Events23rd Annual Hillsdale Brewfest – the beer list

This Saturday, February 20th, the 23rd annual McMenamins Hillsdale Brewfest is taking place—pitting 22 beers from different McMenamins breweries in a guest-determined contest to see which brewery will get the bragging rights to send their beer to the Oregon Brewers Festival in July. (There is also a championship belt, I … Continue reading

EventsZwickelmania 2016 – Bend pictures and roundup

Did you make the rounds for Zwickelmania this past Saturday? We did, of course, here in Central Oregon, and I thought I’d share a picture or two from each stop, along with some notes. Three Creeks Brewing Pre-funk Zwickelmania breakfast @threecreeksbrewing amongst a wall of cans. Pretty impressive #inSisters #inbend … Continue reading

EventsTickets for Kriekfest are now on sale

The inaugural Kriekfest is coming this July (July 9, 2016 to be exact) in Parkdale, Oregon, and tickets went on sale today. If you have any interest in cherry beers and ciders, this is something you might want to consider attending, and buying tickets sooner rather than later is recommended. … Continue reading

EventsBase Camp Brewing’s 2nd annual Collabofest

This Saturday, January 30, Portland’s Base Camp Brewing is hosting their second annual Collabofest, which features 16 breweries and two cideries teaming up to produce 17 unique collaboration brews. Base Camp has pulled together a Who’s Who of the Portland brewing scene to participate, and proceeds from the event will benefit … Continue reading

EventsMcMenamins High Gravity Extravaganza, thoughts and photos

Better late than never—a little over a week ago, on Saturday the 16th, Bend’s McMenamins Old St. Francis School hosted their 3rd annual High Gravity Extravaganza, with I believe it was 22 breweries (and a couple of cideries) pouring their strong, winter-appropriate beers. Even though it was only their third … Continue reading

BreweriesCrux Fermentation Project’s new “BEER’ducation” Series

Bend’s Crux Fermentation Project is launching a new tasting and education series, dubbing it “BEER’ducation,” designed to highlight their beers and learn about them along the way. From their press release: Join us in exploring the wonderful nuances and breadth of craft beer every Monday evening in our Tasting Room. Our … Continue reading

EventsCherry Festivus – Portland’s first cherry brewfest, today

The first annual Cherry Festivus, billed as a celebration of cherry beer and cider, takes places today at Portland’s Bazi Bierbrasserie all day from noon to 11pm. What simpler pleasure than nature’s finest Cherry? Tart, sweet, distinctly it’s own flavor, the Cherry goes well with sweet or savory as well as Beer … Continue reading

Events“Winter Beer Week” at Cascade West Alehouse in Bend

This week in Bend, from Monday the 16th through Friday the 20th, Cascade West Grub & Alehouse is going to be holding a special “Winter Beer Week” featuring $3 drafts all day and night long on a killer lineup of winter seasonal beers. Check it out: Sunriver Shred Head Full … Continue reading

EventsMcKenzie Cider and Craft Beer Festival

This weekend, the fourth annual McKenzie Cider and Craft Beer Festival is taking place in Springfield, Oregon, a fundraising brewfest presented by the McKenzie After 5 Rotary Club and the Springfield Rotary Club featuring over 70 breweries and cideries. It takes place on Friday, November 13 from 5 to 11pm, and Saturday … Continue reading