Saturday, February 24, 2018


Thompson Brewery & Public House

11 a.m. 'til 4 p.m.


21 and over

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About Zwickelmania


About Zwickelmania

What the heck is zwickelmania, you ask? It’s 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 chat with the brewers and try a sample of their handcrafted brew. You can also get a tour of the brewery, a tiny appetizer or two, and a few stamps for your McMenamins Passport.

Bring your 64-oz. growler and fill it with any McMenamins beer for $9 on this day only!

February 17
Concordia Brewery at Kennedy School: Shuttle provided by Brewvana!

February 24
Old St. Francis Brewery
Thompson Brewery 

"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.