EventsThe Oregon Trail, Rural Brewers, and more

There are a few events taking place around the state of Oregon today (Saturday, July 23) that you might be interested in. The Oregon Trail Brew Fest: This inaugural festival taking place in downtown Oregon City from 11 to 9pm is clever and probably a first, featuring breweries along the … Continue reading

EventsOregon Brewers Festival 2016 – What you need to know

You probably don’t need me to tell you the Oregon Brewers Festival is taking place next week in Portland. This year marks the 29th annual iteration of this event, one of the oldest and largest in the country, and it’s pretty well known so I’ll dispense with the usual event … Continue reading

EventsCentral Oregon: Beverages Farm Tour (tomorrow)

It’s a bit of last minute notice, but here in Central Oregon there’s an event taking place Saturday, June 25 (that’s tomorrow!) that might be of interest to beer-minded folks: a Beverages Farm Tour with High Desert EATs (Educational Agriculture Tours). Full details are below, but be aware you will … Continue reading

BloggingFermentation Celebration, print article, and more

Today is the fifth annual Fermentation Celebration here in Bend, a unique “walking tour” of Central Oregon’s breweries and cideries that takes place from 4 to 10pm in the Old Mill District. (The Old Mill is the shopping, dining, and arts district located next to the Deschutes River—where the old … Continue reading

BreweriesJune is anniversary month in Bend

From Facebook Here in Bend, June is to be the big month for brewery anniversaries, with Deschutes Brewery, GoodLife Brewing, and Crux Fermentation Project all celebrating beer birthdays. Here’s a rundown of this month’s anniversary events, starting tomorrow with GoodLife: GoodLife Brewing 5th anniversary – Saturday, June 18 (event page) They’ll be … Continue reading

EventsThe Oregon Garden Brewfest returns for Father’s Day weekend

The 12th annual Oregon Garden Brewfest returns this Father’s Day weekend, taking place in Silverton at the Oregon Garden from Friday, June 17 through Sunday, June 19. This year they’ve changed things up for the first time: The Brewfest is relocating from its traditional indoor setting out into the forest, … Continue reading

EventsBend: Meet Rob Widmer and drink Hefeweizen June 16

As part of the 30th anniversary of Widmer Hefeweizen, Widmer Brothers is touring Oregon with a Hefe camper, hosting pub crawls to celebrate the anniversary, and will be giving away the camper this summer. This Thursday, June 16, they are coming to Bend, and founder/owner Rob Widmer will be here too—so this … Continue reading

EventsPortland 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 … Continue reading

BreweriesJuniper 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 … Continue reading

Events#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.” … Continue reading