Zwickelmania ’13 roundup

The fifth annual Oregon Craft Beer Zwickelmania is in the books, and, like last year, my wife and I were joined by our friends Paul and Sandi and we managed to visit seven Bend breweries over the course of the day. And yes, we played Bingo along the way! Here … Continue reading

Zwickelmania Bingo!

The other day in my post on tomorrow’s Zwickelmania I made a mention of a “Zwickelmania Bingo” game. Well last night and early this morning I hacked together just that: a Zwickelmania Bingo board generator! (Yes I am a web developer in addition to a beer geek.) Here’s how it … Continue reading

Zwickelmania 2013

This Saturday, February 16th, is Oregon’s fifth annual statewide Zwickelmania event: organized by the Oregon Brewers Guild, breweries across the state hold special open houses from 11am to 4pm, offering up tours, tastings, and often special extras just for the one day. As OBG’s blurb says, “Your once-a-year backstage pass … Continue reading

Zwickelmania Bend notes

Saturday saw a really good turnout for Zwickelmania here in Bend; between strong offerings from the established breweries and interest in the new ones, it was easily the best open house event yet. We weren’t able to make it to all the breweries, but we managed a good number and … Continue reading

Zwickelmania 2012

Today is Oregon’s fourth annual Zwickelmania event, the statewide “brewery open house” celebrating the state’s great beer culture, all organized by the Oregon Brewers Guild.

Hop Press: Mirror Pond test beers and Zwickelmania

Over on the Hop Press this weekend I wrote about a couple of (overdue) items: test beers of Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery, and the local Zwickelmania wrap-up. Not too long ago Deschutes started a new online marketing project for members of their Bitter Truth newsletter (the email … Continue reading

Zwickelmania 2011

This Saturday, February 19th, is Oregon’s 3rd annual Zwickelmania event: “a free statewide event that offers visitors a chance to tour Oregon breweries, meet the brewers and sample their favorite beers.” The Oregon Brewers Guild has a fantastic listing of all the participants—worth checking to see what’s local to you—but … Continue reading

Zwickelmania 2010

Zwickelmania in Oregon is back again this year: This President’s Day weekend, dozens of Oregon breweries and brewpubs will open their doors to visitors for the state’s 2nd annual Zwickelmania. Zwickelmania, hosted by the Oregon Brewers Guild (OBG), is a free statewide event that offers visitors a chance to tour … Continue reading