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May 21, 22 & 23 - 2010

Fri 4pm-10pm | Sat 12pm-10pm | Sun 12pm-4pm

The 4th Annual Brewers Memorial Ale Fest will be held in Newport and will benefit the Central Coast Humane Society and Oregon Coast Therapy Animals.

Last year 3,200 people and 810 of their best friends attended the festival. The festival was created in memory of Rogue Brewmaster John Maier's faithful companion Brewer, who passed away on May 20, 2006. Brewer grew up in the brewery and eventually rose to the rank of CEO of Rogue Ales.

The dog-friendly brew festival is held inside the Rogue Ales Brewery and includes 50+ Microbreweries, Live Music, Doggy Musical Chairs, Dog Wash, Dog Dancing and Celebrity dog look-alikes (Rin-Tin-Tin, Lassie, Benjy and of course, Brewer).

$10 admission fee gets you a Festival Mug and 3 taster tickets. To learn more or volunteer, call (503) 803-6857

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Canines Invade the Oregon Coast for the Third Year!
NEWPORT, OR, February 10, 2009 – Rogue Ales Brewery will host the 3nd Annual Brewer’s Memorial Ale Fest on May 15-17th in Newport, OR in honor of Brewer, our revered Chairman and resident black lab who passed away in May 2006. The largest dog-friendly beer festival in the world, this year’s event will include 50+ microbreweries, live music, local seafood, and dog-inspired entertainment. Proceeds from the event will benefit local animal charities
Oregon Coast Therapy Animals and the Central Coast Humane Society.
Held inside the Rogue brewery where Brewer grew up, dogs can participate in Doggie Musical Chairs, Dog Dancing, and Celebrity Dog Look-alike contests.  Canines can also enjoy a variety of dog food, dog accessories, and specialty doggie beer. Outside, volunteers will host a dog washing station within a fenced dog run area overlooking the scenic Yaquina Bay.  Over 50 world class microbrews from across the country will be poured including Allagash, Amnesia, Anderson Valley, Bear Republic, Block 15, Boundary Bay, Calapooia, Caldera, Diamond Knot, Eugene City Brewery, Fort George, Issaquah Brewhouse, Laurelwood, Max’s Fanno Creek Brewpub, Ninkasi, Pelican, Rogue Ales, Skagit River, Standing Stone, Steelhead, Wakonda, and more.
Non-canines will enjoy tours of the Rogue Brewery that includes the new 3150 square foot cooler. The House of Spirits, Rogue’s craft distillery located next door to the brewery, will also offer tours and tastings of its award-winning spirits like Spruce Gin, Hazelnut Spice Rum and Dead Guy Whiskey.
The festival will also showcase crafts from local artisans, cuisine from area restaurants like Mo’s and Local Ocean, and live music. This year’s line-up features the Ty Curtis Band, and possible reappearances from Volifonix and Etouffee bands.
Entry to this 21+ event is $10 which includes a souvenir mug and five free taster tokens. Dogs get in free when accompanied by a human. Rogue Ales Brewery is located on the Yaquina Bay at 2320 OSU Drive, Newport, OR 97365. Festival hours are Friday, 4-10pm, Saturday, 12-10pm and Sunday,
12-7pm. For more details, go to www.brewersalefest.com.

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