It’s a bit of last minute notice, but here in Central Oregon there’s an event taking place Saturday, June 25 (that’s tomorrow!) that might be of interest to beer-minded folks: a Beverages Farm Tour with High Desert EATs (Educational Agriculture Tours). Full details are below, but be aware you will need to sign up/purchase your tickets today for $35 (Friday the 24th).
Join us in the third farm tour event in the Jefferson County Farm Tour series, High Desert Educational Agricultural Tours (EATs). Have you ever wondered how our local libations are produced?
Taste milk fresh from Poland’s Organic Diary cows, tour Jefferson County’s only malting facility at Mecca Grade Estate Malt, check out how spirits are made at New Basin Distilling, and learn what makes the high desert soil great for growing grapes at Maragas Winery!
Tour Runs from 8:30am – 1:30pm
Lunch and wine tasting is included in ticket price: $35.00
This tour is recommended for ages 21 and up!
Tour Starts/Finishes at Maragas Winery.
Free Shuttle departs Maragas Winery at 8:30.
Tour Stop #1: Poland’s Organic Dairy Farm, 9:00 – 10:00
3751 NW Elm Lane, Madras
Tour Stop #2: Mecca Grade Estate Malt, 10:15 – 11:15
2048 NW Columbia Drive, Madras
Tour Stop #3: New Basin Distilling, 11:30 – 12:15
1789 NW Mill St., Madras
Tour Stop #4: Maragas Winery, 12:30 – 1:30
15523 SW Hwy 97, Culver, OR
Shuttle with 4-H Club guide service available for the first 24 registrants.
Water is available on the tours courtesy of Earth20.
We love pets but please leave yours at home for the tours.
Questions? Contact Maura at 541-325-1064.
Especially relevant to beer lovers is the Mecca Grade Estate Malt tour—Central Oregon’s only (as far as I know) maltster. They will have a selection of estate-malted and brewed beers pouring specially for this tour. I’ve had some of those beers at homebrew club meetings—they are very good and showcase the malts nicely!