EventsHoliday Ale Festival 2016

This Wednesday, November 30 at 11am, the 21st annual Holiday Ale Festival begins in downtown Portland! (Insert joke about event turning 21 able to attend itself here.) This is one of Portland’s (and the Northwest’s) premiere beer festivals, made extra special by the fact that many of the participating breweries … Continue reading

NewsOregon Beer News, 11/30/2016

Oregon Beer News for Wednesday, November 30, 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!

EventsBook signing at Bazi Bierbrasserie in Portland, Dec. 3

Good news Portland! This Saturday, December 3rd, at Bazi Bierbrasserie, I’ll be on hand with several other beer writers for a book signing event from 5 to 7pm. Bazi is a terrific beer bar with a Belgian focus and a great taplist; I’m thrilled to be able to be on … Continue reading

NewsOregon Beer News, 11/29/2016

Oregon Beer News for Tuesday, November 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!

NewsOregon Beer News, 11/28/2016

Oregon Beer News for Monday, November 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!

Marketing/PRReceived: Pyramid Snow Cap

Arrived this past holiday week: Pyramid Brewing‘s annual classic winter warmer, Snow Cap: This year is Snow Cap’s 30th anniversary—quite a milestone for any beer!—and in addition to classic Snow Cap, the brewery is releasing Super Snow Cap (8.7% abv) and Bourbon Barrel-Aged Snow Cap (10%). Unfortunately while I did … Continue reading

BreweriesGriess Family Brews is closing today

Sad news, I just came across the news that today (Saturday, November 26) is the last day for Griess Family Brews in Grants Pass, Oregon. They had originally posted the news on Facebook back on November 2, which I’m re-posting here: UPDATE FROM DAVE GRIESS: The journey is almost over; … Continue reading

BloggingHappy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all! I hope this day finds you well, safe, and warm, and I hope you have some great beers on hand to enjoy throughout the day. My latest print article is also out this day: Beers to be thankful for. Thanksgiving meal and beer pairing ideas, suggestions … Continue reading

NewsOregon Beer News, 11/23/2016

Oregon Beer News for Wednesday, November 23, 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!

ReviewsTuesday Tastings: Savîle Premium Rumtini

Time for another Tuesday Tastings, but this time instead of beer I’m reviewing Savîle Premium Rumtini. This was the cocktail drink I received that is essentially a pre-mixed tropical/citrus rum cocktail. It’s 14% alcohol by volume, and here’s the backstory: A deep, dark India rum infused with rich citrus flavors, Savîle … Continue reading