Check Out These Great Weekend Events in Portland on February 18

by Alexander Frane on Feb 17, 2017 in Roundups

This upcoming weekend is a fun one for lovers of local craft spirits and local beers, with two major events taking place on February 18 - statewide beer extravaganza Zwickelmania and craft distiller celebration TOAST.

Zwickelmania
Hosted by Oregon Craft Beer, Zwickelmania is a celebration of, unsurprisingly, Oregon beer, and everything that makes it great. This year is the ninth anniversary, and for the first time the event is being extended to two weekends, February 18th and and 25th, so you’ll be able to visit even more breweries.

Throughout Portland and all across the rest of the state, over 120 participating breweries will be throwing open their doors and offering all sorts of specials, from free tastings to swag, special releases, raffles, brewery tours, and more. A shuttle service will be bringing guests from brewery to brewery, in both Portland and Hillsboro. Rides are all free.

For Portlanders, be sure to stop by Migration Brewing which, in addition to celebrating Zwickelmania, is also turning seven. From 11 AM - 4 PM the doors will be open for Zwickelmania festivities, and in the evening, join for a birthday party that includes a limited edition anniversary beer, the 7th Inning Stretch—a coffee milk stout collaboration with Nossa Familia Coffee, as well as a newly released Imperial IPA. A live DJ will also be spinning records for the event.

TOAST
For those looking for something a little stronger than beer, look no further than the return of The Original Artisan Spirits Tasting, back for its seventh year, and home again at the Leftbank Annex. Hosted by the Oregon Distillers Guild, it’s a celebration of all the distilleries that call Oregon home. With more than 40 distillers and 120 spirits, there will be something for everyone, with whiskey, tequila, vodka, tea based spirits, Old Tom Gins, and plenty more.

Bites will also be served by local Portland restaurants.  This year, enjoy snacks from Boke BowlProletariat Butchery, Smokehouse TavernVerdigris, and The Waiting Room.

Tickets are $45, and include tastings of all the spirits, small plates, and a commemorative glass. VIP tickets are available for $65, and include all the above, as well as two cocktail tickets, access to the VIP balcony, and a private after-party with the chefs and distillers. $15 designated driver tickets are also available, and include access to non-alcoholic drinks and the snacks from chefs. Tickets can be found here, and will be available until the morning of the 18th, or until they sell out.

Photo via NoremaC Studios 

Recent Articles
spacer

Feedback

How are we doing? Tell us what you like or don't like and how we can improve. We would love to hear your thoughts!

*Name:
*E-mail:
*Suggestions:
 
New Deal Pear Brandy Has Come to Portland

New Deal Pear Brandy Has Come to Portland

Pear brandy is an essential aspect of Portland's spirits scene. Clear Creek, Portland's oldest distillery, developed the first bottles of its flagshi...read more ›

by Alexander Frane Jan 16, 2018
Portland's Best Bar Snacks

Portland's Best Bar Snacks

Here are some of our favorite bars to grab a snack or meal in town. ...read more ›

by Alexander Frane Jan 16, 2018
Game of Thrones & HBO Are Releasing their 13th Beer Collaboration, Hand of the Queen

Game of Thrones & HBO Are Releasing their 13th Beer Collaboration, Hand of the Queen

Game of Thrones might not be coming back until 2019, but you can still drink like Tyrion Lannister with the ne...read more ›

by Drink Philly Jan 12, 2018
SPONSORED
Vodka-Infused Chocolate is Here to Ruin Your New Year's Resolutions

Vodka-Infused Chocolate is Here to Ruin Your New Year's Resolutions

The adult candy company, Sugarfina, is behind this sinful creation of vodka-infused chocolate cordials, and th...read more ›

by Jessie Donofrio Jan 10, 2018
'World's Most Expensive' Vodka Bottle Stolen, Later Found Empty

'World's Most Expensive' Vodka Bottle Stolen, Later Found Empty

The bar world was shaken last week when a bottle of vodka, reportedly the most expensive in the world at $1.3 million, was stolen from Cafe 33, a bar ...read more ›

by Alexander Frane Jan 9, 2018
Hangover-Free Cannabis Wine Now Being Sold in California

Hangover-Free Cannabis Wine Now Being Sold in California

Rebel Coast Winery was ready for California's change in legislation, as their marijuana-infused sauvignon blanc hit the shelves as the clock struck mi...read more ›

by Jessie Donofrio Jan 3, 2018
A New Study Shows that Wine Glasses Are Getting Bigger and Bigger

A New Study Shows that Wine Glasses Are Getting Bigger and Bigger

Good news for winos: a new study from the University of Cambridge says that the size of a standard wine glass is a full seven times larger than it was...read more ›

by The Drink Nation Jan 3, 2018
Hero Kiwis Built an Island in New Zealand For a New Year's Eve Party

Hero Kiwis Built an Island in New Zealand For a New Year's Eve Party

A group of New Zealanders in the town of Tairua on the Coromandel peninsula rang in the New Year in the best w...read more ›

by Alexander Frane Jan 3, 2018
Brave the Winter with Hot Drinks in Portland

Brave the Winter with Hot Drinks in Portland

It's cold, and the best solution for that is to try out some hot cocktails. We rounded up nine of our favorite hot cocktails for 2017....read more ›

by Alexander Frane Jan 3, 2018
Where to Ring in 2018 in Portland

Where to Ring in 2018 in Portland

It seems that Portland, as a whole, is ready to move on from 2017 to whatever challenges await us in the New Year....read more ›

by Alexander Frane Dec 27, 2017
SPONSORED
View all Articles

Sign up to get weekly drinking news, bar reviews, events and more sent directly to your inbox!

Close