The annual Brewfest at The Oregon Garden is upon us again for its 8th year, April 27th and 28th. The event features 45 breweries from throughout the country, more than 25 of which are brewed in Cascadia. Admission is $15 per day, $25 for both days, which includes commemorative beer mug and five tasting tickets. Additional tickets can be purchased for $1 each. Tickets purchased in advance will include bonus tasting tickets and a separate entrance.
Two stages will be set up within the festival and feature musical performances from 16 live bands noon-11pm daily, including Portland’s Blitzen Trapper, Denver, The Dimes, Quiet Life, Weinland, Tango Alpha Tango and Violet Isle, along with Salem’s The Ty Curtis Band, Matthew Price and Jamalia, and Silverton’s Ben Rue and Tiffany Kuenzi.
The year’s event also features a Brewer’s Tasting Dinner on Thursday, April 26th, but only a limited number of these tickets are available to the public.
The Homebrew Competition is also back again, hosted by Capitol Brewers. Unfortunately at the time of this publication registration has already passed. However we will be sure to bring you the results in next month’s issue.