Category Archives: Events

McKenzie 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 the 14th from noon to 11pm at the Willamalane Center in Springfield. That list of brewers and cidermakers is nothing to sneeze at, and the site … Continue reading →

Happy International Stout Day!

Happy International Stout Day! This Xocoveza Mocha Stout from Stone Brewing is nicely smoky, with touches of chile heat. What are you drinking tonight?

Oregon Beer Awards 2016 – Call for Submissions

The second annual Oregon Beer Awards, the statewide competition organized by Portland’s Willamette Week, is fast approaching this January, and the organizers have a call out for submissions now. This competition is somewhat unique in that it is only featuring Oregon breweries, and that there are only 14 categories to be judged—not the umpteen fragments of categories and subcategories that characterize many of the big contests. The inaugural OBAs that took place at the beginning of this … Continue reading →

Support Umpqua Community College with McMenamins today

The tragedy that took place on the first of this month at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg needs no elaboration; and if you’ve wanted to help or donate to the victims and the community in some way, then consider visiting a McMenamins pub today. All day today, Thursday, October 22, all McMenamins Oregon locations will donate $1 for every pint of all beers sold to UCC Strong, the victim relief fund. This has the potential … Continue reading →

Killer Beer Week 2015

The Portland-based blog Brewpublic is celebrating its 7th anniversary, and as has become tradition they are presenting the annual Killer Beer Week—in this case 10 days of beer filled events from October 16 through 25. Angelo at Brewpublic writes: As always, in conjunction with our anniversary, our pioneering spirit of Beervana flavor is delivering to you a big, bad-ass beer week with some traditional favorite events as well as some creative new happenings to appease … Continue reading →