Category Archives: Breweries

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 →

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 →

Brian Yaeger’s “The Rural Brewer”

Beer writer Brian Yaeger looks to be getting into the beer event scene a bit, with a cool event coming up this Sunday the 14th at Portland’s Hawthorne Hophouse whereupon he gets to draw directly on his experience in driving all over the state visiting breweries for his book, Oregon Breweries: The Rural Brewer, a “rural brewfest” if you will. Here’s the press release that Brian sent out: Hawthorne Hophouse will be hosting Brian Yaeger’s Rural … Continue reading →