Skamania Lodge Kicks off Dine and Hops Dinner Series with Backwoods Brewing

A view of Skamania Lodge from their grassy front lawn

Beautiful Skamania Lodge in the gorge is kicking off a new Dine and Hops dinner featuring their neighbors Backwoods Brewing. The Stevenson, Washington-based destination hotel already makes for an amazing nearby getaway with a stunning view of the gorge, golf, outdoor hot tubs, great beer and food and a nearby location to many great breweries. For this dinner Skamania Lodge Chef Matt Hale and Backwoods founder Kevin Waters created a delicious five-course food-beer pairing menu for the pairing event at the lodge on Thursday, February 8th, tickets available now at Eventbrite.

“Backwoods has always been a great partner of ours,” said Chef Hale. “We serve their delicious, wide-ranging beers at Skamania Lodge throughout the year, so kicking off this dinner with them was a no-brainer.”

The five-course beer-food menu kicks off at 6:30pm on Thursday, February 8 at Skamania’s Cascade Dining Room and features some delicious winter-inspired food from Hale to go along with a variety of Backwoods brews. Tickets are 75$ (gratuity included) and can be purchased on Eventbrite (guests must be 21+); you’ll also get a commemorative pint glass to take home. This is the first of an ongoing series of Dine and Hops dinners.

Food-beer pairings for the evening are as follows:

First course: 

Food: Rabbit bratwurst with pilsner mustard, huckleberry ketchup, sauerkraut on a pretzel bun.

Beer: Gifford Pinchot Pilsner

Second Course:

Food: Warm Barley Salad with bacon lardons, cauliflower, winter squash, smoked tomato, lager vinaigrette

Beer: Little Town Lager

Third Course: Mosaic Sorbet (palate cleanser)

Beer: Mosaic Pale Ale

Fourth Course:

Food: Lamb Neck ‘Osso Buco’ with creamy grits, winter greens

Beer: Roughin’ it Rye IPA

Beer & Cheese:

Chef’s selection of cheeses, hazelnut butter, beer nuts and roasted grapes

Beer: Winchester Brown Ale.

Chocolate: Chocolate-coconut Nougat Crunch (coconut, rum sauce, almonds)

“We love being able to kick off this Dine and Hops dinner with Skamania Lodge,” said Kevin Waters of Backwoods, which is based in Carson, Wash. “Chef Hale has put together an incredible dinner that is ideally suited to our beers.”

Skamania Lodge is planning on making the Dine and Hops dinner and ongoing series.

For more information on Skamania Lodge, visit or call (800) 221-7117, and stay up to date on current events and specials by following Skamania Lodge on Facebook and Twitter.

the outdoor living room patio at Skamania Lodge on a smokey day


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About Skamania Lodge

Located 45 miles east of Portland, Ore., in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Skamania Lodge is an all-season, 175-acre mountain resort and conference center. The property is also home to 45 recreational options, including Waterleaf Spa, with an indoor swimming pool, hot tubs and a fitness center, an 18-hole championship golf course, and the Cascade Dining Room and River Rock restaurants. The Cascadian-style lodge is situated in a Pacific Northwest playground with hiking, biking and Sternwheeler river cruises in the summer; skiing and snowshoeing in the winter; and golfing, fishing and whitewater rafting year-round. The property has also won numerous awards, including: National Choice Award by Smart Meetings magazine; Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator; and the Gold Tier Green Star award from International Association of Conference Centers (IACC). For more information, visit Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.

About Destination Hotels

Destination Hotels (Destination) is a collection of luxury and upscale independent hotels, resorts and residences across the United States and Caribbean. Offering authentically-immersed and enriching experiences, each property is individual at heart, yet connected by a commitment to drawing upon the best of each location. Highly distinct, the Destination experience is always memorable and matchless; guests will feel the locale in a genuine way through each property and during the engaging moments cultivated both in and outside of them. Continuously growing with more than 40 properties, the award-winning portfolio features 19 renowned golf courses, 18 indigenous spas, and 105 exceptional bars and restaurants. Destination Hotels are true to our place; diverse by design. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels.

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