ReviewsPortland Brewing ZigZag River Lager

I’ve had lagers on my mind lately; perhaps as warm weather and summer approaches, perhaps as the pendulum is swinging back from the high-gravity, extreme-flavor end of things, I’m craving more and more a clean, crisp lager to knock back. (Don’t get me wrong, I’m still all about the floral and fruity IPAs and … Continue reading

Marketing/PRReceived: This year’s batch of Twilight Ale

Even though it’s been only a month or so of spring, I received three bottles of Deschutes Brewery‘s Twilight Summer Ale yesterday. The “best by” date is July 25, which makes me think it must have only been bottled a few days ago (i.e., April 25), so it really doesn’t … Continue reading

EventsOGBF ’14 Weekend (part 2)

Being the second in a short series of posts about this year’s Oregon Garden Brewfest. Following the Brewer’s Tasting Dinner, the Oregon Garden Brewfest itself kicked off the next day, starting Friday at noon. The weather this year was overcast and drizzly, but with most of the time spent inside the pavilion … Continue reading

NewsOregon Beer News, Week of 4/28/2014

Oregon Beer News for the week of April 28, 2014. News in beer and brewing from all around Oregon, including events, tastings, festivals, and more. If you have news to share, let me know!

EventsOGBF ’14 Weekend (part 1)

Being the first in a short series of posts about this year’s Oregon Garden Brewfest. Our Garden Brewfest weekend began Thursday evening with the Brewer’s Tasting Dinner that takes place each year at the Oregon Garden Resort. This was the third year they’ve hosted this dinner, and this year’s was … Continue reading

BreweriesOregon Garden Brewfest beers & breweries

As promised, here’s the current beer list that will be pouring at this year’s Oregon Garden Brewfest. I have to say I think this is a particularly good list, and instead of making general recommendations—I don’t think you will go too wrong if you know the styles of beer you … Continue reading

The SessionThe next Session: Brewery history

The Session for May has been announced, and to be more specific than my title, it’s actually on local brewery history. Our host, Reuben Gray of The Tale of the Ale, writes: In Session 87, I want you to give your readers a history lesson about a local brewery. That’s … Continue reading

EventsOregon Garden Brewfest details

The 10th annual Oregon Garden Brewfest is taking place this weekend, and this is definitely one you are going to want to visit. I’ve attended the last two years (I’ve been fortunate to get a media pass) and I’m not missing this year’s either. The venue is simply stunning: the … Continue reading

NewsOregon Beer News, Week of 4/21/2014

Oregon Beer News for the week of April 21, 2014. News in beer and brewing from all around Oregon, including events, tastings, festivals, and more. If you have news to share, let me know!