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Zwickelmania 2015 and the return of Zwickel Bingo

I can’t help it: I have fun with the Zwickel Bingo generator I created. Just because. I’ve been going through and making sure it is all up to date with this year’s Zwickelmania info from the Oregon Brewers Guild, and I’ll be printing one out and playing along tomorrow as we’re zwickel-ing.

And speaking of Zwickelmania tomorrow—it’s shaping up to be a great day across the state!

Zwickelmania, the annual one-day event in Oregon when breweries open their doors to the casual and hardcore beer fans, lands on Feb. 14 this year — Valentine’s Day — from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 110 breweries, both big and small, are participating with meet-the-brewer events and beer samples.For those who are planning a special Valentine’s Day trip to a place in Oregon, visitors are invited to click on one of the seven regions of Oregon on the Zwickelmania event page to see which breweries are participating, itineraries and maps available for the Bend, Eugene, Portland, Salem and Southern Oregon areas.

Last year, more than 36,750 people toured 105 participating breweries statewide and the Oregon Brewers Guild is expecting that number to increase in 2015 with Valentine’s Day starting off what will be a three-day Presidents’ Day weekend.

If you’re planning on visiting breweries, my best piece of advice is to either have a designated driver, or take advantage of the shuttles running in a number of the regions. Stay safe! You might also consider bringing along a bottle of water too, and maybe some snacks.

Tomorrow is going to be a lot of fun, and don’t forget to tag all your social media posts with #zwickel15!