The Plan: Zwickelmania 2017

This Saturday is one of my favorite days of the year – ZWICKELMANIA!  For those who don’t know it’s the largest beer festival in Oregon.  I love it cause you get to meet brewmasters, walk around the breweries and connect with others who love beer as much as you do.  This year, my friends and I are planning on checking out the following southeast breweries between 11am-4pm.

In no particular order:

 

Baerlic Brewing Co.

In depth brewery tours with free beer samples (we’re talking like 20 minute educational tours here.)  Not sure I’ll stick around for a 20 minute tour, but I’m stopping by for at least once sample.

2235 SE 11th Ave
Portland OR 97214

Base Camp Brewing Company

Brewhouse tour! Grab samples from their brew crew off the brite, barrel, and out in their patio tent. Vote for your favorite to get in on our Raffelmania to WIN BIG! Garage sale– killer deals on cases of brew!  This is a special request from one of the ladies in our group.

930 SE Oak St.
Portland OR 97214

Burnside Brewing Company

Open brewery, tours, sampling, all brewers on site.  I love this brewery.  Sweet Heat is one of my favorite beers and last time I was there I tried a beer made from sea urchins – CRAZY!

701 E. Burnside
Portland OR 97214

 

Gigantic Brewing Company

Meet the brewers, brewery tours, beer tasting, MASSIVE! Bourbon Barrel Aged release, loud music.  Another brewery I love.  We are definitely stopping by.  Hello bourbon barrel aged beers!

5224 SE 26th Ave
Portland, OR 97202

Grixsen Brewing

Meet the brewer, beer tasting, brewery tour.  Not going to lie.  I didn’t even realize this brewery was here.  Can’t wait to check it out.

1001 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97202

Ground Breaker Brewing

Samples and a brewery tour.  Another newbie I’ve never heard.  Definitely stopping by.

715 SE Lincoln St.
Portland 97214

Hair of the Dog Brewing Company

Beer tasting.  This is a historical brewery and always has awesome Zwickelmania specials.

61 SE Yamhill
Portland 97214

Hopworks Urban Brewery

Beer tasting, Brewery tour, snacks.  Top brewery – definitely stopping by.  (It was also requested by one of the friends in the group.)

2944 SE Powell
Portland 97202

Mt Tabor Brewing

Meet the Brewers, Beer Tasting, Tours & Good Times.  I’m so embarrassed that I don’t know so many new breweries in south east.  Have to check this one out too.

124 SE 11th Ave
Portland OR, 97214

 

Rogue Eastside Pub & Pilot Brewery

Brunch at 10am ($10), shuttles provided by Rogue, beer tasting, brewery tours.  The Green Dragon has a new name.  Contemplating getting brunch here.  Can’t wait to see the new remodel.

928 SE 9th Ave.
Portland, OR 97214

Ross Island Brewing

Meet the brewer, beer tasting, brewery tour.  This new brewery just opened up in my neighborhood and I’m in love!  I can’t wait to head back and support them even more.

730 SE Powell Blvd
Portland, OR 97202

Scout Beer

Meet the brewer, beer tasting and brewery tour.  This brewery just opened up and I’ve only beer there once.  I’m looking forward to giving them another shot.

1516 SE 10th Ave.
Portland, OR 97214

Don’t forget, Brewvana is doing free tours all around Portland.  Learn more here!

Are you attending Zwickelmania?  What breweries are you most interested in checking out?

About BiteSize

Hi! I’m Jenna, but I got the nickname BiteSize in high school. I love homebrewing beer, thus BiteSize Brews. A blog focused on homebrewing, local brewery reviews and recipes. I’m lucky enough to live in the microbrewery capital of the world. I’m also a big fan of social media (chances are I’ll sprinkle a bit of it into this blog).

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  1. I’ll make it to this one of these days!

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