Category Archives: Events

Central Oregon Beer Week 2014 is coming up!

This year’s Central Oregon Beer Week is taking place from Friday, May 23rd through Saturday the 31st, and with 26 official breweries in operation it’s bigger than ever! This year’s COBW has a ton of great events lined up, with something going on all week long (the “week” is really nine days), and it kicks off with the SMaSH (Single Malt and Single Hop) fest hosted by McMenamins Old St. Francis School this year: You’re … Continue reading →

OGBF ’14 Weekend (part 2)

Being the second in a short series of posts about this year’s Oregon Garden Brewfest. Following the Brewer’s Tasting Dinner, the Oregon Garden Brewfest itself kicked off the next day, starting Friday at noon. The weather this year was overcast and drizzly, but with most of the time spent inside the pavilion or the tent it really wasn’t a problem. We got there as it was opening (the best way to attend any brewfest), a few minutes … Continue reading →

OGBF ’14 Weekend (part 1)

Being the first in a short series of posts about this year’s Oregon Garden Brewfest. Our Garden Brewfest weekend began Thursday evening with the Brewer’s Tasting Dinner that takes place each year at the Oregon Garden Resort. This was the third year they’ve hosted this dinner, and this year’s was the biggest (they increased the attendance by something like 60 people) and best, offering six courses paired with a range of beer styles from mostly-Oregon … Continue reading →

Oregon Garden Brewfest continues today; some beers to look for

We spent a good day at the Oregon Garden Brewfest yesterday, and it’s going on for two more days! They just opened up at noon so if you’re planning to head down there (you should), here are some preliminary beers and breweries to be looking out for. If there is an underlying theme this year, it may well be “new breweries” as I’d probably count at least 13 of the 65 as “new” for only … Continue reading →

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 →