‘Oktobeerfest’ to be held Friday and Saturday
Amnesia Brewing has announced it is moving all of its operations to downtown Washougal.
The company, owned by Kevin King and his wife, Kristina, has sold its Portland location to StormBreaker Brewing. The site, at 832 N. Beech St., will remain open through December.
A new 15-barrel brewing system began production in March, at 1834 Main St., in Washougal. It was a month after a tasting room opened at the 5,500-square-foot site.
The brewery is expected to produce up to 6,000 barrels of beer a year.
“We’re thrilled,” said Adam Taylor, a leasing manager for Lone Wolf Development. “When we first approached Amnesia about Washougal, we knew they were in need of more capacity. We are glad we were able to accommodate their growth. We think they are a great addition to Main Street.
“We did not know they were planning to sell Mississippi, but it’s great to have them as a hometown brand,” he added.
Washougal “Oktobeerfest” will be held Friday, from 4 to 11 p.m., and Saturday, from 2 to 11 p.m.
The event, for ages 21 and older, will include German food and live entertainment in a tented beer garden. The $7 entry fee per person will include a 15 oz. glass stein and first beverage.
New Amnesia beers include Rheinstein Oktoberfest, Precious Pilsner and Mother Plucker Fresh Hop. Proceeds from the entry fees will go to college scholarships for low income students from Washougal.
The event, sponsored by Riverview Community Bank and Waste Connections, is also supported by City of Washougal tourism funds. A portion of the city’s hotel/motel tax fund, $1,000, is covering part of the cost of the steins.
For more information, call 335-1008 or visit www.amnesiabrews.com.