EventsOregon Garden Brewfest details

The 10th annual Oregon Garden Brewfest is taking place this weekend, and this is definitely one you are going to want to visit. I’ve attended the last two years (I’ve been fortunate to get a media pass) and I’m not missing this year’s either. The venue is simply stunning: the … Continue reading

EventsThe 10th annual Oregon Garden Brewfest is next month

Next month, the Oregon Garden Brewfest is taking place from April 25 through 27 at the Oregon Garden in Silverton—the final full weekend of April. This is a terrific Brewfest, set against the backdrop of the amazing Oregon Garden, and this 10th iteration is the biggest yet, featuring some 130 … Continue reading

BreweriesOregon Garden Brewfest weekend wrap up and review

Last weekend’s trip to Silverton for the Oregon Garden Brewfest was fantastic: perfect weather, amazing location, bigger-than-ever festival, great Thursday night Brewer’s Dinner. This has become one of my must-attend events (something I’d already decided pretty much after last year’s Fest, but this trip cemented that for me) for all … Continue reading

EventsOregon Garden Brewfest Brewer’s Dinner recap

This past Thursday night as a prelude to the Oregon Garden Brewfest, the Oregon Garden Resort hosted the Brewer’s Tasting Dinner featuring six courses paired with special beers (and one cider) all from brewers pouring at the Fest (thought the beers themselves weren’t necessarily pouring), and I have to say, … Continue reading

EventsOregon Garden Brewfest is going strong this weekend!

A quick post on this weekend’s Oregon Garden Brewfest (until I get a chance to write a more in-depth article). With two full days to go and beautiful weather (really you couldn’t ask for a better weekend!), this is definitely one of the weekend’s best bets if you’re looking for … Continue reading

EventsOregon Garden Brewfest: What to drink

With this year’s Oregon Garden Brewfest only a week away, it’s time to look over that beer lineup I posted previously and make some lists—my picks for my own must-try beers, and general recommendations for the non-hardcore beer geeks. (Because of course when I’m getting ready for a beer fest, … Continue reading

EventsOregon Garden Brewfest: The beer lineup

The Oregon Garden Brewfest over in Silverton this month is bigger than ever before, hosting 62 breweries (and meaderies and cideries) that will be pouring at least 125 beers (and meads and ciders)—that’s a stunning amount of beers represented, and the number of breweries is approaching Oregon Brewers Festival levels. … Continue reading

EventsOregon Garden Brewfest wrap-up review

Yesterday I posted my thoughts and notes about the Brewer’s Tasting Dinner for the Oregon Garden Brewfest, so today is the rest of it: my review of the Brewfest (from attending on Friday). Interestingly the press release just came out yesterday highlighting the record attendance for this year’s Brewfest (6000 … Continue reading

EventsOregon Garden Brewfest: Brewer’s Tasting Dinner

On Thursday night, the Oregon Garden Resort hosted the Brewer’s Tasting Dinner precursor to the weekend’s Oregon Garden Brewfest: the first year they’ve done a beer-pairing dinner I believe. I’d been invited to attend (along with a number of other regional bloggers), both the Dinner and the OGBF the next … Continue reading