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McMenamins’ 16th Annual Roadhouse Brewfest at Cornelius Pass Roadhouse

This weekend, on Saturday the 15th, McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse in Hillsboro is throwing its 16th annual Roadhouse Brewfest, and it’s also the 151st birthday of the Roadhouse— built in 1866 by Robert Imbrie on the family farmstead. (There is a good article on the history of CPR here.)

This Brewfest is structured similar to the other McMenamins fests, with a bevy of McMenamins ales and ciders along with a good number of guest brews as well. In fact I count ten ciders and 23 beers for a total of 33 options.

There is a full lineup of live music slated, and here are other details:

Meet and chat with the brewers; the Brewery and Distillery will have an Open House from noon ‘til late.
• Open houses are eligible for the brewery tour and distillery tour experience stamps.

Pair the beer and cider with BBQ food specials, including a pig roast. Groove to live music in the meadow, barn & orchard beginning in the early afternoon. Bring your McMenamins Passport and go on a Discovery Hunt on the property.

History tours of the Property: 2 p.m. & 4 p.m.
• Meet on the steps of the Roadhouse
• Eligible for a History experience stamp

Event Pricing:
Package with pint glass & 10 tokens: $17
Tokens: $1.50 each (1 token per 4-ounce taster, 4 tokens= a pint)
Glass: $4
Merchandise tent open Noon ‘til 8 p.m.

Here is the cider and beer list, and you can go here for the full descriptions and stats:

  1. 2 Towns Ciderhouse – La Mûre
  2. Alter Ego Cider – The Dark Royale
  3. Anthem Cider – Watermelon Gose Cider
  4. Bauman’s Cider Company – Logan Berry Cider
  5. Bull Run Cider – Dry Hop Cider
  6. Cider Riot! – A Strong & Passionate Fruit
  7. McMenamins Edgefield Cider – Barrel-Aged Perry Cider
  8. Portland Cider Company – Sangria
  9. Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider – ¡Viva La Pineapple!
  10. Wandering Aengus Ciderworks – Calville Blanc Barrel Fermented
  11. Ambacht Brewing – Chocolate Matzobrau
  12. McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse Brewery – Creekside Cream Ale
  13. McMenamins Crystal Brewery – Red Rhino
  14. Culmination Brewing Co. – Good Intention Lager
  15. McMenamins Fulton Brewery – Squirtie Pale
  16. Heater Allen Brewing – Das Bier Kolsch Style
  17. McMenamins Hillsdale Brewery – Stormborn IPA
  18. McMenamins John Barleycorns Brewery – Singled Out: Citra Double IPA
  19. Leikam Brewing – Grateful Red
  20. Three Mugs Brewing Company – Mo’ Berry Honey Ale
  21. Uptown Brewing – Oatis Reddin
  22. Vertigo Brewing – Vertigo IPA
  23. McMenamins West Linn Brewery – Cacao Crackdown Porter
  24. McMenamins Wilsonville Brewery – Confessional Kölsch
  25. McMenamins Concordia Brewery – 2016 Whiskey Widow
  26. McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse Brewery – Whiskey Peach IPA
  27. McMenamins Edgefield Brewery – Barrel-Aged Cherry Widowmaker
  28. McMenamins Oak Hills Brewery – Billy’s Barrel-Aged Black Widow
  29. Ecliptic Brewing – Carina Peach Sour
  30. Golden Valley Brewery – Wheat Tart
  31. Little Beast Brewing – Bes
  32. Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider – Bodhisattva of Compassion
  33. Vanguard Brewing – Red Don

One of these years I will make the effort to attend. I always enjoy the Old St. Francis School’s High Gravity Extravaganza brewfest each year (it’s my local, of course) and I think it would be fun to hit the others.

If you’re in the Hillsboro (or Portland) area on Saturday, give some thought to checking this brewfest out.