Category Archives: Events

Central Oregon Beer Week returns, kicking off May 22

The fourth annual Central Oregon Beer Week is coming up, with 10 days of events highlighting once again just how great our local beer scene is. From May 22nd through the 31st, there will be something going on every day (usually multiple somethings) for a jam-packed schedule of brews. Here’s the list of some of the featured events, and there are many more here as well (plus I wouldn’t be surprised to see more being added): Broken Top … Continue reading →

2015 Craft Brewers Conference Recap, Part 2

Picking up where part 1 left off, I was very grateful for a better nights sleep and was feeling good on Thursday morning. We hurried out the door to find the last few minutes of the continental breakfast plentiful and still being served before our first sessions of the day. By 9am we were in our sessions. Mine was “Brewpub food, moving beyond pizza and burgers”. I thought this would be interesting as we dine … Continue reading →

2015 Craft Brewers Conference Recap

What a conference! What a week! First and foremost, I would like to thank the Brewers Association for providing media credentials for both Jon and I for a peek into the world of today’s craft beer brewers, breweries, and industry for the 32nd Annual Craft Brewers Conference in Portland, Oregon last week. We had no idea of what to expect, except a number of 11,500 attendees and over 600 exhibitors would descend into our state … Continue reading →

Some CBC 2015 thoughts, questions, and takeaways

Last week’s Craft Brewers Conference (my first) was a terrific experience and I’m still digesting it in a number of ways. To a certain extent you have to separate out the conference experience itself from the various events and afterparties—there’s not a lot to be learned from a Tone Loc concert sponsored by Dogfish Head, for example, other than Sam and Bryan’s Pain Relievaz are awesome and pair well with a pint (yes, I said … Continue reading →

Some quick #CBC15 tips

A few quick tips for running around during the Craft Brewers Conference (beyond the usual “hydrate, hydrate, hydrate” mantra I usually preach). Double-check the hours of an establishment or event before going, particularly if it’s late. Eat when you can—with so many people in town and things happening, you never know when your next chance to grab a bite will be. Google Maps is your friend (particularly if you have a smartphone). It’s easy to … Continue reading →