Events2015 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. … Continue reading

Events2015 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 … Continue reading

EventsSome 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 … Continue reading

EventsSome 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 … Continue reading

EventsCBC Events: Baker’s Dozen Doughnuts & Coffee Beers

On Saturday, April 18th beer writer Brian Yaeger and Culmination Brewing are hosting their Baker’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 … Continue reading

EventsCBC Events: Cascade Sour and Wild Invitational

Kicking off today and running all week during the Craft Brewers Conference is Cascade Brewing‘s Sour and Wild Invitational taking place at their Barrel House in southeast Portland. Each day from the 14th through the 18th from 3pm to closing, the Barrel House will feature pours of amazing sour and … Continue reading

EventsCBC Events: Amber Waves: The Art of American Craft Beer

On Thursday, April 16, east coasters Dogfish Head Brewing and Victory Brewing are teaming up to bring one of more creative events I’ve seen to the Craft Brewers Conference (and that’s saying something). It’s an art exhibit: Amber Waves, The Art of American Craft Beer. Now in its third year, AMBER … Continue reading

EventsPrepping for the 2015 Craft Brewers Conference #cbc15

Jon and I are preparing to attend the 2015 Craft Brewers Conference (CBC or #cbc15 from here on out) that officially runs Tuesday through Saturday. We plan on attending under media credentials and trying to cover everything we can, but if you’ve seen the events this week, that’s impossible. I’m … Continue reading