Zwickelmania 2017 featuring BREWVANA Free Shuttling

It’s that time of year again folks! Zwickelmania 2017 is upon us. Join us Saturday, February 18th from 11:00AM – 4:00PM while we hop from brewery to brewery celebrating this wonderful day of all things beer!

For those of you who are experiencing Zwickelmania for the first time, let us explain! It’s an annual event in Oregon when breweries open their doors to both casual and hardcore beer fans. More than 120 breweries, both big and small, are planning on participating with meet-the-brewer events and beer samples. This year there will be two separate Zwickel days, and we’ll be providing free shuttling during the Portland event on the 18th as previously mentioned. Visitors are invited to click on one of the six regions of Oregon on the Zwickelmania event page to check out all the participating breweries.

BREWVANA Portland Brewery Tours in partnership with Rogue Brewing is excited to support Portland’s numerous and wonderful breweries by providing our annual FREE shuttling again this year! To make things as easy as possible, we’re offering 3 routes that will cover the city’s 5 quadrants (yes, we see the conundrum here) Southwest, Northwest, Northeast, Southeast, and North Portland. Buses will be picking up and dropping off at each location in approx. 30 minute intervals. This means there is no set schedule this year and instead you can plan on seeing a bus approximately every 30 minutes. Please note that each route is a LOOP.

There are no crossovers between routes, so we recommend taking a brief walk to a nearby brewery on a different route and go from there! Let’s be honest.. a little break between brews is probably a good idea on this day of much imbibing and many, many beers. The three routes are Southeast (SE) covering the inner Southeast Portland area, Northeast (NE) covering inner and deep Northeast Portland, and West and North Portland (W&N) covering the entire Portland Westside and North Portland. Check out the routes below!

Want a link to share with your friends, or need to print the schedule? Click HERE.

For those of you needing a bit of sustenance between stops we’ll be selling pretzel necklaces on the bus. Please note that alcohol cannot be consumed on the bus and open containers are not allowed. We gots to keep y’all safe! To recap, BREWVANA offers a free shuttle to a select amount of breweries to provide safe and convenient shuttling. No beer is included– we’re just a charter between beers! If you have any questions, give us a holler. Our office staff is here to help and make sure all your questions are answered in time for the big day.

So, get to work on gathering your friends, planning your routes, packing your lunches… because this is going to be a Zwickelmania to remember!


The folks at BREWVANA

5 Comments on “Zwickelmania 2017 featuring BREWVANA Free Shuttling”

  1. Sarah Beck

    Do I need a ticket for this event or is it job st free transportation to all these cool breweries and we buy our beers??

    1. Ariel

      Hi Sarah,

      Thanks for your question! You do not need a ticket to this event; it’s a city-wide event and we’re providing FREE shuttling during the event. In concerns to beer, some breweries will be handing out free samples but for the most part, the beer you want to buy is up to you! BREWVANA will not be providing beer samples or selling beer of any kind, we’re just the transportation folks!

      If you have any other questions, let us know!



  2. Johnny

    I’m assuming that it doesn’t matter if we start in the middle of the loop? Or to put it another way, will there be a bus starting at or near each location? We live within walking distance to a brewery listed closer to the end of the list.

    1. Lee Bobbie

      Hi Johnny,

      Great question! There will not be a bus starting at every location. I would suggest that you head to the brewery within walking distance of your home. A bus will be stopping at every location listed on the three separate routes approximately every 30 minutes starting at 11am.

      If you have any additional questions, let us know!



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