The balch bistro & freebridge brewing present an

Oktoberfest Brewer's Dinner

Friday, October 14, 2022: A German-Inspired Dining & Craft Beer Collaboration

Hearty Bavarian Fare

Join us this October in the company of friends for a celebration of drinking, eating, and cavorting, in the fine German tradition of Oktoberfest!

The Balch Bistro is crafting a Bavarian inspired menu, replete with the traditional 'brats, schnitzels, and strudels, for this artisan autumn dinner on the beautiful grounds of the historic Balch Hotel.

Three Craft Beer Pairings

Known for their Northwest Ales and German lagers, the Balch is collaborating with our friends at Freebridge Brewing for this spirited dinner. Brewmaster Steve Light is crafting three seasonal brews to compliment the Bistro's three courses. We can't wait to sample the results!

What: Oktoberfest Dinner w/ Freebridge Brewing

Where: Alfresco on the grounds of The Balch

When: Friday, October 14, 6 – 8 pm

Tickets: $75 plus gratuity

PS: Interested in package rates?

Book lodging for the night and enjoy 10% savings on both dinner and your stay (scroll down).

Overnight Packages Available

Keep the revelry going! Hotel accommodations are available, with packages combining the Brewer's Dinner with either single or double occupancy. Guests staying overnight with us enjoy the added treat of 10% savings on both dinner & lodging.


What guests are saying:

I visited the Balch Hotel hoping for a peaceful, serene personal retreat — and that's exactly what I got! It's a beautiful property with minimal distractions. The staff is lovely and the rooms are very clean and well-appointed. I think it would also be a terrific stopover for folks adventuring in the gorge. I will be back for sure!

Brewer’s Dinner, Historic Balch Hotel


Tranquil, attentive, unique. This is an absolutely beautiful property in one of the prettiest parts of Oregon. There is so much cool history in this part of Oregon. During my recent stay, I loved: amazing cuisine, beautiful garden, comfy room, excellent service, and decent value. Not only is the Balch a good stopping point during a journey, it is also a very cool destination. If you're looking for a super chill place to hide out, you'll enjoy everything that the Balch has to offer. If you are on a motorcycle or bicycle – you MUST visit at least once!

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