Everybody’s Brewing will host the third annual Local Love Fest on Saturday, Aug. 31, from 3 to 9 p.m., in its brewery in White Salmon.
The festival is a celebration of local Columbia Gorge ingredients and small businesses. Everybody’s collaborates with 11 local companies to use their products in special beers, only available the day of the festival. The beers range from delicious to bizarre, and it’s a lot of fun.
The brewery will also release five new barrel-aged beers, and Swift Cider will be on hand with two specialty cider offerings. These are the beers the brewers are really proud of and it’s the first chance for the public to have a taste.
The festival will include live music, live art, Garrett’s Gumbo, cornhole, a free throw shooting competition, and more.
Entry is $10, which gets one a 5 ounce tasting glass and five tasting tickets (additional tickets available for $1 each). The event is 21 and over.
The speciality beers will include:
Umami Mommy - Columbia Mushroom Company. Everybody’s gave the Hoedown Brown Ale a heavy dose of chestnut mushrooms to add their rich umami flavors to the nutty sweetness of the beer.
The Ale that Cures You - Jean Maries’s Farm. Using the highly sought-after Echinacea Angustfolia, this root produces a unique mouth tingling sensation and stimulates saliva production. Used to enhance the immune system, it also has a potent minty flavor.
Basil Hazen - Blue Bus Fermented Foods. Brewers made a 50/50 blend of Blue Bus Basil Kombucha and Stir It Up Hazy IPA.
Maple Glazed Stout - Want Donut. Brewers took the sweet maple glaze used on these famous Hood River donuts and blended it into their Double Dark Chocolate Imperial Stout to add a big punch of creamy sweetness.
Rosemary Peach Gose – Dickey Farms. Known for their locally grown produce, Everybody’s picked fresh Rosemary from what owner Laurie says, “might be the biggest rosemary plant in White Salmon” and used it in our White Peach Gose for a uniquely herbal creation.
Smoking the Pils - Tea Lyn’s Tea Shop. Lapsang Suochong tea and Green Ice Pilsner. Just around the corner from our Everybody’s pub is the Gorge’s favorite tea shop! Brewers used the smoky notes of the pungent Lapsang Souchong tea to add a rich aroma and earthy notes to our light and crisp Pilsner.
Gin-lemon-der - Hood River Lavender Farm. Lavender and Lemon Ginger Sour. The Gorge is home to several lavender farms, and Everybody’s teamed with Hood River Lavender Farms to give its Berliner Weisse a distinctive flowery aroma and unique lavender flavor.
Sweaty Magic - Sweaty Teddy’s Hot Sauce. Brewers used an extra spicy batch of Sweaty Teddy’s Serrano Sauce to add some fire to Magic IPA. Big Juicy flavors with a peppery kick on the back end. Find out for yourself why this collaboration has been a crowd favorite for three years running!
Tripel the Peach - Pheasants Eye Farm. Fresh peaches from Parkdale were pureed and blended into ther Belgian Tripel to add some peachy sweetness to this big and bold beer.
Snake Bite - Swift Cider. A classic “snakebite” made by blending Cash Stout with Dry Cider from friends at Swift Cider.
Honey Boy – Columbia Gorge Honey. Thick, sweet honey from local bees is warmed up and blended into our classic Country Boy IPA to put a sweet spin on an Everybody’s staple.
Ciders by Swift Cider Company. Pine Bud Cider made with local Doug Fir pine buds. Grape Cider made with wine grapes grown on Mt. Hood
Barrel Aged Beers:
Rum Barrel-Aged Belgian Dubbel – Everybody’s aged its award-winning Belgian Dubbel in House Spirits’ Rum barrels for nearly a year.
Pear Brandy Barrel-Aged English Strong Ale - Think figgy pudding, with vanilla ice cream, caramel topping and baked pear in one smooth sip from a brandy snifter. Aged over a year in Hood River’s own Pear Brandy barrels.
Rum Barrel-Aged Dark Chocolate Imperial Stout - Brewed with copious amounts of imported Fair Trade Ghana cocoa nibs and Madagascar bourbon vanilla beans, then aged to perfection for over a year in House Spirit Rum barrels.
Pinot Grape and Pinot Barrel-Aged Belgian Dubbel - Aged Award winning Belgian Dubbel in COR Cellars Pinot barrels with COR Pinot grapes for nearly a year.
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout – Everybody’s aged its Russian Imperial Stout for one full year in Heaven Hills bourbon barrels. Strong notes of rich, smooth dark chocolate and roasted coffee make this one of our most popular beers.