Category Archives: Events

Portland Beer Week is jam-packed with events

Portland Beer Week starts this Thursday, June 9, and I’m pretty sure this year has more events than ever—possibly more than any other of the state’s beer weeks (though Medford gives it a run for its money). As with many of these “weeks” it actually runs longer, 11 days, and ends on June 19. Portland Beer Week is eleven days of fun, educational, eye and palate opening eating and drinking events in the greatest beer … Continue reading →

Juniper Brewing 2nd anniversary

Two years! That’s how long Redmond, Oregon’s Juniper Brewing has been making beer, and this weekend, Saturday and Sunday the 5th and 6th they are celebrating their second anniversary with good beer and giveaways: WOW!! Two Years already!?!?! My how time flies by when you’re making good beer!! To celebrate and give thanks, we will have pint specials all weekend and some give away drawings. Get a raffle ticket with each pint, need not be … Continue reading →

#DrinkItNow – Sunday, February 21

Today, Sunday, February 21, Allagash Brewing is hosting “Drink It Now,” an online beer sharing experience, saying, “Finally, there’s a big enough reason to open that special bottle you’ve been saving: just because. Find a beer that means something special to you and join us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.” Here’s what they say on the Facebook event page: We, alongside with Firestone Walker Brewing Co., Wicked Weed Brewing, Sierra Nevada, New Belgium Brewing, Tröegs … Continue reading →

The Green Dragon & Rogue’s Firkin Fest

Say what you like about Rogue Ales and The Green Dragon over the years, their annual Firkin Fest—the ninth of which is taking place tomorrow, Saturday the 20th, from 11am to 6pm at the Dragon—is one of those Portland events that I wish I didn’t live three hours away from so that I could attend. I mean, a festival dedicated to all cask ales? Yes please! Even better, it’s a fundraising benefit; Noah Smith from … Continue reading →

23rd Annual Hillsdale Brewfest – the beer list

This Saturday, February 20th, the 23rd annual McMenamins Hillsdale Brewfest is taking place—pitting 22 beers from different McMenamins breweries in a guest-determined contest to see which brewery will get the bragging rights to send their beer to the Oregon Brewers Festival in July. (There is also a championship belt, I understand.) All day long at the Hillsdale pub, guests can order taster trays of beer samples, each tray containing 11 beers each, arranged in order … Continue reading →