Dwinell Country Ales, a Goldendale, Washington farmhouse-style brewery, is celebrating their 2nd anniversary August 16-17th, 2019. Located across the Washington gorge from The Dalles, Dwinell has become a destination brewery and frequent guest in the SW Washington and Portland-area. Dwinell’s 2nd anniversary party is a great excuse to visit their tasting room as they will be releasing new beers in 500 ml bottles along with several small batches of tasting room-only beers on draft. They will also feature live music and host a rotating selection of food trucks.
New School editor Aaron Brussat recently wrote that Dwinell is “the best thing about Goldendale,” describing it as “one of those rural breweries that isn’t afraid to make wild beer, and does it well.”
More from a press release:
Those who visit Dwinell’s tasting room will have the opportunity to sample their newest bottle releases: “Afterglow,” a barrel-aged, dry-hopped sour ale; “Bramble Berry,” a pale lager conditioned in wine barrels with wild yeast and refermented on blackberries; and “Fever Dream,” an amber ale conditioned in whiskey barrels with a blend of wild yeast strains. All three beers will be available on draft and in 500 ml bottles.
Dwinell will also have several special small-batch beers rotating on tap over the weekend, including: “Wild Shrub,” a wild ale refermented over foraged huckleberries; and “Bud Break” a farmhouse ale spiced with rose hips and conditioned on local cherries.
On Friday, guests can dine at the brewery’s new resident food truck, The Dirty Cowgirl, which will feature its normal menu of slow-cooked BBQ along with its Friday night special, a prime rib dinner. That evening, from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm, Columbia Gorge regular McDougall will perform live original music on Dwinell’s outdoor patio. Then, on Saturday, the brewery will host HopTown Wood Fired Pizza, from Wapato, WA, who will bring their mobile pizza oven to make freshly-prepared pizzas.
About: Dwinell Country Ales is a small brewery with a family-friendly tasting room on the dry side of the Cascades in downtown Goldendale, WA. There, you’ll find a rotating tap list that showcases farmhouse-inspired, mixed-culture beers, delicately hopped rustic ales, and wild ales fermented with native yeast and local fruit.
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.