Zwickelmania – Weird Name, Delicious Central Oregon Craft Beer Event

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Deschutes Brewery

There’s never a bad day to visit one of Central Oregon’s roughly 30 breweries and try a sample or two – but there’s also one really awesome day to do just that: Zwickelmania!

The annual odd-sounding, one-day event will be held on Saturday, Feb. 24th. Breweries across the state will open their doors for tours and tastings and special menus all day. It’s a great time to go behind the scenes with some of the biggest and most influential breweries in the entire country. (Deschutes Brewery is the 7th largest craft brewery in the U.S.)

You can meet brewers, ask them their secrets, taste new creations or old standards. It’s a chance to expand your beer horizons and learn a little about the industry in the process.

Most of the Central Oregon breweries plan to participate with tours and other special events. (Info below provided by oregoncraftbeer.org.)

Deschutes Brewery
Visit our production facility on Simpson Ave. for self-guided tours of the largest independent craft brewery in the Northwest. Chat with our brewers. Learn about the operation of our production facility. Enjoy four free samples of beer! Continue the fun in our parking lot with live music and a beer and girl scout cookie pairing. You can also visit the Deschutes Public House pub in Downtown Bend and head upstairs to our Tap Room to sample some exclusive Zwickelmania beer brewed especially for the occasion.
901 SW Simpson Ave
Bend OR 97702

Bend Brewing Co.
Brewery Open House. Meet the brewers and sample a selection of rare beers.
1019 NW Brooks St.
Bend OR 97701

Crux Fermentation Project
The Crux crew is excited to have craft beer lovers from around the state join us for the 10th annual Zwickelmania! We’ll be changing things up this year, offering self-guided brewery tours (from 11AM to 4PM) where you can chat it up with our brewers as they sneak you tastings of some of our rare [BANISHED] beers straight from the barrel. And, of course, as tradition would have it, we’ll be offering tastings of other brews direct from the zwickel. It doesn’t stop there – our chef and his crew are busy preparing a special Zwickelmania menu.
50 SW Division St.
Bend, OR 97702

Wild Ride Brewing
We’re excited to offer a fun and unique beer and food pairing at Wild Ride Brewing for Zwickelmania! Take a tour, meet the brewers, and sample our beers while pairing our specific beers with Girl Scout Cookies. Come celebrate our favorite day of the year with us.
332 SW 5th St. 97756
Redmond, OR 

Sunriver Brewing Co.
Beer Tasting, Brewery Tours, Meet the Brewer
56840 Venture Lane
Sunriver, OR 97707

Immersion Brewing
Meet the Brewer, Brewery Tours, Tastes off the Zwickel, food specials
550 SW Industrial Way #185
Bend, OR 97702

Worthy Brewing
Open house brewery tours, beer release with free small bite pairing, lots of samples
495 NE Bellevue Dr
Bend OR 97701

Three Creeks Brewing (Sisters)
Pre-Zwickelmania breakfast 9:00-11:30 AM @ our Sisters Production Facility featuring tours, free samples from the zwickel, breakfast beers and continental breakfast
265 E Barclay Dr.
Sisters OR 97759

Immersion Brewing
Meet the Brewer, beer tasting, brewery tours, beer and food
550 SW Industrial Way #185 – in the Box Factory
Bend, OR

Cascade Lakes Brewery
Free 6oz beer of our winter seasonal and a free CLBC key-chain to the first 200 people!
1441 SW Chandler Ave. #100
Bend OR 97702

Silver Moon Brewery
Free samples, Free tours, giveaways
24 NW Greenwood Ave
Bend OR 97701

McMenamins Old St. Francis School
We’re throwing open the doors to our brewery and invite you to come chat and sample brews made especially for the occasion. From 11 a.m. ’til 4 p.m., you can grab a tour, something special to drink, and a tiny appetizer or two. Don’t forget to ask for the exclusive McMenamins Passport stamp while you’re here!
700 NW Bond St.
Bend OR 97701

According to Oregoncraftbeer.com, more than 42,500 people toured 120 breweries statewide in 2016 and even more are expected to attend this year.

Central Oregon has become Nirvana for craft beer lovers. With nearly 30 breweries scattered throughout the region, you’re destined to find a brew that hits the spot after a warm summer day on the high lakes or an epic day in the powder on the ski slopes. You can read about our favorite beers here and learn more about Deschutes Brewery’s barrel-aged beers here.

 Gary Fish, Deschutes Brewrery Founder,

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