Starting mid-September and lasting all the way through the end of October, heaps of breweries, restaurants, towns and more will be throwing Oktoberfest celebrations. The original Bavarian affair is held in Munich, Germany, as the world’s largest Volkfest (beer festival and fair), running 16-days strong with more than 6 million attendees now in its 183rd year.
Behold: the fresh hop season has returned! It is now the time to pay tribute to all ales hoppy, when hopheads rejoice with a freshie in hand. Lucky for Northwesterners, the best way to do this is by making it down to a festival that showcases more of the freshest and hoppiest beers than imaginable.
Hood River Hops Fest || Hood River, OR || Sept.
On Saturday, August 6, Summer Cider Day returns for its sixth year in Port Townsend, Washington. Featuring 18 Pacific Northwest cideries, the annual festival brings in more than 70 different cider and this year’s Summer Cider Day looks to be a bonafide cider bonanza.
In addition to the smattering of ciders, there will also be food provided by Sirens Pub, who also call Port Townsend home.
It’s that time of year again – Oregon Brewers Festival is back celebrating its 29th year of back-to-back beer from renowned brewers from across the world. Roughly 80,000 lovers of beer just like yourself will journey to the Tom McCall Waterfront Park in Portland which extends over the course of five days.
Craft delights will be served today through Sunday with 88 carefully crafted beers from select brewers across 15 states and five countries.
Taste of Tulalip is the real start of the holiday season for me–a chance to simply enjoy some of the finest wines in the world, hailing from both far and near. The two-day celebration of wine is hosted at the Tulalip Resort Casino in Tulalip, Washington and serves as an opportunity to take stock of the world of wine and how the Northwest fits into it. With that in mind, here are some thoughts both on the event itself and the wines (and beers!) I tasted there-in.
In 1621, the first Thanksgiving and harvest blessing was shared in what is now the United States. Since then, the holiday has been about celebrating our roots, while uniting in our cultural values despite our individual differences.
In 1965, David Lett planted the first Pinot Noir vines in Willamette Valley.
Willamette Valley’s ¡Salud! is exactly what you might think: a celebration and toast to good health. Of course, an effective toast calls for something to toast with, so naturally, the healthcare-devoted event takes place in the form of a Pinot Noir auction.
Oktoberfest isn’t the only event that marks October as beer month. More than 90 craft beers have emerged in British Columbia and the goal is to celebrate each and every one. BC Craft Beer Month returns in its fifth year to cheers for 31 days of craft beer cask nights, tap takeovers and beer dinners, starting today with the launch at Central City Brewers in Surrey.
It’s that time of year again—the 28th annual Oregon Brewers Festival returns to Portland’s Waterfront Park for five days of brews, brews and more brews (and some food and music too)! While beers come in from around the world, particular interest and focus is given the beers coming from Oregon.
The Oregon Brewers Festival is noted throughout world as being one of the oldest craft beer fests across the nation.