Oregon Craft Beer Month

Welcome to the first day of Oregon Craft Beer Month; as someone said on Twitter, we have so much beer in Oregon we need more than just a week! It’s our month-long celebration of Oregon’s craft beer, culminating in the Oregon Brewers Festival from the 22nd through the 25th. You … Continue reading

Breweries’ historic buildings

The Lost Oregon blog is starting a “Beer and history” series that looks pretty interesting: Many, if not most, of our local breweries and drinking establishments are housed in older buildings just by the fact that rarely is a new brewery built from scratch because let’s face it, most older … Continue reading

World Beer Cup Oregon winners

The World Beer Cup was this weekend, and the winners list is posted. For a quick rundown of the stats, though, Jay has a good post that shows Oregon as the #2 state (California is first) in the U.S. (Overall, the U.S. won 204 medals, while Germany came in second … Continue reading

Zwickelmania 2010

Zwickelmania in Oregon is back again this year: This President’s Day weekend, dozens of Oregon breweries and brewpubs will open their doors to visitors for the state’s 2nd annual Zwickelmania. Zwickelmania, hosted by the Oregon Brewers Guild (OBG), is a free statewide event that offers visitors a chance to tour … Continue reading

Thanksgiving Week: The Oregon beer scene

As a beer geek, I am extremely thankful that Oregon is one of the best places to be in terms of beer culture—and that I live in the heart of it. Oregon has world-class breweries, cutting-edge breweries, young upstarts, and the old guard. From the brewery-rich Portland to the far-flung … Continue reading

Oregon GABF Winners

Today was the awards ceremony for the Great American Beer Festival, and among all the great beers that were judged (some 3300 across 78 categories), a number of Oregon breweries brought home medals. Here’s who won what (alphabetical order): 10 Barrel Brewing (Bend): Bronze for S1NIST0R Black Ale in Category … Continue reading

Cuisinternship

There’s been a number of other blogs mentioning this already: Travel Oregon is promoting a “Cuisinternship” contest wherein winners get to participate in a week-long “cuisine internship” under a variety of categories. I’ve posted the press release here. Since this is a beer blog, however, I must point out one … Continue reading

Oregon BrewFest 2009: Busier than ever?

Today is likely the busiest day of the Oregon Brewers Festival, and I just read on Twitter that they are expecting to run out of mugs today(!)—and they’ll hand out plastic cups at no charge. And if you bring an old mug on Sunday, they’ll fill that up for you … Continue reading

Oregon BrewFest 2009: My picks (what I would drink)

The Brewfest started today! The parade kicking off the Fest started at 11:30, and beers are pouring. Looking over the impressive list of beers for this year’s Oregon Brewers Festival, I can’t help but make a list of what beers I’d go after. Generally speaking, I’d start with the lighter … Continue reading

Oregon BrewFest 2009: The Buzz Tent

There’s this new “Buzz Tent” at the Oregon Brewers Festival this year, which, in addition to the Fest’s regular beer line-up, will be offering limited, first-come, first-served tastes of unique beers. The kind of beer that would generate a “buzz” presumably. Here’s the lowdown, sent out by OBF marketer extraordinaire … Continue reading