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

EventsPortland’s Peche Fest rocks the peachy niche fest scene

One of the endearing things about the Portland (Oregon) beer scene is the rise in recent years of the niche beer festival, mini- to micro-fests dedicated to a unique, specific theme. One of my favorites simply because it’s so out-of-the-box is BenFest, featuring all beers brewed by one of Portland’s many … Continue reading

BreweriesOregon Breweries bring home 19 GABF medals

The Great American Beer Festival was going on this past week, culminating in the big awards ceremony yesterday for the competition portion of the festival, with 275 coveted medals awards among 242 breweries. The numbers were impressive this year (“Winners were chosen from 6,647 competition entries (20 percent more than … Continue reading

EventsBend’s Pine Tavern PT80 Beerfest Challenge

The Pine Tavern restaurant in Bend is one of the city’s oldest continually-operating establishments, having been founded in 1936, and it has long been something of an iconic fixture of downtown Bend both for its longevity and also for the giant ponderosa pine tree growing up through the middle of … Continue reading

EventsBend: Catch a bus to Mt. Angel Oktoberfest, Sept. 19

Folks in Bend and Central Oregon—if you were interested in going over to this weekend’s Mount Angel Oktoberfest, the local Bend homebrew club, the Central Oregon Homebrewers Organization, has chartered a bus to do just that for this Saturday, September 19. Details are here: This year COHO has reserved a … Continue reading

EventsOktoberfest around Oregon (2015 edition)

This Saturday, September 19, is the official start of Oktoberfest for 2015, and fittingly there are a number of Oktoberfest celebrations taking place across the state the same day. Of course the celebrations aren’t confined to just the one day; so this year I thought I’d write a round-up post of … Continue reading

EventsCorvallis Beer Week 2015

Apparently I’ve been out of the loop enough lately (lots of traveling!) to have missed the fact that Corvallis Beer Week is going on right now—the official kickoff was Friday, September 11. It runs through next Saturday, September 19, and you can check out the events list here. Septembeerfest for … Continue reading

EventsGold Beach Brew & Art Festival – September 12

It’s a bit last minute, as the 12th (Saturday) is tomorrow, but I only recently found out about this Oregon Coast brewfest that’s apparently been going on for 8 years now: the Gold Beach Brew & Art Festival, taking place in the tiny town of Gold Beach, Oregon on the lower southwest coast. Come join us … Continue reading