Saturday, June 10, 2017

20th Annual Barley Cup Brewfest

Tony Smiley

Thompson Brewery & Public House

11 a.m. 'til 1 a.m.

Package Deal: 10 tokens & a commemorative Brewfest glass $17

All ages welcome | 21+ to drink

About 20th Annual Barley Cup Brewfest

20th Annual Barley Cup Brewfest

This brewfest began 20 years ago when brewer Chris Oslin formulated the idea based on his love of hockey; a passion shared by the late Mark Gunz, Oslin's Brewery Manager at the time. They wanted to hold the Stanley Cup of brewfests! They would pit all of the beers against one another and the winner would receive the trophy, which would gain height every year just like the coveted professional hockey cup; but the winner would only hold it temporarily before it returned to its home at the Thompson, just like the Stanley Cup. This event turned into quite the community affair, as a local Salem Brew Club would do the judging. We think it's still a matter of public interest as the voting is now done by you!

To celebrate 20 years of Thompson's Barley Cup, we're featuring 20 products from McMenamins Brewers and Guests, including hard cider for the first time! These beverages will be pouring from stations at the cozy bar, and alongside the patio out back. Purchase a brewfest glass and tokens, then wander around to explore the new format of this cherished event. All the distinctive and flavorful brews will be vying to be your favorite...


Participating Breweries & Cideries


8 McMenamins Beers, 6 Guest Beers
3 McMenamins Ciders, 3 Guest Ciders
Distillery Tasting from 3 p.m. 'til 7 p.m.
Brewery Tours from noon 'til 5 p.m.
Passport Discovery Hunt

Live Music

Tony Smiley - 7 p.m. 'til 10 p.m.


Tokens: $1.50 each (for 4-ounce taste)
Brewfest Glass: $4

Food Specials

About Tony Smiley

Tony Smiley

Since  2000, Tony Smiley has captured audiences with his unique beats. This musical savant loops his way through a unique genre of music that you won't find anywhere else. All with witty, engaging, and energetic stage presence. His cosmic dance of electric melodies mixed with world beats, Mongolian throat singing and beat-boxing have earned the Loop Ninja a cult like following who repeatedly embark on his musical journey.  Creating each track with a raw, primal and  pulsating connection between rich sounds and passionate lyrics.

The songs of Tony Smiley are a tantalizing ride through electro acoustic music that will cause your musical senses to rise. During the experience you can expect original soul bearing songs, improv crowd pleasers, and creative cover mixes. As he loops his way through a set he builds the audience's anticipation by using, keyboards, drum machines, guitars, tambourine, cowbell, vocals and beat box sounds through Boss Loop pedals. His songs are original, groove-laden works of art. The loop ninja will "completely make you a believer." (Andy Summers, guitar player for the Police)

In 2010, Smiley  joined the ranks of his fellow loop artists, winning 3rd place in the National Boss Loop Contest in Hollywood. Judges included: Paul Youngblood (Boss US Director), Frank Gambale (Guitar player for Chick Corea), Andy Summers (Guitar player for The Police), Derek Murdock (Bass player for Kevin Eubanks, Tonight Show Band), Michael Molenda (Editor of Guitar Player Magazine). He continues to work with Roland/Boss running pedal clinics and performing for international ad campaigns.

Currently, Smiley can often be found composing and laying down progressive loops with hip hop roots in the Pacific Northwest;  flying solo or playing with musical friends such as Redwood Son, Keegan Smith and MOsley WOtta.  If you would like to experience the sounds of Tony Smiley follow him on FaceBook, YouTube, MySpace and Reverbnation or schedule a show.