Category Archives: Events

Killer Pumpkin Fest postponed; Elysian Pumpkin in Canby 

The  Brewpublic Killer Pumpkin Festival that was originally scheduled for today at The Green Dragon has been postponed due to the crazy storm weather. (Did you see the tornado in Manzanita yesterday?) Instead it has been moved to Saturday, October 29. Meanwhile the Elysian Brewing Pumpkin Roadshow has been making the rounds, and next Saturday, October 22, it lands in Canby, Oregon at The Wild Hare Saloon. They sent out a press release: Presented by The Wild … Continue reading →

Brewpublic’s Killer Beer Week returns

Brewpublic‘s annual Killer Beer Week returns this week, with a week-long lineup of great beer events taking place around Portland from October 14 through 23. This is the eighth anniversary of KBW and all the old favorites are back. Here’s the press release and scheduled events: If you’ve ever attended a Brewpublic Killer Beer Week you know that we love to get creative and put the interests of the true to heart craft beer lovers … Continue reading →

GABF 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 Oregon winning breweries each year. Winners are listed (and can be searched) on the GABF’s page, and this Saturday morning I’m also watching the livestream … Continue reading →

7th Annual Sisters Fresh Hop Festival – Saturday, Oct. 1

One of my favorite local beer festivals is taking place this Saturday, October 1: the Sisters Fresh Hop Festival! This year is the seventh annual event, taking place at Village Green Park from noon to 8pm, and the price is still right: $5 for the glass, and $1 for a four-ounce taste. This year features 25 breweries (actually 23 breweries, one cidery, and one kombucha maker), which means at least 25 different fresh hop beverages. … Continue reading →

Bend’s Pine Tavern PT81 Beerfest Challenge (the return)

The Pine Tavern‘s annual Beerfest Challenge returns again this year, the PT81 (last year was PT80, celebrating the 2016 80th anniversary of the restaurant), taking place on Tuesday, September 27th. Like last year, I am returning as head judge to help pick the winning beer that the Pine Tavern will feature always on tap for the following year. And there is of course a People’s Choice award once again too. Last year’s event was a … Continue reading →