Saturday, January 18, 2020

7th Annual High Gravity Brewfest

Old St. Francis School

1 - 8 pm

$25 includes brewfest mug + 12 tokens

All ages welcome
21+ to sample

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About 7th Annual High Gravity Brewfest

7th Annual High Gravity Brewfest

Hefty, powerful, bold. BIG. However you describe high-gravity beers, these extraordinary brews are intensely flavorful – and we’ll be sampling plenty of them, plus unique ciders from Pacific NW breweries and cideries. And you'll definitely want to try a series of ten collaboration beers by McMenamins brewers & friends. Linger by the outdoor fire, listen to live music and taste the night away.


The Groove Cabin • 3 - 6 pm

High Step Society • 7 - 10 pm


McMenamins Old St. Francis Brewery will be collaborating with:

Fort George Brewery – Astoria, OR.
Kobold Brewing – Redmond, OR.
Market of Choice – Bend, OR.
McMenamins Edgefield Brewery – Troutdale, OR.
Mecca Grade Estate Malt – Madras, OR.
Silver Moon Brewing – Bend, OR.
Spider City Brewing – Bend, OR.
Trap Door Brewing – Vancouver, WA.
Wild Ride Brew – Redmond, OR.
Plus a collaboration between McMenamins Hillsdale and Thompson Breweries

The High Gravity Brewfest will also be featuring beers from:

The Ale Apothecary – Bend, OR.
Bevel Craft Brewing – Bend, OR.
Block 15 Brewing Company – Corvallis, OR.
Boss Rambler Beer Club – Bend, OR.
McMenamins Concordia Brewery – Portland, OR.
McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse Brewery – Hillsboro, OR.
Good Life Brewing Company – Bend, OR.
Immersion Brewing – Bend, OR.
Little Beast Rare Beer – Portland, OR.
pFriem Family Brewers – Hood River, OR.
McMenamins Wilsonville Brewery – Wilsonville, OR.


About High Step Society

High Step Society

When the honeyed tones of The Jazz Age meld with hottest beat drops of the new millennium, you get High Step Society’s elixir of American Electro Swing. Grandma remembers when she listened to jazz giants on the old Victrola. Grandkids feel the bass beats deep in their chest cavity. Merging dance music from our past with sounds for the future, High Step Society features a shimmering horn section that soars over syncopated high hats and rat-a-tat snare. The kids in the band are electronic music producers as well as educated jazz musicians. Audaciously sophisticated, High Step Society is rethinking jazz with unorthodox arrangements, and bringing a touch of elegance to modern electronic music. 

The band is “at once groovy and raucously tight, High Step Society’s tunes growl to a Cotton Club vibe that plunges the depths of the EDM trench.” (Eugene Weekly, 10/8/15).  They ”take it to the next level with live horn sections, sultry singers and energetic dance beats that capture the excitement of the jazz age and rocket launch it a century into the future.” (Eugene Weekly, 4/9/15)  Their live shows are classy affairs where everyone is encouraged to dress their best, so the band and the crowd are looking top notch while the dance floor sizzles.
    High Step Society’s first recording, “The Duke Suite” EP was released July 2015 for free download on their SoundCloud page. This is just the beginning for this hot new Electro Swing band who takes inspiration from the likes of Caravan Palace, Duke Ellington, and newer producers like G. Jones. Since their formation in 2015, they have been lighting up music festivals and packing dance halls across the Northwest.


About The Groove Cabin

Cabin rock

The Groove Cabin

The Groove Cabin is a rock and roll band from Hood River, Oregon.

Members Ryan Brevard on electric guitar/mandolin/vocals, Dom Degiovanni on drums, John Hunter on electric guitar/vocals, Jesse King on banjo, Max Reitz on guitar/percussion/vocals, and Andy Roof on bass/vocals create a rhythmic and uplifting style of music we call Cabin Rock.

Since our inception, we have spent time in mountain cabins writing and playing music that inspires us and our listeners. Influenced by our diverse tastes in music and our beautiful PNW surroundings, we play original music aimed at getting the listener up and dancing.

You know ... Moving. And Grooving. And Smiling. Now you’re getting the picture!

The fun we have on stage is infectious and we love to share. So come check us out and be prepared to get wrapped up in the Groove, wherever it takes you.