2018 Craft Brew Smackdown

Saturday, Septembeer 22nd, 2018
2PM - 7PM

2018 Craft Brew Smackdown Presented by:


If you purchased your tickets online redeem them at:

The Growler Garage & Tap House
229 SW Third Avenue
Albany, OR 97321

All online ticket holders will receive two additional tasting tickets for a total of 12!

If you are a sponsor and hold sponsor tickets redeem them at:

Loafers Station
222 SW Washington
Albany, OR 97321

If you would like to purchase tickets on the day of the event you can purchase at:

Albany Visitors Association
110 3rd Ave E
Albany, OR 97321


The Growler Garage & Tap House


Loafers Station

Thank you! Online ticket sales are closed, but you can purchase tickets during the event at the following locations:

Albany Visitors Association: 110 3rd SE (Shortest line expected)

Loafers Station: 222 Washington SW

Growler Garage: 229 3rd Ave SW

Thank you for joining us for the 7th Annual Craft Brew Smackdown and we will see you later today!

Enjoy a breadth of brews

The Greater Albany Rotary Club and the Albany Downtown Association cordially invite you to join us for the 7th Annual Craft Brew Smackdown taking place on Saturday, Septembeer 22nd, 2018 from 2pm to 7pm. The Craft Brew Smackdown brings breweries, cider houses, distilleries and wineries into downtown Albany small business storefronts so that the public can “taste” beer and cider and visit with local business owners.

Tickets are $20 for an event-specific tasting glass and ten tasting tickets; you will be able to buy additional tickets along the beer route. Purchase your tickets online, and you will receive two extra tasting tickets!

Breweries, cider houses, distilleries and wineries that joined us last year include: 2 Towns Ciderhouse, 4 Spirits Distillery, Airlie Winery, Basecamp Brewing, Calapooia Brewing Co., Deluxe Brewing, Elysian Brewing Co., Emerson Vineyards, Hop Valley Brewing, Lagunitas Brewing, Left Coast Cellars, Mazama Brewing, McKenzie Brewing Co., New Belgium Brewing, Oakshire Brewing Co., Pelican Brewing, Sinister Distilling, Spiritopia Liquors, Vivacity Spirits, Wolf Tree Brewery, Worthy Brewing, and more!

There are still sponsorships available starting at $250, complete with sponsor swag! If you’re interested, email cbs@craftbrewsmackdown.com.

This event is presented by the Greater Albany Rotary Club as a fundraiser for The Greater Albany Rotary Club and the Albany Downtown Association.

Please give a Craft Brew Smackdown Shout-Out to our Amazing Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor:

Pre-Party Sponsor $1500: Only 1 Available

Start the Smackdown early with an Event Pre-Party at 1pm in the back patio of the Growler Garage and Tap House just for you and 29 of your closest friends and clients!

Sponsor can set up a booth, hang banners, distribute flyers, etc. as desired by Sponsor. Sponsor receives Event Mugs and Tasting Tickets (360) for 30 attendees.

Sponsor will be listed on the Smackdown Event Brochure and Poster and a logo and link to the Sponsor’s Business Facebook page and website along with a “Thank You” included on this website and social media.

Wine Sponsor:

Passport Sponsor:

Wristband Sponsor $350: 1 Still Available!

Sponsor gets their company name or logo on 1000 Wristbands of their choice!

Sponsor receives Event Mugs and Tasting Tickets (48) for 4 attendees. Sponsor will be listed on the Smackdown Event Brochure and a logo and link to the Sponsor’s Business Facebook page and website along with a “Thank You” included on this website and social media.

Media Sponsors:

Business Sponsors $250: Multiple Available!

Business Sponsors receive a half-page in the Craft Brew Smackdown brochure that every participant receives. Sponsors can showcase their business information, logo, one photo and contact information.

Sponsor receives Event Mugs and Tasting Tickets (48) for 4 attendees along with a “Thank You” included on this website and social media.

About Us

The Rotary Club of Greater Albany

The Greater Albany Rotary Club meets at noon every Monday at the Linn County Fair Expo. Currently made up of 65 members, our Rotarians are active in varying ways in many service projects, both locally and internationally. Some members donate money, some donate their time, others – their job skills and technical expertise. Each project is studied prior to our involvement to determine if it meets our goals of sustainability, betterment of community, and greatest impact for the greatest good. Some examples of our current and recently completed service projects are shown below. And while we work on these service programs, we remain united in the global campaign to eradicate polio.

For the Children ~ Greater Albany Rotarians financially support the Albany Parks & Rec’s Children’s Performing Arts Program by sponsoring free quality presentations to children and their families; and the Newspapers in Education Program which supplies newspapers to various elementary classrooms in the Albany area as a teaching tool. We originated the now district-wide Dictionary Project where each third-grade student in Linn County receives a free dictionary during the school year.

High School Students ~ While schools is in session, we have a Student-of the Month presentation where one student from one of the three local high schools is recognized for demonstrating a significant turn-around or overcoming a major obstacle in their life. Students are invited to share their story, awarded a certificate and a $250 gift card to the LBCC book store. At the end of the school year, we award scholarships in the amount of $1000 to one student from each of the Greater Albany High Schools based on the same criteria as the Student of the Month.

Water Projects – In Tanzania, through grants and volunteer labor, we helped build a cement “pool” to contain, and keep clean, spring water before it’s piped downhill to serve over 150,000 residents. In Sierra Leone, also through grants and volunteer labor, Greater Albany Rotarians helped build four towers to install and hold water distribution tanks.

Shipping Containers – Greater Albany Rotarians assist in obtaining, storing and paying for the shipping of an annual container full of hospital equipment, computer equipment and books to a hospital, nursing school and orphanages in Uganda. We also help to obtain and then pay for shipping of a container of hospital equipment, valued approximately at $250,000, to a local Philippine Rotary club for use in their local hospitals.

About Our Partners

The Albany Downtown Association

The Albany Downtown Association (ADA) is a private non-profit organization dedicated to the revitalization of Albany’s Downtown. The ADA efforts promote Downtown Albany as the heart of the community, strengthen the economic vitality by encouraging business diversity and enhance the unique physical characteristics of a National Register historic district. A cooperative advertising program, seasonal events, promotions and a parking district are all operated by the Albany Downtown Association to reinforce revitalization efforts. The ADA is a strong advocate for businesses in the downtown core and is here to assist current and potential business and property owners.