Category Archives: Events

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 →

Some CBC 2015 thoughts, questions, and takeaways

Last week’s Craft Brewers Conference (my first) was a terrific experience and I’m still digesting it in a number of ways. To a certain extent you have to separate out the conference experience itself from the various events and afterparties—there’s not a lot to be learned from a Tone Loc concert sponsored by Dogfish Head, for example, other than Sam and Bryan’s Pain Relievaz are awesome and pair well with a pint (yes, I said … Continue reading →

Some quick #CBC15 tips

A few quick tips for running around during the Craft Brewers Conference (beyond the usual “hydrate, hydrate, hydrate” mantra I usually preach). Double-check the hours of an establishment or event before going, particularly if it’s late. Eat when you can—with so many people in town and things happening, you never know when your next chance to grab a bite will be. Google Maps is your friend (particularly if you have a smartphone). It’s easy to … Continue reading →

CBC Events: Baker’s Dozen Doughnuts & Coffee Beers

On Saturday, April 18th beer writer Brian Yaeger and Culmination Brewing are hosting their┬áBaker’s Dozen Doughnuts & Coffee Beers Festival from 10am until 1pm—featuring 13 beers paired with 13 doughnuts (okay, really samples of each because who can eat and drink that much in one sitting?). Here’s the description: Culmination Brewing Company is delighted to be hosting Oregon Breweries author Brian Yaeger’s event — the Baker’s Dozen Coffee Beers & Doughnuts Festival aka Baker’s Dozen … Continue reading →