Though it’s still quite warm outside as we head into the remaining weeks of summer it’s never too early to begin planning our winter adventures. When it comes to skiing Mt. Hood Meadows is preparing for its 50th Anniversary. To kick off this milestone Mt. Hood Meadows presents the Beer and Cider Festivalon Saturday, September 9th from 11:00am-3:00pm.
Beer and Cider Festival has been postponed until Saturday, September 30th. Additional details to follow.
The day’s festivities will begin at 11:00am when the Mt. Hood Meadows opens it scenic chairlift for the day and starts up its BBQ. A chairlift ride is $12.00 and offers majestic views of Mt. Hood and the Cascades. Then at Noon the beer and cider begin pouring on the resort’s outdoor Sun Deck. Tony Smiley will also perform and acoustic set from Noon until 3:00pm.
Entrance to the event is $14 (for ages 21 and older) and includes four (4 oz) drink tokens and a commemorative keepsake Mt. Hood Meadows 50th anniversary logoed mug. Additional tokens can be purchased for $1 each. The event will officially kick off Meadows 50th anniversary season of celebration.
“We are proud to launch the golden anniversary celebration with Oregon’s best micro-brewers, many located here in the Columbia River Gorge,” stated Vice President of Communications, Dave Tragethon, in a statement. “We are so fortunate to have some of the ‘Best of Craft Beer’ Award Winning microbrews in the country served right here at our event.”
Beer & Cider List:
Full Sail Brewing Company: Hop Pursuit
Backwoods Brewing Company: Pecan Pie Porter
Double Mountain Brewery: Vaporizer
Pfriem Family Brewers: Pilsner
Ninkasi Brewing: Oktoberfest Lager
Everybody’s Brewing: Sprinkles Hibiscus sour red ale
Laurelwood Brewery: Boysenberry Berliner Weisse
Hopworks Urban Brewery: Cider
Widmer Brothers Brewing: Square Mile Cider
The 50th anniversary celebration will officially kick off at the Beer and Cider Fest with the awarding of the first of fifty “Golden Tickets”, which includes two lift tickets, a 50th anniversary gift bag with a $50 gift card, commemorative pin and certified entry into a drawing to win a 50 year season pass to Mt. Hood Meadows. That drawing will be January 27 at the official 50th anniversary party celebration at Meadows, and only 50 people will be registered to win the 50 year season pass.
Mt. Hood Meadows 14040 Highway 35 Mount Hood, OR 97041
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 20 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 Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter at @hopapalooza.