Festival Preview: (OR) Zwickelmania coming this Saturday 2/19 to a brewery near you!

image of Full Sail Brewing Company -- Brewer Phil Roche, courtesy of Portlandbeer.org's Flickr page Portland, OR – President’s Day. There used to be a time when we as American’s had two holidays, one in reverence of Abraham Lincoln and the other of George Washington. Regrettably the powers that be decided that it was trite to designate a whole day to one man. So they manufactured this false holiday known as a President’s Day. And as many of you are aware it’s still not a nationally recognized holiday (meaning time off), save for a few discount opportunities at retail outlets throughout the country.

But for the people of Oregon, its an excellent opportunity for you the consumer to do what you have been probably pondering all year, visiting the brewery (or breweries) that produce that beer you love so much. This Saturday you will get that chance in a sort of “open house” as breweries across the I-5 Corridor and nearby.

Zwickelmania, as it has been called, “… is a free statewide event that offers visitors a chance to tour Oregon breweries, meet the brewers and sample their favorite beers…” (source Oregon Brewer’s Guild). In other words, its a guaranteed, once in a year opportunity to stop into your nearest brewery and enjoy a sample ‘right from the tap’.

Attached is a copy of the participating locations via the Oregon Brewer’s Guild site. For those who wish to visit the OBG website go ahead and click here.

N/NE Portland
image of Laurelwood Brewing Company, NE 51st Avenue, courtesy of Portlandbeer.org's Flickr page Columbia River Brewing, 1728 NE 40th Ave
Laurelwood Public House and Brewery, 5115 NE Sandy Blvd
Alameda Brewhouse, 4765 NE Fremont
Breakside Brewery, 820 NE Dekum
Lompoc Brewing Co. – 5th Quadrant, 3901-B N Williams
Amnesia Brewing Company, 832 N Beech
Widmer Brothers Brewing Co., 924 N. Russell St
Upright Brewing Co. 240 N Broadway

SW Portland
Full Sail Brewing at Riverplace to MacTarnahan’s Taproom
Full Sail at Riverplace, 0307 SW Montgomery
Rock Bottom Brewery, 206 SW Morrison
McMenamins Crystal Brewery, 1332 W. Burnside St.
Deschutes Brewery-Portland Pub, 210 NW 11th Ave
Rogue Distillery+Public House, 1339 NW Flanders St
BridgePort Brewing Co., 1313 NW Marshall
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall, 1945 NW Quimby
Lompoc Brewing – New Old Lompoc Brewery, 1616 NW 23rd
Pyramid Breweries Mac Tarnahan’s Taproom, 2730 NW 31st Ave

 SE/Inner NE Portland
image of Hopworks Urban Brewery courtesy of Portlandbeer.org's Flickr pagePhiladelphia’s Steaks & Hoagies, 6410 SE Milwaukee Ave
Hopworks Urban Brewery, 2944 SE Powell Blvd
Hair of the Dog Brewing Co., 61 SE Yamhill St.
Lucky Lab Brewpub, 915 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Green Dragon, 928 SE 9th Ave
Cascade Brewing Barrel House, 939 SE Belmont St.
Burnside Brewing, 701 E. Burnside
Coalition Brewing, 2724 SE Ankenny St.
Migration Brewing, 2828 NE Glisan Street


Caldera Brewing, 540 Clover Lane Ashland, OR
Standing Stone Brewing Company, 101 Oak Street Ashland, OR
Southern Oregon Brewing Co. 1922 United Way Medford, OR


Rogue Ale Public House, 100 39th St., Pier 39 Astoria, OR 97103
Fort George Brewery + Public House, 1483 Duane St. Astoria, OR
Pelican Pub and Brewery, 33180 Cape Kiwanda Dr. Pacific City, OR
Rogue Brewer’s on the Bay, 2320 OSU Drive Newport, OR 97365
Rogue House of Spirits, 2122 Marine Science Drive Newport, OR 97365


image of Brewmaster Matt Van Wyk courtesy of Portlandbeer.org's Flickr pageFire Mountain Brewery, 10800 NW Rex Brown Rd Carlton, OR
Heater|Allen Brewing, 905 NE 10th Ave McMinnville, OR
Brewers Union Local 180 48329 E. 1st St. Oakridge, OR 97463
Chatoe Rogue Tasting Room + Nano Brewery, 3590 Wigrich Rd. Independence, OR 97351
Hop Valley Brewing, 980 Kruse Way Springfield, OR
Eugene City Brewery, 844 Olive St. Eugene, OR
McMenamins High Street Brewery, 1243 High Street Eugene, OR
Ninkasi Brewing Co, 272 Van Buren St. Eugene, OR
Oakshire Brewing, 1055 Madera St. Eugene, OR 97401

Special Thanks to the Oregon Brewers Guild for authoring the information necessary to track down the best route to see your favorite breweries.

About the Oregon Brewers Guild

The Oregon Brewers Guild is a non-profit organization with the primary goal of promoting the common interests of the members and the brewing industry in Oregon. Below you will find several sections which help define these goals.


About the photo’s author
"Matt Wiater is a photographer covering the Portland beer scene for portlandbeer.org."

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