10th Annual Oregon Garden Brewfest Takes Place This Weekend

Oregon Garden Resort

Now in it’s 10th year, the Oregon Garden Brewfest will take place tomorrow, Friday, April 25 through Sunday, the 27th at The Oregon Garden in historic Silverton, Oregon. This year’s event, presented by Growl Movement, has released the lineup of breweries, cideries and meaderies for its 10th annual event at Oregon Garden. To celebrate the 10th Anniversary organizers will have a record 65 breweries attending the three-day festival. Each will each feature two of their products, for a total of 130 beers, ciders and mead.

Oregon Garden Brewfest hours are Noon to 11pm Friday & Saturday, and Noon to 5pm Sunday. The festival also features live music from regional bands and food vendors, as well as a Brewers Tasting Dinner and a Brewfest Brunch Buffet.

Frank Lloyd Wright Gordon House at Oregon GardenWhat is said to be the “Northwest’s most scenic beer festival” we tend to agree. The Oregon Garden Brewfest is one of the more relaxed and enjoyable beer festivals that we attended last year. Held each spring at the Oregon Garden, this lovely property just outside of Silverton is home to Oregon’s only Frank Lloyd Wright structure, Gordon House. As you stroll the grounds you’ll see wildlife, birds and sights all the way to the coastal range. However, the highlight of the Oregon Garden is their 80-acre botanical garden, featuring more than 20 specialty gardens showcasing the diverse botanical beauty that can be found in the Willamette Valley and throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Oregon Garden BrewfestAdvance admission includes a one-day ticket for $15 that features a tasting glass and five tasting tickets; a three-day ticket for $35 that includes a tasting glass and 10 tasting tickets; and a VIP ticket for $50 that includes three-day admission, a tasting glass, 35 tasting tickets, a souvenir T-shirt and a food voucher. Designated drivers pay a cover charge of $5 and receive a bottled water. The Oregon Garden Brewfest is for ages 21 and over on Friday and Saturday; minors are welcome all hours on Sunday, cost is $5 for minors ages 5 to 20. Advance tickets are available at now.

Micah Bell of Laurlewood and Adam Hunter of OakshireOnce inside, a full glass of beer costs four tickets, and a taster costs one ticket. Additional tasting tickets may be purchased for $1 apiece. The event is cash only, with an ATM on-site. Parking at The Oregon Garden is $5 per car; free shuttles will be available to various locations in town.  A shuttle is also available from AleWays Brewery Tours, leaving from The Grand Hotel in Salem for $15 per round-trip. There is limited availability on the shuttle, and advance tickets can be purchased online at www.eventbrite.com.

This year’s participating breweries & beers include:

  • 10 Barrel Brewing Co: Project Failed Red & Pub Beer
  • 2 Towns Ciderhouse: Cherry Bl’awesome & Serious Scrump
  • 21st Amendment Brewery: Hell or High Watermelon Wheat & Brew Free or Die IPA
  • 7 Devils Brewing Co: Blacklock Oat Porter & Lighthouse Session Ale
  • Alameda Brewing Co: Yellow Wolf & P-Town Pilsner
  • Amnesia Brewing: Damnesia IPA & Crystal Red
  • Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits: Sculpin IPA & Calico Amber
  • Base Camp Brewing Co: Ripstop Rye Pils & Lost Meridian Wit
  • Blue Moon Brewing Co: Blue Moon Belgian-Style White Ale & Blue Moon Valencia Amber Ale
  • Boring Brewing Co: Big Yawn IPA & Hot Scotch
  • BridgePort Brewing Co: Trilogy 1 & Mettle and Mash Series
  • Cascade Brewing: Oblique Black and White Coffee Stout & Raspberry Wheat
  • Coronado Brewing Co: Islander IPA & Orange Avenue Wit
  • Crispin Cider: Crispin Cider & Fox Barrel Blackberry Pear
  • Crux Fermentation Project: Outcast IPA & Half Hitch Mosaic Imperial IPA
  • Deluxe Brewing Co: Deluxe Resurrection & Pure Sin
  • Double Mountain Brewery: Kolsch & Hop Lava
  • Eel River Brewing Co: California Blonde & Organic IPA
  • Elysian Brewing Co: Super Fuzz Blood Orange Pale Ale & Immortal IPA
  • Falling Sky Brewing: TBA
  • Feckin Irish Brewing Co: Feckin Stoned & Irish Oatmeal Porter
  • Firestone Walker Brewing Co: TBA
  • Fish Brewing Co: Organic Amber Ale & Hodgson’s Bitter End IPA
  • Flat Tail Brewing: Tailgater  & 6 am Stout
  • Fort George Brewery: Suicide Squeeze IPA & Divinity
  • Georgetown Brewing Co: Manny’s Pale Ale & Lucille IPA
  • Gigantic Brewing: Gigantic IPA & Firebird
  • Gilgamesh Brewing: Mamba & Oedipus
  • Golden Valley Brewery: Geist Bock & Bald Peak IPA
  • GoodLife Brewing Co: Comatose Imperial IPA & Sweet As Pacific Ale
  • Goose Island: Goose Island 312 & Goose Island India Pale Ale
  • Hop Valley Brewing Co: Citrus Mistress IPA & Hop Valley Pale Ale
  • Hopworks Urban Brewery: TBA
  • Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co: Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy & Leinenkugel’s Big Eddy Imperial IPA
  • Kells Brew Pub: Kells Irish Style Red & Miley Citrus India Session Lager
  • Lagunitas Brewing Co: IPA & Undercover Investigation Shutdown Ale
  • Laurelwood Brewing Co: Laurelweizen & Free Range Red
  • Logsdon Organic Farm Brewery: TBA
  • Mazama Brewing: TBA
  • Nectar Creek Honeywine: Ginger Session Mead & Raspberry Session Mead
  • New Belgium Brewing: Snap Shot & Spring Blond
  • Ninkasi Brewing: Spring Reign & Pravda Pils
  • Oakshire Brewing: Watershed IPA & Smokin Hell
  • Old Town Brewing Co: TBA
  • Oskar Blues Brewery: Dale’s Pale Ale & G’Knight
  • Pelican Brewing Co: The Governor & TBA
  • Plank Town Brewing Co: Reggie English IPA & Odd Fellow Wit
  • Portland Cider Co: Kinda Dry & Sorta Sweet
  • RAM Brewery: Jimmy Hoppa’s IPA & Big Horn Hefeweizen
  • Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider: Hallelujah Hopricot & Revelation Newtown Pippin
  • Rusty Truck Brewing Co: TBA
  • Salem Ale Works: Misery Whip IPA & Hootenanny Honey Basil
  • Santiam Brewing: Pirate Stout & Spitfire
  • Sasquatch Brewery: Oregon Session Ale & Celilo CDA
  • Seven Brides Brewing: TBA
  • Shock Top: Shock Top Belgian White & Shock Top honey bourbon Cask Wheat
  • Sierra Nevada Brewing Co: Hoptimum & Ovila Saison with Mandarins and peppercorns
  • Silver Moon Brewing: Voodoo Dog ISR & Nelson The Spacefish IPA
  • Stella Artois: Stella Artois & Stella Artois Cidre
  • Stone Brewing Co: TBA
  • Twisted Snout Brewery: Razorback RyePA & Raspberry Truffle
  • Uptown Market Brewery: Uptown Session Ale & Stop Work Stout
  • Vagabond Brewing: Wild Ride & Down and Out Stout
  • Wandering Aengus Ciderworks: Anthem hops & Anthem Cherry
  • Woodchuck Hard Cider Co: Woodchuck Hard Cider & Woodchuck Hard Cider

Beer Dinner at Oregon Garden BrewfestJoin The Oregon Garden on Brewfest-eve, tonight, April 24, 2014 in the beautiful Oregon Garden Resort for their third annual Brewer’s Tasting Dinner. Tickets cost $45 and are extremely limited; they are available at www.eventbrite.com. They will serve six courses, each featuring a small-plate paired with a unique beer from one of six chosen breweries:

1st Course:
Golden Valley Brewery – Pinot Noir Barrel-Aged Geistbock
Hazelnut crusted goat cheese fritters garnished with
micro greens and a lemon tarragon vinaigrette

2nd Course:
Rusty Truck Brewing – Simcoe CDA
Smoked sausage potato cake topped with a garlic & stone ground mustard aioli

3rd Course:
BridgePort Brewing Company – Mettle & Mash Ginger Hibiscus Saison
Red baby dandelion leaves tossed with boursin cheese, shaved pickled red onion,
candied walnuts and dressed with a ginger/sesame vinaigrette

4th Course:
Salem Ale Works – Juniperus IPA
Linguini pasta tossed with sautéed garlic, shallots, laurel and juniper
berries and shrimp in a white wine butter sauce

5th Course:
Cascade Brewing – Honey Ginger Line
Pork confit inside half an artichoke topped with a honey, ginger, sake sauce
(Vegetarian option available)

6th Course:
Stone Brewing Co. – Stone 2014 Old Guardian Barley Wine
Chocolate turtle torte with hazelnut & sea salt crust

Seven Brides tasting room and restaurant in Silverton, ORNew this year is a Brewfest Brunch Buffet, hosted by Seven Brides Brewing, that will take place at the brewery at 990 N 1st St in Silverton on Friday, April 25 from 9am to 1pm. Tickets are $20 and available at www.eventbrite.com. Beginning at 11:30pm the lunch menu will also be available.

Farmer’s Casserole
shredded hash browns, eggs, breakfast sausage, cheddar and jack cheeses

Egg Scramble
bacon, onion, mushroom and pepper jack cheese

Cinnamon Roll French Toast
fresh baked cinnamon roll grilled to perfection, served with cinnamon cream syrup

Biscuits and Gravy
fresh homemade biscuits served with creamy country style sausage gravy

Also Available from the Buffet
tap room potatoes, assorted breakfast meats, fresh fruit, and assorted breakfast pastries

Accomodations at Oregon Garden Resort Overnight packages are available at the Oregon Garden Resort and The Grand Hotel in Salem. Sponsors of the Oregon Garden Brewfest include Growl Movement, Venti’s Café + Basement Bar, The Gallon House, Wave Broadband, Portland General Electric, Pepsi, Renewal by Andersen, The Oregonian and Oregon Beer Growler.

Follow the festival on Facebook and Twitter (#ogbf) for the latest updates. For more information, visit www.oregongarden.org/events/brewfest/

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