Visiting the Great Pumpkin Beer Fest (day 1)

Elysian Brewing’s Great Pumpkin Beer Festival has been on my “bucket list” of beer events to attend for a while now (since I love pumpkin beers, as long-time followers know), and this year was finally it. I’ll have more to write about the Festival after this weekend, for now some … Continue reading

The Session #80: Is Craft Beer a Bubble?

It’s the first Friday of the month and that means it’s time to kick off another round of The Session! This month Derek Harrison of It’s Not Just the Alcohol Talking is our host, and he’s asking a provocative question: Is craft beer a bubble? It’s a good time to be in the … Continue reading

Class of ’88: Pacific Coast Brewing Company

In the mid-19th Century, Oakland sported 40+ breweries to cater to the gold-rush era crowds in the area who were looking for a beer to drown their sorrows in. A century later, the last of the big Oakland breweries closed in the late 1950s… not until 1988 did brewing return … Continue reading

Oregon Beer News, 10/03/2013

Oregon Beer News for Thursday, October 3, 2013. News in beer and brewing from all around Oregon, including events, tastings, festivals, and more. If you have news to share, let me know!

Elysian Brewing’s Great Pumpkin Beer Festival

This weekend Seattle’s Elysian Brewing‘s Great Pumpkin Beer Festival returns for its 9th annual showing, bringing a huge selection of pumpkin beers—they will be pouring something like 64 pumpkin beers at one time!—across three six-hour sessions over three days, starting tomorrow. From the press release: Who would have known a … Continue reading

Oregon Beer News, 10/02/2013

Oregon Beer News for Wednesday, October 2, 2013. News in beer and brewing from all around Oregon, including events, tastings, festivals, and more. If you have news to share, let me know!

Oregon Beer News, 10/01/2013

Oregon Beer News for Tuesday, October 1, 2013. News in beer and brewing from all around Oregon, including events, tastings, festivals, and more. If you have news to share, let me know!