Category Archives: Events

Eugene Beer Week 2015

Today is the final day of Central Oregon Beer Week, and tomorrow Eugene Beer Week kicks off the month of June (which also sees PDX Beer Week and Medford Beer Week the same month) with a week-long celebration of beer in the Willamette Valley (and beyond), from Monday, June 1st through Sunday the 7th. This is the fifth annual Eugene Beer Week, and they’ve got a terrific slate of events taking place all week including … Continue reading →

Oregon Breweries/Bend Beer book signing this weekend

Portland, Oregon-based beer writer Brian Yaeger is coming to Bend this weekend, as part of his signing tour for his recently-published book Oregon Breweries, and he’s got a three-day schedule of signing appearances—including teaming up with yours truly for a dual signing event this Saturday at Crux Fermentation Project, pairing his Oregon Breweries with my own book Bend Beer: A History of Brewing in Central Oregon.     The signing at Crux takes place from 2 to 4pm, … Continue reading →

Central Oregon Beer Week returns, kicking off May 22

The fourth annual Central Oregon Beer Week is coming up, with 10 days of events highlighting once again just how great our local beer scene is. From May 22nd through the 31st, there will be something going on every day (usually multiple somethings) for a jam-packed schedule of brews. Here’s the list of some of the featured events, and there are many more here as well (plus I wouldn’t be surprised to see more being added): Broken Top … Continue reading →

2015 Craft Brewers Conference Recap, Part 2

Picking up where part 1 left off, I was very grateful for a better nights sleep and was feeling good on Thursday morning. We hurried out the door to find the last few minutes of the continental breakfast plentiful and still being served before our first sessions of the day. By 9am we were in our sessions. Mine was “Brewpub food, moving beyond pizza and burgers”. I thought this would be interesting as we dine … Continue reading →

2015 Craft Brewers Conference Recap

What a conference! What a week! First and foremost, I would like to thank the Brewers Association for providing media credentials for both Jon and I for a peek into the world of today’s craft beer brewers, breweries, and industry for the 32nd Annual Craft Brewers Conference in Portland, Oregon last week. We had no idea of what to expect, except a number of 11,500 attendees and over 600 exhibitors would descend into our state … Continue reading →