700 N.W. Bond Street / Bend, OR, 97703
Saturday, February 25, 2017
11 a.m. 'til 4 p.m.$8 growler fills ($10 high for gravity)21 and over
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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 18Portland - Crystal BreweryPortland - Kennedy School Concordia BreweryHillsboro - 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 25Bend – 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.
A few years back, McMenamins Concordia Brewery decided to "go all out and try to craft the perfect pint for all the hop-heads out there." The resulting beer was the winner of the 2014 Hillsdale Brewfest, or "Battle for the Belt." Matt Carter and Dave Kosanke seemed to have created a recipe that really did please the masses! Loaded with over twenty pounds of hops, this beer is packed with citrus and pine flavors but goes down really smooth. It's a big beer that makes a pint a part of your DNA! Old St. Francis School Brewery is proud to re-create this recipe for O'Kanes Garage Series.Special Techniques: Dry-Hopped with Falconer Flight 7C'sMalts: 2-Row, Pilsen, Caramel Vienna, Rolled OatsHops: Chinook, Simcoe, Falconer Flight 7C'sOG: 1.076 TG: 1.010 ABV: 8.50 IBU: 100 SRM: 5
If punk rock is the India Pale Ale of beers, this India Session Lager would be the post-punk genre of the early 80's. It has less raw edginess and is a little experimental. A very light malt body, along with a clean lager yeast profile, is the perfect base for this hoppy treat. A full range of hop flavors from earthy citrus to tropical fruitiness combine with a lower alcohol percentage, making this the perfect beer for jamming to your favorite post-punk bands.Malts: Best Pilsner, Best Munich, Best AcidulatedHops: Cascade, Chinook, MosaicOG: 1.052 TG: 1.009 ABV: 5.50 IBU: 57 SRM: 3
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