EventsMcMenamins High Gravity Extravaganza, thoughts and photos

Better late than never—a little over a week ago, on Saturday the 16th, Bend’s McMenamins Old St. Francis School hosted their 3rd annual High Gravity Extravaganza, with I believe it was 22 breweries (and a couple of cideries) pouring their strong, winter-appropriate beers. Even though it was only their third … Continue reading

BreweriesCrux Fermentation Project’s new “BEER’ducation” Series

Bend’s Crux Fermentation Project is launching a new tasting and education series, dubbing it “BEER’ducation,” designed to highlight their beers and learn about them along the way. From their press release: Join us in exploring the wonderful nuances and breadth of craft beer every Monday evening in our Tasting Room. Our … Continue reading

EventsCherry Festivus – Portland’s first cherry brewfest, today

The first annual Cherry Festivus, billed as a celebration of cherry beer and cider, takes places today at Portland’s Bazi Bierbrasserie all day from noon to 11pm. What simpler pleasure than nature’s finest Cherry? Tart, sweet, distinctly it’s own flavor, the Cherry goes well with sweet or savory as well as Beer … Continue reading

Events“Winter Beer Week” at Cascade West Alehouse in Bend

This week in Bend, from Monday the 16th through Friday the 20th, Cascade West Grub & Alehouse is going to be holding a special “Winter Beer Week” featuring $3 drafts all day and night long on a killer lineup of winter seasonal beers. Check it out: Sunriver Shred Head Full … Continue reading

EventsMcKenzie Cider and Craft Beer Festival

This weekend, the fourth annual McKenzie Cider and Craft Beer Festival is taking place in Springfield, Oregon, a fundraising brewfest presented by the McKenzie After 5 Rotary Club and the Springfield Rotary Club featuring over 70 breweries and cideries. It takes place on Friday, November 13 from 5 to 11pm, and Saturday … Continue reading

EventsHappy International Stout Day!

Happy International Stout Day! This Xocoveza Mocha Stout from Stone Brewing is nicely smoky, with touches of chile heat. What are you drinking tonight?

BreweriesOregon Beer Awards 2016 – Call for Submissions

The second annual Oregon Beer Awards, the statewide competition organized by Portland’s Willamette Week, is fast approaching this January, and the organizers have a call out for submissions now. This competition is somewhat unique in that it is only featuring Oregon breweries, and that there are only 14 categories to be … Continue reading

EventsSupport Umpqua Community College with McMenamins today

The tragedy that took place on the first of this month at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg needs no elaboration; and if you’ve wanted to help or donate to the victims and the community in some way, then consider visiting a McMenamins pub today. All day today, Thursday, October 22, … Continue reading

EventsKiller Beer Week 2015

The Portland-based blog Brewpublic is celebrating its 7th anniversary, and as has become tradition they are presenting the annual Killer Beer Week—in this case 10 days of beer filled events from October 16 through 25. Angelo at Brewpublic writes: As always, in conjunction with our anniversary, our pioneering spirit of … Continue reading