Once a year, breweries across the state of Oregon open their doors to provide beer lovers a unique, behind-the-scenes look. In 2012, the date is Saturday, February 18. So mark your calendars!
Most offer tours, tastings, and a chance to meet the brewers. Some will even let you sample beer straight from the Zwickel! So, what's a Zwickel? I thought you might ask... It's small tap that allows you sample beer directly from the fermenter. If you're ever on a game show and get this question, feel free to share a portion of your winnings with me.
Check out the Oregon Brewers Guild Zwickelmania site for a complete list of participating breweries as well as suggested itineraries by region.