The future of “craft”

No deep answers here, but there were some of interesting thoughts and articles I came across this week made me think a bit about the future of craft beer—and “craft” beer (the label). On Twitter, Ray Daniels (author, founder of the Cicerone Certification Program) had a 13-part write-up on the … Continue reading

Oregon Beer News, 01/29/2016

Oregon Beer News for Friday, January 29, 2016. News in beer and brewing from all around Oregon, including events, tastings, festivals, and more. If you have news to share, let me know!

Base Camp Brewing’s 2nd annual Collabofest

This Saturday, January 30, Portland’s Base Camp Brewing is hosting their second annual Collabofest, which features 16 breweries and two cideries teaming up to produce 17 unique collaboration brews. Base Camp has pulled together a Who’s Who of the Portland brewing scene to participate, and proceeds from the event will benefit … Continue reading

Oregon Beer News, 01/28/2016

Oregon Beer News for Thursday, January 28, 2016. News in beer and brewing from all around Oregon, including events, tastings, festivals, and more. If you have news to share, let me know!

Received: 10 Barrel Riding Solo

A bottle of the latest beer released by 10 Barrel Brewing arrived this week: Their new spring seasonal, Riding Solo, a single hop pale ale brewed with Comet hops—an older variety, actually, supposedly citrusy with “wild American” flavors. I’m not certain I’ve had a Comet-hopped beer before; will know more … Continue reading

Oregon Beer News, 01/27/2016

Oregon Beer News for Wednesday, January 27, 2016. News in beer and brewing from all around Oregon, including events, tastings, festivals, and more. If you have news to share, let me know!

McMenamins High Gravity Extravaganza, thoughts and photos

Better late than never—a little over a week ago, on Saturday the 16th, Bend’s McMenamins Old St. Francis School hosted their 3rd annual High Gravity Extravaganza, with I believe it was 22 breweries (and a couple of cideries) pouring their strong, winter-appropriate beers. Even though it was only their third … Continue reading

Oregon Beer News, 01/26/2016

Oregon Beer News for Tuesday, January 26, 2016. 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, 01/25/2016

Oregon Beer News for Monday, January 25, 2016. News in beer and brewing from all around Oregon, including events, tastings, festivals, and more. If you have news to share, let me know!

Reminder: The next Session is “Snowed In” on Feb. 5

Just a quick reminder: in less than two weeks, on Friday, February 5, I’m hosting the next round of The Session. The theme is “Snowed In,” and I want it to be open-ended. It’s the first week of February—we are solidly in the grip of the winter, which means hunkering … Continue reading