Oregon Brewers Guild – Third Annual Zwickelmania
It’s a bird, it’s a plane… it’s a Zwickel! Oregon Brewers Guild Announces Brewery Events For Third Annual Zwickelmania.
Portland, OR – Zwickelmania, Oregon’s statewide brewery open-house and tour, returns in two weeks, so it’s time for beer enthusiasts to whip out their maps and start making itineraries. With more than 55 breweries participating in the event on February 19th, the task may seem daunting, but the Oregon Brewers Guild has all the info you’ll need to make sure your day is Zwickelicious… including the details on designated drivers.
“As Oregonians, we’re fortunate to have so many great breweries open throughout the year, but Zwickelmania is special. This is a once-a-year, one day opportunity for beer fans to brewery hop and sample straight from the source – often poured by brewers themselves,” says Oregon Brewers Guild Executive Director Brian Butenschoen. “More than 10,000 people came out to celebrate the event last year, and we’re expecting even more participation this year.”
The Presidents Day weekend event takes its name from the zwickel, a sample valve mounted on the outside of the fermentation tanks, and offers visitors a chance to tour dozens of Oregon breweries, meet the brewers and sample their favorite beers. Breweries across the state will host open houses and special tastings onSaturday, February 19th, from 11:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.
Additionally, the Oregon Brewers Guild will provide free shuttle buses in Portland, Eugene and Bend to ferry visitors among multiple breweries throughout the city.
For a complete list of Oregon breweries participating in Zwicklemania, sample itineraries and detailed shuttle bus schedules, please visithttp://oregonbeer.org/zwickelmania.
About the Oregon Brewers Guild
The Oregon Brewers Guild is Oregon’s non-profit trade association for the state’s independent breweries. The Guild, which receives no state funding, comprises 75 brewing companies, 40 Associate or supplier members, and nearly 2,900 enthusiast members or S.N.O.B.s (Supporters of Native Oregon Beer). For more information, visit www.OregonBeer.org.