Craft Brew Smackdown

7th Annual Craft Brew Smackdown; Septembeer 22nd, 2018!

7th Annual Craft Brew Smackdown; Septembeer 22nd, 2018!

[10/02/18]   Congratulations to Richard Hay! He is our grand prize winner of two nights on the Oregon Coast! Thank you for joining us, Richard, we are happy to say - YOU WON! You've received a phone call notifying you of your win, please give us a call tomorrow so you know where to pick up your prize!

[09/26/18]   Don't forget to turn in your passport to The Growler Garage & Tap House by Saturday, SeptemBEER 29th to be entered to win a two-night stay at the Oregon Coast donated by Loafers Station! Winner will be drawn October 1st by 6pm! πŸΊπŸ‘

[09/22/18]   As we make final preparations and set up for the Craft Brew Smackdown, this page won't be monitored for the rest of the day. If you have any questions, please text us at 541.740.1466! Thank you all and it's going to be a SeptemBEER kind of day!πŸΊπŸΊπŸ‘

[09/22/18]   Today is the day! The Craft Brew Smackdown officially starts at 2pm this afternoon! πŸΊπŸ‘ Online ticket sales are closed and if you purchased online, you must check in at The Growler Garage & Tap House. If you are a sponsor, Thank You!, please check in at Loafers Station. If you are purchasing tickets today, the shortest line will be at the Albany Visitors Association. Thank you all and see you later today!

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A quick reminder that today is the last day to buy advance tickets online at www.craftbrewsmackdown.com - if you do, you get two additional tasting tickets when you bring your email receipt to The Growler Garage & Tap House during the event! Advance ticket sales end at midnight tonight, Friday the 21st!

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[09/21/18]   The reason we have this event inside local businesses is so you can visit shops and restaurants you might not know about and can chat with the local owners. We have several new businesses joining us this year, so here is the complete lineup: Loafers Station, Albany Downtown Association, Person'al Barber Shop, Downtown Waffle, Rileys Billiards Bar & Grill, Pacific Yew Yoga, Varitone Architecture, LLC, Cronies, Urban Ag Supply, Little Wuesten German Foods, Albany Regional Museum, Margin Coffee, Novak's Hungarian Restaurant, Curvy Girl Boutique, Casetta di Pasta, The Rain Shed, Inc., Sniffany’s Pet Boutique, The Growler Garage & Tap House, Albany Visitors Association, Albany Area Habitat for Humanity, Oregon! Whew! Thank you to all 20 locations, we look forward to visiting you all tomorrow! πŸΊπŸ‘πŸ˜

[09/20/18]   We want to give a very special Craft Brew Smackdown "Thank You!!!" to our three remaining business sponsors. Not only do they contribute to this event by purchasing sponsorships, but they donate a LOT of time. Please give a round of thankful applause to: Brian Oare with Oare & Associates Realty, Katie Enright Insurance Agency Farmers Insurance and Jessica Pankratz, Realtor with Town & Country Realty! Thank you all!

Please help us thank our business sponsors: Parr Lumber Company in Albany, Pacific Power, AmeriTitle, Inc., Albany Lock and Key, Willamette Community Bank, Fidelity National Title - Albany Oregon and Central Willamette Credit Union! Without their support, this FUNd-raiser wouldn't be the success it is!

This event would not be as successful as it is without the support of Tracy Bertalotto, owner of The Growler Garage & Tap House! We want to give him an extra special "shout out" and "Thank You!" for being an amazing community supporter and continuous sponsor of the Craft Brew Smackdown. Thank you, The Growler Garage & Tap House, we appreciate all your advice, assistance and support! πŸΊπŸ‘πŸ’–

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Thank you to KRKT for the great reminder, if you buy your tickets online at the www.craftbrewsmackdown.com you get two - 2! - additional tasting tickets!

Looking to buy advance tickets to this awesome event? Got to www.craftbrewsmackdown.com and place your order there. If you order online, you get two additional tasting tickets for a total of 12! Redeem your online tickets at The Growler Garage & Tap House during the event and you'll get an event-specific solo cup, a brochure featuring all our participants and sponsors and if you visit at least 10 locations, a chance to win an overnight stay at the Coast ~ courtesy of Loafers Station!

Please give a Craft Brew Smackdown Thank You to CoEnergy Propane here in Albany! They have been tireless and constant community supporters, not just of the Greater Albany Rotary Club (Oregon - Rotary District 5110) events, but most non-profit events here in the Mid-Willamette Valley. Again this year, they are our wristband sponsors and we say "Thank you!" for their support again this year.

Please give a Craft Brew Smackdown "Thank you!" to 2 Towns Ciderhouse! They have joined us every year and for those who didn't realize cider was "a thing" 7 years ago, they were amazed at the long lines outside their tasting location. So they got in line, used one of their tickets to get their cider taste and became cider lovers too! This is what this event is about - finding new favorites and discovering downtown businesses! Thank you, 2 Towns Ciderhouse, for joining us again this year, we look forward to seeing you on Saturday!

Happy Saturday! Just one more week until the 7th Annual Craft Brew Smackdown! Here are more breweries that are joining us this year: Seven Brides Brewing Deluxe Brewing Worthy Brewing Hop Valley Brewing Co. Elysian Brewing and Calapooia Brewing Company An awesome lineup of great tasting brews and generous brewers!

Here are just some of the breweries joining us this year; we hope you can too! Oakshire Brewing Ecliptic Brewing McKenzie Brewing Company Pelican Brewing Company Ninkasi Brewing Mazama Brewing!

[09/12/18]   Looks like it's going to be a sunny afternoon Saturday on SeptemBEER 22nd; 🌞 hope you can join us for some excellent brews, ciders, spirits and wines donated by some wonderful local businesses! You can order tickets online and get two extra tasting tickets for a total of 12, or the day of the event you can purchase at the Albany Visitors Association (110 3rd Ave SE), Loafers Station (222 Washington SW) or The Growler Garage & Tap House (229 3rd SW). Price is $20 per person, event cup and 10+ tasting tickets! Enter to win for a trip to the Coast; donated by Loafers Station!

The three other distilleries that have joined us this year and almost every year are Vivacity Spirits Spiritopia and Sinister Distilling ! We can't thank them enough for being such strong supporters of this amazing FUNd-raiser!

Love beer, but your bestie doesn't? Now they can come with you because we have three wineries joining us this year! We are super pleased to announce that both Airlie Winery and Emerson Vineyards are back again and Springhill Cellars Winery is joining us for the first time! Please give them a shout out for donating some awesome wine pours and a huge thank you for helping us make this the most FUNd-raiser around!

Woo hoo! 4 Spirits Distillery will be back again and we can't wait to sample what they're bringing this year! They've been consistent supporters of this awesome FUNd-raiser; and we so appreciate them! Thank you, 4 Spirits Distillery - we will see you next Saturday!

Let's give Arch Rock Brewing Company a Craft Brew Smackdown welcome as they join us for the first time this year! We can't wait to see what they are pouring for us next Saturday, 9/22!! Thank you Arch Rock Brewing Co for joining us, we appreciate you! 🍺

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Looking to buy advance tickets to this awesome event? Got to www.craftbrewsmackdown.com and place your order there. If you order online, you get two additional tasting tickets for a total of 12! Redeem your online tickets at The Growler Garage & Tap House during the event and you'll get an event-specific solo cup, a brochure featuring all our participants and sponsors and if you visit at least 10 locations, a chance to win an overnight stay at the Coast ~ courtesy of Loafers Station!

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[09/06/18]   Are you ready to drink some beer? Cider? Spirits? Wine??? We are just three weeks away from the 7th Annual Craft Brew Smackdown! Join us and our presenting sponsor, TnT Builders for a great day of tasting some amazing samples from some of our best in the area! More info coming soon, stay tuned!

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Thank you everyone for a great 2017! Save the Date for next year, Saturday, SeptemBEER 22nd, 2018! See you then!

And we have a winner..... Congratulations to Mindy Duran who is the winner of the Passport Drawing! Mindy, be sure to stop by the Albany Visitors Association at 110 3rd Ave SE at the corner of 3rd and Lyon and pick up your basket! Thank you for joining us this year and thank you to everyone who participated ~ it was the best year yet, thanks to you!

Mazama Brewing decided our prize-winning basket for the Passport drawing looked a little empty, so they added three 22-oz bottles of their own amazing brew to the mix! Don't forget - turn in your Craft Brew Smackdown Passport to The Growler Garage & Tap House by 7pm tomorrow, Saturday the 30th, to be included in the drawing!! PS: Thank you to Albany Visitors Association for the super excellent signage!

Don't forget to turn in your Craft Brew Smackdown Passport to be entered in the drawing for this amazing prize! You have until 7pm Saturday, 9/30 to drop it off at The Growler Garage & Tap House! Thank you for joining us this year, we hope you had a great time!

Picture perfect day today for the Craft Brew Smackdown! We want to take this opportunity to thank our business sponsors:

[09/23/17]   Don't forget that if you don't have tickets, starting at 2 you can purchase them at the Albany Visitors Association at 110 3rd Ave E which will have shorter lines, or The Growler Garage & Tap House or The Historic Carousel & Museum, Albany, OR!

[09/23/17]   Today is the day, the Craft Brew Smackdown! We are looking forward to sampling some wonderful beer, cider, spirits and wine and visiting with great downtown businesses! Watch your footing due to street and sidewalk beautification and have a wonderful day! Thank you for joining us and we will see you soon!

[09/22/17]   If you plan on buying your tickets online for those two extra tasting tickets (!), please note that promotion ends at 11:59pm tonight. After that, you'll have to purchase tickets during the event starting tomorrow at 2pm. However, you'll have three great locations to choose from: Albany Visitors Association, The Growler Garage & Tap House and The Historic Carousel & Museum, Albany, OR! See you tomorrow!

Woo Hoo! Thanks to The Growler Garage & Tap House, the Passport is back this year! Here is the winning prize: A basket of wine, vodka, beer and cider along with a 4 Spirits distillery glass! Basket contains: One bottle of wine from Emerson Vineyards, Airlie Winery and Historic Carousel Museum. One bottle vodka from 4 Spirits. Five 22-oz bottles of beer from local breweries, two 22-oz bottles of cider from 2 Towns Ciderhouse. The basket will be displayed at the Albany Visitors Association until it’s picked up. Drop your completed Beer Passport at The Growler Garage & Tap House by 7pm on 9/30/2017. At least 15 of the 23 beer mugs must be stamped in order to qualify for the drawing. The winner will be drawn and notified by phone on 10/2/2017 ~ so be sure to put your name and phone number on the back!

[09/21/17]   Wondering what to do about tickets? If you have sponsor tickets, please redeem them at the Sponsor Table at the The Historic Carousel & Museum, Albany, OR to ensure you get your Sponsor Swag! If you purchase tickets online, please redeem them at The Growler Garage & Tap House to ensure you get your 2 extra tasting tickets! If you plan on buying tickets the day of the event, you can purchase them at the Carousel, or Growler Garage or the Albany Visitors Association at 3rd and Lyon! Thank you and we will see you on Saturday!

[09/21/17]   We are just 2 days away from the Craft Brew Smackdown - 6th Annual and we want to give a HUGE Thank You! to the very generous breweries, cider houses, distilleries and wineries that are participating this year and help make this super FUN Fundraiser possible: 2 Towns Ciderhouse, 4 Spirits Distillery, Agrarian Ales, Airlie Winery, Base Camp Brewing Company, Calapooia Brewing Company, Deluxe Brewing, Elysian Brewing, Emerson Vineyards, Hop Valley Brewing Co., Lagunitas Brewing Co, Left Coast Cellars, Mazama Brewing, McKenzie Brewing Company, New Belgium Brewing, Oakshire Brewing, Pelican Brewing Company, Sinister Distilling, Spiritopia Liqueurs, Vivacity Spirits, Wandering Aengus Ciderworks, Wolf Tree Brewery, and Worthy Brewing!

[09/18/17]   Craft Brew Smackdown is this Saturday, SeptemBEER 23rd from 2-7pm and we want to take this opportunity to give Selmet Inc a Smackdown Shout-Out for being our Wine Sponsor this year! You've asked for wine and we said why not?, so for the first time ever we've added wineries and they are some of the best: Airlie Winery, Emerson Vineyards and Left Coast Cellars! A huge thank you to Selmet, Inc. and to Airlie Winery, Emerson Vineyards and Left Coast Cellars, we will see you on Saturday!

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Join the fun, join us at the Craft Brew Smackdown - 6th Annual next Saturday, SeptemBEER 23rd in downtown Albany! Thanks to TnT Builders for being our Presenting Sponsor, Xtreme Grafx CoEnergy Propane for being our After Party Sponsors, Selmet Inc for being our Wine Sponsor, The Growler Garage & Tap House for being our Passport and Map Sponsor and CoEnergy Propane for being our Wristband Sponsor! We couldn't have such a great event without these wonderful community-minded businesses!

The Craft Brew Smackdown is Saturday September 23rd, don't miss out! Thanks to the Greater Albany Rotary Club (Oregon - Rotary District 5110) and presenting sponsor TnT Builders!

[09/14/17]   The Craft Brew Smackdown - 6th Annual is just next Saturday, SeptemBEER 23rd! Order your tickets online at www.craftbrewsmackdown.com and you'll get two extra tasting tickets!

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Only 18 days until the Craft Brew Smackdown! Thank you to TnT Builders for being our presenting sponsor this year! And a thank you to John at Horsepower Productions for another great commercial! Tickets on sale now at www.craftbrewsmackdown.com. If you buy them online, you get two additional tasting tickets when you check in on September 23rd!

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Please give a Craft Brew Smackdown Hello! and Thank You! to our new presenting sponsor this year: TnT Builders! A local company, #TntBuilders are patio and deck cover experts that focus on their quality of service from the original bid to the finished product! So, a huge Thank You! to Trish Irwin and Trent Irwin - we appreciate you!

Super excited to announce we have our first of three wineries joining us at the Craft Brew Smackdown! Say hello to Airlie Winery! Located south of Monmouth, they are considered a destination winery due to their large selection of tasty wines amid a relaxing and family friendly atmosphere. Please give a Craft Brew Smackdown Hello! to Airlie Winery, we look forward to seeing you next month!

We are so happy to have 2 Towns Ciderhouse back at the Craft Brew Smackdown this, their 6th year. Our attendees for this event demand #damnfinecider and 2 Towns Ciderhouse always steps it up! Thank you for being with us every year of the event, we appreciate you!

A huge Thank You! to Novak's Hungarian Restaurant! They had been open only a short time in 2015 and said Yes! to hosting a brewery. Little did they know that almost 700 people would be walking through their doors! They signed up again for 2016 with Pelican Brewing Company - a total crowd-pleaser - and had another great event!

The Craft Brew Smackdown has more than just craft brews... Past participants have included cider houses and distilleries such as Sinister Distilling!

The Growler Garage & Tap House has been a huge supporter of the Craft Brew Smackdown. We will be back there again this year!

[07/23/17]   Happy weekend everyone! We wanted to let you know that due to your requests, we are adding wine to this year's event! πŸ·πŸΎπŸ‘ We will keep you posted as to the wineries, and see you on Septembeer 23rd! 🍻

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