Category Archives: Events

McMenamins’ Hillsdale Brewfest

This Saturday, the 22nd, is McMenamins’ 21st Annual Hillsdale Brewfest taking place at their venerable Hillsdale Brewery & Public House in Portland. This is the original and oldest of McMenamins’ fests and is the one that determines what beer will represent McMenamins at the Oregon Brewers Festival in July. Twenty of the finest beers from McMenamins’ breweries are sent into battle, their brewers vying for bragging rights, the notorious championship belt and a berth in the annual … Continue reading →

Play Zwickelmania Bingo again this year

With the 6th annual Zwickelmania celebration taking place tomorrow across Oregon, I’ve been dusting off and updating the Zwickelmania Bingo page I made last year, adding the new participating breweries and removing a few that aren’t on the Oregon Brewers Guild list. Zwickelmania Bingo generates a Bingo card that you can print out and take with you on your zwickel-ing: for each brewery you visit (or beer style you drink, if you include those on … Continue reading →

Broken Top Bottle Shop’s 2nd anniversary

This coming Tuesday, February 4th, is Bend’s Broken Top Bottle Shop‘s second anniversary—and they are kicking off the celebration today with two days of live music and great beer! Tonight: They have Ninkasi Brewing in the house from 4pm for a beer tasting, pouring Pravda Bohemian Pils Style Lager and Alt; and live music with Tone Red at 5pm, and again with The Sweatband at 7:30. Tomorrow (Saturday): Eugene’s Falling Sky Brewing will be pouring beer … Continue reading →

Today: 10 Barrel’s Pray for Snow Party, Agrarian Ales one-year anniversary

A couple of events going on today I wanted to make note of. First, 10 Barrel Brewing in Bend is holding their 4th annual Pray for Snow party at their Bend Pub from 5 to 9pm tonight, kicking off the winter season in style: It’s that time again… Time to light up the parking lot and tear it down for our 4th annual PRAY FOR SNOW party here in Bend. Live music from Seattle’s hottest … Continue reading →

Drink rare beer for Angelo tonight at Saraveza

It’s been awhile since I wrote about Brewpublic founder and beer blogger Angelo De Ieso’s medical condition and fundraising efforts, and in that time there have been a number of additional breweries and benefits in Portland and elsewhere helping to raise money for him. Tonight, Portland’s Saraveza is holding a special benefit and rare beer silent auction at their Bad Habit room from 5 to 9pm to help Angelo out. This is a public evening … Continue reading →