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

BreweriesLatest print article: Anniversaries with Immersion, Atlas

My latest print article for The Bulletin hit today: Two birthday bashes at Bend Box Factory. Immersion is celebrating their first anniversary this weekend (as part of Beer Week), and next weekend (the start of June) Atlas Cider is celebrating their fourth. Both Immersion and Atlas are located at the Box … Continue reading

EventsCentral Oregon Beer Week returns, from May 19-28

The annual celebration of Central Oregon beer returns this Friday, May 19, to run ten days through Memorial Day weekend. Central Oregon Beer Week‘s 2017 edition features beer releases, anniversary parties, tasting specials, beer dinners, and more. A few highlights: The signature SMaSH Fest (Single Malt and Single Hop) takes … Continue reading