Well hello, January 2019. Have you recovered from the Holidays? I’m almost there, and I think drinking boozy barrel-aged beers over several weekends might do the trick. Plus, I miss my beer friends!
Below you’ll find a selection of events happening around Oregon. This list has been curated by me, and in no way covers ever single event going on throughout the month.
2018 Barrel Project Retrospective, hosted by Aslan Brewing Co
When: January 17th, 2019
Entry: Free, pay as you go
What’s cool? Aslan beers on tap that have not yet been available in our region.
Wolves & People 1st Annual Winterfest
6th Annual Dark Days Winter Ale Fest
When: January 19th, 2019 from 2-10pm
Where: Mazama Brewing
What’s cool? Winter styles from a variety of Oregon breweries + more rare Mazama brews. It’s a great brewfest to serve the area.
4th Annual Barrel Aged Beer Fest and Axe Throwing
When: January 25th-27th, 2019 from 12pm-12am
Where: The Civic Taproom and Bottle Shop
Entry: Free, Drink tickets are $2 each or 12 for $20
What’s cool? A slew of interesting barrel-aged beers available in a range of tasting sizes. Also, AXE THROWING.
6th Annual NW Coffee Beer Invitational
When: January 26th, 2019 from 12-7pm
Where: Goose Hollow Inn
Entry: $20 for 10 tickets & festival glass
What’s cool? 20 coffee themed brews, made just for this festival. Live music + savory bites to compliment the experience. Plus, the entries will be judged!
Bailey’s Taproom 10th Annual Cellarfest
Beer School at Belmont Station
When: January 26th, 2019 from 1-6pm; Session 1: 1-3pm, Session 2: 3:30-6pm
Where: Belmont Station
Entry: $60, $75, or $115 for both sessions
What’s cool? Two different educational sessions led by Master Cicerone and Brewmaster Rich Higgins. You’ll get a chance to learn about off-flavors, the Deductive Beer Tasting method, or both!
Barrel Aged Beer Festival hosted by Rock Bottom Brewery
When: January 26th, 2019 from 1-5pm
Where: Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
Entry: $35 for 10, 4oz tastes, souvenir glass, appetizers, and a tour
What’s cool? Rock Bottom is bringing back all of their barrel-aged beers to be tried in one sitting. Besides tasting beer, get a guided tour from Brewmaster Todd Britt. Their brewing space is funky, you’ll be delighted to see it.
3rd Annual Holiday Hangover
When: January 26th, 2019 from 1-7pm
Where: Hood River Elks Lodge #1507
Entry: $20-$25 for a glass + 10 tickets
What’s cool? This event is hosted by the Breweries in the Gorge, offering multiple brews from each location. I went to this last year, and had a blast! Tasty beer, food, and a DJ.
5th Annual Salem Winter Brewfest
When: January 30th, 2019-February 2nd, 2019; 4-10pm Wednesday, 4-10pm Thursday, 4-11pm Saturday, 11am-11pm Sunday
Where: Oregon State Capitol Building
Entry: Free-$25, pricing differs per day and is cheaper when purchased in advance
What’s cool? Beer, cider, live music, and a great view.
Harry Potter Inspired Beer Festival
When: February 1st & February 15th, 2019 both SOLD OUT
Where: Castaway Portland
What’s cool? Ummm, do I even need to tell you why this is cool??? The live music is from DJ Dumbledore and the Slytherin Sisters. Hogwarts-styled hangouts. Holiday themed beers. Adult Butter Beer!