PORTLAND, Ore. (Jan. 22, 2016) — What is Zwickelmania? Discover for yourself, and go behind the scenes at your favorite breweries, during Zwickelmania on Saturday, February 13th from 11a.m. to 4p.m. It’s
the one day every year when breweries throughout Oregon open their
doors to beer novices and aficionados alike for this annual Presidents’
Day weekend tradition. This year, Valentine’s Day happens to fall on the
same weekend, giving even more reason to celebrate. More than 120
breweries, both big and small, participate with meet-the-brewer events,
tours and beer tastings.
can also experience Oregon beers paired with another Oregon favorite —
chocolate! For the first time, look for special chocolate pop-ups with
members of the Portland Chocolate Mob
at select breweries in the Portland metro area. The Oregon Brewers
Guild is partnering with Christian DeBenedetti and Andrea Slonecker, the
experts and authors behind the new cookbook, Beer Bites (Chronicle, 2015), to provide exclusive beer and chocolate pairing tip cards — available at participating breweries.
Oregon Brewers Guild executive director Brian Butenschoen says, “With
more than 120 breweries open across nearly 30 cities, it is the best
time to visit Oregon and check out your favorite brewery this
Valentine's Day Weekend.”
For those planning a special holiday weekend getaway, be sure to check out the Zwickelmania event page
for participating breweries in one of Oregon’s seven brewing regions.
The Oregon Brewers Guild lays out maps, brewery listings and itineraries
that you can view online or print out for Bend, Eugene, the Portland
metro area, Salem and Southern Oregon.
Last year, more than 32,500 people toured 115 participating breweries
statewide and the Oregon Brewers Guild expects that number to increase
in 2016 with many beer fans enjoying a long holiday weekend.
For more information, head to Oregoncraftbeer.org, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using the hashtag #Zwickel16.
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