Saturday, June 10, 2023

25th Annual Barley Cup Brewfest

Thompson Brewery & Public House

$18 includes entry and taster tray, Brewery tours 11am-5pm

All day

All ages welcome | 21+ to drink

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About 25th Annual Barley Cup Brewfest


25th Annual Barley Cup Brewfest

Hear ye, hear ye! Gather all, the 25th Barley Cup Brewfest is in town. Come taste-test 10 different brews from in and around the Willamette Valley, vote for your favorite and crown a beer queen (or king) to rule the land! Take a tour of the brewery and see how the fermentation magic happens, or just indulge in some tasty food specials - with so much fun to be had, you'll barley believe your luck. Join us for a royally thrilling day of sipping, savoring and merrymaking!

Live Music

1-3pm * Mick Overman
4-5pm * Sonny Hess
7-9pm * Dead Lee


McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse Brewery - Hillsboro, OR.
Alpenhorn Hefeweiss Bier

Old Standby Brewing collab with McMenamins Thompson Brewery - Salem, OR.
Going To Be Wit Tonight - Witbier

McMenamins High Street Brewery - Eugene, OR.
Bock the Casbah - Bock

McMenamins Thompson Brewery - Salem, OR.
Hiroshi's Jazz Cat - Sweet Saké Ale

Calapooia Brewing Co. - Albany, OR.
Day Sipper - Session IPA

Silver Falls Brewery - Silverton, OR.
Moment of Truth Hazy Pale

Block 15 Brewing - Corvallis, OR.
Fluffhead - Hazy IPA

McMenamins Monroe Brewery - Corvallis, OR.
Break the Chain DIPA

McMenamins Roseburg Brewery - Roseburg, OR.
Comfortably Doub - DIPA

Oregon Trail Brewery - Corvallis, OR.
Ginseng Porter

About Mick Overman

Bluesy folk & roll with jazz

Mick Overman

Mick Overman is a West Coast legend. He's a poet and master musician. His music is best described as "Bluesy Folk & Roll with Jazz Attitude" and his guitar playing and singing as "Berklee College of Caveman." He has long been regarded as one of the West Coast's most prolific and hardest working artists, with as many as 379 performances in one year. He's the "Iron Man of the Road."

Mick was born in Ohio, the son of a rocket scientist who followed the aerospace boom to California when Mick was two years old. His earliest musical influences were listening to Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, Chet Atkins, The Kingston Trio and Cannonball Adderly. His first published work was an early 1960s haiku entitled "Fireflies" in the Fullerton Daily News Tribune.

Overman abandoned guitar lessons in fourth grade for Little League baseball after learning "These Boots Are Made for Walkin" and began studying drums at age 13. He resumed studying the guitar around age 14 and became interested in songwriting. He became the youngest city commissioner in his hometown at age 17 when he was appointed by the Fullerton City Council to serve as youth delegate to the Human Relations Commission.

After completing high school in three years to get a head start on dropping out of college, Mick studied music privately with his friend Martin Headman, who had graduated on the Dean's List with a degree in composing and arranging from Boston's Berklee College of Music. Overman lived and performed in Missoula, Montana and Ashland, Oregon before returning to California in 1981 to form the first version of Mick Overman & The Maniacs.

Overman moved to Santa Cruz County, California in the Spring of 1986 with Jeanie Golino, and their daughter Corina was born the following September. They settled in La Selva Beach in early 1987.

 Mick lived in a yellow house with a white fence "between the ghetto and the farms" near Freedom, California, which was the location of "The Cave" from 1990 until 2004. There, he formed Max Records and released Empty City in 1994 and Lucky. in 1996 and the all-acoustic Mileage in 1998.

After performing and touring nonstop for 12 years, Overman chose to detach from the business of the music business at the turn of the 21st century for his artistic, spiritual and physical health. One of the many positive results of this sabbatical was the writing and recording of his fourth CD, Authentic, which was released in early 2002 and received national radio airplay. He also studied and trained at the Berkeley Psychic Institute during this period.

Mick moved to Portland, Oregon early 2004. There, he wrote the songs he contributed to his fifth CD, Mick Overman & The Maniacs—Good Thing Happen, in 2004 and 2005. Much of this work was done in "The New Cave" which is located in the basement of his Portland home.

Good Thing Happen was produced, recorded and mixed with the help of his band Mick Overman & The Maniacs and five-time Grammy nominee Cookie Marenco at her OTR Studios in Belmont, California and released nationally in February 2006.

Mick's new, all-acoustic and sixth release, Mister Double Happiness—also produced by Cookie Marenco at OTR, followed in 2008.

Radio and press copies of all Overman's releases are available upon request.


About Sonny Hess

Fiery rhythm & blues

Sonny Hess

Known far and wide for her sensual guitar playing, songwriting gifts and soulful vocals, local blues legend Sonny Hess fires up shows around town performing in a variety of forms and combinations - solo, in duos, full bands, and as part of the venerable NW Women Rhythm & Blues, which may include fellow blueswomen Lady Kat, Duffy Bishop and many more. Named Outstanding R&B Act and Best New Artist when the Sonny Hess Power Band appeared in 1991, Hess has brought her particular brand of the blues to northwest audiences for nearly two decades. She's also been a serious supporter of fellow artists, producing the NW Women R&B shows and playing regularly with Ellen Whyte (as part of the duo Jane Doe), Leah Hinchcliff, and Lisa Mann.


About Dead Lee

Dead Lee

Dead Lee formed in 2018 when Brian Koch (current and founding member of Blitzen Trapper) joined forces with singer-songwriter Kara Harris and soon thereafter released their intimate, home recorded, self-titled debut EP. Since then they've been playing all over the Pacific Northwest honing their psych-folk sound in a laboratory of long sets at wineries, breweries and festivals, traversing the Pacific Northwest as well as tours of Ireland and Europe. They released their second record, Ride Or Die, in 2021. Recorded during the shutdown with Patrick Tetreault and Gregg Williams, it's a more upbeat and energetic expression of their evolving sound.