700 N.W. Bond Street Bend, OR, 97703
Saturday, February 22, 2020
Old St. Francis School
11 am - 4 pm
21 and over
11 am - 4 pmFree21 and over
What the heck is Zwickelmania,
you ask? It’s a free event 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 take a tour of the brewery, nab a tiny
appetizer or two, fill a 64 ounce growler for $5 off and score a few stamps for your
"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 am - 4 pm, participating
locations will offer everything from brewery tours and beer & food pairings
to brewer-led discussions and beer 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
The shuttles run from 11:30 am - 4:30 pm. There are 5 shuttles and there should be a shuttle stopping by each location every 15 - 20 minutes. Shuttles are Free.
Leg 1 - Gigantic to McMenamins Crystal
Leg 2 - Crystal to Breakside: Dekum
Leg 3 - Dekum to Gigantic
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