Luxury Beer Weekend at the Gorge

Looking for a weekend beer trip in October that doesn’t involve accordions and the chicken dance? This weekend, Saturday and Sunday, October 9 and 10, Skamania Lodge is hosting an unusual event pairing beer with luxury at their Celebration of Beer Weekend.

Skamania Lodge and the South Lawn

The weekend festivities include a Saturday morning nine-hole golf tournament on the Skamamia course, a noontime  food-and-beer pairing session with Doug Ellenberger of Everybody’s Brewing, an afternoon beer festival on the lawn, an evening “beer battered/beer boiled” buffet dinner, late night beer specials in the hotel lounge and their decadent morning breakfast buffet. And of course a night at the luxurious Skamania Lodge, where I’ve been lucky enough to stay on one other occasion.

Participating Washington State brewers include Snipes Mountain, Fish Brewing, Laht Neppur, Dick’s Brewing, Yakima Craft Brewing, Salmon Creek Brewing and Lazy Boy Brewing. Oregon brewers include Full Sail, Double Mountain, Amnesia and Prodigal Son, a Pendleton brewery.

Skamania is located in Stevenson, WA, roughly 30 miles east of Vancouver, conveniently also the home town of Walking Man Brewing. While you’re there, leave some time and energy to head just a little bit farther east and visit Everybody’s Brewing in White Salmon, then south across the Columbia on the Bridge of the Gods to visit Hood River breweries like Full Sail and Double Mountain. For details on these see our previous Beer Trails reports on visiting the Gorge-area breweries.

We’re planning on pointing the beer cruiser south for a luxury beer weekend (disclaimer: we’ll be hosted courtesy of the lodge who invited us down to experience the event). We’ll be spending some quality time in the Adirondack chairs on the south lawn, enjoying views of the Gorge with a beer in hand. Maybe we’ll see you there.

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