Category Archives: Events

The Green Dragon & Rogue’s Firkin Fest

Say what you like about Rogue Ales and The Green Dragon over the years, their annual Firkin Fest—the ninth of which is taking place tomorrow, Saturday the 20th, from 11am to 6pm at the Dragon—is one of those Portland events that I wish I didn’t live three hours away from so that I could attend. I mean, a festival dedicated to all cask ales? Yes please! Even better, it’s a fundraising benefit; Noah Smith from … Continue reading →

23rd 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 understand.) All day long at the Hillsdale pub, guests can order taster trays of beer samples, each tray containing 11 beers each, arranged in order … Continue reading →

Zwickelmania 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 #zwickel16 A photo posted by The Brew Site (@brewsite) on Feb 13, 2016 at 10:23am PST Three Creeks had their pre-Zwickelmania breakfast taking place early … Continue reading →

Tickets 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. Here’s the press release: When the inaugural Kriekfest was first announced on July 9, 2015, brewers had a full year to procure fresh cherries to … Continue reading →

Base 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 two non-profits: the Oregon Natural Desert Association and Oregon Wild. Here are details from the Facebook event page: Collabofest showcases the authenticity and creativity of the … Continue reading →