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SKAMANIA LODGE TOASTS BOUNTY OF LOCAL BREWERIES WITH CELEBRATION OF BEER WEEKEND
Pacific Northwest Resort Honors Washington and Oregon’s Superior Brews
Who: Skamania Lodge
What: Celebration of Beer Weekend
When: Saturday, October 24 through Sunday, October 25, 2009
(see below for complete schedule of events)
Where: Skamania Lodge
1311 SW Skamania Lodge Way
Stevenson, Wash. 98648
Details: In celebration of the abundant breweries of Washington and Oregon, Skamania Lodge will host its inaugural Celebration of Beer Weekend from Saturday, October 24 through Sunday, October 25, 2009. A variety of Pacific Northwest breweries will showcase their beers including a seasonal or unreleased brew with festivities and events suitable for everyone from the hops experts to the casual imbibers.
Participating breweries include: Amnesia Brewing (Portland, Ore.); Double Mountain Brewery and Taproom (Hood River, Ore.); Full Sail Brewing (Hood River, Ore.); Laht Neppur Brewing Co. (Waitsburg, Wash.); Lazy Boy Brewing (Everett, Wash.); Salmon Creek Brewery and Pub (Vancouver, Wash.); Walking Man Brewing (Stevenson, Wash.); and Yakima Craft Brewing Co. (Yakima, Wash.). For updated information about participating brewers, visit www.skamania.com.
Complete schedule of festivities:
Saturday, October 24
9 – 11 a.m.
Skamania Lodge Beer Cup Challenge: A 9-hole tournament on the award-winning Golf Course, with the winning foursome crowned the Beer Cup Champions. $35 per player, $125 per team.
11 a.m. – Midnight
All Tapped Out: Guests receive a celebratory price on a pint of the Pacific Northwest’s best beers all day after 11 a.m. at the River Rock Lounge.
12 – 1 p.m.
Make Your Own Beer: Join Mike Rumlow with Wy-East as he explains the process and the appliances needed to make homebrewed beer.
1 – 5 p.m.
Cheers for Beers: An extensive beer tasting served by brewers from across the Pacific Northwest. Between 4 and 5 p.m., brewers will roll out their seasonal or unreleased beers for tasting. $1 per tasting ticket, $4 per pint, $40 for 50 tickets.
5 – 9 p.m.
Beer-Battered and Beer-Boiled Seafood Buffet: A dinner buffet featuring beer-themed foods including beer-battered fish, beer-steamed shellfish and more, designed by The Cascade Room chefs. $32.95, exclusive of tax and gratuity.
Sunday, October 25
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Kegs and Eggs: A hot breakfast buffet featuring traditional favorites with a focus on Pacific Northwest ingredients and flavors. $28.95, exclusive of tax and gratuity.
Beer lovers are invited to enjoy the entire weekend of beer and activities with the Celebration of Beer Weekend package at Skamania Lodge. Package rates start at $237 per night and include overnight accommodations in a Superior Forest View guestroom, 20 tickets to Cheers for Beers, Kegs and Eggs brunch for two with complimentary Bloody Mary and beer chaser, and two commemorative etched beer mugs. Rates do not include Lodge fee, taxes or gratuities. For reservations call (800) 221-7117 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. 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. Skamania boasts the Waterleaf Spa, indoor swimming pool and whirlpools, a fitness center, onsite hiking, an 18-hole par-70 Golf Course that earned a four-star rating from Golf Digest magazine in their “Best Places to Play” for 2008, the Cascade Room, River Rock Lounge and the U.S. Forest Service Information Center located in the lobby. 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. Skamania Lodge is a spectacular location to soak in the natural beauty and to enjoy a vast array of outdoor activities. www.skamania.com.
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