Thursday, February 17, 2011

Salem Area Breweries Miss Zwickelmania - Again

Portland, Eugene, and Bend all have Zwickelmania activities planned! Salem-area?...crickets.

The closest is American Bottom/Independence, Carlton, and McMinnville.

What's Zwickelmania, you ask? From the Oregon Brewers Guild:
2011 President’s Day weekend, dozens of Oregon breweries and brewpubs will open their doors to visitors for the state’s 3rd annual Zwickelmania. Zwickelmania, hosted by the Oregon Brewers Guild (OBG), is a free statewide event that offers visitors a chance to tour Oregon breweries, meet the brewers and sample their favorite beers.

When: Saturday, February 19th, 2011 from 11-4 pm
What: Oregon Brewers Guild Brewery Open House.

Salem-area brewers, where's the love? Where's the mania?


  1. Unfortunately, Gilgamesh wasn't a member of the Oregon Brewers Guild early enough to get on the docket this year :( We are now and are hopeful that there will be Salem area tour next year.

  2. Yay, Gilgamesh!

    It should be noted that they will be at the Salem Public Market this Saturday and every Saturday, so if you're interested you can catch them there!

    From their announcement:

    "As with every Saturday in the foreseeable future, Gilgamesh Brewing will be at the Salem Public Market. The fun this will weekend will include the unveiling of the GORGEOUS new bar that Lee has been slaving over for the last couple of weeks. We will now have UP TO EIGHT BREWS on tap at any given time!

    To celebrate this weekend, we will be giving a raffle ticket for each growler purchase/refill at the market this Saturday. At the end of the day, we will we pick a name from the raffle tickets for a Gilgamesh gift certificate (good for a growler or t-shirt).

    When: Saturday, Feb 19, 830am-200pm
    Where: Salem Public Library, Rural Ave (between 12th & 13th Aves)"