Author Archives: Jon Abernathy

Medford, Oregon: Portal Brewing and BricktownE Brewing

This past weekend (OBF weekend, in fact) was spent in Southern Oregon on a family vacation-slash-birthday trip, and while in Medford we managed to slip in a couple of mealtime brewery visits: Portal Brewing for lunch, and BricktownE Brewing for dinner. I’m not writing full reviews, but I have some thoughts on each, the beers, and took a number of pictures. First though, a quick note about Southern Oregon in general. It’s a beautiful, temperate … Continue reading →

Huge changes at Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

Big breaking news regarding Hood River’s Logsdon Farmhouse Ales today, as reported by both Brewpublic and the New School: the brewery is being bought out by Portland-based Uptown Market along with current partners/investors John Plutshack and Jodie Ayura, with founder Dave Logsdon retiring and brewer Charles Porter leaving entirely. A snippet from Brewpublic: Plutshack is also an owner of Tin Bucket in North Portland. In a deal that is still being finalized David Logsdon will retire … Continue reading →

BenFest returns today at Belmont Station in Portland

One of the most unique beer fests I’ve seen spawned in Oregon, BenFest, returns today for its fifth annual incarnation, taking place at Belmont Station in Portland from 6 to 9pm. This is a beer festival featuring all beers brewed by, you guessed it, brewers named “Ben” in Portland—of which there are an unusual number! Here’s the rundown from Belmont Station: BenFest serves as the official closing ceremony of Oregon Craft Beer Month and features … Continue reading →