Zwickelmania 3.0 Hits Oregon Breweries

Ben Edmunds (left) and Rob Bosworth get their Zwickel on at 2010's Zwickelmania

Oregon Brewers Guild Hosts 3rd Annual Statewide Brewery Tour

Join dozens of Oregon breweries and brewpubs on Saturday, February 19th for the state’s third annual Zwickelmania, a free one day event hosted by the Oregon Brewers Guild (OBG). The Presidents Day weekend event offers visitors a chance to tour dozens of Oregon breweries, meet the brewers and sample their favorite beers. This is a once a year chance for consumers to go into breweries that might not usually be open to the public – more than 10,000 visitors from across the state participated in the 2010 event.

Expanded shuttle bus service, provided by OBG, will ferry visitors between participating breweries at selected Portland, Eugene and Bend locations, making it even easier to get a taste of Oregon’s beer culture. Bus schedules and sample itineraries are available on the OBG’s website.

Zwickelmania takes its name from the zwickel sample valve, which is mounted on the conditioning tanks and allows brewers to take quality control samples during the fermentation process.

Beer geek Terry MacDonald on the Zwickelmania trailWhen: Saturday, February 19th, from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Where: OBG member breweries and brewpubs across the state.

Cost: Admission to Zwickelmania events is free.

If you haven’t attended a Zwickelmania event in Oregon yet, this is a truly engaging and memorable experience. It’s as though the brewery is open to you. And, there’s always free samples!

For More Information: More information on participating breweries and specific event details will be posted in February as details are confirmed. For the most up to date information on Zwicklemania, please visit the OBG’s website at