|Courtesy of Oregon Garden Brewfest|
The Brewer’s Tasting Dinner serves six courses, each featuring a small-plate paired with a unique beer from one of six selected breweries. This year’s featured breweries include Ordnance Brewing from Boardman, Worthy Brewing from Bend, Nectar Creek Mead from Corvallis, Silver Falls Brewery from Silverton, Fremont Brewing from Seattle and Three Creeks Brewing from Sisters.
Representatives from each of the breweries give a presentation about their beer during the dinner, which is attended by brewers participating in the festival, industry insiders and beer aficionados.
A special overnight package is available at the Oregon Garden Resort, located just steps away from the festival, that includes tickets to the Brewer’s Tasting Dinner and a three-day ticket to the Brewfest, starting at $339. Packages can be booked at www.oregongardenresort.com or by calling 503-874-2500.
Located in the historic town of Silverton, just an hour’s drive from Portland and Eugene and two hours from Bend, the Oregon Garden Brewfest will take place Father’s Day weekend, June 17 through 19 and will feature 60 breweries pouring 120 beers, ciders and meads from throughout Oregon and across the country. There’s also live music by Sassparilla and Water Tower, and a variety of food vendors. This year, the festival will be held in the Rediscovery Forest, and attendees are encouraged to explore the 80-acre botanical garden with beer in hand.
The Oregon Garden Brewfest is for ages 21 and over on Friday and Saturday evening; minors are welcome until 5pm on Saturday and all hours on Sunday. Admission ranges from $15 to $50; all admission packages include a souvenir tasting glass and a number of tasting tickets. Parking at The Oregon Garden is $5 per car; free shuttles are available from various locations in Silverton.
The Oregon Garden Brewfest is presented by Venti’s Café and sponsored by Imperial Bottle Shop, T-Mobile, Country Financial, Crater Lake Soda, Renewal by Andersen, Goschie Farms, The Oregon Lottery, Oregon Beer Growler Magazine, Pepsi, Screamin’ Sicilian Pizza Co. and Ale Ways Brewery Tours. For more information about the event, visit www.oregongarden.org/events/
Brewer’s Dinner Website: http://www.oregongarden.org/
Brewfest Website: http://www.