Sunday, February 12

Oregon Brewers Guild Announces Participant List For 4th Annual Open House Event


During this once-a-year celebration, breweries across the state hold open-house style events that allow craft beer enthusiasts and novices alike the opportunity to get an up-close look at the state’s thriving craft beer scene.

“Oregon is at the epicenter of craft brewing in the United States – craft beer production is up, 19 new breweries and brewpubs opened up across the state since last year, and Oregon beers garner medals at the world’s top beer competitions,” said Oregon Brewers Guild Executive Director Brian Butenschoen. “There’s an excitement about the craft brewing scene here, and Zwickelmania offers the perfect opportunity to celebrate our beer culture by visiting some of the phenomenal breweries that call Oregon home.”

From 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., participating locations will open their doors to the public for beer and food pairings, brewer led discussions, beer samples and more. Additionally, the Oregon Brewers Guild will provide free shuttle buses in Portland, Eugene and Bend to ferry visitors among multiple breweries. Admission to Zwickelmania events and the shuttle bus service are free.

Zwickelmania takes its name from the zwickel sample valve on beer conditioning tanks. This sample port is an essential tool in the brewing process and allows brewers to take quality control samples during the fermentation process.

Zwickelmania has become one of the most anticipated beer events of the year and promises to keep growing. The first Zwickelmania event in 2009 featured 15 breweries. By contrast, this year more than 67 breweries across the state will be hosting events and 20,000 attendees are expected for the President’s Day weekend events.

For more information visit the Oregon Brewer’s Guild website: http://oregonbeer.org/zwickelmania/

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