The Portland Mercury's Drink Local Guide, March 15, 2012 (Vol. 12, No. 43)
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The Mercury’s Drink Local Guide 1 2 The Mercury’s Drink Local Guide BREWFEST GARDEN APRIL 27-28 NOON TO 11PM THE OREGON AT portlandmercury.com ART DIRECTION BY Suji Allen COVER AND ILLUSTRATIONS by Bethany Ng WRITTEN BY Suzette Smith EDITORIAL LISTINGS by Noah Dunham AD DESIGN BY Nami Bigos PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT BY Joe Davis EDITORIAL DESIGN BY Nick Olmstead SALES COORDINATION BY Tonya Ray FOR ADVERTISING INQUIRIES email@example.com 115 SW ASH ST. SUITE 600 Portland, OR 97204 Ph: (503) 294-0840 Fax: (503) 294-0844 40+ BREWERIES 16 LIVE BANDS BEER TASTING LESSONS HOMEBREW COMPETITION & MUCH MORE The content of this issue is ©2012 by Index Newspapers LLC., and may not be reprinted in part or in whole without written consent from the publisher. The Oregon Garden 879 W. Main St. Silverton, OR 97381 503-874-8100 oregongarden. org The Mercury’s Drink Local Guide 3 4 The Mercury’s Drink Local Guide AND the winner is... SAPPHIRE HOTEL 5008 SE HAWTHORNE BLVD. www.thesapphirehotel.com 6 The Mercury’s Drink Local Guide MARCH MALT BALL 2012 March 24 Portland Mercury and The Oregon Brewers Guild present the very ﬁrst Malt Ball - bringing together two of the best things about Portland: BANDS and BEER. Bossanova Ballroom, 722 E Burnside, Portland 2 pm- midnight , $20-25 includes commemorative mug, 4 tasting tickets and show entry. portlandmercury.com/maltball BAZI BIERBRASSERIE TURNS ONE May 26 Celebrate Bazi’s ﬁrst birthday with live music, drink specials, and complimentary food while supplies last. 32nd Ave will be closed and converted into a beer garden! Bazi Bierbrasserie, 1522 SE 32nd, Portland 4 pm bazipdx.com WEST COAST DISTILLERS TROUPE TRAVELING SPIRITS SHOW March 28 This community event features West Coast distillers like Bull Run Distilling Company, who want to show off their goods and make you some cocktails! The Original, 300 SW 6th, Portland GORGE WINEGROWERS’ CELEBRATION FOR HOSPICE: GIVE + TASTE March 24 Help support the efforts of Heart of Hospice Foundation, all while enjoying a memorable evening with the winemakers and winegrowers who will be pouring an amazing variety of wines from the Columbia River Gorge. Best Western Hood River Inn, Hood River 5:30-10:30 pm, $75 includes commemorative wine glass, wine tasting, seated dinner, dance and more columbiagorgewine.com NORTHWEST WINES AND TAPAS DINNER March 30 This unique dinner will feature speciﬁc foods from the amazing bounty of the Northwest as well as wine pairings from the same region. Come learn about the different wine regions in Oregon’s vibrant backyard. Plus there will be some special pricing on featured wines for class participants. White Buffalo Wine Bar & Bistro, 4040 Westcliff Drive, Hood River, OR 6-8 pm, $35 whitebuffalowines.com JOAN OF ARC SAISON BEER RELEASE PARTY March 24 Collaboration beer release party between Girls Inc, U-Brew PDX and Bazi Bierbrasserie. All proceeds from the Joan of Arc sales will support Girls Inc. Bazi Bierbrasserie, 1522 SE 32nd, Portland 6:30 pm bazipdx.com NORTH WILLAMETTE WINE TRAIL WEEKEND March 31- April 1 Spend a weekend exploring wine country and journey to 24 (yep 24!) neighboring wineries located just minutes from Portland. This wine ﬁlled weekend will also feature culinary samples, wine education and plenty of fun. North Willamette Vintners Wineries, Washington County 11 am-4 pm, $45 per person includes wine tastings at all 24 wineries, food pairings, wine activities and more. Special Sunday only ticket is $35. northwillamettevintners.org LAMBIC BLENDING SEMINAR March 24 Blend and taste 6 different styles of lambics. Reservations required, call 503-234-8888. Bazi Bierbrasserie, 1522 SE 32nd, Portland 4 pm, $20 bazipdx.com The Mercury’s Drink Local Guide 7 8 The Mercury’s Drink Local Guide APRIL DUNDEE HILLS PASSPORT TOUR April 1-30 Wineries from one of Oregon’s most celebrated wine regions devote the entire month of April to small-batch wines and discounted tasting for passport holders. The passport is also good for deals at area restaurants and inns and is a sureﬁre way to get to know the wines of Dundee. $20 dundeehills.org PORTLAND GRAND TASTING, COLUMBIA GORGE PASSPORT PREVIEW April 9 Kick off the Columbia Gorge Winegrowers Passport Week with a Portland Grand Tasting at the Melody Ballroom featuring Columbia Gorge Wineries. Melody Ballroom, 615 SE Alder, Portland 4-7 pm, $25 columbiagorgewine.com SAKÉ FEST PDX April 12 Saké isn’t just for rice-centric meals. At Saké Fest learn how to pair saké with any cuisine and experience dozens of Saké, Plum Wine and Beer varieties. Samples of the best Japanese & US brands will abound as well as food and entertainment. Governor Hotel, 614 SW 11th, Heritage Ballroom, Portland 6:30-9 pm, $49-74 18TH ANNUAL SPRING BEER AND WINE FEST April 6-7 The Spring Beer & Wine Fest is known as the nation’s largest sampling related (ahem, drinking related), springtime event. Featuring the Tour de Cheese, Chefs Stage, local live music, artisan brewers, vintners, distillers, cheese makers, and a heated outdoor smoker’s tent, there is literally something for everyone. Plus admission is free to the ﬁrst 1000 each day! Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE MLK, Portland Noon-11 pm, $5 admission, beer glass $8, wine glass $5, plastic beer mug $5, sampling token $1 springbeerfest.com DATE NIGHT AT PLUM HILL VINEYARDS Every second Friday of the month Grab a date and head on over to Plum Hill Vineyards for small bites, music, and complimentary wine tasting. Plum Hill Vineyards, 6505 SW Old Hwy 47, Gaston, OR 5-8 pm plumhillwine.com OYSTER BUS TOUR WITH DOUBLE MOUNTAIN BREWER AND OLD LOMPOC April 7 For both oyster and beer enthusiasts alike, this all inclusive party includes bus transportation, beer, an oyster tour of Chelsea Shellﬁsh Farm, lunch and oyster shucking lesson. Learn about oysters. Drink beer. Huzzah! 9 am-8 pm, $75 eatoysterbar.com PEAR A FARE April 13-14 Taste the amazing ﬂavor of Southern Oregon’s ﬁne artisan foods, wines, and beer. For those interested in getting to know the lush region that is Southern Oregon this is a sureﬁre way to eat and drink yourself into a healthy (or at least hedonistic) friendship. Main Street, Medford, OR Fri 5-10 pm, Sat 11 am-5 pm pear-a-fare.com The Mercury’s Drink Local Guide 9 Supper Set feeding your mind, body and soul every tuesday, 7p – 12a Rev Shines and guests spin rare grooves, psych rock and jazz. 10 The Mercury’s Drink Local Guide Produce Row Cafe 204 SE Oak Street COLUMBIA GORGE WINERIES PASSPORT WEEKEND April 13-15 Wineries in Oregon & Washington will be offering exclusive specials for passport holders (visit columbiagorgewine.com to purchase), and lodging and dining specials will also be offered. This 40-mile tour of the scenic Gorge is a fantastic getaway and an amazing way to get to know the wines of the region. 28 Columbia Gorge Wineries in WA and OR Fri-Sun 11 am-6 pm, $15 Passports columbiagorgewine.com Two dates and four tours to choose from. Umpqua Valley Wineries, Roseburg 9 am-5 pm umpquavalleywineries.org 58TH ANNUAL HOOD RIVER VALLEY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL April 14-29, Saturdays and Sundays Celebrate the arrival of spring in one of Oregon’s most beautiful valleys with plenty of food, craft & quilt shows, plus orchard & winery tours. Also, it should be probably be noted that 15,000 acres of blossoming fruit will be everywhere the eye can see! Hood River, OR Sat and Sun, Blossom Fest Kiosks open 10 am-4 pm hoodriver.org DEVOUR PDX April 13-29 Devour your way through the Portland’s ever-growing food web of diverse dining culture. Go from nepolitas to pho’ and then onto buckets of clams and steaks, to Quinault River steelhead caviar and NW artisan cheeses. Be prepared; your nose will ﬂutter and your mouth will water. Participating restaurants, Portland devourpdx.com MOUNTAINS TO METRO April 19 Chehalem Mountain, Ribbon Ridge wineries, and Portlandmetro area restaurants will be taking over the Heritage Ballroom of the Governor Hotel for an evening of premier wine and food pairings. An emphasis will be placed on the appellation’s unique blend of soils, elevation range, and its many grape types. Governor Hotel, Heritage Ballroom, 614 SW 11th, Portland 5-9 pm, $35-40 Mountainstometro.com WINEFEST April 14 This annual fundraiser for the Springﬁeld Museum will feature tastes from six unique and delightful wines. The event will also include a rafﬂe, silent auction, and a talk from wine connoisseur Glen Brigham. Springﬁeld City Hall, 225 5th Street, Springﬁeld, OR 6-9 pm, $50 Springﬁeldmuseum.com/winefest 6TH ANNUAL PORTLAND’S CHEERS TO BELGIAN BEERS April 21 This is a great opportunity to taste beer the way monks of yesteryear intended it. Portland and Oregon brewers will be offering Belgian-style beers alongside the real Belgian deal. Metalcraft Fabrication, 723 N Tillamook, Portland Noon-9 pm, Admission Free, $15 for 5 drink tickets, $20 for 10 drink tickets, $1 additional tastes. Price includes stemmed glass. oregonbeer.org/pctbb UMPQUA VALLEY BARREL TOURS April 14 & May 5 Get on the Umpqua Valley bus and get swept away to ﬁve Umpqua Valley wineries where winemakers will be on hand to dole out tastes of their newest offerings. This paired with delicious appetizers and conversation, you can’t go wrong. The Mercury’s Drink Local Guide 11 Mercury - Color Ad 5” x 8” 18th Annual and Tour de Cheese Fri & Sat April 6-7, 2012 Noon to 11 pm Oregon Convention Center Portland Oregon ADMISSION $5.00 ~ Free Admission 1ST 1000 Each Day For more information please visit our website at www.springbeerfest.com Fundraiser for Muscular Dystrophy Association Spring Beer & Wine Fest, Inc is a registered not-for-profit organization supporting scholarships and charities SCAN WITH SMARTPHONE 12 The Mercury’s Drink Local Guide 2010 ARCUS ESTATE RELEASE EVENT April 21 Archery Summit hosts a wonderful afternoon of Pinot Noir tasting and exploration of their winery. Take a walk through their barrel caves (yep, caves!), fall in love with the vineyard view, and of course, drink some wine! Archery Summit Winery, 18599 NE Archery Summit Road, Dayton, OR 10 am-4 pm, $20 archerysummit.com and is a sure ﬁre bet to ﬁnd your new favorite beer - and maybe your new favorite band. 16 live bands will be performing on two stages throughout the festival, including Portland’s Blitzen Trapper, Denver, The Dimes, Quiet Life, Weinland, Tango Alpha Tango and Violet Isle. Also meet the brewer’s and try out the Brewer’s Tasting Dinner. The Oregon Garden, 879 West Main Street, Silverton, OR Noon-11 pm, $15, includes beer mug and 5 tasting tickets, two-day pass $25. oregongarden.org/Brewfest.htm SAKÉTINI SATURDAY April 21, May 19, June 16, July 21, August 18 A great deal, and a nice way to try out new saké. Try 3 saké cocktails for $3, or add the cocktails on to an existing ﬂight for only $2. SakéOne, 820 Elm Street, Forest Grove, OR 11 am-5 pm sakeone.com 16TH ANNUAL OLYMPIC CLUB BREWFEST April 28 In one of its most popular events of the year, the historic 1908 Olympic Club hosts their annual Brewfest, in which the McMenamins’ Washington brewers and guest brewers plus importers gather together to share some of their ﬁnest beer. Olympic Club, 112 North Tower, Centralia, WA 11 am - late, Free, All Ages mcmenamins.com BULL RUN DISTILLING COMPANY PACIFIC RUM LAUNCH April 27 Bull Run Distillery, 2259 NW Quimby, Portland FLAVORS OF CARLTON April 28 This 9th annual beneﬁt for Carlton Together Cares will feature samplings of Carlton’s best local wines as well as fantastic Northwest styled cuisine from some the regions best chefs. Ken Wright Cellars, 236 N Kutch St., Carlton, OR 5-9 pm Carltontogethercares.com ASTORIA-WARRENTON CRAB, SEAFOOD & WINE FESTIVAL April 27-29 Come enjoy great costal cuisine, arts and crafts, as well as plenty of excellent wine to taste and purchase. Clatsop County Fairgrounds, 92937 Walluski Loop, Astoria Fri 4-9 pm, Sat 10 am-8 pm, Sun 11 am-4 pm, $5-10 oldoregon.com GERMANFEST April 28 A day of celebrating (and drinking) all things German. Expect lots of great authentic German beers to sample, and also some German snacks and specialties. Bailey’s Taproom, 213 SW Broadway baileystaproom.com 8TH ANNUAL BREWFEST AT THE OREGON GARDEN April 27-28 The 8th annual Brewfest at The Oregon Garden features more than 40 craft breweries from throughout the country, The Mercury’s Drink Local Guide 13 14 The Mercury’s Drink Local Guide A TASTE OF ASHLAND April 28-29 For over 20 years A Taste of Ashland, presented by The Ashland Gallery Association, has offered a delicious weekend of gallery hopping complete with food and drink from excellent local restaurants and great regional wineries! Downtown Ashland 12-4 pm, $35-55 atasteofashland.com bottle of wine. ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum, Ashland Fri 6:30-9 pm, $15-20 Sat 6-10 pm, $55-65 scienceofwineashland.com OYSTER FEST SAKÉONE May 5 Looking for a great way to start the summer? Oyster Fest will be offering freshly shucked Paciﬁc NW oysters, expertly paired with local craft saké. $15 includes half a dozen oysters & six saké tastings, and a Bloody Mary Sakétini to ﬁnish. Wow. This is deﬁnetly worth heading to Forest Grove for. SakéOne, 820 Elm Street, Forest Grove Tours will be available at 1, 2 and 3 pm 11 am-4 pm, $15 TOAST: OREGON ARTISAN SPIRIT TASTING April 28-29 The Oregon Distillers Guild is holding a public spirits tasting showcasing local and national craft spirits. A great variety of craft spirits being produced in Oregon will be on display and over 40 distillers and members of the Oregon Bartenders Guilds will be in person to talk shop. World Trade Center, 121 SW Salmon, Portland Sat 3 pm- Sun 8 pm $49-75 oregondistillersguild.org TASTE OF THE NATION PORTLAND May 8 Celebrating the 25th Anniversary, Portland’s most foodcentric event dedicated to ending childhood hunger, Taste of the Nation brings together premier chefs, wineries and distilleries smack dab in the middle of downtown Portland. Try new dishes, specialty cocktails, wine and beer and participate in a silent auction featuring plenty of epicurean packages. Jeld-Wen Field, 1844 SW Morrison, Portland 5-9 pm, $85-500 portlandtaste.org UNWINE’D: CELEBRATING OREGON WINE April 29 This kick–off event for Oregon Wine Month, will offer a fantastic opportunity for wine enthusiasts to taste wines from up to 100 Oregon wineries. Left Bank Annex, 101 N Weidler, Portland 3-6 pm, $50 MAY SCIENCE OF WINE May 4–5 This special weekend hosted by Ashland’s Science Works Hands-on Museum features programs detailing all the intricate bits of science that goes into making a great 7TH ANNUAL FERN RIDGE WINGS & WINE FESTIVAL May 12 For those who love both birds and sipping on your favorite vintage, this unique event pairs bird related walks, talks, and guided boat trips with artisan wine, music, and food. Domaine Meriwether Winery, 88324 Vineyard Ln, Veneta, OR wingsandwinefestival.com The Mercury’s Drink Local Guide 15 16 The Mercury’s Drink Local Guide OYSTER FEST May 12 The name says it all. Oysters, live music, locally made beer, wine and liquor. What more could ya want? Eat Oyster Bar, 3808 N Williams, Portland 3-6 pm eatoysterbar.com TRES SABORES POURING EVENT May 16 Julie Johnson from Tres Sabores Winery in Napa will be pouring her organically grown Cabernet, Zinfandel and Porque No? blend. Cork Wine Shop, 2901 NE Alberta, Portland corkwineshop.com SASQUATCH BREWFEST May 12 The Northwest Legends Foundation throws a Brewfest celebrating the memory of Glen Hay Falconer, one of the best brewers of his day. Proceeds of the festival go to help build ﬁnancial support for brewing scholarships and the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation. Eugene Hilton & Conference Center, 66 E 6th Ave., Eugene Noon-10:30 pm, $10 northwestlegendfoundation.org WINE, WOMEN, AND SHOES May 17 Now in year number two, Wine Women & Shoes is a fundraising event that intertwines shoe shopping, wine tasting, food sampling, and both live and silent auctions. All for a good cause, proceeds go to help the west coast’s oldest domestic violence shelter, Bradley Angle. Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1441 NE 2nd, Portland 6-9 pm, $50-75 bradleyangle.org/wws MOTHER’S DAY WEEKEND RED WINE & CHOCOLATE TASTING May 12-13 A perfect Mother’s Day gift! This year treat her to a ﬂight of wines paired with locally made chocolate. Yum. Kramer Vineyards, 26830 NW Olson Rd., Gaston 11 am- 5pm, $5/person, complimentary for Cellar Door Club members and a guest. Kramerwine.com 6TH ANNUAL BREWERS MEMORIAL ALE FEST May 18-20 This dog friendly brewfest now in its 6th year features 50+ microbrews, live music and a bunch of doggy related entertainment. Proceeds go to help Oregon charities in the memory of Brewer, Rogue Brewery’s favorite four legged companion. Rogue Ales Brewery, 2320 OSU Drive, Newport Fri 4-10 pm, Sat noon-10 pm, Sun noon-4 pm $10 includes 4 taster tickets brewersalefest.com MOTHER’S DAY AT DUCK POND CELLARS May 13 Treat your mom right! Bring her into Duck Pond Cellars for a free glass of wine and wonderful discounts. Duck Pond Cellars, 23145 Hwy 99W, Dundee, OR 10 am-5 pm duckpondcellars.com BLIND PIG SOCIAL May 19 Not for the faint of heart, this special event features 10 local craft distilleries, a whole pig roast, and live music. Circa 33, 3348 SE Belmont, Portland The Mercury’s Drink Local Guide 17 18 The Mercury’s Drink Local Guide 6TH ANNUAL SILVERTON WINE & JAZZ FESTIVAL May 19 A lively festival in the heart of Silverton that features great jazz (Linda Hornbuckle, Eddie Parente, Frank Tribble) and amazing wine from throughout the region. Main Street, Downtown Silverton Begins at noon, $20 silvertonwineandjazz.com wineries and taste freshly released spring wines. 11 am-5 pm, $39 applegatewinetrail.com ROGUE VALLEY WINE AND BREW FEST May 26 This community event brings together some of the best microbrews that Oregon and Washington have to offer. Plus local vineyards will be on hand to show off wines and challenge that palette. Riverside Park Ball Field 1-7 pm, $20 includes event glass and 6 sample tickets facebook.com/pages/Rogue-Valley-Wine-and-Brew-Fest 2ND ANNUAL COLUMBIA GORGE WINE AND PEAR FEST May 19-20 This annual festival is a not only a celebration of local Hood River products but an entertaining weekend of food, wine, and music. All proceeds go to the Rotary Club of Hood River Scholarship Program, so your hedonism will be going to a good cause for once. Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum, 1600 Air Museum Road, Hood River, OR Sat noon-8 pm, Sun noon-6 pm, $18-35 wineandpearfest.com MEMORIAL WEEKEND May 26-28 The 22nd annual Memorial Weekend in the Wine Country brings together 150 wineries and tasting rooms throughout the Willamette Valley, who will all have their doors open to tasters and wine snobs! Oregon Wineries (Statewide) Tasting Fees vary from winery to winery 11-5 p.m. daily willamettewines.com nwvintners.org WILD RIVERS COAST WINE, ART & MUSIC FESTIVAL May 19-20 This popular festival now in its 25th year, features 15+ regional wineries, over 40 artists, artisans, and crafters displaying and selling work, live music, local food, and plenty of other activities for art or wine enthusiasts. Event Center on the Beach, Hwy 101, Gold Beach, OR Sat 11-7 pm, Sun noon-5 pm, $10 includes commemorative wine glass and free tasting goldbeachchamber.com JUNE ZOO BREW OREGON ZOO BREWERS FESTIVAL June 1 The Oregon Zoo Foundation’s popular artisan beer festival is back for its 6th year! Kick off the Dog Days of summer in style and raise a glass at the Oregon Zoo. Bring your pack and sample artisan beer and cider from more than 30 regional breweries. Shake a tail feather to the premier party sounds of Cool-Ade and many more from the Main Stage. The Oregon Zoo, 4001 SW Canyon Rd, Portland 5-10 pm, 21+, valid ID required. Tickets go on sale April 1st 2012 oregonzoo.org APPLEGATE VALLEY UNCORKED SPRING BARREL TOUR May 20 Take a tour of some of Southern Oregon’s best known The Mercury’s Drink Local Guide 19 Happiest Hours... Cocktail Specials M-F 4-6 & 9-11 Pie to the people. 18 0 0 N E A l b e r t a ra n d o m o rd e rc o f fe e . c o m Handcrafted since 2001. Portland’s first certified organic brewery. Find us wherever quality craft beer is sold throughout Oregon and Washington, or visit us at one of our pub locations. laurelwoodbrewpub.com 20 The Mercury’s Drink Local Guide CANBY WINE, FOOD AND BREW FEST June 1-3 Wine, food, beer, even some crafts, plants, and ﬂowers all on display? Holy Hannah, what else do you need out of a summer festival?! Running 20 years strong this is a great way to get out of the city and enjoy some Canby action. Clackamas County Event Center, 694 NE 4th, Canby Fri 5-9 pm, Sat 11 am-8 pm, Sun 11 am-5 pm $5, 3 day pass $12, Children 15 and under free. SISTERS WINE & BREW FEST June 15-16 As if there weren’t enough reasons to visit Sisters, The Sisters Wine & Brew Festival promises a great weekend ﬁlled with Northwest wines, beer, live music and yummy good. Plus cooking classes and demos. The Village Green Park, Sisters Fri 3-9 pm, Sat 11 am-8 pm, Free sisterswineandbrew.com SOUTH WILLAMETTE WINERIES ASSOCIATION BARREL TOUR 2012 June 2, June 9, June 16 Hop on the bus and enjoy the scenery of the southern Willamette valley as a very responsible designated driver takes you on tours to four of the region’s best wineries. South Willamette Wineries 9:30 am- 5 pm, $60 southwillamettewineries.com DESCHUTES BREWERY BARREL AGED TASTING June 16 Deschutes Brewery and Pub, Portland deschutesbrewery.com HOOD RIVER COUNTY FRUIT LOOP WINE CELEBRATION June 16-17 The fourth annual Fruit Loop Wine Celebration takes place all along the Fruit Loop where wine lovers can meet winemakers, and taste the regions best offerings. This is a one of a kind weekend of exclusive openings and tastings of Hood River’s best. 35 mile scenic drive through the Hood River Valley Hoodriverfruitloop.com 5TH ANNUAL FIRKIN FEST June 2 Wear your merkin, it’s a freakin’ Firkin fest. Buckman Botanical Brewery hosts this 5th annual fest that features great beers from 30 of Oregon’s best breweries. Green Dragon Bistro & Pub, 928 SE 9th, Portland First Session 11 am-2 pm, Seond Session 3-6 pm, $30 includes eight 6 oz pours and 2 food tickets rogue.com FATHER’S DAY AT DUCK POND CELLARS June 17 Dads can be wine lovers too. Take your pops by Duck Pond Cellars on Father’s Day for a glass of wine and wine discounts. Duck Pond Cellars, 23145 N Highway 99W Dundee, OR 1-2 pm duckpondcellars.com 2ND ANNUAL PORTLAND FRUIT BEER FESTIVAL June 9-10 The much over looked Fruit Beer will be taking center stage at this festival where many a fruit beer enthusiast will be on hand to change the minds and tongues of even the most adamant bitter lover. Burnside Brewing Company, 7th & E Burnside, Portland burnsidebrewco.com/FruitBeerFest.php The Mercury’s Drink Local Guide 21 Explore... Discover... Taste... Hawai’i & Oregon Downtown Portland’s only winery tasting room Tropical and Oregon Wines Visit us at 526 SW Yamhill (between 5th & 6th) (971) 229-1040 (Mention this ad for a free Aloha tasting) IslandManaWines.com Special Appetizers Menu $2.50 to $6 & Drink Specials 4 pm to 6 pm every day 22 The Mercury’s Drink Local Guide The Tao of Tea Organic. Unsweetened. . Microbrewed In-House, Portland, Oregon. . Small, Craft-Style Batches. .11 Flavors. P u r e L e a f Te a s www.taooftea.com firstname.lastname@example.org 503.736.0198 24 The Mercury’s Drink Local Guide FATHER’S DAY CONCERT AND SALMON BAKE June 17 Treat dad right. Take him to Willamette Valley Vineyard’s Father’s Day Concert slash Salmon Bake slash Wine Club Pick Up Party. A great stop for wino dads, hungry dads, music loving dads, or all of the above dads. Willamette Valley Vineyards Turner Estate, 8800 Enchanted Way SE, Turner, OR Noon-4 pm, $10 wvv.com votes of the judges. A people’s choice award is also given from votes based on public tastings. Thompson Brewery and Public House, 3575 Liberty Road South, Salem, OR 11 am - late, Free, All Ages mcmenamins.com PORTLAND CIDER SUMMIT June 23 A diverse gathering of artisan cider makers will be on hand to pour and talk about their latest creations. Elizabeth Caruthers Park, South Waterfront, Portland 11 am-7 pm cidersummitnw.com FLICKS ‘N FLIGHTS June 23, July 7, July 21, August 4, August 25 A scenic and cinematic event. Anne Amie Vineyards sets up a big screen above the vineyards and plays a movie nearly every other Saturday of the summer. Blankets, lawn chairs, and picnic supplies encourgaged! Anne Amie Vineyards, 6580 Mineral Springs Road, Carlton, OR 6:30-10 pm, Free anneamie.com BITE OF BEND June 23-24 Central Oregon most popular foodie event features a ton of activities for the whole family as well as a ton of “grown up” fun including wine and beer tastings and a bunch of excellent Northwest food establishments strutting out their stuff. Downtown Bend Sat 11 am-10 pm, Sun 11 am-7 pm, Admission free thebiteofbend.com FESTIVAL OF ARTS AND WINE June 23 The ticket price is well worth it for this fundraiser in support of the Mount Angel Abbey. Admission gets you unlimited wine and beer tastes, hors d’oeuvres, cheese, and chocolate. Plus music, auctions, and plenty of amazing stuff on sale. Get fed and happy for a good cause. Mount Angel Abbey, 1 Abbey Dr., St. Benedict, OR 1-5 pm, $50 mountangelabbey.org NW SPIRITS AND MIXOLOGY SHOW June 23-24 A central Oregon event not to be missed with over 75 varieties of crafted spirits on display and to try. Meet master mixologists, distillery owners, and liquor connoisseurs. Minnesota Street, Downtown Bend, OR 2-7 pm, $15 includes one cocktail nwspiritsshow.com MCMENAMINS 15TH ANNUAL BARLEY CUP June 23 In this beer brewing showdown, brewers draw a random style of beer to brew and must compete toe to toe for the DESCHUTES BREWERY 24TH ANNIVERSARY June 27 Deschutes Brewery and Pub, Bend deschutesbrewery.com The Mercury’s Drink Local Guide 25 26 The Mercury’s Drink Local Guide 8TH ANNUAL NORTH AMERICAN ORGANIC BREWERS FESTIVAL June 29 - July 1 Raise awareness for sustainable living, plus sample over 50 organic beers and ciders from around the nation. Organic good and sustainability vendors will also be slinging their wares. Overlook Park, N Fremont and N Interstate, Portland Fri-Sat noon-9 pm, Sun noon-5 pm naobf.org PUCKERFEST 6 “A CELEBRATION OF SOUR BEERS” July 13-19 Now in it’s sixth year, Puckerfest has become one of Portland’s favorite events during Oregon Craft Beer Month. Not for the faint of heart though, this is a strictly sour/funky beer tasting week in which customers can taste 12-14 sour beers on tap throughout the day. Belmont Station, 4500 NE Stark, Portland Noon-11 pm belmont-station.com DEEPWOOD WINE AND JAZZ FEST June 30 15 Willamette Valley wineries will be on hand pouring a great deal of wine at this 5th annual Jazz and Wine festival. A great way to spend a Saturday: sipping wine, snacking on local food, and tapping a foot to great jazz. Historic Deepwood Estate, 12th and Mission, Salem, OR 4-9 pm, $10 historicdeepwoodestate.org PICNIC IN THE VINEYARD July 14 and August 18 How to top a picnic on a beautiful scenic vineyard complete with great food, wonderful wines, and excellent company? Trick questions. You can’t. Live music as well. Grab a date! Arborbrook Vineyards 17770 NE Calkins Lane, Newberg, OR 4-8 pm arborbrookwines.com RED, WHITE AND CELEBRATE June 30 – July 4 A Fourth of July celebration bringing together the Vinters of North Willamette Valley. Tasting fees vary from winery to winery. North Willamette Valley Wineries 11 am-5 pm daily nwvintners.org PORTLAND INTERNATIONAL BEERFEST July 20-22 Arguably the best beer festival that hits Portland every summer, the International Beerfest is a serious tasting of the world’s best offerings. More than 150 hard-to-ﬁnd rare & exotic beers will be available for taste as well as some the world’s most renowned breweries. Pearl District North Park Blocks, NW Davis and 8th, Portland Fri 4-10 pm, Sat noon-10 pm, Sun noon-7 pm $20-25 seattlebeerfest.com JULY OREGON CRAFT BEER MONTH July 1 – July 31 July is the month to celebrate Oregon craft beers. You know what to do. oregoncraftbeermonth.com Great People Great Cocktails & Beers Great Food No Gimmicks The Mercury’s Drink Local Guide 27 28 The Mercury’s Drink Local Guide 100+ LOOSE LEAF TEAS • CLASSICS 10+ CHAI LATTES FROM SCRATCH HERBAL APOTHECARY BLENDS RARE VARIETIES • TEA LATTES BREW DR. KOMBUCHA ON TAP ALBERTA STREET TEAHOUSE 2223 NE Alberta St., Portland 4301 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland HOLLYWOOD TEA BAR townshendstea.com | brewdrkombucha.com 30 The Mercury’s Drink Local Guide 11TH ANNUAL ROADHOUSE BREWFEST July 21 McMenamins brewers will be giving talks and taking questions during this summertime brew fest that “puts the brewer back in brewfest”. Mingle, sip, eat, enjoy, repeat. Cornelius Pass Roadhouse and Imbrie Hall, 4045 Northwest Cornelius Pass Road, Hillsboro, OR 11 am - late, Free, All Ages mcmenamins.com four-day event. Food, live music, special events, and promotions also play a big part in one of every Portlander’s favorite weekends of the year. Thurs-Sat noon-9 pm, Sun noon-7 pm Admission free, Mugs $6 and Tokens $1, 4 Tokens for full mug of beer, 1 token for a 4oz taste. oregonbrewfest.com OREGON BREWERS FRINGE FESTIVAL July 22 A Festival that honors and celebrates Oregon brewers and breweries that won’t be appearing in this year’s Oregon Brewers Festival. oregonbrewfest.com INTERNATIONAL PINOT NOIR CELEBRATION July 27-29 This jam packed weekend of non-stop Pinot Noir love features great cuisine, vineyard walkabouts, lots of wine tasting (obvi) and a keynote address by none other than Agent Dale Cooper (ahem Kyle MacLachlan)! Linﬁeld College, 900 SE Baker St., McMinnville, OR $150-975 Ipnc.org COUNTER CULTURE 2012 July 26 Great Portland street food from some of the best restaurants and food carts in the city get paired with some the most well known wine from Oregon, California, Italy, Canada, Austria and New Zealand’s premier producers. Anne Amie Vineyards, 6580 NE Mineral Springs Road, Carlton, OR 6-10 pm anneamie.com/counter-culture-2012 AUGUST WILLAMETTE VALLEY BLUES AND BREWS FESTIVAL August 3-4 This annual fundraising weekend has been going strong for three years raising money for Springﬁeld/Eugene Habitat for Humanity. Get your beer taste and blues ﬁx for a good cause. Island Park, 200 West B Street, Springﬁeld, OR Fri 4:30-10:30 pm, Sat 1-10:30 pm wvbbf.org OREGON BREWERS FESTIVAL BRUNCH AND PARADE July 26 25TH ANNUAL OREGON BREWERS FESTIVAL July 26-29 One of this great beer loving nation’s best known Brew Festivals, The Oregon Brewers Festival grows stronger every year with 80 craft breweries from all parts of the nation who offer handcrafted brews to 70,000 beer lovers during the 5TH ANNIVERSARY BARREL AGED BEER FEST August 4 A chance for craft brewery lovers to taste and purchase many a rare and unique batch of beers from some or Oregon’s ﬁnest breweries. Barrel aged to perfection. Bailey’s Taproom, 213 SW Broadway bailestaproom.com Enjoy the Crater Lake Cooler (pictured here) and other hand-crafted cocktails at Paragon Restaurant. Follow us on Twitter for Special Happy Hour Deals @ParagonPortland 1309 NW Hoyt at 13th 503.833.5060 paragonrestaurant.com Portland_Mercury_DrinkLocalGuide.indd 1 The Mercury’s Drink Local Guide 31 3/12/2012 1:58:54 PM 32 The Mercury’s Drink Local Guide BULL RUN DISTILLING COMPANY ANNIVERSARY August 4 Bull Run Distillery, 2259 NW Quimby, Portland DESCHUTES STREET FAIR August 16 Deschutes Brewery and Pub, Portland deschutesbrewery.com 18TH ANNUAL BONES AND BREW August 4-5 A beneﬁt for the Oregon Zoo, this now 18 year old festival celebrates American backyard BBQ and craft brewing. The BBQ festivities will be immense and the 30+ microbreweries ain’t too shabby of a draw either. Buckman Botanical Brewery, SE 9th & Belmont, Portland Sat 11 am-9 pm, Sun 11 am- 5 pm rogue.com/events BEND BREWFEST August 16-18 The 9th annual Bend Brewfest returns with even more malty, yeasty, barley love to spread around. The fest will feature some great food as well as over 80 craft beers from around the region. Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 SW Shevlin-Hixon Dr., Bend, OR Thurs 3-11 pm, Fri 3-11 pm, Sat noon-11pm bendbrewfest.com THE BITE OF OREGON August 10-12 A weekend full of tasting, sampling, gorging, and sipping. This popular Oregon event brings together food and drink specialists and makers from all over the state. Plus great live music and celebrity chef appearances. Waterfront Park, Naito Pkwy, Portland, Or $5-15, Fri and Sat 11 am-10 pm, Sun 11 am-8 pm biteoforegon.com 1 7TH ANNUAL MCMENAMINS LIGHTHOUSE BREWFEST August 18 Summertime. Beach trip Brewfest. Food and Drink specials and brewery tours all day long. What more do you need to know? Get there. Lighthouse Brewpub, Lincoln City, OR 11 am - late, Free, All Ages mcmenamins.com TXAKPARTI 2012 August 11 As part of the Alberta Street Fair, this celebration of the Basque ﬁzzy wine called Txakoli will include pintxos (small bites) from some of Portland’s best restaurants. All proﬁts to beneﬁt neighborhood non-proﬁt organizations which help make our community better. Cork Wine Shop, 2901 NE Alberta, Portland Noon - 5 pm corkwineshop.com HEARTS AND VINES AUCTION August 18 To support their foundation that funds community-based youth and family programs, Hearts and Vines is throwing their annual auction with great wine and gifts to bid and sip on. Valley View Vineyard 1000 Upper Applegate Road, Ruch, OR $125 per person, 5 pm Silent Auction, 7 pm Dinner Heartsandvines.com BROTHER’S DAY August 11 Widmer widmerbrothers.com The Mercury’s Drink Local Guide 33 $5 OPEN 3023 EVERY SE MILWAUKIE BLVD DAY NEXT TO THE ALADDIN THEATER 34 The Mercury’s Drink Local Guide FOREST GROVE UNCORKED August 18 This annual downtown event promotes and celebrates wine, microbrews, food and anything else special and grand that comes out of the Forest Grove community. Live music for dancing and good times abound! Downtown Forest Grove Fgcityclub.com/uncorked BIKETOBEER FEST August 25 This bike friendly beer and music extravaganza is ﬁlled with plenty of everything that a brewery/bike fan loves: beer, food, craft, music and even some bike riding exhibitions. Hopworks Urban Brewery, 2944 SE Powell, Portland hopworksbeer.com CARLTON’S WALK IN THE PARK August 18-19 This beneﬁt for local charities brings together local artists, musicians, restaurants and wineries for a celebratory weekend in one of Oregon’s best wine regions. Wennerberg Park, Carlton, OR 11 am-6 pm, $15 Carltonswalkinthepark.com WORLD OF WINE FESTIVAL August 25 This Grand Tasting and silent auction event is one of Oregon’s best showcases when it comes to wine made from exclusively Southern Oregon grapes. The event gives participants to not only meet grape growers and wine makers, but to else taste a huge variety of wines and rate them themselves. Del Rio Vineyards, Gold Hill 5-9:30 pm, $75 Worldofwinefestival.com SAKÉONE ANNUAL PACIFIC RIM FESTIVAL August 25 This annual festival bring together live music and performance plus crafts, food, refreshment, and of course, Saké. SakéOne, 820 Elm Street, Forest Grove, OR 11 am-8 pm, $0-10 LITTLE WOODY BARREL-AGED BEER FESTIVAL August 31-Sept 1 This downtown Bend festival celebrates barrel-aged beers and all of their wonderful nuances. Deschutes Historical Museum, Downtown Bend thelittlewoody.com GREAT AMERICAN NANO FESTIVAL August 25-26 It’s all about keeping it small at the Nano Festival. This fest is dedicated to breweries who limit their footprint to less than 996 barrels or less a year. Rare beers, and beers you perhaps have not tried will be featured, plus arts, crafts, foodcarts, and vendors. Buckman Botanical Brewery, SE 9th & Belmont, Portland $10 rogue.com/events/nano_fest.php SEPTEMBER SUNRIVER SUNFEST WINE FESTIVAL September 1-2 An event to celebrate and focus on Eastern Oregon’s ﬁne wine varietals. The weekend is jam packed with tastings from all over the Northwest and complete with a special wine pairing dinner. Sunriver Aquatic & Recreation Center, Sunriver, OR Sat noon-7 pm, Sun 11 am-6 pm Free Admission, Glasses are $10 for tastings sunriversunfest.com Password: “Totes” for free wine tasting! Visit our relaxed winery with ‘Gorgeous’ eastern Columbia Gorge Views! Wed-Sun noon to 6pm Aniche Cellars ^ 71 Little Buck Creek Rd, Underwood, WA 98651 ^ www.AniCheCellars.com Specializing in Award Winning Artisan Wine Blends The Mercury’s Drink Local Guide 35 DRINK KAVA REBEL AGAINST the MAINSTREAM MICROBREW BULA PORTLAND’S FIRST KAVA BAR. KAVA HOUSE bulakavahouse.com | 3115 SE Division St. Hours: Tues-Wed: 1pm - 11pm; Th - Sat: 1pm - 1am; Sun: 5pm - 10pm 36 The Mercury’s Drink Local Guide EXPLORE TOUR AND TASTE September 1-3 Chehalem Mountains Wineries encourage wine lovers to head on a tour of many wonderful vineyards over Labor Day weekend to relax, taste, and enjoy the last month of the summer. Chehalem Mountains Wineries chehalemmountains.org THE GATHERING September 8-9 Rogue Brewery hosts their 9th annual Longboard Classic, The Gathering. This longboard contest is a popular Newport South Beach Marina event and will feature Rogue beer and good food being served on the sidelines. Sat and Sun 8 am, Free South Beach, Newport LABOR DAY WEEKEND IN NORTH WILLAMETTE VALLEY September 1-3 Tasting fees vary from winery to winery. North Willamette Valley Wineries 11 am-5 pm daily nwvintners.org UMPQUA VALLEY WINE, ART AND MUSIC FESTIVAL September 8-9 This popular and charitable event brings together numerous Northwest wineries, plus fantastic art on display, and music to groove too. Dinner, dancing, and a charity auction are also included. Umpqua Community College, Roseburg Sat 11 am-9:30 pm, Sun 11 am-5 pm, $5 uvwineartandmusic.com OREGON WINE COUNTRY HALF MARATHON September 2 This 3rd Annual race will send participants through 13.1 miles of simply breathtaking wine country. The race will ﬁnish in Carlton for a Wine & Music Festival. Drink some water ﬁrst though wino! Yamhill County, Begins at Stoller Vineyards and Winery 7 am race begins, Wine and Music Festival 9:15 amnoon in Carlton run4oregonwine.com 47TH ANNUAL MT. ANGEL OKTOBERFEST September 13-16 Mount Angel, Oregon could very well be one of the most charming places on the planet. Where else would you want to spend Oktoberfest? Come on down for beer, bratwurst, and old time German fun at Oregon’s largest folk festival. Mt. Angel, OR Thurs - Sat 11am-midnight, Sun 11am-9 pm Day passes $7-9, All festival pass $25 oktoberfest.org OKTOBERFEST September 8 In celebration and tribute to Munich, Germany where the world’s largest Oktoberfest takes place, Widmer brothers host their 8th annual festival of beer, food, music, and German inspired revelry. Widmer Brothers Brewery, 929 N Russell, Portland widmerbrothers.com 15TH ANNUAL MID-VALLEY BREWFEST September 15 Eugene’s best beer will be on hand at this special day of food, music, brews and more. Taste craft special beers and enjoy some summertime relaxation. High Street Brewery and Cafe, Eugene 11 am - late, Free, All Ages mcmenamins.com The Mercury’s Drink Local Guide 37 Celebrate Our Two Millionth Beer Served! Win a Trip to Germany or Ireland Two tickets (expenses paid) to: Germany for October Fest Two tickets (expenses paid) to: Ireland for Guinness’s Birthday Sign up for more details at: Blitzsportspub.com Blitz IPA IPA BBQ BBQ Championship Championship Blitz August 17th-19th 17th-19th August ~Live music ~Free admission ~30+ Local BBQ vendors ~15+ IPA on draft ~$4,000 grand prize awarded to best BBQ ~Many prizes and food specials (all weekend long) Blitz Ladd 2239 se 11th ave Portland 92714 38 The Mercury’s Drink Local Guide FEAST PORTLAND: FOOD AND DRINK FESTIVAL September 20-23 A celebration that sends up Portland’s very own food bounty, Feast Portland brings together great Northwest food and essential Northwest drink makers, all with the mission to end childhood hungry right here in Oregon. feastportland.com SISTERS FRESH HOP FESTIVAL September 29 This annual event celebrates autumnal beers made with fresh hops that have just been harvested. A sure ﬁre chance to taste some of the freshest beer around. The Village Green, Sisters, OR THE OREGON GRAPE STOMP CHAMPIONSHIP AND HARVEST CELEBRATION September 22-23 Roll up those trousers and get ready for some purple feet. The 22nd Annual Oregon Grape Stomp Competition is upon you. Make your reservation early if you’d like to participate. This competition and tasting is one popular event. Willamette Valley Vineyards Turner Estate, 8800 Enchanted Way SE, Turner, OR 11 am-6 pm, $10 wvv.com OCTOBER HOOD RIVER HOPS FEST October 6 The ninth annual Hood River Hops Fest features more than 25 Northwest breweries who will be bringing or revealing a fresh hop release of some kind. The downtown Hood River event features music, great good, a kid zone, and craft vendors. Downtown Hood River, Between 5th & 7th Streets and Cascade and Columbia Streets Noon-9 pm hood-river-hops.com 11TH ANNUAL PACIFIC NORTHWEST BREWCUP BEER FEST September 28-30 Astoria fortgeorgebrewery.com FRESH HOP BEER FESTIVAL October 6 A great way to get the Fall drinking off to a good start, come check out releases of fresh hop beers from some of your favorite Northwest Breweries. Oaks Amusement Park, 7805 SE Oaks Park Way, Portland Noon-8 pm, $15 for a glass and 5 drink tickets, $20 for a glass and 10 drink tickets oregonbeer.org/freshhopsfest IPA INVASION IV September 29 A beer homage to everything IPA related. Participants will get hopped up without a doubt, as they enjoy the sights from McMenamins’ Columbia Pub. McMenamins on the Columbia, 1801 South Access Road, Vancouver, WA mcmenamins.com NORTH WILLAMETTE HARVEST TRAIL & GRAND TASTING October 6 $79 for all day tour and Grand Tasting 10 am-6 pm $30 only for Grand Tasting 4-6 pm nwvintners.org W e’re local and we definitely like to drink. 3971 North Williams & Shaver The Mercury’s Drink Local Guide 39 open wed-sat 5pm just off Distillery Row 2005 SE 11th reservations & parties (503)741-9693 40 The Mercury’s Drink Local Guide DESCHUTES FRESH HOP TASTING PORTLAND October 8 Deschutes Brewery and Pub, Portland deschutesbrewery.com NOVEMBER ASHLAND FOOD AND WINE CLASSIC November 2-4 Coming up on its sixth year, the Ashland Food and Wine Classic is an exciting culinary competition that brings together some of the best Oregon Chefs preparing amazing local cuisine. Ashland Springs Hotel, Ashland Ashlandchamber.com BLOKTOBERFEST October 13 This block party style festival is an all-ages, free admission event that brings together craft breweries from all over the country, local food, a ton of great live music. Block 15 Brewery, 300 Southwest Jefferson Ave., Corvallis block15.com ¡SALUD! THE OREGON PINOT NOIR AUCTION November 9-10 A fundraising event with the goal to help provide access to healthcare for Oregon’s seasonal vineyard workers and their families. Bid and sip on great wine for a good cause. Tasting and Big Board Auction, Fri 3-6:30 pm Domaine Drouhin Oregon, Dayton Dinner and Auction Gala, Sat 5 pm The Governor Hotel, 614 Southwest 11th, Portland saludauction.org FOOD, WINE AND WISHES October 13 A beneﬁt for the Make A Wish foundation, this gala event will feature a full evening of magic, an exciting silent auction, a catered dinner and visits from local wish children. Portland Art Museum, 1219 Southwest Park, Portland wish.org 8TH ANNUAL GREAT AMERICAN DISTILLERS FESTIVAL October 20-21 A festival that brings together small distillers from all over the country for one great weekend of celebrating craft distilling. Distilleries will be bringing their goods, you bring your taste buds and your alcohol tolerance. Tiffany Center, 1410 Southwest Morrison, Portland 1-7 pm, $10-16 distillersfestival.com NORTHWEST WINE AND FOOD FESTIVAL November 5 This is a big one. Over 600 wines and a ton of gourmet bites and samples. Plus the ﬁrst annual Pate in Portland chef contest. Doubletree Lloyd Center, 1000 NE Multnomah, Portland 4-8 pm, $50 nwwinefestival.com BELGIANFEST November 11 A special tasting festival hosted by Bailey’s taproom in which Belgian and Belgian-inspired beers will be poured, tasted, and sold. Bailey’s Taproom, 213 SW Broadway, Portland baileystaproom.com BULL RUN DISTILLING COMPANY RED OCTOBER CELEBRATION October 27 Bull Run Distillery, 2259 NW Quimby, Portland The Mercury’s Drink Local Guide 41 APPLEGATE UNCORKED FALL BARREL TOUR November 18 Say hello to the wineries of the Applegate Valley and get ready to taste ﬁne wines right out of the barrel and excellent bites from the lush region of Southern Oregon. applegatewinetrail.com 2013 ZWICKELMANIA February 16, 2013 Zwickelmania is a state-wide celebration of Oregon’s very ﬁnest craft breweries and brew masters. Participating establishments will be opening up their doors to host tastings, discussions, lectures, with the goal to celebrate the Oregon industry. Free, statewide event oregonbeer.org/zwickelmania 30TH ANNUAL WINE COUNTRY THANKSGIVING EVENT November 23-25 Willamette Valley Wineries/Oregon Wineries Statewide willamettewines.com/events/thanksgiving-weekend LOMPOC CHOWDER CHALLENGE February 23, 2013 Lompoc hosts the Chowder Challenge in which participating breweries square off for the title of the best Chowder Cup. Sample trays can be purchased to enjoy in the beer garden. Fifth Quadrant, 3901 N Williams, Portland newoldlompoc.com OREGON BREWERS GUILD PORTLAND HOLIDAY ALE FESTIVAL November 28 - December 2 The Holiday fest for the beer lover in all of us. This unique festival brings together delicious holiday releases from Oregon’s favorite breweries and more. Right in the heart of the city! Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland holidayale.com 19TH ANNUAL HILLSDALE BREWFEST February 23, 2013 The original of McMenamin’s beer fests, guests will sample 20 McMenamins ales and vote for their favorite. The best of the best will earn a spot at the Oregon Brewers Fest in July. Hillsdale Brewery & Public House, 1505 Southwest Sunset Boulevard, Portland mcmenamins.com DECEMBER DESCHUTES BREWERY CHEFS CHALLENGE BEER DINNER December 10 A special evening bringing together excellent chefs and great beer pairings all for a good cause. The chefs will compete, you will eat, and drinks will be drunk by all. Deschutes Brewery and Pub, Portland deschutesbrewery.com 42 The Mercury’s Drink Local Guide Our popular artisan beer and cider festival is back… Friday, June 1st 2012 5 - 10 pm Kick off the dog days of summer in style and raise a glass at the Oregon zoo! Bring your pack and sample artisan beer and cider from more than 30 regional breweries. Shake a tail feather to the premier party sounds of Cool-Ade from the Main Stage. Tickets go on sale April 1st, 2012 at www.oregonzoo.org. *Must be age 21 or over; valid ID required. SPONSOR PACKAGES ARE STILL AVAILABLE. CALL 503.220.5734. www.OREGONzOO.ORG BACKYARD BBQ Our popular artisan beer and cider festival is back… 30+ MICROBREWS Friday, June 1st 2012 5 - 10 pm Kick off the dog days of summer in style and raise a glass at the Oregon zoo! Bring your pack and sample artisan beer and ATION. ORM MORE INF UE.COM FOR cider from more than regional breweries. Shake a tail feather . VISIT ROG ZOO GON30 ORE THE TS EFI BEN ON ATI DON $3 to the premier party sounds of Cool-Ade from the Main Stage. Tickets go on sale April 1st, 2012 at www.oregonzoo.org. *Must be age 21 or over; valid ID required. SPONSOR PACKAGES ARE STILL AVAILABLE. CALL 503.220.5734. The Mercury’s Drink Local Guide www.OREGONzOO.ORG 43