Category Archives: Events

Celebrate 30 years of the Brewpub Bill today with McMenamins

This year Oregon celebrates 30 years of the Brewpub Bill, the law that legalized the on-premise serving of beer by breweries which paved the way for the brewpub. That little one line sentence doesn’t really do justice to the history behind the bill, which was passed on June 17, 1985 and signed by governer Vic Atiyeh on July 13, but you can read the full story in Pete Dunlop’s book, Portland Beer, as well as a … Continue reading →

Oregon Garden Brewfest ’15 going strong this weekend

I know there are a lot of beer events competing for your attention this weekend, but the Oregon Garden Brewfest is continuing today and tomorrow out in Silverton, and if you can make it, you won’t be sorry! I once again got to attend the opening of the fest on Friday and quite enjoyed it. Here are a few pictures to hopefully whet your appetite: It opens at noon both today and tomorrow and remember, … Continue reading →

Oregon Garden Brewfest, this weekend for Father’s Day

The 11th annual Oregon Garden Brewfest has been moved out of the month of April where it’s taken place in years past and lands on Father’s Day weekend—June 19th through 21st, kicking off this week! This Brewfest has one of the most unique venues of any I’ve been to, the Oregon Garden in Silverton, “an 80-acre botanical garden, featuring more than 20 specialty gardens showcasing the diverse botanical beauty that can be found in the … Continue reading →

Portland Fruit Beer Fest once again brings fruit to the forefront

It’s hard to believe this weekend’s Portland Fruit Beer Fest is only in its fifth iteration; this festival, billed as the “world’s first dedicated fruit beer festival” has become both the signature event of Portland Beer Week and one of the absolute-must beer events in a city already overflowing with them. This year’s event has added a third day (Friday evening) as well as “40% more” space by adding spillover space in the car lot … Continue reading →

Brian Yaeger’s “The Rural Brewer”

Beer writer Brian Yaeger looks to be getting into the beer event scene a bit, with a cool event coming up this Sunday the 14th at Portland’s Hawthorne Hophouse whereupon he gets to draw directly on his experience in driving all over the state visiting breweries for his book, Oregon Breweries: The Rural Brewer, a “rural brewfest” if you will. Here’s the press release that Brian sent out: Hawthorne Hophouse will be hosting Brian Yaeger’s Rural … Continue reading →