Inaugural Pacific Northwest Homebrewers Conference

March 4-5, 2016
Vancouver, Washington

The inaugural The Pacific Northwest Homebrewers Conference (<<<Link to the site) will bring together homebrewers from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and British Columbia to share a homebrew, learn tips and tricks, share ideas and celebrate our fun hobby.  This event will be held at the Downtown Vancouver, Washington Hilton Hotel.

The website is in the link in the previous paragraph.  You can register there.  There is also a block of hotel rooms, at special pricing for the event.

NOTE!! – You must register and pay in advance to attend this event!  There will be no walk-in attendees.  We can only serve homebrew at private events in Washington State, so you must register and pay in advance to attend!

The cost ($150) includes a goody bag at registration, plus:

Friday, March 4th:

  • Workshops from 2 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
  • Dinner from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Pro Brewers Night – Brews from local Pros served to all attendees. (Taste what the Pacific Northwest Pro Brewers are creating!)

Saturday, March 5th:

  • Exhibit Hall open from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Workshops from 9 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
  • Lunch with a Keynote Speaker from Noon to 2 p.m.
  • Workshops from 2 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
  • Dinner from 5:15 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Club Brewers Night from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. (Taste what the Homebrewers are creating!!)
    • I belong to the Cascadia Brewers Alliance in Vancouver, WA and will have my 5 tap Keezer at the Club Brewers Night so that you can taste what our club is brewing (from wild yeast fermentations, to Cascadian Dark Ales, Imperials and everything in between).
    • This is your chance as a homebrewer to share your creations with homebrewers from all over the Pacific Northwest!

Bus Tours:

There are also brewery bus tours scheduled for Thursday, March 3rd and Friday, March 4th.  If you’ve never visited this area on a beer themed vacation, you have no idea what you’re missing.  I travel for my day job, and I have never been to a better beer scene than what we have in this area!

Thursday, March 3rd:

Hood River Bus Tour … 10:30 am – 3:15 pm
Travel from the Hilton to Hood River and visit Full Sail Brewing, Double Mountain Brewery and Pfriem Family Brewers. Besides the beautiful scenery through the Columbia Gorge, Hood River is a great town you’ll want to visit again. Beer, goodie bags, bus transportation and lunch are included in each tour.

Portland Bus Tour #1 … 10:45 am – 2:30 pm
For four hours, this tour will head to the Northeast and Southeast parts of Portland to visit Laurelwood Brewing, Co., Breakside and The Commons Brewery. Each of these breweries are perennial GABF winners. Beer, goodie bags, bus transportation and lunch are included in each tour.

Friday, March 4th:

Portland Bus Tour #2 … 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
An eclectic group of breweries make up the last tour before the conference festivities commence. Don’t miss Ecliptic, Basecamp and Occidental and experience a glimpse at the wide range of craft beer offerings in the great Pacific Northwest. The tour leaves the Hilton at 9:30 am and returns by 1:00 pm. The first conference workshops don’t start until 2:00 pm so you won’t miss a thing.

 

 

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