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The Spring Beer & Wine Fest starts today in Portland

The 20th annual Spring Wine & Beer Fest kicks off at noon today at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. Admission is free today only for the first 500 guests when the doors open. If you’re not lucky enough to be among the first 500, you can purchase a ticket package online; or at the door, prices are: Admission . . . . . . . . . . .. .$8.00 Souvenir beer glass . … Continue reading →

Columbia Distributing Spring Beverage Trade Show

Jon and I attended the 2014 Columbia Distributing Spring Beverage Show last night. Exclusive invitations are sent out to those on Columbia’s contacts and retailers for a preview of beverages for the upcoming seasons that go out to businesses for public consumption. We’ve attended a few in the past and I’ve enjoyed fantastic small bites (because you need food  when sampling alcohol) as well as talking with the representatives as they sample their wares of the staples as … Continue reading →

The 10th annual Oregon Garden Brewfest is next month

Next month, the Oregon Garden Brewfest is taking place from April 25 through 27 at the Oregon Garden in Silverton—the final full weekend of April. This is a terrific Brewfest, set against the backdrop of the amazing Oregon Garden, and this 10th iteration is the biggest yet, featuring some 130 beers (and cider and mead) from 65 breweries over its three days. There is also the Thursday night Brewer’s Tasting Dinner the eve of the … Continue reading →

Pouring at the Coast Fest is going on today and tomorrow

The annual Pouring at the Coast Craft Beer Festival is here again, kicking off in Seaside (Oregon) tonight with their Brewers Dinner at McKeown’s Restaurant starting at 5pm. Tomorrow is the main pouring and tasting day from 3 to 9pm at the Seaside Convention Center. They’ve got a nice list of breweries pouring beer, including: Astoria Brewing Bill’s Tavern Boring Brewing Co. Buoy Beer Co. Columbia River Brewing Co. Coalition Brewery Flat Tail Brewing Fort George … Continue reading →

Double Mountain celebrates 7 years this Saturday

This Saturday the 15th, Hood River’s Double Mountain Brewery is celebrating their seventh anniversary all day long in true Double Mountain fashion: closing the street and holding a big top block party on Fourth Street in front of the brewery! The party starts at 11:30 and runs until 10pm, and throughout the day will feature live music (beginning at 12:30), 20 beers that will be pouring, kids activities (kids will be allowed until 8pm) and … Continue reading →