EventsFirst annual Portland Radler Festival debuts today

StormBreaker Brewing hosts the first annual Portland Radler Festival today, taking place from noon to 8pm. The fest, which focuses on the beer and citrus soda blend whose popularity is on the rise in recent years (check out my recent article here), features 22 breweries and cideries pouring their own … Continue reading

EventsBend’s biggest beer event returns

The 15th annual Bend Brewfest returns to Bend, Oregon’s Les Schwab Amphitheater this week, running from Thursday the 10th through Saturday the 12th. Normally taking place the third week of August, this year the eclipse prompted the organizers to move it a week earlier. This is the region’s largest beer … Continue reading

EventsThree Creeks Brewing celebrates 9 years

Back in July 2008—a scant nine years ago though sometimes it feels like much longer—Three Creeks Brewing in Sisters, Oregon opened for business. At the time they opened, Central Oregon only had six breweries (six!) and it would be another two years before the region saw another new one. I … Continue reading

EventsThe 30th annual Oregon Brewers Festival

In just over a week the Oregon Brewers Festival returns to Portland, taking place at Tom McCall Waterfront Park from Wednesday, July 26 through Sunday, July 30. This year marks a milestone: it’s the 30th annual edition of the OBF! Established in 1988*, it is one of the longest-running and largest … Continue reading

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