Now if you find yourself unable to make the North American Organic Brewers Festival this weekend because you live more mid-Oregon and don't want to drive, McMenamins has you covered if you happen to like its brews. The eclectic brew pub chain is having its annual Barley Cup Brewfest on Saturday at its Salem-based Thompson Brewery & Public House location.
The event, which will run from 11am to close, features the various McMenamins brewers competing for the right to be the best in the Kingdom. The winner will be judged by a local homebrewing club, but regular drinkers will also be able to taste and cast their votes for a "people's choice" award. Expect no formula McMenamins beer here - the brewers get very creative for the desire to beat out their brewing brethren.