Monthly Archives: April 2013

Oregon Garden Brewfest Brewer’s Dinner recap

This past Thursday night as a prelude to the Oregon Garden Brewfest, the Oregon Garden Resort hosted the Brewer’s Tasting Dinner featuring six courses paired with special beers (and one cider) all from brewers pouring at the Fest (thought the beers themselves weren’t necessarily pouring), and I have to say, it was even better than last year’s Dinner. Here’s my brief recap. First course: cheese plate, Fontina, Boursin and a dill Havarti  with dried fruit and … Continue reading →

Oregon Garden Brewfest is going strong this weekend!

A quick post on this weekend’s Oregon Garden Brewfest (until I get a chance to write a more in-depth article). With two full days to go and beautiful weather (really you couldn’t ask for a better weekend!), this is definitely one of the weekend’s best bets if you’re looking for something to do. Get down to Silverton and check it out! A few quick teaser pics:

Concord’s Hidden Gem

Excuse the personal plug (I swear it’s connected to beer!) but I happen to work for a terrific start-up called Madefire and we’re producing a cutting edge digital reading experience whose DNA firmly resides in comic books. The first Thursday of every month we host a “Story Night” where we open our studio doors, buy a lot of beer (much of which I hand-pick!) and order a bunch of pizzas and invite any and everyone to … Continue reading →

Pictures from the Traveling Brewers’ Dinner Party

I had a great time at Saturday’s Traveling Brewers’ Dinner Party held at McMenamins Old St. Francis School; all four breweries involved (McMenamins, Boneyard Beer, Crux Fermentation Project, and GoodLife Brewing) did a great job and the McMenamins chefs knocked it out of the park putting together the menu (all incorporating the specific beer their dish was paired with). And it was a lot of fun to walk around the McMenamins property, with a guide, … Continue reading →

Quick news note this week

There won’t be any “Oregon beer news” posts for the rest of this week (scintillating as they may be!) due to several things, predominantly getting ready for the Oregon Garden Brewfest and heavy planning duties on Central Oregon Beer Week. I’ll have some other blog posts up this week, but the News posts will resume next Monday.