Friday, April 13, 2012

Oregon Garden Brewfest Coming Up On April 27th & 28th

Oregon Garden Brewfest offers ideal spring getaway, with more than 90 handcrafted beers & ciders, live music and great room deals

SILVERTON, Ore. - Now in its 8th year, the Oregon Garden Brewfest has established itself as one of the foremost beer festivals in the Willamette Valley, and a favorite in the Northwest. This year's event will take place April 27 and April 28 from noon to 11 p.m. each day at The Oregon Garden's J. Frank Schmidt Jr. Pavilion, 879 W Main St. The festival willfeature more than 90 handcrafted beers and ciders from 45 different breweries spanning from Silverton's backyard to across the Atlantic.

Located in the historic town of Silverton, 45 miles south - just over an hour's drive - from the Portland metropolitan area, the Oregon Garden Brewfest will also feature games and activities, live music, food, beer trivia and tasting lessons by Women Enjoying Beer, a Brewer's Tasting Dinner, a Connoisseur Tasting and a homebrew competition presentedby Capitol Brewers.

Two stages will offer live music both days from well-known Northwest bands. Friday's lineup includes Tiffany KuenziBrownish BlackBen RueThe Ty Curtis BandCelilo,Symmetry/SymmetryViolet Isle and Tango Alpha Tango. Saturday's lineup includesJamaliaWEINLAND Acoustic, Quiet LifeBlitzen TrapperMatthew PriceFrame by FrameBattlemeDenverOld Light and The Dimes.

A one-day advance tasting package cost $15 and includes admission for one day, a tasting mug, 7 tasting tickets, and express entry. A two-day advance tasting package costs $25 and includes admission both days, a tasting mug, 14 tasting tickets, and express entry. Tickets at the door cost the same, but include only 5 tasting tickets for one day, 10 tasting tickets for both days, and no express entry. A full mug of beer costs 4 tickets, a taster costs 1 ticket. Additional tasting tickets may be purchased at $1 apiece. Minors are welcome on Saturday only until 3PM. Tickets are available

The first annual Brewer's Tasting Dinner will take place on the eve of the festival, April 26 at 7 p.m. This six-course tasting will be attended by participating brewers and industry insiders. Each course will be a small plate paired with a beer tasting from one of six area breweries. There are a limited number of tickets available to the public for $40 apiece.

A Connoisseur Tasting will be held from noon to 2 p.m. on April 27 and feature many brewers at their booths engaging with attendees. This tasting is included with Friday admission.

For those from out of the area who wish to make a night of it, The Oregon Garden Resort is offering two room packages: the Brewer's Dinner Package for $199 includes a room on Thursday night, two tickets to the Brewer's Tasting Dinner, breakfast Friday morning, two tasting glasses, 10 tasting tickets and food vouchers for the fest. The Brewfest Package goes for $139/Thur and $169/Friday and includes all of the above except for the Brewer's Dinner tickets. Saturday is sold out. Call 503-874-2500 to make reservations.

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The List of participating breweries and beers:

  Brewery                                       Beer                                               Beer Style
10 Barrel BrewingApocalypseIPA
10 Barrel BrewingTBDTBD
2 Towns CiderhouseThe Bad AppleSemi-Dry Cider
2 Towns CiderhouseThe InciderSemi-Sweet Cider
21st Amendment BreweryBitter AmericanExtra Pale Ale
21st Amendment BreweryHell or High Watermelon WheatAmerican Wheat
Alameda Brewing CoBlack Bear XX StoutStout
Alameda Brewing CoYellow Wolf Imperial IPAImperial IPA
Block 15 Brewing Co.NebulaNaked Oat Stout
Block 15 Brewing Co.WandlepadBlonde
Blue Moon Brewing Co.Blue Moon Belgian White AleBelgian Style White
Blue Moon Brewing Co.Blue Moon Summer Honey Wheat AleAmerican Style Wheat Ale
BridgePort Brewing Co.BridgePort KingpinImperial Red
BridgePort Brewing Co.Dark RainBlack Pale Ale
Calapooia Brewing Co.Chili BeerSpecialty
Calapooia Brewing Co.RIPArian IPAIndia Pale Ale
Cascade Lakes Brewing Co.Blonde BombshellSessions
Cascade Lakes Brewing Co.CyclopsIPA
Crispin Cider Co.Crispin OriginalCider
Crispin Cider Co.Fox Barrel Blackberry PearCider
Eel River Organic BreweryOrganic IPAAmerican IPA
Eel River Organic BreweryOrganic PorterOrganic Porter
Elysian BrewingAvatar Jasmine IPAIPA
Elysian BrewingDragonstooth StoutImperial Stout
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.DBABritish Pale Ale
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.SolaceUnfilitered Wheat
Flat Tail Brewing Co.Jarabe Caliente!Chocolate Chili Porter
Flat Tail Brewing Co.Tailgater K├ÂlschKolsch
Fort George Brewery & Public HouseCavatica StoutStout
Fort George Brewery & Public HouseSunrise Oatmeal Pale AleAmerican Style Pale
Gigantic Brewing Co.Axes of EvilHoppy Beer
Gigantic Brewing Co.Gigantic IPAIPA
Gilgamesh BrewingDJ Jazzy HefAmerican Hef
Gilgamesh BrewingVaderCascadian Dark Ale
GoodLife Brewing Co.Descender IPAIndia Pale Ale
GoodLife Brewing Co.Mountain Rescue Dry Hop Pale AleAmerican Pale Ale
Hoegaarden Brewery (InBev)HoegaardenBelgian Witbier
Hopworks Urban BreweryOrganic Hopworks IPAIPA
Hopworks Urban BreweryRise up RedNw Style Red
Kona Brewing CoLongboard LagerLager
Kona Brewing CoWailua WheatTropical Passion Fruit
Lagunitas Brewing CoLittle Sumpin SumpinHybrid Pale Wheat
Lagunitas Brewing CoUndercover Shutdown AleImperial Mild
Laughing Dog Brewing CoDogzilla Black IPACascadian Blacdk IPA
Laughing Dog Brewing CoRocket Dog Rye IPARye IPA
Leinenkugal’s Brewing Co.Leinie’s Summer ShandyLemon Shandy
Logsdon Farmhouse AlesKili WitOrganic White Beer
Logsdon Farmhouse AlesSeizoen BrettaSaison
Lost Coast BreweryGreat WhiteBelgian White Ale
Lost Coast BreweryTangerine WheatCitrus Wheat
McMenamins Thompson BreweryBellini Cream AleCream Ale
McMenamins Thompson BreweryBlack Jack Russian ImperialRussian Imperial
Mendocino Brewing Co.Red Tail AlePale ale
Mendocino Brewing Co.White Hawk IPAAmerican IPA
Nectar AlesHumbolt BrownAmerican Brown Ale
Nectar AlesRed NectarAmber Ale
New Belgium Brewing“Dig”Pale Ale
New Belgium BrewingBelgo IPABelgian Style India Pale Ale
Ninkasi BrewingSpring ReignPale Ale
Ninkasi BrewingTotal DominationIPA
Oakshire BrewingLine Dry RyeRye Pale Ale w/honey
Oakshire BrewingOvercast Espresso StoutEspresso Stout
Pale Horse Brewing Co.Hillbilly BlondeBlonde Ale
Pale Horse Brewing Co.Hopyard DogIndia Pale Ale
Pelican Pub & BreweryIndia Pelican AleIndia Pale Ale
Pelican Pub & BreweryKiwanda Cream AleCream Ale
Ram Restaurant & BreweryBIG RED IPAIPA
Ram Restaurant & BreweryMAI BOCKMAI BOCK
Redhook Brewing CoLonghammer IPAIPA
Redhook Brewing CoRedhook WitBelgian-Stlyle Witbier
Rusty Truck Brewing Co.Fender Bender Amber AleAmber Ale
Rusty Truck Brewing Co.Roadwrecker IPAIPA
Seven Brides BrewingAbbey’s Apple AleBeer and Cider hybrid
Seven Brides BrewingBecky’s Black Cat PorterPorter
Shock Top Brewing Co (InBev)Shock Top IPAIPA
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.SummerfestPilsner-style Lager
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.TorpedoExtra IPA
Stella Artois (InBev)Stella ArtoisEuropean Pilsner
Stone Brewing Co.Stone Imperial Russian StoutImperial Russian Stout
Stone Brewing Co.Stone IPAIPA
Tieton Cider WorksApricot CiderCider
Tieton Cider WorksTeiton Cherry CiderApple Based Cherry Cider
Tieton Cider WorksWild Washington CiderCider
Uinta Brewing CoDuhbe Imperial Black AleImperial Black Ale
Uinta Brewing CoHop Notch IPAIPA
Wandering AengusAnthem CherryCider
Wandering AengusAnthem HopsCider
Widmer Bros Brewing CoCitrus Blonde Summer SeasonalBlonde
Widmer Bros Brewing CoPitch Black CDACascadian Dark Ale
Widmer Bros Brewing CoWidmer Rotator IPAIPA
Woodchuck Hard CiderWoodchuck Hard Cider AmberAmber Cider
Woodchuck Hard CiderWoodchuck Hard Cider Granny SmithGranny Smith Cider