Beer IndustryCurt Plants of GoodLife Brewing, in memoriam

This is a tough one. A bit over a week ago, on April 28, GoodLife Brewing‘s co-founder and brewmaster Curt Plants passed away suddenly. This loss is a huge blow to the community, as Curt was a good brewer, an amazingly nice guy, well-liked by all, and truly generous. GoodLife posted an … Continue reading

BeersAC Golden Brewing’s 2017 Beer Lineup

I’ve run several Oregon craft brewery beer schedules recently, and the other day AC Golden Brewing Company (the subsidiary of Coors, who brews their Colorado Native line of beers) sent out their 2017 beer lineup in a press release. Yes, I’m posting this just like I’ve done the others. I … Continue reading

BeersWidmer Brothers Brewing’s 2017 Beer Lineup

Widmer Brothers Brewing announced their spring beer lineup and their 2017 release schedule, which includes some new Hefe variants, a cider, and some re-releases. There’s a bit of an interesting evolution happening with Hefeweizen, prompted by the success(?) of Hefe Shandy and the upcoming release of the Hefe Hopfruit. Details … Continue reading

Beer Industry2016 – The Year in Beer

I haven’t written up a year-end retrospective post in awhile but this past 12 months felt like the year for it. There have been some interesting things going on in beer for 2016, on both the national and the local level, that are worth revisiting. No big revelations here, other … Continue reading