BreweriesOregon Beer Awards 2016 – Call for Submissions

The second annual Oregon Beer Awards, the statewide competition organized by Portland’s Willamette Week,¬†is fast approaching this January, and the organizers have a call out for submissions now. This competition is somewhat unique in that it is only featuring Oregon breweries, and that there are only 14 categories to be … Continue reading

Breweries30 years of McMenamins beer

This Sunday, October 25th, is the 30th anniversary of the first brew that took place at McMenamins’ Hillsdale Public House—not just the first beer brewed by McMenamins, in fact it was the first beer brewed at the first modern, post-Prohibition brewpub in Oregon. That original beer had humble—very humble—beginnings, brewed … Continue reading

BreweriesOregon 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 … Continue reading

BreweriesGolden 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 … Continue reading

BreweriesAnheuser-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 … Continue reading

BreweriesLooping 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 … Continue reading

BreweriesMedford, 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 … Continue reading

BreweriesHuge 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 … Continue reading

BreweriesBig 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 … Continue reading