Category Archives: Events

Corvallis Beer Week 2015

Apparently I’ve been out of the loop enough lately (lots of traveling!) to have missed the fact that Corvallis Beer Week is going on right now—the official kickoff was Friday, September 11. It runs through next Saturday, September 19, and you can check out the events list here. Septembeerfest for example is taking place today at Avery Park. Corvallis’ beer scene has been growing nicely in recent years so if you get a chance check … Continue reading →

Gold Beach Brew & Art Festival – September 12

It’s a bit last minute, as the 12th (Saturday) is tomorrow, but I only recently found out about this Oregon Coast brewfest that’s apparently been going on for 8 years now: the Gold Beach Brew & Art Festival, taking place in the tiny town of Gold Beach, Oregon on the lower southwest coast. Come join us on September 12, 2015 for the finest microbrew / craft brewed beer fest on the Oregon coast at the Event Center on the Beach (Curry … Continue reading →

The 7th annual Little Woody returns to Bend Labor Day weekend

What started in 2009 as a small, local beer festival with a unique angle—all wood-aged beers—is back for its seventh year, taking place in Bend September 4th and 5th—The Little Woody Barrel Aged Beer, Cider & Whiskey Fest. The name has expanded along with the festival; when it originally started, it was beer only and all seven(!) of Central Oregon’s breweries participated. It was unique from the start; I had never heard of a similarly-themed brewfest … Continue reading →

Beers Made By Walking, Bend tapping, September 16

The Beers Made By Walking program visited Bend three times this past summer, inspiring brewers from Worthy Brewing, Crux Fermentation Project, and Deschutes Brewery to create unique beers incorporating elements from Oregon’s High Desert. And coming up September 16, Broken Top Bottle Shop will be hosting the release party and the tapping of these three beers. Proceeds from the event will go to benefit the Oregon Natural Desert Association (ONDA), which led the hikes. Here are the … Continue reading →

Public wake for Fred Eckhardt at the Crystal Ballroom, today (Aug. 23)

If you are in or around Portland today the public wake for Fred Eckhardt is taking place at McMenamins Crystal Ballroom from 2 to 6pm. Eckhardt, widely credited as the Dean of American Beer Writers as well as Craft Beer’s Muse, passed away August 10 at the age of 89. A slideshow will be running throughout the event as well, celebrating Fred’s life in pictures. John Foyston wrote an excellent obituary for the Oregonian, which … Continue reading →