Barley Cup Fest 18th18th Annual Barley Cup Brewfest

Saturday, June 13, 2015
Thompson Brewery & Public House
Salem, Oregon
11am till 10pm

We’ve asked 7 McMenamins brewers and 3 Salem-area guest brewers to send one keg of whatever delicious and special beer they choose, and we put them all on tap for the Barley Cup Brewfest. What could be better than a selection of distinctive and flavorful brews at the start of summer, all vying to be your favorite?

Head to the Barley Cup to experience just this.

Every beer is something that brewers created themselves and are proud to contribute. Order up a taster tray with all 10 Barley Cup beers and try to determine which one is your favorite brew. The brewers will be on hand to answer questions, give tours of the brewery and plead their cases for their own brews.

The winner of the Barley Cup will be decided by a popular vote among all attendees of the Brewfest. The proud winner will have his or her name and beer name forever engraved on the coveted Barley Cup Brewfest trophy.

During the festival, feel free to explore the property. The Thompson house itself was built in 1905 by Spanish-American War veteran Fred Thompson for his father Franklin, a Civil War veteran, and his mother Maria. It is rumored that some of the long-passed Thompsons still hang around, so keep an eye on your beer. Raise a pint of McMenamins Ale to the Thompson family and all who came after them.