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Deep Woods’ End of Summer Party
September 22 • 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm• $5
Our long hot summer is almost to an end. Although rain is always superior to raging forest fires, we should still celebrate the remaining days of clear skies and warm days. Deep Woods’ End of Summer Party is one way to pay tribute to summer. In what sounds like the start ofA Midsummer Night’s Dream, it’s a party full of the best local liquor in the middle of Oakridge’s ancient forests. The event will feature Springfield’s Swallowtail Sprits, which offers some award-winning gins and raspberry vodka. Rolling River Spirits of Portland will have their list of spirits. And, of course, Deep Woods will have home advantage. In addition to the usual drinks, Deep Woods will introduce the uninitiated Krupnikas, Stralapeno, Fir of the Dog and Bramble. It’s not a party without music, so Phillip Austin, Kai Botak and Friends and Benny-O will provide entertainment throughout the evening — although with so much liquor flowing, it’s not hard to imagine some impromptu sing-a-longs. Best of all, the entrance fee for the event is a benefit for the Save the Butte campaign aiming to end efforts to turn TV Butte just outside of Oakridge into a gravel mine.
Deep Woods Distillery’s End of Summer Distillers’ Fest is 4 to 8 pm Saturday, Sept. 22 at Deep Woods Distillery, 48217 E. 1st Street, Oakridge. $5 entrance, 21-plus. — Henry Houston