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SKAMANIA LODGE HOSTS THIRD ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF BEER WEEKEND
Beer lovers will get to taste more than 30 beers served up by Northwest breweries
Back by popular demand for the third year,Skamania Lodge will once again be hosting a weekend full of fun events celebrating the Pacific Northwestâ€™s outstanding craft beers and breweries. With the beautiful Columbia River Gorge as the setting, this yearâ€™s Celebration of Beer Weekend, which will be held on October 8 and 9, will feature more than 33 beers from 11 regional breweries.
â€śThe Celebration of Beer Weekend is quickly becoming a Gorge tradition and this year weâ€™re expecting it to be better than ever,â€ť said Scott Spann, general manager at Skamania Lodge. â€śThe Northwestâ€™s craft beers are among the best in the world and deserve to be showcased.â€ť
Just a few of the featured breweries at this yearâ€™s event include:
Amnesia Brewing from Portland, Ore.
Full Sail Brewing from Seattle, Wash.
Laht Neppur Brewing Company from Waitsburg, Wash.
Lompoc Brewing from Portland, Ore.
Prodigal Son from Pendleton, Ore.
Salmon Creek Brewery from Vancouver, Wash.
Snipes Mountain from Sunnyside, Wash.
Yakima Craft Brewing from Yakima, Wash.
Following an afternoon of beer tasting, the Lodge will be serving up a special Oktoberfest Dinner Buffet, featuring delicious and hearty autumn dishes made with regional ingredients. A sampling of the items being served includes:
Cheesy ale soup
Beer cider brined pork loin stuffed with cherries and toasted hazelnuts
Beer bacon cheddar dumplings with chicken
Red wine braised beef with caramelized onions
Braised leeks with Penn Cove mussels
The following is the full schedule of the activities being held on Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9, 2011.
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Noon â€“ 1 p.m.
Beer School: Full Sail Brewery Head Brewer Jamie Emerson will be the featured speaker.Â His topic: â€śWhat makes beer taste so good?â€ť
1 p.m. â€“ 5 p.m.
Cheers for Beers: Beer tastings served by brewers from across the Pacific Northwest.
Between 3 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. the brewers will be rolling out their seasonal and unreleased beers. Attendees can vote for their favorites.
Price: $1 per tasting ticket; $20 for 20 tickets and a mug; $40 for 50 tickets and two mugs. Tickets can be used to purchase beer tastings as well as food served at the Beer Fest Tent.
5 p.m. â€“ 9 p.m.
Oktoberfest Dinner Buffet: A sumptuous and hearty buffet featuringdishes made from many of the beers featured at Cheers for Beers. Served in the Lodgeâ€™s beautiful Cascade Dining Room.
Price: $34.95, plus tax and gratuity.
Sunday, October 9, 2011
9 a.m. â€“ 2 p.m.
Kegs and Eggs Buffet: Guests can enjoy the Lodgeâ€™s popular Sunday brunch featuring traditional favorites plus a sampling of new Pacific Northwest recipes.
Price: $30.95, plus tax and gratuity.
The Celebration of Beer Weekend overnight package includes: one-night stay for two people; 20 tasting tickets for the Cheers and Beers event on Saturday; the Kegs and Eggs Brunch for two on Sunday; and two keepsake beer mugs.Â Â Rates for the package start at $239 (does not include lodge fee, taxes or gratuities). For more information about Skamania Lodge or to book reservations, call (866) 399-7980 or visit www.skamania.com.
About Skamania Lodge
Surrounded by the waterfalls, peaks, forests and canyons of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Skamania Lodge is an all-season mountain resort and conference center situated on 175 acres, 50 minutes east of Portland, Ore., in Stevenson, Wash.Â With 254 guest rooms and a 22,000-square-foot International Association of Conference Centers (IACC) approved conference center, Skamania Lodge offers a destination for outdoor enthusiasts and groups.Â Skamania boasts the Waterleaf Spa, indoor swimming pool and hot tubs, a fitness center, onsite hiking, an 18-hole par-70 Golf Course that earned a four-star rating from Golf Digest magazine in their â€śBest Places to Playâ€ť for 2008, the Cascade Room, River Rock and the U.S. Forest Service Information Center located in the lobby.Â Skamania Lodge is centered in a Pacific Northwest playground with hiking, biking and Sternwheeler cruises along the Columbia River in the summer; skiing and snowshoeing in the winter; and golfing, fishing and whitewater rafting all year long for outdoor enthusiasts.Â Skamania Lodge is a spectacular location to soak in the natural beauty and to enjoy a vast array of outdoor activities. www.skamania.com.
About Destination Hotels & Resorts
Destination Hotels & Resorts is a privately held lodging management company headquartered in suburban Denver, Colo. With more than 35 independent, luxury and upscale hotels, resorts and golf clubs, Destination is the third largest independent hospitality management company in the country. The companyâ€™s portfolio features more than 8,200 guest rooms, 13 golf courses and 16 full-service spas. Destination Hotels & Resorts properties are located in key metropolitan and resort markets including Washington, D.C., Seattle, Denver, San Diego, Santa Fe, Aspen, Austin, Phoenix, Portland, Palm Springs, Maui and Lake Tahoe. The company is a subsidiary of Los Angeles-based investment, development and management firm Lowe Enterprises. For a complete list of properties in the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection, please visit www.destinationhotels.com.
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