- Buttercup scheduled from 9 - 4
- Pineapple Express will be cast out during fest Pineapple toss event
- 9 of the Northwest’s best microbrew and wine companies on tap to sample
- Brew Fest will be presented regardless of lift status
It will be pouring at Mt. Hood Meadows Saturday - pouring the Northwest’s best microbrews that is! The Winter Brew Fest will be presented at Meadows, and the Buttercup lift is scheduled to operate from 9 - 4. The Winter "Pray for Snow" Brew Fest will happen 12 - 5 Saturday!
Great Variety and Taste at the Winter Brew Fest
There will be 30 or more flavors to sample at the Pray 4 Snow Winter Brew Fest from Noon - 5 PM Saturday. The event will be presented at Vertical Cocina in the North Lodge and participating breweries and wineries include: Widmer, Full Sail, Double Mountain, Everybody’s Brewing, Laurelwood, Hopworks, Backwoods, HR Ciderworks, and Naked Winery. Admission is $14 and includes entrance to the Brew Fest, entertainment, glass keepsake logoed mug and 4 drink coupons. Additional drink coupons may be purchased for $1 each. Must be 21 with current valid ID in order to enter.
Live Entertainment with Keegan Smith and The Fam
Keegan Smith and The Fam will play from 1 - 5 PM Saturday. This Portland based band is fun and energetic. Their sound spectrum ranges from blues to neo-soul, hip-hop to acoustic roots, and reggae to funk. Bring your dancing boots during our Winter Brew Fest and enjoy Keegan Smith and The Fam!
Pineapple Toss Fundraiser for NWAC Planned
Warmer than usual weather has stymied lift operations at Meadows this early season, brought on by a Pineapple Express. In retaliation, Meadows will present a “Pineapple Toss”, a fundraising event for the Northwest Avalanche Center. Resort spokesman Dave Tragethon says, “We want to throw this Pineapple Express system as far away from Mt. Hood as possible, so we’ve created some catapults to launch pineapples Saturday. We’ll have some fun prizes for those willing to put $10 down to launch a Pineapple. The farther we can toss those pineapples the happier we will be.”
Meadows culinary services will be offering up some pineapple specialties for those who want to consume the flavorful fruit in a more traditional method, in addition to revealing the new menu for Vertical Cocina (formerly the Vertical Sports Bar and Grill). Even the announcement of the Pineapple toss seems to be affecting this week’s weather. Colder temperatures are allowing the resort to make snow and the forecast is showing accumulation several days this week. Resort officials are committed to opening lifts and terrain as soon as snow allows.