Oregon Gardens Brewfest – Beer List Revealed

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Last year I attended the Oregon Garden Brewfest for the first time (read my 2012 review). Although previously I hadn’t seen the reason to drive out to Silverton, OR for beers I couldnt have been more wrong. The beautiful location and the setup of the festival without overly large crowds is nearly as big of an attraction as the beers. If part of the enjoyment of the OBF or the NAOBF is being in beautiful parks with a view and great weather than the Oregon Gardens Brewfest has them all trumped.

The 9th annual OGB is taking place April 26 through 28 at The Oregon Garden’s Grand Hall. A record 62 breweries will be presenting their products, for a total of 125 beers, ciders and mead. Full beer and brewery list below.
 Event hours are Noon to 11 pm Friday & Saturday, and Noon to 6 pm Sunday. Located in the historic town of Silverton, just an hour’s drive from the Portland metropolitan area, the Oregon Garden Brewfest also features live music from 22 area bands, food, tasting lessons by Women Enjoying Beer and a homebrew competition presented by Capitol Brewers
Advance admission includes a one-day pass for $15 that features a tasting glass, seven tasting tickets, and express entry; a three-day pass for $30 that includes a tasting glass, 15 tasting tickets, and express entry; and a VIP pass for $50 that includes a tasting glass, 45 tasting tickets, a T shirt and a food voucher. Advance sales are available at http://ogbf2013.blogspot.com. Tickets at the door are $15 for one-day entry and increase to $20 after 5pm, and include five tasting tickets. Three-day entry at the door is $30 and includes 10 tasting tickets and no express entry, and VIP entry is $50 and includes 35 tickets and no express entry. Designated drivers pay a cover charge of $5 and receive a bottled water. 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. The Oregon Garden Brewfest is for ages 21 and over on Friday and Saturday; minors are welcome all hours on Sunday.

And without further ado, the tap list!

10 Barrel Brewing Co | Apocalypse IPA & Wheat IPA
2 Towns Ciderhouse | The Incider & The Bad Apple
21st Amendment | Bitter American & Hell or High WaterMelon Wheat
Alameda Brewing Co | Black Bear XX Stout & Yellow Wolf Imperial IPA
Base Camp Brewing Co | Ripstop Rye Pils & In-Tents India Pale Lager
Batch 19 | Batch 19 Pre-Prohibition Style Lager
Blue Dog Mead | Green Collar Mead & Yellow Collar Mead
Blue Moon Brewing Co | Belgian Style White Ale & Valencia Grove Amber Ale
Brew Werks Brewing | Neurotic Blonde & Rabble Rouser Red
BridgePort Brewing Co | Smooth Ryed & Hop Czar
Calapooia Brewing Co | Chili Beer & Big Aft Pale Ale
Cascade Brewing | Razberry Wheat & Oblique Coffee Black & White Stout
Cascade Lakes Brewing | Blonde Bombshell & Cyclops IPA
Crispin & Fox Barrel Cidery | Original Apple Cider & Fox Barrel Blackberry Pear Cider
Crux Fermentation Project | On the Fence Pale & Outcast IPA
Double Mountain Brewery | Vaporizer Dry Hopped Pale & India Red Ale
Eel River Brewing Co | Acai Berry Wheat & California Blonde
Elysian Brewing | Super Fuzz Blood Orange Pale, LOSER Pale Ale & Savant IPA
Falling Sky Brewing | Dark Heart & Retrograde NW Red
Firestone Walker | Solace Wheat & Union Jack IPA
Fish Brewing Co | Spire Mountain Dark & Dry Cider & Reel Ales Swordfish Black IPA
Flat Tail Brewing | Tailgater Kölsch & Black Hand Maple Nut Porter
Fort George Brewery and Public House | Divinity Fruit Beer & Tender Loving Empire NW Pale Ale
Full Sail Brewing Co | Lager Series LTD 5 & Pub Series ESB
Gigantic Brewing | Dark Meddle Vienna Lager & Gigantic IPA
Gilgamesh Brewing | Ridgeway IPA & Hopscotch Strong Ale
Golden Valley Brewery | Red Thistle Ale & Bald Peak IPA
GoodLife Brewing Co | Sweet As Pacific Ale & Descender IPA
Goose Island Beer Co | Honker’s Ale & India Pale Ale
Hop Valley Brewery | Alphadelic IPA & Double ‘D’ Blonde
Hopworks Urban Brewery | Organic HUB Lager & Organic Hopworks IPA
Kona Brewing Co | Big Wave Golden & Koko Brown
Lagunitas Brewing Co | a little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ & Undercover Investigation Shutdown Ale
Laurelwood Brewing Co | Organic Free Range Red & Workhorse IPA
Leinenkugal’s Brewing Co | Summer Shandy & Big Eddy Imperial IPA
Logsdon Farmhouse Ales | Seizoen & Seizoen Bretta
Lompoc Brewing | Kick Axe Pale Ale & C-Note Imperial Pale Ale
McMenamins Thompson Brewery & Public House | TBD
Nectar Creek Honeywine | Wildflower Session Mead & Ginger Session Mead
New Belgium Brewing | Dig Pale Ale, Rampant IPA, The Lost Abbey & Peach Porch Lounger
Ninkasi Brewing Co | Total Domination IPA & Believer Double Red
Oakshire Brewing | Line Dry Rye & Watershed IPA
Old Town Brewing Co | OTB Pilsner & Boysenberry Black Ale
Pale Horse Brewing | Hillbilly Blonde & Hopyard Dog
Pelican Pub & Brewery | Winema Wit & Silverspot IPA
Ram Restaurant & Brewery | Oregon Blonde Ale & Big Red IPA
Rat Hole Brewing | Fencepost Porter & Rotation Red
Redhook Brewery | Audible Pale Ale & Wise Cracker Wit
Rusty Truck Brewing Co | Moonlight Ride Blackberry Ale & Stupiphany Imperial Red Ale
Santiam Brewing | Spitfire ESB & Pirate Stout
Sasquatch Brewery | Oregon Session Ale & Woodboy IPA
Seven Brides Brewing | Paige’s Purple Haze Blueberry Wheat & Abiqua Black IPA
Shock Top Brewing Co | Belgian White & Raspberry Wheat
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co | Pale Ale & Southern Hemisphere Harvest Ale
Standing Stone Brewing Co | Noble Stout & I ♥ Oregon Ale
Stella Artois Brewery | Stella Artois
Stone Brewing Co | Stone 12.12.12 Vertical Epic Ale & 2012 Double Bastard Ale
Tieton Ciderworks | Apricot Cider & Dry Hopped Cider
Vermont Hard Cider | Woodchuck Amber & Woodchuck Granny Smith
Vertigo Brewing | Razz Wheat & Friar Mikes IPA
Wandering Aengus Ciderworks | Anthem Cherry & Anthem Hops
Widmer Brothers Brewing | Alchemy Pale Ale & Hopside Down IPL

Play it smart and play it safe: The Oregon Garden Resort is offering two room packages | the Brewer’s Dinner Package for $219 is available on April 25 and includes accommodations, two tickets to the Brewer’s Dinner, breakfast for two the next morning, and two one-day tickets to the Brewfest on April 26. The Brewfest Package for $189 is available April 25 through April 28 and includes accommodations, breakfast for two, two one-day tickets to the Brewfest and two food booth vouchers. Reservations are available at http://oregongardenresort.com/Packages.htm or call 503-874-2500.

Sponsors of the event include Venti’s Café & Basement Bar, Pepsi, Wave Broadband, The Ulven Companies, Lucky Eagle Casino and Raen Brew. For more information about the event, visit http://ogbf2013.blogspot.com. If you have questions, let me know – cheers!

Founder of The New School and most frequent contributor Ezra Johnson-Greenough has worked in the craft beer industry for almost 10 years, doing everything from illustrating beer labels to bartending at renowned beer bars and breweries like Belmont Station, Apex, Laurelwood and Upright Brewing. He has also had a hand in creating events like the Portland Fruit Beer Festival, Portland Beer Week, and the Brewing up Cocktails series. He is available for freelance consultation in marketing, events, graphic design and branding. Contact: [email protected]

1 Comment

  1. Justin Craft

    March 20, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    Wow, thanks for sharing this info. I honestly wouldn’t have considered attending this festival before reading your post. Sounds like it will be well worth going.

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