The craft beer industry has a diversity problem, which should be obvious to anyone who has ever seen the overwhelming amount of burly bearded white dudes (full disclosure: I am one of those dudes) roaming tap rooms or spraying down tanks in the brewery.
The Suttle Lodge in Sisters, Oregon will host their first ever beer festival over three days January 30th through February 1st. What makes this Winter Beer Fest unique is it is a roving one with different stops among cabins in Deschutes National Forest.
More from a press release:
Breweries from all over Oregon will post up in the cabins on the grounds of the lodge, and revelers can taste from cabin to cabin, stopping in between for snacks hot off the Traeger grills, and moments to warm up with friends by the big stone fire pits. At the end of the day, the cozy lodge awaits. Entry to the beer fest is $20 per person for a limited edition Miir x Suttle Lodge mug and 10 drink tokens. A portion of ticket sales will be contributed to, Oregon Adaptive Sports.
Double Mountain Brewery
Heater Allen Brewing
Little Beast Brewing
Ninkasi Brewing Company
Pfriem Family Brewers
…with more to be announced!
What: An Oregon beer festival in the Deschutes National Forest
When: Thursday January 30th through Saturday February 1st, from 1pm-5pm each day (mug/ticket purchase redeems entry for all 3 days, with additional tokens available for purchase)
Where: The Suttle Lodge, 13300 US Highway 20, Sisters, Oregon, 97759
$20 per person for those 21+ and over for a beer mug and 10 tokens (all ages welcome to enjoy the food and atmosphere)
Transportation: 15% off rides with Shuttle Oregon as a guest of The Suttle Lodge. Book directly with them here.
ABOUT THE SUTTLE LODGE
The Suttle Lodge & Boathouse is a rustic resort on the shore of Suttle Lake in the Deschutes National Forest near Sisters, Oregon. The 15.5-acre property is comprised of a large timber lodge with guest rooms and a cocktail bar, fully equipped lakeside cabins, rustic camping cabins, and The Boathouse restaurant on a lakefront dock. Versions of this resort have been in continuous operation since the 1930s. In its latest incarnation, the lodge has been revived by The Mighty Union, a hospitality project behind The Ace Hotel Portland, The Carpenter Hotel in Austin, TX, and projects in the works in Honolulu and San Antonio. A year-round retreat with a camp-like feel, in the summer there is canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, hiking, fishing and swimming just steps from the lodge, a beer garden with lawn games, and live outdoor music; in the winter there are snowshoe and Nordic ski trails, nearby hot springs, chef dinners, a downhill ski slope just nine miles away, and a big roaring fireplace to read or sip bourbon by. The Suttle Lodge has been featured in Sunset, AFAR, Travel + Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler, Bon Appétit, and The New York Times.National Geographic Traveler included it among “The World’s Best Lake Resorts, and “Architectural Digest called it one of “The World’s 9 Most Beautiful Cabin Hotels.” The lodge is located at 13300 US Highway 20, Sisters, Oregon, 97759. Tel. 541.638.7001 | TheSuttleLodge.com | Instagram @SuttleLodge
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.