Oregon Garden Brewfest '14: The Taplist

The Oregon Garden Brewfest just released the taplist for their 10th annual event. The festival will be held April 25-27, at The Oregon Garden in Silverton, Oregon. This will be a great opportunity for you to sample from 130 different beers, ciders, and meads. Many of Portland's beer festivals tend to feature limited release beers. Most of OBG's selections are widely available. So if you try something you like, it should be easy to find it after the fest is over.

On the evening before the festival starts (April 24), a six-course Brewers Tasting Dinner will be held. To get an idea of what to expect, take a look at my recap of the 2012 Brewers Tasting Dinnner. A few tickets to this year's tasting dinner are still available.

For the full taplist and all the details, including hotel packages, check out the press release below.

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Oregon Garden Brewfest Announces Beer Lineup
for 10th Annual Spring Event
Northwest’s most scenic beer festival features beers & ciders from 65 breweries

SILVERTON, Ore. — The Oregon Garden Brewfest presented by Growl Movement – the Northwest’s most scenic beer festival – has released the lineup for its 10th annual event, taking place April 25 through 27 at The Oregon Garden in historic Silverton. A record 65 breweries will each feature two products, for a total of 130 beers, ciders and mead. Event hours are Noon to 11pm Friday & Saturday, and Noon to 5pm Sunday. The festival also features live music from regional bands and food vendors, as well as a Brewers Tasting Dinner and a Brewfest Brunch Buffet.

Advance admission includes a one-day ticket for $15 that features a tasting glass and five tasting tickets; a three-day ticket for $35 that includes a tasting glass and 10 tasting tickets; and a VIP ticket for $50 that includes three-day admission, a tasting glass, 35 tasting tickets, a souvenir T-shirt and a food voucher. Designated drivers pay a cover charge of $5 and receive a bottled water. The Oregon Garden Brewfest is for ages 21 and over on Friday and Saturday; minors are welcome all hours on Sunday, cost is $5 for minors ages 5 to 20. Advance tickets are available at www.oregongarden.org/events/brewfest/.

Once inside, a full glass of beer costs four tickets, and a taster costs one ticket. Additional tasting tickets may be purchased for $1 apiece. The event is cash only, with an ATM on-site. Parking at The Oregon Garden is $5 per car; free shuttles will be available to various locations in town.  A shuttle is also available from AleWays Brewery Tours, leaving from The Grand Hotel in Salem for $15 per round-trip. There is limited availability on the shuttle, and advance tickets can be purchased online at www.eventbrite.com.

This year’s participating breweries & beers include:
  • 10 Barrel Brewing Co: Project Failed Red & Pub Beer
  • 2 Towns Ciderhouse: Cherry Bl'awesome & Serious Scrump
  • 21st Amendment Brewery: Hell or High Watermelon Wheat & Brew Free or Die IPA
  • 7 Devils Brewing Co: Blacklock Oat Porter & Lighthouse Session Ale
  • Alameda Brewing Co: Yellow Wolf & P-Town Pilsner
  • Amnesia Brewing: Damnesia IPA & Crystal Red
  • Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits: Sculpin IPA & Calico Amber
  • Base Camp Brewing Co: Ripstop Rye Pils & Lost Meridian Wit
  • Blue Moon Brewing Co: Blue Moon Belgian-Style White Ale & Blue Moon Valencia Amber Ale
  • Boring Brewing Co: Big Yawn IPA & Hot Scotch
  • BridgePort Brewing Co: Trilogy 1 & Mettle and Mash Series
  • Cascade Brewing: Oblique Black and White Coffee Stout & Raspberry Wheat
  • Coronado Brewing Co: Islander IPA & Orange Avenue Wit
  • Crispin Cider: Crispin Cider & Fox Barrel Blackberry Pear
  • Crux Fermentation Project: Outcast IPA & Half Hitch Mosaic Imperial IPA
  • Deluxe Brewing Co: Deluxe Resurrection & Pure Sin
  • Double Mountain Brewery: Kolsch & Hop Lava
  • Eel River Brewing Co: California Blonde & Organic IPA
  • Elysian Brewing Co: Super Fuzz Blood Orange Pale Ale & Immortal IPA
  • Falling Sky Brewing: TBA
  • Feckin Irish Brewing Co: Feckin Stoned & Irish Oatmeal Porter
  • Firestone Walker Brewing Co: TBA
  • Fish Brewing Co: Organic Amber Ale & Hodgson's Bitter End IPA
  • Flat Tail Brewing: Tailgater  & 6 am Stout
  • Fort George Brewery: Suicide Squeeze IPA & Divinity
  • Georgetown Brewing Co: Manny's Pale Ale & Lucille IPA
  • Gigantic Brewing: Gigantic IPA & Firebird
  • Gilgamesh Brewing: Mamba & Oedipus
  • Golden Valley Brewery: Geist Bock & Bald Peak IPA
  • GoodLife Brewing Co: Comatose Imperial IPA & Sweet As Pacific Ale
  • Goose Island: Goose Island 312 & Goose Island India Pale Ale
  • Hop Valley Brewing Co: Citrus Mistress IPA & Hop Valley Pale Ale
  • Hopworks Urban Brewery: TBA
  • Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co: Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy & Leinenkugel's Big Eddy Imperial IPA
  • Kells Brew Pub: Kells Irish Style Red & Miley Citrus India Session Lager
  • Lagunitas Brewing Co: IPA & Undercover Investigation Shutdown Ale
  • Laurelwood Brewing Co: Laurelweizen & Free Range Red
  • Logsdon Organic Farm Brewery: TBA
  • Mazama Brewing: TBA
  • Nectar Creek Honeywine: Ginger Session Mead & Raspberry Session Mead
  • New Belgium Brewing: Snap Shot & Spring Blond
  • Ninkasi Brewing: Spring Reign & Pravda Pils
  • Oakshire Brewing: Watershed IPA & Smokin Hell
  • Old Town Brewing Co: TBA
  • Oskar Blues Brewery: Dale's Pale Ale & G'Knight
  • Pelican Brewing Co: The Governor & TBA
  • Plank Town Brewing Co: Reggie English IPA & Odd Fellow Wit
  • Portland Cider Co: Kinda Dry & Sorta Sweet
  • RAM Brewery: Jimmy Hoppa's IPA & Big Horn Hefeweizen
  • Reverend Nat's Hard Cider: Hallelujah Hopricot & Revelation Newtown Pippin
  • Rusty Truck Brewing Co: TBA
  • Salem Ale Works: Misery Whip IPA & Hootenanny Honey Basil
  • Santiam Brewing: Pirate Stout & Spitfire
  • Sasquatch Brewery: Oregon Session Ale & Celilo CDA
  • Seven Brides Brewing: TBA
  • Shock Top: Shock Top Belgian White & Shock Top honey bourbon Cask Wheat
  • Sierra Nevada Brewing Co: Hoptimum & Ovila Saison with Mandarins and peppercorns
  • Silver Moon Brewing: Voodoo Dog ISR & Nelson The Spacefish IPA
  • Stella Artois: Stella Artois & Stella Artois Cidre
  • Stone Brewing Co: TBA
  • Twisted Snout Brewery: Razorback RyePA & Raspberry Truffle
  • Uptown Market Brewery: Uptown Session Ale & Stop Work Stout
  • Vagabond Brewing: Wild Ride & Down and Out Stout
  • Wandering Aengus Ciderworks: Anthem hops & Anthem Cherry
  • Woodchuck Hard Cider Co: Woodchuck Hard Cider & Woodchuck Hard Cider

A Brewers Tasting Dinner takes place on Thursday, April 24 at 7 pm in the Oregon Garden Resort and features a six-course dinner paired with beer tastings from selected participating brewers, including BridgePort Brewing, Cascade Brewing, Golden Valley Brewing, Rusty Truck Brewing, Salem Ale Works and Stone Brewing. Tickets cost $45 and are extremely limited; they are available at www.eventbrite.com.

New this year is a Brewfest Brunch Buffet, hosted by Seven Brides Brewing, that will take place at the brewery at 990 N 1st St in Silverton on Friday, April 25 from 9am to 1pm. Tickets are $20 and available at www.eventbrite.com.

Overnight packages are available at the Oregon Garden Resort and The Grand Hotel in Salem. Sponsors of the Oregon Garden Brewfest include Growl Movement, Venti’s Café + Basement Bar, The Gallon House, Wave Broadband, Portland General Electric, Pepsi, Renewal by Andersen, The Oregonian and Oregon Beer Growler. Follow the festival on Facebook and Twitter (#ogbf) for the latest updates. For more information, visit www.oregongarden.org/events/brewfest/

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