The Oregon Garden Brewfest returns for Father’s Day weekend

Oregon Garden Brewfest

The 12th annual Oregon Garden Brewfest returns this Father’s Day weekend, taking place in Silverton at the Oregon Garden from Friday, June 17 through Sunday, June 19. This year they’ve changed things up for the first time:

The Brewfest is relocating from its traditional indoor setting out into the forest, where breweries will be set up in booths dotted throughout the woods underneath the warm glow of bistro lights. The move will allow guests to take better advantage of the summer weather while exploring the 80-acres of botanical gardens with beer in hand.

For the first time ever, minors will be welcome on Saturday from Noon to 5pm as well as all day on Sunday; on Father’s Day, there will be a kid’s craft area and root beer. The new location is closer to the Children’s Garden, allowing families to be near the festivities as well as close to entertainment for kids.

This has been one of my favorite Brewfests in recent years, in large part because of the setting: the Oregon Garden is spectacular, and I think this year’s new open-garden layout could be amazing. Unfortunately, this will be the first year in quite a few that I won’t be able to attend, which is too bad, I’d really like to see how it works. They are featuring 60 different breweries, cideries, and meaderies which could offer pretty substantial coverage throughout much of the Garden.

If you get the chance, go! It’s kid-friendly this year which is exactly how a Brewfest on Father’s Day should be. In fact, take your father!

Additional details from the press release are continued below the fold.

Advance admission ranges from $15 for a one-day ticket to $30 for a three-day ticket to $55 for a VIP ticket; door prices increase by $5. All admission packages include a souvenir pint glass and a varying number of tasting tickets. In most instances, a full glass of beer costs four tickets, and a taster costs one; additional tasting tickets may be purchased for $1 a piece. Designated drivers pay $5, which includes a bottle of water, and minors pay $5; children ages four and under are free. Silverton residents receive a discount on Friday with proof of residency. Parking at The Oregon Garden is $5 per car; free shuttles are available from various locations in Silverton. See all ticket pricing information and purchase advance tickets at

The ideal way to enjoy the Brewfest is to book a room at the Oregon Garden Resort, a Moonstone Hotel Property located just steps away from the festival. Brewfest Packages start at $269 and include accommodations, two three-day admission passes to Brewfest with a tasting glass and five tasting tickets, a continental buffet breakfast and admission to The Oregon Garden. Packages can be booked at or by calling 503-874-2500.

The Oregon Garden Brewfest is presented by Venti’s Café and sponsored by Country Financial, the Oregon Lottery, Renewal by Andersen, Sreamin’ Sicilian Pizza Co., T-Mobile, Goschie Farms, Imperial Bottle Shop, Craft QA, Oregon Beer Growler andthe Oregonian.

10 Barrel Brewing Co: JOE IPA & Cucumber Crush
2 Towns Ciderhouse: Made Marion & Hop & Stalk
54°40′ Brewing Co: Käscadia Kölsch & Broken Record IPA
Alameda Brewing Co: Alternator ISA & Admiration IPA
ATLAS Cider Co: Dragonfruit Cider & Apricot Cider
Awesome Ales: Age of Ostara & Bicycle Day IPA
Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits: Pineapple Sculpin & Longfin
Base Camp Brewing Co: Nomadic Blood Orange DIPA & Hop in the ‘Pool Helles
BridgePort Brewing Co: Stumptown Tart & BridgePort Cream Ale
Buoy Beer Co: Czech Pils & Simcoe Single Hop IPA
Calapooia Brewing: Pacific Pilsner & Paddle Me IPA
Climate City Brewing Co: Sunny Day & Nookie
Coin Toss Brewing: Half Penny Lager & Nine Eyes IPA
Commons Brewery: Urban Farmhouse Ale & Myrtle
Crispin: Crispin Blackberry Pear & Crispin Prickly Pear
Crux Fermentation Project: Half Hitch & CRUX PILZ
Deluxe Brewing Co: Lager 55 & Wild Beaver
Double Mountain Brewery: Clusterf#ck & The Vaporizer
Drinking Horse Brewing Co: Appaloosa IPA & Silk Road Saison
Ecliptic Brewing: Zenith Grapefruit Gose & Orbiter IPA
Elysian Brewing Co: Space Dust & SuperFuzz
Epic Brewing Co: Tart N’ Juicy Sour IPA & Los Locos
Fat Heads Brewing Portland: IBUsive & Kölsch
Feckin Brewery: Arnold Feckin Palmer & Feckin Session
Firestone Walker Brewing Co: Luponic Distortion & Pivo
Fort George Brewery: 3-Way IPA (2016) & Spruce Budd Ale
Fremont Brewing: Summer Ale & Interurban IPA
Georgetown Brewing Co: Johnny Utah Pale Ale & Bodhizafa IPA
Gigantic: Hearts & Stars & Ginormous
Gilgamesh Brewing: Mamba & Springer IPA
Golden Valley Brewery: Beaverton Blonde & Bald Peak IPA
HUB: Cranperry & Gear Up
Klamath Basin Brewing: Backroad Vanilla Porter & River Days Wheat IPA
Lagunitas Brewing Co: Aunt Sally & Pils
Laurelwood Brewing Co: Workhorse & Red Elephant
Logsdon Farmhouse Ales: Szech ‘n Brett & Conversion Series 2
Mazama Brewing Co: Mosaic Eruption IPA & Rasplendent
McMenamins Old Church: Princess Peach Wild Ale & Hop Gremlin Double IPA
Natian Brewery: Everyday Organic IPA & LumberJane Stout
Nectar Creek: Cluster & Sting
Ninkasi Brewery: Hop Cooler & Easy Way IPA
Ordnance Brewing: EOD IPA & Bloops!
Pelican Brewing Co: Kiwanda Cream Ale & Umbrella IPA
Plank Town Brewing Co: Blue Pool Pilsner & FURTHR
Ram Brewery: Big Red’s IPA & Marionette
Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider: Revival Hard Apple & The Passion
Rusty Truck Brewing Co: Double Berry & Cruiser Session IPA
Salem Ale Works: Hootenanny Honey Basil & Stout!
Seven Brides Brewing: Drunkle 2015 & Strawberry Blonde Wheat
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co: Otra Vez & Summerfest
Silver Falls Brewery: Over The Edge IPA & Happy Camper Hefeweizen
Silver Moon Brewing: Chapter 2 & Tropic Zombie
Sunriver Brewing Co: Rippin & Fuzztail
Three Creeks Brewing Co: CrowdPlease IPA & Five Pine Chocolate Porter
Vagabond Brewing: Attack Owl & Hop Your Socks Off
Wandering Aengus Ciderworks: Anthem Tropic Thunder & Anthem Pear
Wild Ride Brewing: Hopperhead IPA & Quencher Session Ale
Wolf Tree Brewery: Spruce Tip Ale & Tumornator
Worthy Brewing Co: Easy Day Kölsch & Coeur de la Peche