The 2017 Civic Beer Fest featured more than 50 beers from 25+ breweries from Oregon and beyond, including: Ashtown Brewing Company, Awesome Ales, Backwoods Brewing Company, Double Mountain Brewery, Elysian Brewery, Freebridge Brewing, Full Sail Brewing Company, Georgetown Brewing, Golden Road Brewing, Jester and Judge, pFriem Family Brewers, Prodigal Son Brewery, Sedition Brewing Company, 10 Barrel, Three Creeks Brewing, Thunder Island Brewing Co., Walking Man Brewing, Widmer Brothers Brewing, and Logdson Farmhouse Ales.
The Dalles Civic's Beer Fest is an annual benefit dedicated to The Dalles Civic Auditorium, since 2010. Run with the help of volunteers, this 21-years-and-older event features breweries from the Pacific Northwest who are committed to providing a taproom experience for attendees. In addition to beer, the Beer Fest highlights area food trucks, local bands, and fun activities provided by Main Street.
If attendees spend ten dollars in the downtown and present their receipt at the front entrance, their admission fee to the event is waived. This promotion was a huge success for the downtown. Partnering with other organizations on these types of endeavors only strengthen the vitality of a community.