Blog Tag: Zwickelmania

Zwickelmania Returns on Saturday!

February 17, 2012
Zwickelmania returns this Saturday to breweries all over Oregon! For those of us in Portland, 36 breweries are opening their doors for tours, specials, beer releases, and other beer-related activities. For the full list of participating breweries and details on what each spot is offering, check out the Oregon Brewers Guild page. Read More »


February 16, 2011
2011 President's Day weekend, dozens of Oregon breweries and brewpubs will open their doors to visitors for the state's 3rd annual Zwickelmania. Zwickelmania, hosted by the Oregon Brewers Guild (OBG), is a free statewide event that offers visitors a chance to tour Oregon breweries, meet the brewers and sample their favorite beers. Got a favorite brewery? Got a favorite beer? This is your chance to get into the brewery, talk to the brewers, and sample... Read More »

South of Portland: Oakshire Brewing in Eugene

Matt Van Wyk, Oakshire Brewing. Our last stop of the day was Oakshire Brewing, in an industrial section of Northwest Eugene.  While it's not an easy walk from downtown, it's definitely worth the trip to check out their offerings.  It's currently only open on Saturdays for samples, but they have plans to expand your experience.  From their website: "Oakshire Brewing’s tasting room is open every Saturday from 12-4pm for tastings and tours. We currently are... Read More »

South of Portland: Ninkasi Brewing Company in Eugene

Jamie Floyd, Ninkasi brewing. Well, I don't need to tell you that Ninkasi ( is a brewing company in Eugene. If you haven't heard of them or tried their beers, then you don't live in the Northwest.  With beers like Total Domination, Sleigh'r, and Tricerahops, the company is anything but shy about their brewery or their beer. Started in 2006, Jamie Floyd and business partner Nikos Ridge began contract brewing in the space that Hop... Read More »

South of Portland: Hop Valley Brewing Company in Eugene

The best way to start the day: a sample tray. Our first stop of the day was at Hop Valley Brewing, 11:00am on Saturday. I usually don't drink beer this early in the day, so I just keep telling myself that this is work.  Justifications come easy to me. We meet with brew master and partner Trevor Howard who walks around their 15bbl brewing facility.  Trevor started his career at Rogue in Newport six years... Read More »

South of Portland: Beers in Eugene and Corvallis

February 18, 2010
Down to Eugene. I was invited by Travel Lane County, Visit Corvallis, and Travel Oregon to go on a trip last weekend to Eugene and Corvallis to visit six breweries over the weekend.  You know the routine: meet the brewer, drink and talk beer, and shoot some photos.  Well, a lot of photos.  I came back with over 10GB. What's the idea behind this trip?  Well, some of the Oregon Tourism sites like what we... Read More »

Zwickelmania Returns!

January 18, 2010
PORTLAND, Ore. - Jan. 18, 2010 – Breweries across the state will host open houses and special tastings on Saturday, February 13, from 11:00a.m. to 4:00p.m., as part of the Oregon Brewers Guild’s second annual Zwickelmania Oregon Brewery Tour.  Zwickelmania is patterned after the open houses held by Oregon wineries over Memorial Day and Thanksgiving weekends and is presented by the Oregon Brewers Guild (OBG).  The Presidents' Day weekend event offers visitors a chance to... Read More »