Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Interview Series : Meet the Geeks : Backdraught

We receive several unsolicited emails here at #pdxbeergeeks HQ, all are read, most deleted. This one certainly caught our eye. Beer? Classic trucks? Food? Three of our favorite things! Thanks for stopping by the blog to meet Backdraught!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Lompoc Brewing 9th Annual Chowder Challenge


It's that time of year for the 9th Annual Lompoc Chowder Challenge. Please join us Saturday from 12-4, February 21st to help raise funds for Portland’s Community Transitional School,  Twelve chowders will enter, but only one will reign supreme. This will also be our fifth year of volunteering for the event, we recommend you show up early! The chowder rarely lasts until 4pm. Details below...

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

New Dates For The Oregon Garden Brewfest




Oregon Garden offers perfect Father’s Day Gift, changes date of 11th annual Oregon Garden
Brewfest to Father’s Day weekend

Tickets are on sale now for the Northwest’s most scenic beer festival

SILVERTON, Ore. — The Oregon Garden has announced a new date for its popular Oregon Garden Brewfest, presented by Growl Movement. The 11th annual event, traditionally held in the spring, will take place June 19 through 21 this year, coinciding with Father’s Day. The popular Willamette Valley festival will feature 130 handcrafted beers, ciders and mead from more than 65 different breweries from across the nation. Event hours are Noon to 11 pm Friday & Saturday, and Noon to 5 pm Sunday. 

“We have moved Brewfest to June in hopes of better weather and to more fully showcase the beauty of the Garden,” said Brittney Hatteberg, regional marketing manager for The Oregon Garden. “We encourage guests to grab a beer and take it with them as they explore our 80-acres, and by mid-June the Garden will look spectacular.” 

Located in the historic town of Silverton, just an hour’s drive from the Portland metropolitan area, the Oregon Garden Brewfest also features live music from a dozen regional bands on two stages, local food, and a Brewer’s Tasting Dinner. The Oregon Garden Brewfest is for ages 21 and over on Friday and Saturday; minors are welcome all hours on Sunday. 

Admission ranges from $15 to $50, but all admission packages include a souvenir tasting glass and a number of tasting tickets; see ticket pricing and purchase in advance at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/oregon-garden-brewfest-2015-tickets-13448706443

A full glass of beer costs four tickets, and a taster costs one ticket. Additional tasting tickets may be purchased for $1 apiece. Designated drivers pay a cover charge of $5 and receive a bottle of water. Parking at The Oregon Garden is $5 per car; free shuttles are available from various locations in Silverton. 

The fourth annual Oregon Garden Brewer’s Tasting Dinner will take place on the eve of the festival, June 18 at 7 pm. This six-course dinner, which features small plates paired with local beers from six area breweries, is attended by participating brewers, industry insiders and a few lucky beer aficionados; a limited number of tickets will be made available to the public this spring. 

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 starts at $239 and include accommodations, two 3-day admission passes to Brewfest (each pass includes a tasting glass and five tasting tickets), a food voucher for the Oregon Garden Resort’s food booth, a continental buffet breakfast and admission to The Oregon Garden. Packages can be booked here or by calling 503-874-2500. 

The Oregon Garden Brewfest is presented by Growl Movement and sponsored by Venti’s CafĂ©, Wave Broadband, Pepsi and The Oregonian/Oregon Live. For more information about the event, visit www.oregongarden.org/events/brewfest/.