EventsPortland International Cider Cup awards & roundup (Oregon Cider Week)

Last Thursday evening, June 15, the awards party for the fifth annual Portland International Cider Cup (PICC) took place at Portland Cider Company’s Clackamas taproom. It was a premier event to help kick off Oregon Cider Week, organized by the Northwest Cider Association, and represented the best ciders in the Pacific Northwest—including … Continue reading

EventsOregon Cider Week runs June 15-25

The annual Oregon Cider Week returns this month, starting on June 15 and running through June 25. This year marks the sixth annual edition of the event, organized by the Northwest Cider Association. The organization includes members from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and British Columbia. The Week is anchored by the … Continue reading

EventsCheers to Belgian Beers: Bend breweries’ contribution

The annual Cheers to Belgian Beers festival kicks off today in Portland, and this year there are a number of Central Oregon breweries present and pouring. Here’s the relevant bit from the press release: The upcoming Cheers to Belgian Beers Festival in Portland will feature at least 70 Belgian-style beers brewed … Continue reading

BreweriesLatest print article: Anniversaries with Immersion, Atlas

My latest print article for The Bulletin hit today: Two birthday bashes at Bend Box Factory. Immersion is celebrating their first anniversary this weekend (as part of Beer Week), and next weekend (the start of June) Atlas Cider is celebrating their fourth. Both Immersion and Atlas are located at the Box … Continue reading

EventsCentral Oregon Beer Week returns, from May 19-28

The annual celebration of Central Oregon beer returns this Friday, May 19, to run ten days through Memorial Day weekend. Central Oregon Beer Week‘s 2017 edition features beer releases, anniversary parties, tasting specials, beer dinners, and more. A few highlights: The signature SMaSH Fest (Single Malt and Single Hop) takes … Continue reading

EventsThree Creeks Brewing’s IPApril returns for Earth Day weekend

Each April for the past five years or so, Three Creeks Brewing highlights everyone’s favorite craft beer style for a weekend full of hops—IPApril! They typically feature eight to ten Oregon-brewed IPAs available on a taster tray, and drinkers can vote for their “Best of Show” favorite IPA. This year’s IPApril kicks … Continue reading

EventsThe inaugural Portland Farmhouse Weekend starts today

This April Fools’ weekend in Portland sees the first-ever Portland Farmhouse Weekend, anchored by the annual Portland Farmhouse and Wild Ale Festival which kicks off today, Friday the 31st, at Saraveza. This festival is in its fifth year, and the beer weekend additionally coordinates a number of farmhouse ale themed events around … Continue reading

EventsFeckin Brewery’s 2nd annual Irish Craft Ale Festival

Yesterday I posted about Portland-based Kells Brew Pub’s first Irish Beer Festival, taking place this weekend; as it turns out, over in Oregon City, Feckin Brewery will be hosting their second annual Irish Craft Ale Festival this weekend as well, kicking off on Friday (St. Patrick’s Day of course). The … Continue reading