We celebrate craft beer culture every month here in Central Oregon, but in February you can do so and call it Zwickelmania!
The free, sixth annual event — hosted by the Oregon Brewers Guild — will happen in more than 67 breweries throughout Oregon on Feb. 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participating locations will offer a variety of events, including beer tastings, special releases, brewery tours and more.
Local breweries participating so far include 10 Barrel, Bend Brewing Co., Crux Fermentation Project, Deschutes, GoodLife, McMenamins, Riverbend, Silver Moon and Worthy.
The guild will provide free shuttle buses in Bend, Eugene and Portland to transport folks from brewery to brewery.
For more info, visit oregoncraft beer.org/events/zwickelmania.
Broken Top Bottle Shop celebrates 2nd birthday
Broken Top Bottle Shop & Ale Cafe (1740 N.W. Pence Lane, Bend) will celebrate its second anniversary with live music, specials and more tonight and Saturday.
The “brew hub” opened in February of 2012 and offers more than 450 varieties of beer, cider, mead, sake, kombucha and nonalcoholic beverages, according to its website.
“Our customers, employees and community are the best part about the Bottle Shop,” said co-owner Diana Fischetti. “Sharing BTBS with our brew hub community is very rewarding.”
The live music lineup looks like this:
5 p.m. — Tone Red (whiskey-inspired soul tunes)
7:30 p.m. — The Sweatband (groovy funk-rock)
5 and 8 p.m.— DJ Byrne (dance music)
6 p.m. — Upstate Trio (funky jam band)
Contact: www.btbsbend.com or 541-728-0703.
— Bulletin staff