Winter Ale Fest in Milwaukie!


Local Oak Grove resident and current student at OSU’s Fermentation Science Program Trevor Lauman is helping produce the Winter Ale Festival in Milwaukie that brings together homebrew and craft beer lovers to raise funds for the ALS Association.

ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body.

Trevor has a personal stake in fighting ASL. His father, Wayne Lauman, was a basketball and track coach at Rex Putnam High School in Oak Grove and to this day still holds the long jump record at the school. Wayne lost his battle with ALS two years ago.

The Winter Ale Fest is a beer tasting event from local homebrewers and commercial brewers that will not only raise money for those affected by ALS, it’s also the first beer fest in the Milwaukie and Oak Grove area!

Generous donations of beer and merchandise have been made by some well-known local brewers including Ninkasi, Widmer, Breakside (which is awesome since their production facilities are in Milwaukie, and they’re pretty much heroes around these parts), De Garde Brewing, Pfriem Family Brewers and many others.

All the profits from this event will be donated to the Walk to Defeat ALS-Wayne’s Warriors in memory of Wayne Lauman.

This year’s event will be held at the Milwaukie Center on December 21 from 6pm to 10pm.The Milwaukie Center is located at 5440 SE Kellogg Creek Dr, Milwaukie, Or 97222.

Check out the Facebook page here: and the website:

To attend, those attending need to pre-register (the cost is $25) here:

WHAT: Winter Ale Festival

WHEN: December 21 from 6pm to 10pm

WHERE: Milwaukie Center, 5440 SE Kellogg Creek Dr, Milwaukie, Or 97222

Tickets are $25. To attend you must be 21 and pre-register here:


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