Author Archives: Jon Abernathy

Oregon Brewers Festival: 28 years, 105 beers, 5 days

This week marks the 28th annual Oregon Brewers Festival, one of the oldest and largest beer festivals in the country, taking over Tom McCall Waterfront Park on the west bank of the Willamette River for five full days from Wednesday (July 22) through Sunday (July 26).┬áThis brewfest will see a staggering 85,000+ people attend over its five days and even for all that, it has grown gracefully over the years (adding the fifth day in … Continue reading →

Big beer, little beer, craft beer

Interesting weekend in beer news, and I’m not just talking about the Firestone Walker and Duvel Moortgat acquisition/merger/investment news or the just-wrapped Beer Bloggers Conference (next year’s BBC location: Tampa, Florida). What I’m also thinking of is one piece of news that may have gone unnoticed and unremarked-upon, but which I think is significant: Pabst Brewing will be opening a “microbrewery” and tasting room at the site of its historic brewery, shuttered for nearly 20 … Continue reading →

Three Creeks Brewing celebrating 7 years this weekend

Sisters, Oregon’s Three Creeks Brewing is celebrating their seven years brewing beer this weekend, from Friday, July 17th through Sunday the 19th, with a weekend full of special beers, birthday cake, raffles and more: Special Brews on tap all weekend long, including Rudolph Imperial Red, Belgian Trippel, and Vanilla Night Ski Stout. (all pair perfect with birthday cake.) Around the World Photo Contest! Post a picture of your favorite activity in your favorite TCBC gear. … Continue reading →