Category Archives: Breweries

Oregon Breweries bring home 19 GABF medals

The Great American Beer Festival was going on this past week, culminating in the big awards ceremony yesterday for the competition portion of the festival, with 275 coveted medals awards among 242 breweries. The numbers were impressive this year (“Winners were chosen from 6,647 competition entries (20 percent more than in 2014) from 1,552 breweries hailing from 50 states plus Washington, D.C.”) and required the largest judging panel ever (242 judges). It’s always fun to … Continue reading →

Golden Road Brewing, Los Angeles

Over the Labor Day holiday weekend earlier this month we were in Burbank, California visiting family, and while it ostensibly wasn’t a beer trip, we always seem to find some time to slip in a visit to a new brewery or locale to sample the local brew. This time around we had a free couple of hours one afternoon so sought out the nearest brewery to my brother’s place, which turned out to be Golden … Continue reading →

Anheuser-Busch acquiring LA’s Golden Road Brewing

Breaking! Anheuser-Busch announced today that it is acquiring Los Angeles-based Golden Road Brewing, cementing a “craft” beer presence in all three states on the west coast. Golden Road is only four years old, making this I’m sure a sweetheart deal for the young brewery. (I’m a bit surprised though that AB didn’t go after a Bay Area brewery.) Here’s the full press release: Anheuser-Busch today announced it will acquire Los Angeles-based Golden Road Brewing. The … Continue reading →

Looping through Eastern Oregon for beer

This past weekend we embarked on an impromptu road trip into the wilds of Eastern Oregon as part getaway, part seeking-out-beer. I’d had on my “to do” list for awhile now to pay Steens Mountain Brewing Company a visit, located in Burns—a relatively easy two-hour drive from Bend. But since we hadn’t been to Baker City in ages, the decision was made to head out for an overnight trip first to Baker City then down … Continue reading →

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 →