9th annual Oregon Garden Brewfest
Oregon Garden J. Frank Schmidt Jr. Pavilion and Event Tent, Silverton, Oregon
April 26 – 28, 2013
Noon to 11 pm Friday & Saturday, and Noon to 6 pm Sunday.
Advance admission includes a one-day pass for $15 that features a tasting glass, seven tasting tickets, and express entry; a three-day pass for $25 that includes a tasting glass, 15 tasting tickets, and express entry; and a VIP pass for $50 that includes a tasting glass, 45 tasting tickets, a T shirt and a food voucher. Advance sales are available at http://ogbf2013.blogspot.com. Tickets at the door cost the same, but include only five tasting tickets for one day, 10 tasting tickets for three days, 35 tasting tickets for VIP, and no express entry. Designated drivers pay a cover charge of $5 and receive a bottled water.
A full glass of beer costs four tickets, and a taster costs one ticket. Additional tasting tickets may be purchased for $1 apiece. The event is cash only, with an ATM on-site. Parking at The Oregon Garden is $5 per car; free shuttles will be available to various locations in town. The Oregon Garden Brewfest is for ages 21 and over on Friday and Saturday; minors are welcome all hours on Sunday.
Now in its 9th year, the Oregon Garden Brewfest features nearly 100 handcrafted beers and ciders from 50 different breweries. There are also games and activities, food, live music, a Brewer’s Tasting Dinner, a Connoisseur Tasting and a homebrew competition.
Brewer’s Tasting Dinner
The second annual Brewer’s Tasting Dinner will take place on the eve of the festival, Thursday, April 25 at 7 pm. 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 limited tickets available to the public for $40 apiece.
The Connoisseur Tasting is from Noon to 2pm on Friday and features many brewers at their booths to engage with the general public. This tasting is included with Friday admission.
Oregon Garden Resort Brewfest Package
For those from out of the area who wish to make a night of it, The Oregon Garden Resort is offering two room packages: the Brewer’s Dinner Package for $219 is available on April 25 only and includes accommodations, two tickets to the Brewer’s Dinner, breakfast for two the next morning, and two one-day tickets to the Brewfest on April 26. The Brewfest Package for $189 is available April 25 through April 28 and includes accommodations, breakfast for two, two one-day tickets to the Brewfest and two food booth vouchers. Reservations are available at http://oregongardenresort.com/Packages.htm or call 503-874-2500.