EventsMcMenamins 4th Annual Boones Ferry Autumn Ale Fest returns

This Saturday, November 5, McMenamins Old Church & Pub in Wilsonville holds its fourth annual Boones Ferry Autumn Ale Fest, featuring over a dozen hearty autumn-themed beers pouring. Attendees will get to vote for their favorite beer, but the real hook is the brewers themselves—this fest offers up beer from current … Continue reading

EventsKiller 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, … Continue reading

EventsBrewpublic’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 … Continue reading

BreweriesGABF 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 … Continue reading

EventsBend’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 … Continue reading

BloggingLatest print article and The Little Woody

My latest print article for the Bend Bulletin is out this week, and it’s on the region’s best beer festival: The Little Woody, which is taking place today. You’ll want to check out the article, and then go to the Woody, of course.

EventsDeschutes Hopzeit Autumn IPA: Review and event

Today here in Bend, Deschutes Brewery is hosting their “Hopzeit Autumn IPA Celebration” (release party) at their Bend Pub, where they are pouring free samples of their new fall seasonal all day long. Full pints are available too, of course. Deschutes had recently sent me bottles of Hopzeit, so in conjunction with … Continue reading

EventsBend Brewfest (and print article)

Today marks the kick off of the annual Bend Brewfest, featuring three days of beers at Bend’s Les Schwab Amphitheater from 75 different breweries. The usual beer festival details apply: Entry is free, but to drink the mug and five tasting tokens is $20 Additional tokens cost $5 for 5 … Continue reading