EventsGABF 2016: Oregon award winners

Saturday morning, October 8, the 2016 Great American Beer Festival awards ceremony revealed this year’s winners for one of the largest and most popular beer festivals around. Big congratulations are always in order for all of the winners, but naturally since I live in Oregon I always like to highlight the … Continue reading

BreweriesJapanese brewers in Oregon

During this year’s Oregon Brewers Festival, the International Tent welcomed six craft brewers from Japan for the first time, each bringing two of their beers to pour at the festival (except Iwate Kura Beer which only brought one). And on Thursday, the 28th during the OBF, Belmont Station hosted a meet-and-greet event with the … Continue reading

BreweriesBend Brewing Company purchases adjacent lot

For many years, the lot adjacent to Bend Brewing Company sat vacant and fenced, an unsightly eyesore next to the brewpub. It was purposefully left that way, as I understand it, because the owner also wanted to buy the land BBC sat on to develop (into condos, retail, whatever), but since … Continue reading

EventsJune is anniversary month in Bend

From Facebook Here in Bend, June is to be the big month for brewery anniversaries, with Deschutes Brewery, GoodLife Brewing, and Crux Fermentation Project all celebrating beer birthdays. Here’s a rundown of this month’s anniversary events, starting tomorrow with GoodLife: GoodLife Brewing 5th anniversary – Saturday, June 18 (event page) They’ll be … Continue reading

BreweriesPublic Coast Brewing is now open in Cannon Beach

One of the state’s newest breweries is now open on the Oregon Coast: Public Coast Brewing in Cannon Beach. They are joining the lontime Bill’s Tavern and the recently-opened Pelican Brewing pub. Cannon Beach (population 1,690) is becoming quite the brewery town! Seems like a pretty organized affair, based on … Continue reading

BreweriesSteens Mountain Brewing in BeerAdvocate Magazine: Extras

This month’s issue of BeerAdvocate Magazine (#112, May 2016) contains an article on Burns, Oregon’s Steens Mountain Brewing Company in their “From the Source” column—written by yours truly. The article is now online here, and I thought I share a few extra “behind the scenes” details that didn’t make it … Continue reading

BreweriesWidmer Hefeweizen at 30

Today in Pioneer Courthouse Square in Portland, Widmer Brothers Brewing threw a big party for their flagship beer which turns 30 this year: Widmer Hefeweizen. The City also declared May 15 “Hefe Day” to commemorate the occasion, and this year for the first time Widmer released Hefe in cans (for … Continue reading

Food & BeerPreview of Deschutes Brewery’s Burger Month

Once again this year, Bend-based Deschutes Brewery is celebrating National Burger Month all through the month of May by offering a special burger menu featuring a new and unique hamburger special each day. Here’s their event details: Join us for beers & burgers through the month of May! We will feature … Continue reading

BreweriesA look at Ninkasi Brewing’s flagship rebranding

Eugene, Oregon’s Ninkasi Brewing Company announced this week “a new look for its Flagship Series beers as it prepares to celebrate its tenth anniversary” with new designs rolling out for three of its core beers: Total Domination IPA, Tricerahops Double IPA, and Dawn of the Red (a so-called “Red IPA” though I … Continue reading

BreweriesBoneyard’s Bert Grant-inspired “The Ale Master IPA”

Bend’s Boneyard Beer made a name for themselves in the Northwest beer scene with their hugely popular line of hoppy beers, notably RPM IPA, Hop Venom, and Notorious Triple IPA, not to mention a solid lineup of other beers including Diablo Rojo and Suge Knite Imperial Stout. The other angle to … Continue reading