One of the highlights in the Oregon beer festival season is the Oregon Garden Brewfest. The 11th Annual Oregon Garden Brewfest returns this upcoming Father’s Day weekend, June 19-21. This indoor and tented festival held at The Oregon Garden in Silverton allows its guests to explore the magnificent 80-acre botanical garden with your beer.
Speaking of beers The Oregon Garden Brewfest does an amazing job at acquiring almost 70 breweries to serve two of its offerings during the weekend festival. This is an excellent opportunity to sample beers from breweries in a very casual setting. Plus a few of these breweries at this year’s event are rarely seen in the Portland market. At less than an hours drive from downtown Portland; The Oregon Garden is closer than you think.
To get the Oregon Garden Brewfest kicked off properly, on the eve of the fest, June 18th, The Oregon Garden will host the 4th Annual Brewer’s Tasting Dinner beginning at 7:00pm at the Oregon Garden Resort. Currently there are a limited number of tickets available to the public at $50 plus service fees. These tickets can be purchased in advance here, but don’t wait, as these will go offline here very soon.
The Brewer’s Tasting Dinner serves six courses, each featuring a small-plate paired with a unique beer from one of six selected breweries. This year’s featured breweries include Buoy Beer Co, Crux Fermentation Project, Ex Novo Brewing Co, Ecliptic Brewing, Vagabond Brewing and Wild Ride Brew.
Representatives from each of the breweries give a presentation about their beer during the dinner, which is attended by brewers participating in the festival, industry insiders and beer aficionados. Each course will be a small plate paired with a beer tasting from one of our participating breweries. The brewers will take a few minutes to talk to us about each of the beers.
Over the course of the three day festival there will be 70 breweries, pouring 140 beers, ciders and meads from Oregon and beyond. Here’s the current list of the 67-featured breweries, cideries, and meaderies and its beverages that will be pouring Friday through Sunday.
10 Barrel Brewing: JOE IPA / Swill
2 Towns Ciderhouse: OutCider: Unfiltered Hard Cider / Imperial Hop & Stalk
21st Amendment Brewery: Down to Earth Session IPA / Hell or High Watermelon Wheat
Alameda Brewing: Yellow Wolf Imperial IPA / Klickitat Pale Ale
ATLAS Hard Cider: The RADLER / Hard Apricot Cider
Awesome Ales: Southern Sky French Pale Ale / The 4:19
Base Camp Brewing: Hop in the ‘Pool Hellesr / Pilgrimage Saison
Blue Moon Brewing: Summer Honey Wheat Ale / White IPA
BridgePort Brewing: Conviction Pale Ale / Long Ball Ale
Buoy Beer: Czech Pilsner / Oregon Garden Lavender Saison
Calapooia Brewery: Chili Beer / Paddle Me IPA
Climate City Brewing: Nookie IPA / Yellow Belly
Coin Toss Brewing: Black Hole Cascadian Dark Ale / George’s Honest Ale
Coronado Brewing: Islander IPA / Orange Avenue Wit
Crispin Cider: Crispin Original Cider / Blackberry Pear Cider
Crux Fermentation Project: Half Hitch Imperial IPA / Impasse Saison
Deluxe Brewing: Va Va Voom NW Vienna Lager / Little Bo Pils
Dick’s Brewing: Dick’s Danger Ale / Dick’s Cream Stout
Double Mountain Brewery: Kolsch / Cluster
Ecliptic Brewing: Orbiter IPA / Aurora Crimson Saison w/ Rhubarb
Elk Horn Brewery: Hop Cider / Hemp HopHooRed
Elysian Brewing: Dayglow IPA / Superfuzz Blood Orange Pale Ale
Epic Brewing: Escape to Colorado IPA / Hop Syndrome Lager
Ex Novo Brewing: Eliot IPA / Sour Hop Kids
Fat Head’s Brewery: Head Hunter IPA / Bumble Berry Honey Blueberry Ale
Feckin: Measure 91 Pale Ale / IRA
Firestone Walker Brewing: Pivo Pils / Easy Jack Session IPA
Flat Tail Brewing: Rough Cut IPA / El Guapo Chile Beer
Fort George Brewery: 3-Way IPA / Spruce Budd Ale
Fremont Brewing: Summer Ale / Interurban IPA
Georgetown Brewing: Eddie India Pale Lager / Johnny Utah Citra Pale Ale
Gigantic Brewing: Gigantic IPA / White Light White Heat
Gilgamesh Brewing: Radler / Hoot Attach ISA
Golden Valley Brewery: Carlton Kolsch / Chehalem Mountain IPA
Hop Valley Brewing: Citrus Mistress / Sir Orange A Lot
Hopworks: Pigwar White IPA / Ace of Spades Imperial IPA
Klamath Basin Brewing: Backroad Vanilla Porter / Dog Days Wheat IPA
Lagunitas Brewing: A Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale / Day Time
Laurelwood Brewing: Green Elephant IPA / Free Range Red
Leinenkugel’s Brewing: Summer Shandy / Big Eddy Royal Nektar Ale
Logsdon Farmhouse Ales: Kili Witt / Seizoen
Mazama Brewing: Mosaic Eruption IPA / Saison d’Etre
McMenamins Old Church Brewery: Lumber-sexual IPL / Bonne Chiere Grand Reserve
Natian Brewery: Everyday Organic IPA / KnockBack Organic Amber Lager
Nectar Creek Mead: Waggle Wildflower Session Mead / Sting Ginger Session Mead
Ninkasi Brewing: Total Domination IPA / Lux German Style Helles Lager
No-Li Brewhouse: Crony NW Brown Ale / Poser Pale Ale
Ordnance Brewing: Rivercrest Kolsch / Full Metal Jacket IPA
Pelican Brewing: Kiwanda Cream Ale / Umbrella IPA
Ram Brewery-Salem: Big Reds IPA / Hammock Life Apricot Summer Ale
Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider: Revival Hard Apple / Tepache
Rusty Truck Brewing: Cherry Chocoholic Baltic Porter / Cruiser Session IPA
Salem Ale Works: Hootenanny Honey Basil / Roasted
Santiam Brewing: Pirate Stout / Ecotopia IPA
Seven Brides Brewing: Emily’s Red Ale / Strawberry Blonde Wheat
Sierra Nevada Brewing: Southern Hemisphere Harvest Ale / River Rye’d
Silver Moon Brewing: Get Sum Pale Ale / VooDoo Dog India Session Red
Sunriver Brewing: Fighting Falcon Double IPA / S.U.P Summer Ale
Terminal Gravity Brewing: Eagle Cap IPA / Wallowa Lake Lager
Twisted Snout Brewery: Raspberry Truffle / Tail Curler IPA #5
Two Kilts Brewing: Crystal Kush / Scottish Ale
Vagabond Brewing: Black Moon / Attack Owl
Wandering Aengus Ciderworks: Wanderlust / Anthem Hops
Widmer Brothers Brewing: Replay IPA / Hefe Shandy
Wild Ride Brewing: Hopperhead IPA / Whoopty Whoop Wheat
Woodchuck Hard Cider: Woodchuck Gumption / Woodchuck Season
Worthy Brewing Co.: Farm Out Saison / Prefunk Pale Ale
Oregon Garden Brewfest Hours
Friday, June 19: Noon to 11:00pm
Saturday, June 20: Noon to 11:00pm
Sunday, June 21: Noon to 5:00pm (minors welcome) – Family Day with Kid’s Crafts
Admission to the Oregon Gardens Brewfest begins at $15 including a tasting glass and 5 tasting tickets when purchased before 5:00pm. An evening ticket purchased after 5:00pm increased to $20 for the same perks. A 3-Day ticket includes admission all three days and 10 tasting tickets for $35. Then there’s a VIP Ticket at $50 that includes admission all 3 days, a tasting glass, 35 tasting tickets, a Brewfest T-shirt, and a voucher for one item at the Oregon Garden Resort food booth. Designated Drivers ticket is $5 that includes a bottle of water. Each taste is one ticket, and a full glass is four tickets. Additional tasting tickets will be available for $1 each. Advance tickets can be purchased here.
On-site parking will be $5. Free shuttles will run from various parking lots in Silverton. Additional shuttle information can be found here.
This year’s food vendors include Adam’s Rib Smokehouse, Bakke Brothers Jerkey, Family Dogs Corn Dogs, Northwest Cigars, Oregon Garden Resort, and Sweet Oregon Rain
A dozen regional bands will play on two stages, beginning at 5pm on Friday and Saturday.
5-6:30pm – Alder Street – Main Stage / Eugene, OR / Contemporary Bluegrass
6-7:30pm – The Jackalope Saints – Garden Stage / Portland, OR / Folk
7:30-9pm – Casey Neill & The Norway Rats – Main Stage / Portland, OR / Post-punk rock
8-9:30pm – Jamie Wyatt – Garden Stage / Los Angeles, CA / Rock ‘n Roll ‘n folk ‘n some country
9:30-11pm – Water Tower – Main Stage / Portland, OR / Bluegrass, Punk Rock, Blues, Cajun, Folk and Country
9:45-11pm – Deadwood Standing – Garden Stage / Silverton, OR / Americana, stompgrass, folk rock
5-6:30pm – Will West & The Friendly Strangers – Main Stage / Portland, OR / Modern Folk, Groove and Pop sounds
6-7:30pm – Balto – Garden Stage / Portland, OR / Liquid Mercury Americana
7:30-9pm – Transcendental Brass Band – Main Stage / Portland, OR / Freestyle Street Funk
8-9:30pm – Redwood Son – Garden Stage / Portland, OR / West Coast Americana
9:30-11pm – Ural Thomas & The Pain – Main Stage / Portland, OR / R&B and Soul
9:45-11pm – The Tumblers – Garden Stage / Portland, OR / Country
If you have never been to The Oregon Garden this is a property that boasts some fabulous plants and scenery along with one of its hidden treasures, the Frank Lloyd Wright Gordon House. The house was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1957 and was moved to The Oregon Garden in 2002. This is the only Frank Lloyd Wright-designed building in all of Oregon. Plus it is the only one in the Pacific Northwest that is open to the public.
One of the benefits of the Oregon Garden Resort hosting this beer festival is that there are accommodations on the garden grounds. The Resort is just steps from Brewfest. Book your Brewfest room now online or call 503-874-2500.
The Oregon Garden Resort 895 W. Main St Silverton, OR
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.