Frank Helderman, brewmaster at Terminal Gravity Brewery in Enterprise, draws a sample. TG brews Alpenfest Ale in September for Oregon’s Alpenfest.
Liquid refreshment will come from Eastern Oregon breweries this year at the only Swiss-Bavarian festival in the West.
Oregon’s Alpenfest in Wallowa County is shifting its beer lineup, jettisoning imported German beers in favor of artisan brews from breweries located in the shadow of the majestic Wallowa Mountains.
In a major departure, Alpenfest will pour beers from Terminal Gravity Brewery in Enterprise, East Fork Brewery in Joseph, M. Crow & Co. in Lostine and Side A Brewing in La Grande.