking forward to. Jon and I have press passes and I’m starting to strategically plan out my day (and night) for the conference and then this came along. I saw some Pete Dunlop’s blog and became even more excited for … Continue reading →

Bend Brewing 20th anniversary beer list

With Bend Brewing Company‘s 20th anniversary party coming up this Friday, they are planning on “20 beers for 20 years”—meaning yes, they will have 20 beers available on tap. That’s a mini-brewfest all their own! Head brewer Ian Larkin posted on Facebook a list of the beers that he’ll be putting on tap for Friday, including the uber-special ones, so I thought I’d re-list them here. High Desert Hefeweizen Metolius Golden Ale Elk Lake India … Continue reading →

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 →

Bend Brewing Company’s 20th Anniversary

Bend Brewing Company is one of the most award-winning breweries in Bend, Oregon, and ironically is also one of the smallest—they are still brewing on the same 7-barrel system in the same downtown Bend brewpub space they started in back in 1995. Fortunately this hasn’t hurt their popularity or longevity any, and coming up on Friday, February 20, they are celebrating their 20th anniversary with a street party, live music, and lots of beer! The celebration will … Continue reading →