Saturday, February 18, 2017

Zwickelmania

11 a.m. 'til 4 p.m.
$8 growler fills ($10 high for gravity)
21 and over

About Zwickelmania

What the heck is a zwickelmania, you ask? It is a free event (now spanning two days!) hosted by the Oregon Brewers Guild in which breweries throughout the state throw open their doors and let the public stream in! Stop by our brewery, where you can try a sample of handcrafted ale, chat with the brewers and have a look around.

During this once-a-year celebration, breweries across the state hold open-house style events that allow craft beer enthusiasts and novices alike the opportunity to get an up-close look at the state's thriving craft beer scene.

Here's a list of where we'll be pouring some special ales:

February 18
Portland - Crystal Brewery
Portland - Kennedy School Concordia Brewery
Hillsboro - Cornelius Pass Roadhouse Brewery

And in honor of Zwickelmania on February 18, get a 64-ounce growler fill of any McMenamins beer at all Portland-Metro area locations for $8 ($10 for high gravity; Brewers Reserve beers do not qualify).

February 25
Bend
– Old St. Francis Brewery

On February 25, get a 64-ounce growler fill of any McMenamins beer for $8 ($10 for high gravity; Brewers Reserve beers do not qualify) at our Oregon locations in: McMinnville, Salem, Corvallis, Eugene, Lincoln City, Gearhart, Roseburg and Bend.

"There's an excitement about the craft brewing scene here, and Zwickelmania offers the perfect opportunity to celebrate our beer culture by visiting some of the phenomenal breweries that call Oregon home," says Oregon Brewers Guild Executive Director Brian Butenschoen.

From 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., participating locations will offer everything from brewery tours and beer & food pairings to brewer led discussions and beers samples.  Additionally, the Oregon Brewers Guild will provide free shuttle buses in Portland, Eugene and Bend to ferry visitors among multiple breweries.  Admission to Zwickelmania events and the shuttle bus service are both free.

Zwickelmania takes its name from the zwickel sample valve on beer conditioning tanks.  This sample port is an essential tool in the brewing process and allows brewers to take quality control samples during the fermentation process.

Visit the Oregon Brewers Guild website for a complete list of participating breweries and shuttle bus schedules.

Beer

Hearts and Bones Double IPA
Take hops and malts, twirl them into one, and you have a classic Roadhouse Double IPA, offering a superb hop aroma coupled with an easy-drinking body.
Malts: 2-Row, Flaked Barley
Hops: Chinook, Citra
OG: 1.074 TG: 1.012 ABV: 8.00 IBU: 79 SRM: 4

Ruby Royale
Once again we've altered our sweet standard to create our Imperial Raspberry Goddess, dubbed Ruby Royale. With double the amount of Oregon Raspberries at 84 pounds per batch and a fuller figure at 6.7% ABV, this special brew takes the tart effervescence Ruby drinkers love and layers in a deeper raspberry flavor.
Fruit: Oregon Raspberry
Malts: Premium 2-Row, Malted White Wheat
Hops: Chinook
OG: 1.061 TG: 1.009 ABV: 6.71 IBU: 4 SRM: 6

Website:
http://oregonbeer.org/zwickelmania/