Author Archives: Jon Abernathy

10 Barrel opening a brewpub in Portland

Earlier today, 10 Barrel Brewing posted on Facebook: BIG NEWS!! We’re stoked to let you know we’re opening a brewpub in Portland late this Summer… it’s go time! This in response to the news that Brewpublic broke two days ago that Portland’s Mellow Mushroom pizza restaurant in the Pearl District was closing by the end of the week, and the rumored new tenant was to be 10 Barrel, interested in opening a brewpub. Clearly more … Continue reading →

The Session #86: Beer Journalism

I am continuing in my recent trend of getting my Session posts up on the weekend rather than the actual first Friday of the month; it’s amazing how much time and focus book writing takes up, especially when you have to shift gears to focus on a different topic to write about! This month’s Session is hosted by the Beer Hobo,┬áHeather Vandenengel, and she has suggested a topic which is kind of apropos to my … Continue reading →

Widmer is celebrating 30 years

Widmer Brothers Brewing is celebrating 30 years of beer this year—today in fact, April 2, was the day in 1984 that┬áKurt and Rob Widmer incorporated the business—and, like BridgePort for their own 30-year celebration, they are launching the first three beers in a special series of 30(!) that were specially brewed to commemorate each year in business. They’re calling this 30 Beers in 30 Years and it’s ambitious. From the press release: To celebrate this … Continue reading →

Received: 3 Deschutes bombers

These arrived yesterday afternoon from Deschutes Brewery: A bottle each of the new year-round offerings being released in 22-ounce bombers: Pine Mountain Pilsner, Armory XPA, and (the return of) Cinder Cone Red Ale. All good beers I’m glad to see in bottles.