Dwinell Country Ales in Goldendale celebrates its two-year anniversary on Friday, August 16, and Saturday, August 17.
To commemorate their second birthday, Dwinell Country Ales will release new beers in 500 ml bottles along with several small batches of tasting room-only beers on draft. They will also feature live music and host a rotating selection of food trucks.
Named one of the “Top Three Small Breweries” in the country by beer writer Jeff Alworth of “Craft Beer & Brewing” magazine, this celebration is the perfect reason to make a trip down the Columbia River Gorge.
Those who visit Dwinell’s tasting room will have the opportunity to sample their newest bottle releases: “Afterglow,” a barrel-aged, dry-hopped sour ale; “Bramble Berry,” a pale lager conditioned in wine barrels with wild yeast and refermented on blackberries; and “Fever Dream,” an amber ale conditioned in whiskey barrels with a blend of wild yeast strains. All three beers will be available on draft and in 500 ml bottles.
Dwinell will also have several special small-batch beers rotating on tap over the weekend, including: “Wild Shrub,” a wild ale refermented over foraged huckleberries; and “Bud Break” a farmhouse ale spiced with rose hips and conditioned on local cherries.
On Friday evening, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Columbia Gorge regular McDougall will perform live original music on Dwinell’s outdoor patio. Then, on Saturday, the brewery will host HopTown Wood Fired Pizza, from Wapato, WA, who will bring their mobile pizza oven to make freshly-prepared pizzas.