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Breweries in the Gorge Host 2019 Holiday Hangover Beer Festival

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Saturday, January 26th, 2019, is an annual opportunity to taste the 13 craft breweries that make up the ‘Breweries in the Gorge’ group at the Holiday Hangover Festival. This intimate showcase of breweries located throughout both Oregon and Washington sides of the Columbia River Gorge will take place at the Elks Lodge in downtown Hood River from 1-7pm.

More from a press release:

For one afternoon, beer fans can enjoy the perfect cure for the post-holiday blues with a wide variety of handcrafted beer, local food, and live music.

The Holiday Hangover is not your average beer festival – it’s a relaxing, more intimate experience that allows guests to meet the brewers and sample their labors of love. At this year’s Holiday Hangover, beer fans will have the opportunity to enjoy over 25 different beers, including a number special-release tappings, from 13 breweries. All attendees receive a commemorative glass.

At this year’s Holiday Hangover, craft beer lovers can meet B.I.G.’s newest member, Ferment Brewing Company (Hood River, OR). “We are thrilled to be participating in the Holiday Hangover alongside our friends and neighbors,” says Jenn Peterson of Ferment Brewing Company. “My husband Dan and I are ever thankful to be launching Ferment with the support and encouragement of B.I.G.”

Seasoned craft beer enthusiasts who have explored the Columbia River Gorge may already know B.I.G. from their “Gorge Beer Guide,” a passport program that invites drinkers to visit and collect stamps from each brewery. This year, beer fans can now collect their stamps using the “Breweries in the Gorge” digital app, available for download on Apple and Android devices. Those who visit 11 of the 13 breweries will receive a limited-edition commemorative B.I.G. pint glass.

“Nowhere else can you check out so many great local breweries in the Gorge in one spot,” says Double Mountain owner and brewmaster Matt Swihart. “It’s an exciting time after the busy holiday season for our customers to relax and talk one-on-one with both brewers and owners.”

Event Details:

Holiday Hangover Beer Festival
Date: January 26th, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Elk’s Lodge, 304 Cascade Ave, Hood River, OR 97031
Admission (21+ only): Includes collectible glass and eight drink tickets.
Advance purchase: $20 online  www.beerfests.com
Door: $25 cash

For more information about participating breweries, visit their websites:

Backwoods Brewing Company
Carson, WA
www.backwoodsbrewingcompany.com

Big Horse Brew Pub
Hood River, OR
www.bighorsebrewpub.com

Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
Hood River, OR
www.doublemountainbrewery.com

Dwinell Country Ales
Goldendale, WA
www.counrtyales.com

Everybody’s Brewing
White Salmon, WA
www.everybodysbrewing.com

Ferment Brewing
Hood River, OR
www.fermentbrewing.com

Freebridge Brewing
The Dalles, OR
www.freebridgebrewing.com

Full Sail Brewing Company
Hood River, OR
www.fullsailbrewing.com

pFriem Family Brewers
Hood River, OR
www.pfriembeer.com

Sedition Brewing Co.
The Dalles, OR
www.seditionbrewing.com

Solera Brewery
Parkdale, OR
www.solerabrewery.com

Thunder Island Brewing Company
Cascade Locks, OR
www.thunderislandbrewing.com

Walking Man Brewing
Stevenson, WA
www.walkingmanbeer.com

About Breweries in the Gorge:

Breweries in the Gorge (B.I.G.) is a non-profit group of 13 local breweries in the Columbia River Gorge region of Washington and Oregon. Spanning two states, with more than 250 fun loving, beer drinking, dedicated individuals, lured by the nature and beauty of the Columbia Gorge, B.I.G.’s members are joined by passion and a love for life, bonded by respect and mutual commitments to producing exceptional beer. B.I.G. is united in promotion and progression of craft beer, and in helping beer fans discover some of the Nation’s finest beer, in one of the most beautiful places on earth.

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: SamuraiArtist@NewSchoolBeer.com

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