The 8th Annual Oregon Garden Brewfest will be held April 27-28 in Silverton, OR. The festival will feature nearly 95 beers and ciders from the Northwest and beyond! There will also be plenty of live music. Twelve bands will play on two stages.
On the evening of April 26, the festival will host its first Brewers Dinner. Six small-course plates will be paired with beers brewed specially for the festival by Gigantic, GoodLife, Hopworks, Logsdon Farmhouse Ales, Seven Brides, and Widmer Brothers. Only 100 tickets for the dinner are available to the public for $40 each. If you're interested, get your tickets soon!
In addition, a special Connoisseur tasting will be held on Friday afternoon where festival attendees can chat with brewers. For more details, including Brewfest hotel packages, check out the information below, the Oregon Garden Brewfest website, or Facebook page.
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8th Annual Oregon Garden Brewfest
Oregon Garden J. Frank Schmidt Jr. Pavilion and Event Tent, Silverton, Oregon
Friday & Saturday, April 27 – 28, 2012
Noon to 11 pm both days
A one-day advance tasting package cost $15 and includes admission for one day, a tasting mug, 7 tasting tickets, and express entry. A two-day advance tasting package costs $25 and includes admission for both days, a tasting mug, 14 tasting tickets, and express entry. Tickets at the door cost the same, but include only 5 tasting tickets for one day, 10 tasting tickets for both days, and no express entry. A full mug of beer costs 4 tickets, a taster costs 1 ticket. Additional tasting tickets may be purchased at $1 apiece. Minors are welcome on Saturday only until 3PM.
Two stages feature live music from bands including Blitzen Trapper, Denver, The Dimes, Quiet Life, Weinland, Tango Alpha Tango & Violet Isle, The Ty Curtis Band, Matthew Price, Jamalia, Ben Rue and Tiffany Kuenzi.
Now in its 8th year, the Oregon Garden Brewfest features nearly 95 handcrafted beers and ciders from 45 different breweries spanning from Silverton’s backyard to across the Atlantic. There are also games and activities, food, live music, a Brewer’s Tasting Dinner, a Connoisseur Tasting and a homebrew competition.
Brewer’s Tasting Dinner
The first annual Brewer’s Tasting Dinner will take place on the eve of the festival, Thursday, April 26 at 7 pm. This six-course tasting will be attended by participating brewers and industry insiders. Each course will be a small plate paired with a beer tasting from one of six area breweries. There are only 100 tickets available to the public for $40 apiece.
The Connoisseur Tasting is from Noon to 2pm on Friday and features many brewers at their booths to engage with the general public. This tasting is included with Friday admission.
Oregon Garden Resort Brewfest Package
The Oregon Garden Resort is offering two room packages: the Brewer's Dinner Package for $199 includes a room on Thursday night, two tickets to the Brewer’s Tasting Dinner, breakfast Friday morning, two tasting glasses, 10 tasting tickets and food vouchers for the fest. The Brewfest Package goes for $139/Thur and $169/Friday and includes all of the above except for the Brewer’s Dinner tickets. Saturday is sold out. Call 503-874-2500 to make reservations.