Breweries in the Gorge B.I.G. Swig Open House

Breweries in the Gorge (B.I.G), the self explanatory organization of breweries is hosting their 4th annual B.I.G. Swig on Saturday, Nov. 23rd. This annual open-house brewery tour event is a great chance to get to know the areas brewers, many of which are really rolling out the red carpet.

Participating breweries will host an open-house from 12 – 4 PM that will reflect each individual brewery beer styles and approach to the craft beer culture here in the Gorge. For details on what each brewery will be doing, please visit their website for more details.


Thunder Island (Cascade Locks, OR) will be providing tours of the brewery every 30 min with a brewer, food specials and will be tasting beers in the tanks.

Walking Man (Stevenson, WA) will be providing a fireside chat to celebrate the Breweries in the Gorge’s BIG Swig event. Hang out with their brewers while sampling rare and unreleased beers in the brewery itself. You’ll be available to ask questions about the brewery, the process, etc. with Head Brewer James Landers and Lead Brewer Tessa Longnecker.

Everybody’s Brewing (White Salmon, WA) will be giving brewery tours every hour on the hour from 12- 4pm, led by one of their brewers.

Double Mountain Brewery (Hood River, OR) will have tours at 12, 1, 2, & 3 pm. Tours will include two samples of beer, one from a fermenter and one from a brite tank. Both samples will be paired with cheese and charcuterie. Guests will receive a complimentary pint glass and sticker. Tours are 21 and over and limited to 15 people.

Pfriem Family Brewers (Hood River, OR) will provide brewery tours on the hour, the first at 12 PM and the last will start at 4 PM. They will also be providing complimentary tastings of some of their favorite beverages and small bite pairings matching with the complimentary beers.

Full Sail (Hood River, OR) will be offering tours with a beer and food pairing every half an hour from 12:00-4:00. The beer will be their 2017 Top Sail Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Porter paired with gourmet chocolate and artisanal cheese. Tour guests will also receive a complimentary pint glass and swag.

Ferment Brewing Co. (Hood River, OR) will be offering tours on the hour from 12- 4pm and will be serving beer samples and a small bite pairing to guests.


About Breweries in the Gorge
Breweries in the Gorge is a group of 12 local breweries, with more than 200 fun loving, beer drinking, dedicated individuals, lured by the nature and beauty that surrounds us, joined by our passion and love for life, bonded by respect and our mutual commitments to producing exceptional beer. We’re united in promoting and progressing our craft, and in helping you discover some of the Nation’s finest beer, in one of the most beautiful places on earth! Our breweries are nestled in the scenic Columbia River Gorge. Visit

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