Oregon Garden Brewfest April 27th - 28th Noon - 11pm Grand Hall at The Oregon Garden

As Portlanders emerge from the gray winter, our entire routines change: we go from drinking beer inside to drinking beer outside. Starting in Spring, we've got at least 16 annual beer festivals and events that get people outside and socializing around great beer.

The Oregon Garden Brewfest is just two weeks away and it promises to be a great event. There are over 90 beers and ciders along with two stages of music throughout the festival. Most of the beers are from Oregon, and all but a few are West Coast offerings. If you're lucky enough to have Friday off and make it to the festival at the noon opening, there will be brewers and reps on hand through 2pm to talk beer or answer any questions you might have. The full beer list is below.

This year, the festival has added the inaugural Brewer's Tasting Dinner: "The first annual Brewer's Tasting Dinner will take place on the eve of the festival, April 26 at 7 p.m. This six-course tasting will be attended by participating brewers and industry insiders. Each course will be a small plate paired with a beer tasting from one of six area breweries. There are a limited number of tickets available to the public for $40 apiece." Check out the list of food and beer pairings below.

Admission: A one-day advance tasting package cost $15 and includes admission for one day, a tasting mug, 7 tasting tickets, and express entry. A two-day advance tasting package costs $25 and includes admission both days, a tasting mug, 14 tasting tickets, and express entry. Tickets at the door cost the same, but include only 5 tasting tickets for one day, 10 tasting tickets for both days, and no express entry. A full mug of beer costs 4 tickets, a taster costs 1 ticket. Additional tasting tickets may be purchased at $1 apiece. Minors are welcome on Saturday only until 3PM. Tickets are available at www.oregongardenbrewfest.blogspot.com.

So get out to the Oregon Garden Brewfest and enjoy some great beer, music, and Silverton scenery!

Oregon Garden Brewfest—Brewer’s Tasting Dinner: April 26 at 7pm

Tickets are available online at $40 each.

First Course - Cheese Paired with Logsdon Farmhouse Ales - Barrel Age Seizoen Bretta 4-yr-old cheddar, herbed chevre and smoked Gouda paired with crostini

Second Course – Appetizer Paired with GoodLife Brewing - Traditions Pale Ale Belgian Endive filled with a blend of olives, capers, roasted red pepper and caramelized onions

Third Course – Salad Paired with Seven Brides Brewing - Rose’s Imperial Pilsner Warm potato salad with blue cheese, new red and Yukon gold potatoes tossed with sweet bacon dressing

Fourth Course – Pasta Paired with Widmer Bros. Brewing - Marionberry Hibiscus Gose Portabella ravioli set atop hazelnut sauce

Fifth Course – Entrée Paired with Gigantic Brewing - The City Never Sleeps Black Saison Braised beef short rib slow roasted with a rich root vegetable demi-glace

Sixth Course – Dessert Paired with Hopworks Urban Brewery - Galactic Imperial Red Poached pear with a mascarpone cheese filling

Oregon Garden Brewfest—Beer List

Brewery Name Beer Name Style
10 Barrel Brewing Apocalypse IPA
10 Barrel Brewing TBD TBD
2 Towns Ciderhouse The Bad Apple Semi-Dry Cider
2 Towns Ciderhouse The Incider Semi-Sweet Cider
21st Amendment Brewery Bitter American Extra Pale Ale
21st Amendment Brewery Hell or High Watermelon  Wheat American Wheat
Alameda Brewing Co Black Bear XX Stout Stout
Alameda Brewing Co Yellow Wolf Imperial IPA Imperial IPA
Block 15 Brewing Co. Nebula Naked Oat Stout
Block 15 Brewing Co. Wandlepad Blonde
Blue Moon Brewing Co. Blue Moon Belgian White Ale Belgian Style White
Blue Moon Brewing Co. Blue Moon Summer Honey Wheat Ale American Style Wheat Ale
BridgePort Brewing Co. BridgePort Kingpin Imperial Red
BridgePort Brewing Co. Dark Rain Black Pale Ale
Calapooia Brewing Co. Chili Beer Specialty
Calapooia Brewing Co. RIPArian IPA India Pale Ale
Cascade Lakes Brewing Co. Blonde Bombshell Sessions
Cascade Lakes Brewing Co. Cyclops IPA
Crispin Cider Co. Crispin Original Cider
Crispin Cider Co. Fox Barrel Blackberry Pear Cider
Eel River Organic Brewery Organic IPA American IPA
Eel River Organic Brewery Organic Porter Organic Porter
Elysian Brewing Avatar Jasmine IPA IPA
Elysian Brewing Dragonstooth Stout Imperial Stout
Firestone Walker Brewing DBA British Pale Ale
Firestone Walker Brewing Solace Unfilitered Wheat
Flat Tail Brewing Co. Jarabe Caliente! Chocolate Chili Porter
Flat Tail Brewing Co. Tailgater Kölsch Kolsch
Fort George Brewery & Public House Cavatica Stout Stout
Fort George Brewery & Public House Sunrise Oatmeal Pale Ale American Style Pale
Gigantic Brewing Co. Axes of Evil Hoppy Beer
Gigantic Brewing Co. Gigantic IPA IPA
Gilgamesh Brewing DJ Jazzy Hef American Hef
Gilgamesh Brewing Vader Cascadian Dark Ale
GoodLife Brewing Co. Descender IPA India Pale Ale
GoodLife Brewing Co. Mountain Rescue Dry Hop Pale Ale American Pale Ale
Hoegaarden Brewery Hoegaarden Wit
Hopworks Urban Brewery Organic Hopworks IPA IPA
Hopworks Urban Brewery Rise up Red Nw Style Red
Kona Brewing Co Longboard Lager Lager
Kona Brewing Co Wailua Wheat Tropical Passion Fruit
Lagunitas Brewing Co Little Sumpin Sumpin Hybrid Pale Wheat
Lagunitas Brewing Co Undercover Shutdown Ale Imperial Mild
Laughing Dog Brewing Co Dogzilla Black IPA Cascadian Blacdk IPA
Laughing Dog Brewing Co Rocket Dog Rye IPA Rye IPA
Leinenkugal's Brewing Co. Leinie's Summer Shandy Lemon Shandy
Logsdon Farmhouse Ales Kili Wit Organic White Beer
Logsdon Farmhouse Ales Seizoen Bretta Saison
Lost Coast Brewery Great White Belgian White Ale
Lost Coast Brewery Tangerine Wheat Citrus Wheat
McMenamins Thompson Brewery Bellini Cream Ale Cream Ale
McMenamins Thompson Brewery Black Jack Russian Imperial Russian Imperial
Mendocino Brewing Co. Red Tail Ale Pale ale
Mendocino Brewing Co. White Hawk IPA American IPA
Nectar Ales Humbolt Brown American Brown Ale
Nectar Ales Red Nectar Amber Ale
New Belgium Brewing Dig Pale Ale
New Belgium Brewing Belgo IPA Belgian Style IPA
Ninkasi Brewing Spring Reign Pale Ale
Ninkasi Brewing Total Domination IPA
Oakshire Brewing Line Dry Rye Rye Pale Ale w/honey
Oakshire Brewing Overcast Espresso Stout Espresso Stout
Pale Horse Brewing Co. Hillbilly Blonde Blonde Ale
Pale Horse Brewing Co. Hopyard Dog India Pale Ale
Pelican Pub & Brewery India Pelican Ale India Pale Ale
Pelican Pub & Brewery Kiwanda Cream Ale Cream Ale
Ram Restaurant & Brewery BIG RED IPA IPA
Ram Restaurant & Brewery MAI BOCK MAI BOCK
Redhook Brewing Co Longhammer IPA IPA
Redhook Brewing Co Redhook Wit Wit
Rusty Truck Brewing Co. Fender Bender Amber Ale Amber Ale
Rusty Truck Brewing Co. Roadwrecker IPA IPA
Seven Brides Brewing Abbey's Apple Ale Beer and Cider hybrid
Seven Brides Brewing Becky's Black Cat Porter Porter
Shock Top Brewing Co  Shock Top IPA IPA
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Summerfest Pilsner-style Lager
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Torpedo Extra IPA
Stella Artois (InBev) Stella Artois European Pilsner
Stone Brewing Co. Stone Imperial Russian Stout Imperial Russian Stout
Stone Brewing Co. Stone IPA IPA
Tieton Cider Works Apricot Cider Cider
Tieton Cider Works Teiton Cherry Cider Apple Based Cherry Cider
Tieton Cider Works Wild Washington Cider Cider
Uinta Brewing Co Duhbe Imperial Black Ale Imperial Black Ale
Uinta Brewing Co Hop Notch IPA IPA
Wandering Aengus Anthem Cherry Cider
Wandering Aengus Anthem Hops Cider
Widmer Bros Brewing Co Citrus Blonde Summer Seasonal Blonde
Widmer Bros Brewing Co Pitch Black CDA Cascadian Dark Ale
Widmer Bros Brewing Co Widmer Rotator IPA IPA
Woodchuck Hard Cider Woodchuck Hard Cider Amber Amber Cider
Woodchuck Hard Cider Woodchuck Hard Cider Granny Smith Granny Smith Cider