Hood River, Ore. — Hood River will play host to more than 40 local, regional and national breweries showcasing their fresh hop beers at the 11th annual Hood River Hops Fest on Saturday, September 27, 2014. With more than 65 different beers on tap, this one-day craft beer festival features one of the largest fresh hop beer selections in the nation.
New to the Hops Fest this year are several local and regional breweries, including Thunder Island Brewing, Terminal Gravity Brewing and Wild Ride Brewing. They join Full Sail Brewing, pFriem Family Brewers, Double Mountain Brewery, Everybody’s Brewing, Big Horse Brew Pub, Backwoods Brewing, Solera Brewery and many other perennial favorites.
“Hood River will be hoppin’ on September 27, and we’re excited to welcome all the outstanding breweries and fresh hops beer lovers to festival. With its 360-degree views of Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams and the Columbia River Gorge, we think we’ve got one of the most gorge-ous beer festivals around, and we invite our visitors to make a weekend of it,” said Mike Glover, Executive Director of the Hood River County Chamber of Commerce.
Located in the heart of downtown Hood River, the festival kicks off at 11 am with a V.I.P. sipping hour, when attendees can preview their favorite ales and lagers without standing in lines. The event is open to the public from12 to 9 pm. Festival-goers age 20 and younger are allowed on site until 5 pm.
Fun for the whole family, the Hood River Hops Fest also includes great local cuisine, regional arts and crafts vendors, and a day-long lineup of live music. The Mt. Hood Meadows Kids Zone features face painting, a bouncy house and the Mt. Hood Meadows Riglet.
Hood River Hops Fest Event Details
10 Barrel Brewing Co., Amnesia Brewing, Backwoods Brewing Co., Barley Brown’s Beer, Base Camp Brewing Company, Big Horse Brew Pub, Bridgeport Brewing Company, Burnside Brewing Company, Coalition Brewing, Crux Fermentation Project, Deschutes Brewery, Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom, Elysian Brewing Company, Everybody’s Brewing, Ex Novo Brewing Co., Fort George Brewery, Full Sail Brewing Company, Gigantic Brewing, GoodLife Brewing, Hop Valley Brewing Company, Hopworks Urban Brewery, Humble Brewing, Ice Harbor Brewing Co., Laurelwood Brewing Co., Logsdon Organic Farm Brewery, Migration Brewing, Ninkasi Brewing, Oakshire Brewing, pFriem Family Brewers, Sasquatch Brewery, Seven Brides Brewing, Silver Moon Brewing, Solera Brewery, StormBreaker Brewing, Terminal Gravity Brewing Co., The Commons Brewery, Thunder Island Brewing, Upright Brewing, Vertigo Brewing, Walking Man Brewing, Wild Ride Brewing
Columbia Center for the Arts, Lyon Craft, Oregon Beer Growlers, Oregon Hops Commission, Poloka Jewelry, Scrumptious Suds, Secret Dragon Collectibles, The Old Trunk, X-Communicated Mormon Drinking Team, Vintage Journals, Bob Stone Subaru, Hood River Commission on Children & Families, Mount Hood Meadows, Volcanic Bottle Shoppe
Amalie’s Pretzels, Apple Valley BBQ, Boda’s Kitchen, Hood River Fire Department featuring Painted Hills Natural Pork Sausages, Leah’s Lunch, Solstice Woodfire Mobile Café, Taqueria El Rinconcito, The Local Grind
2014 Music Line-up
Saturday, September 27, 2014. Open to all ages from 12-5 pm, and adults ages 21 and over from 5-9 p.m. V.I.P. hour begins at 11 am (requires tickets pre-purchased online).
Downtown Hood River, Ore., in the Columbia Parking Lot (between 5th & 7th Streets and Cascade Avenue and Columbia Street). The new entrance is located on Columbia Street, across from Full Sail Brewing.
Adults age 21 and over
$10 General Admission: Includes a commemorative mug and four 3-ounce taste tokens; $1 each for additional taste tokens.
$20 V.I.P Admission: Includes a commemorative mug and eight 3-ounce taste tokens, as well as early (11 am) entry into the event; $1 each for additional taste tokens.
Wine drinkers and designated drivers
$4 General Admission
Adults and youth age 20 and under?
Free admission. Note: The venue is open to adults only from 5 pm until closing at 9 pm.
About Hood River Hops Fest
Hosted annually by the Hood River Chamber of Commerce, Hood River Hops Fest is a beer lover's dream. The event showcases more than 60 fresh hop brews from throughout the Northwest as well as favorites from Hood River County's own microbreweries. An expanded menu of local culinary food, arts and crafts vendors from the Northwest, and a full lineup of live music guarantee fun for the whole family. hoodriver.org/events-festivals/chamber-events/hops-fest
About Hood River, Oregon
Located at the crossroads of the spectacular Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and the magnificent Cascade Range and just an hour from Portland, Hood River is wildly gorge-ous, offering outdoor recreation, dramatic vistas, historic landmarks, bountiful fruit and fantastic food, wine, beer and cider. The Hood River County Chamber of Commerce supports economic and tourism development in Hood River, Cascade Locks, Odell, Parkdale, Pine Grove, and Mount Hood. Plan your Hood River get-away in Hood River:hoodriver.org