Hood River, Or – Ever wonder what really goes on in a brewery? Well here’s your chance. On Saturday, February 16th, dozens of Oregon breweries and brewpubs will open their doors to visitors for the state’s 5th annual Zwickelmania Brewery Open House. Hosted by the Oregon Brewers Guild (OBG), Zwickelmania is a free statewide event that offers visitors a chance to tour Oregon breweries, meet the brewers and sample their favorite beers.
Four local breweries, Full Sail Brewing, Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom, Pfriem Family Brewers and Logsdon Farmhouse Ales will be opening their brewhouse doors for the event.
Double Mountain’s co-owner Charlie Devereux will be leading free tours at 12 - 3pm on the 1/2 hour where they’ll pull samples "from the zwickel", offer beer and cheese pairings, a complementary glass and a peek behind the curtain to see how the magic happens.
Full Sail Brewing will offer guided brewery tours at 12, 1, 2, 3 and 4pm and will be offering their newest Brewer's Share Experimental beer, “Mathias’s Main Ingredient Oatmeal Stout,” paired with artisan chocolate. Tours and tasting are free of charge and each tour participant will receive a complementary glass. Full Sail’s Brewery at Riverplace in Portland will also be open for tours.
Pfriem will be releasing two new seasonal beers and will be offering food pairings as well. Tours will run from 1-4pm on the 1/2 hour.
Logsdon will offer tours at 12, 1, 2, 3PM Brewery tour and samplings; Featuring: Kili Wit, Seizoen, and Limited Release; Peche 'n Brett. With Xocolatl de David: Premium Chocolates paired with Seizoen Bretta, Cerasus, and Cocoa - Bretta along with Kumamoto Oysters from our friends at Copper Spur Resort - while they last!
For more information contact the breweries at:
Full Sail Brewing at Riverplace: 503-222-5343
Pfriem Family Brewers: 541-321-0490 http://pfriembeer.com
Logsdon Farmhouse Ales: 541-490-9161 http://www.farmhousebeer.com