Zwickelmania, 2nd stop: Crystal Ballroom

Posted in Action, Event, Photography by daybf on March 2, 2011

My second stop for Zwickelmania was the Crystal Ballroom, one of McMenamins many venues. The Crystal Ballroom holds concerts and dance lessons, etc, but the second story includes a brewery room. This is where McMenamins beer tasting took place and is seen below.




And lastly, here’s me! An Irish couple who drove to Portland for the weekend from Vancouver, Canada asked me to take their photo, so then I asked for the man to take mine.

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Zwickelmania, 1st stop: Bridgeport Brewing

Posted in Action, Event, Photography by daybf on March 1, 2011

On my second full day in Portland I took part in Zwickelmania, which is an annual event where breweries open their doors to the public from 11am-4pm for tours and tastings. I didn’t really know about it until that morning, so I just looked up which participating breweries were within walking distance. So, I took a tour of a couple breweries in the Pearl/NW and got to taste some of the different beers. Today I’m just going to highlight Bridgeport Brewing, which ended up being my favorite.

Tour of the brewery:

Lots of hops!


I asked to take the bartender’s picture while he poured my tasting and then I continued taking pictures as he talked to someone next to me about how big he must look holding my little tasting glass.


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