Festival Preview: OR: 6/21 McMenamin Thompson Brewery hosts the Barley Cup

Saturday, June 21st, the McMenamin's Thompson Brewery & Public House is hosting the Barley Cup. For almost 25 years, the Barley Cup has celebrated the McMenamin brother's and their contributions to the brewing community.

image sourced from McMenamin Brewing's website

In 2014, unlike previous years, McMenamin brewers are inviting breweries from Salem to participate.

Situated in the heart of Willamette Valley hop country, McMenamins has been celebrating great beer at Thompson Brewery in Salem, Ore., for nearly 25 years. From an early pioneer home to a traditional Bavarian restaurant and then as Salem’s first brewpub since Prohibition, Thompson has seen Oregon’s state capital change dramatically in its lifetime. In recent years, smaller breweries have begun to grow up around us, so to celebrate Salem’s burgeoning craft beer scene, we’ve invited outside breweries to participate in the Barley Cup Brewfest for the first time.

Starting at 11am and operating till the lights come on, you're invited to enjoy beers from McMenamin's, as well as local Salem breweries (Salem Ale Works, Santiam Brewing, and Vagabond Brewing).

See the full list of beers competing here:

Furthermore, there will be live music starting at 2 and 7 pm.

Mark your calendar to stop by McMenamins Thompson Brewery & Public House at 3575 Liberty Road S, Salem, OR 97302

Special Note to Passport Holders
McMenamins Passport Holders: Collect your brewfest passport stamp just by attending! And the first 50 Cosmic Tripsters will get a free pint glass with purchase of taster tray. Learn more about the McMenamins Passport here: http://www.mcmenamins.com/Passport
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