Microbrew Festival: 'Pour some happiness'

EUGENE, Ore. - According to the Oregon Brewers Guild, Oregon is the second largest producer of craft beer. Many of which you can check out at the Lane County Fairgrounds on February 8th and 9th.

More than 50 brewers serve up the over 100 craft beers that are on tap and ready for the tasting, but it's the hardworking volunteers that make it possible to wet your whistle.

"It's a great chance to come out and meet some people locally and pour some happiness," says Joe Zigmund, who's been a volunteer for the last 4 years, "It's pretty easy, basically just pour out some samples for the beer-loving public."

While he might not see it as hard work, Zigmund does have the secret to the perfect pour. Angle the glass and pull fast ... the tap handle that is.

While an event like this Microbrew Festival can be fun for volunteers, it can also be pivotal for the up-and-coming brewers by helping them get the word out.

Whether you are looking for something new or a classic favorite, liquid lovers are sure to find something that tickles their fancy. $15 gets you in the door, a souvenir glass and even a couple of free tastes.

Live music and an album sale round out the event, making it interesting even for those not looking for an adult beverage.

You do have to be at least 21 years old to get into the event, and we encourage you to drink responsibly. Designated drivers even get in at a discounted price.