Friday, October 26, 2012

Learn To Homebrew Day

Brew your own!

Something's brewing in a million kitchens across the country, so why not lift the lid and see what's cooking? 

Organized nationally by the American Homebrewers Association and hosted locally by the Umpqua Valley Brewers Guild what better way to spend the first Saturday in November than learning how to make your own beer. 

Get lots of advice and plenty of encouragement from experienced homebrewers, all in one day and in one convenient location.

No doubt you'll work up a thirst and an appetite, so tastes of homebrew and bites of sausages and sides will be provided. 

You too can homebrew!
What: Learn to Homebrew Day
Who: You and the Umpqua Valley Brewers Guild
Date: Sat., Nov. 3
Hours: Drop in anytime from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Two-Shy Brewing
1308 NW Park St.  Roseburg, OR (From Garden Valley Blvd. turn south on Park St. near the railroad tracks.)
Why: Because it's fun to make your own beer at home!
For more information, contact the Umpqua Valley Brewers Guild.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

People's Choice

Citizens of Planet Beer have spoken, and overwhelmingly their choice for the 2012 Umpqua Brew Fest is Draper Cream Ale!

People's Choice: Draper Cream Ale
A golden ale hybrid fermented at cooler temperatures with an extended cold aging period. A small amount of  liberty hops are used with pilsner and pale malt to produce a malty, drinkable session beer.

The following beers also proved popular with the Planet Beer electorate:
  • 10 Barrel: Pray for Snow Winter Ale
  • Firestone Walker: Velvet Merlin
  • Klamath Basin: Vanilla Porter
  • McMenamins: Hopqua
  • Old 99: Billy Bad A** Double IPA, Holy Citra and Night Vision
  • Rusty Truck: Moonlight Ride Blackberry Ale, Pedal to the Metal Double IPA, and Taft Draft Toffee Porter
  • Two Shy: Influence APA and Phat Odd Stout  
  • Widmer: OKTO Festival 

Sunday, October 21, 2012


Thank you Citizens of Planet Beer for another great community celebration of clean water, craft beer, and sustainable living 
at the 3rd annual Umpqua Brew Fest!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Let It Pour!

It's indoors--let it pour!
"It Takes A Village To Raise A Brew," and a village of volunteers is ready to serve a valley of tasters at the Umpqua Brew Fest.

The folks pulling the taps and filling the glasses are community volunteers, here to serve humanity at our autumn celebration of clean water, craft beer, and sustainable living in the hundred valleys of the Umpqua. 

Please, be a good citizen of Planet Beer, and be kind to the volunteers!

Event Regulations
  • You must be 21 years or older and have valid identiļ¬cation to enter the festival premises.
  • Security searches may be conducted upon entry to ensure the safety of all festival goers.
  • No shirts, no shoes, no beer.

The following items are prohibited:  
  • Outside food, drinks, or alcoholic beverages.
  • Backpacks, suitcases, coolers, or large bags. All bags are subject to search upon entry to the event.
  • Unapproved marketing material, such as pamphlets, handouts, or advertisements.
  • Masks, makeup, costumes, or clothing which disguise the identity of anyone entering the event premises.
  • Any other items, as determined by security.

  • Beer tickets or tokens from previous festivals are not valid. 
  • An age ID wristband must be shown to be served beer. 
  • Beer is only served in this year’s Umpqua Brew Fest glasses using this year’s tickets. 
  • No more than two glasses at a time are served per customer. 
  • No ticket sales after 9:45 p.m.
  • No beer sales after 10:30 p.m. 

  • Alcohol must be consumed on the premises of the venue. 
  • All festival participants are expected to drink responsibly.   
  • Any person who is believed to be intoxicated will be denied entry. 
  • Security will be notified to deal with persons who appear to be intoxicated during the event. 
  • Anyone causing a disturbance or safety concern will be asked to leave the premises without a refund.

  • Smoking is not allowed inside the building. A designated smoking area is provided outside the venue, but smokers must be at least 10 feet away from doors.

  • By entering the event premises you consent to being photographed and or filmed. Your image, voice, and likeness may be used for promotional purposes. 
  • Any photography or video taken at the festival, whether in digital or analog format, is subject to a mandatory, non-exclusive license for Umpqua Brew Fest promotional purposes.

  • Umpqua Watersheds, Inc., the host organization of the Umpqua Brew Fest, cannot accept responsibility or liability for any personal property or belongings lost, stolen, or damaged, and cannot accept responsibility or liability for any personal injury, accident or illness.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Beer + Food = Fun!

The hottest ticket at the Umpqua Brew Fest is the one that gets you into the Beer & Food Pairing.

Two appetizers and a dessert tasting will be paired with three beers. The food will be prepared by students in the Umpqua Community College Culinary Arts program, and the beer is from local brewers.

What? Beer & Food Pairing
What else? Raffle surPRIZES!
When? 5:30 p.m. Oct. 20
Where? In the Brew Shed, hosted by Umpqua Oats
How Much? $10

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Brew Shed Event

Women Enjoying Beer

MMMM! Learning to Smell and Taste Your Beer 
Take your nose and mouth and join your friends and Ginger Johnson of Women Enjoying Beer for a Brew Shed Edutainment session at 3:15.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Oregon Beer Growler

Oregon Beer Growler
Between tastes at next week's Umpqua Brew Fest, make sure to stop by the Oregon Beer Growler booth and chat with Jennifer Oberst.

The feature stories, news, and information in the magazine celebrate and promote the craft beer industry, businesses, and events in Oregon.

Oregon Beer Growler is published monthly and available in print locally and online.

And just in case you don't know
what a growler is, here's a hint:

Still don't get the picture? 
Let me Google that for you: ANSWER

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Beer-Friendly Food

 Beer + Food = !
What's better than beer at a brew fest? Beer AND beer-friendly food! 
Bring both your thirst and your appetite to the Umpqua Brew Fest, and taste not only crafty brews, but friendly foods.
  • Sausages
  • Pizza & Wings
  • Wraps & Salad
  • Pretzels
  • Nachos