Monthly Archives: March 2012

Oregon Garden Brewfest (2012)

The 2012 Oregon Garden Brewfest is coming up next month, taking place April 27 and 28 (Friday and Saturday, respectively) at the Oregon Garden in Silverton, about 14 miles east of Salem. I’ve never been (until this year—more on that below) but they’ve been holding this Fest for eight years now, and this year’s looks to be bigger than ever, with 45 breweries and cideries pouring some 92 different beers and ciders. The Fest runs from noon … Continue reading →

Craft beer breaks 5% of US market

5% may not seem like much overall but I believe it’s the first time that total volume of craft beer sold in the US market has “officially” reached that high. This is from the Brewers Association report for 2011. And while that 5% is an impressive number, it still leaves plenty of room for growth, and the growth numbers reported by the BA bear that statement out (are even more impressive): Craft brewers saw volume rise … Continue reading →