EventsThe Holiday Ale Festival begins today in Portland

One of Oregon’s signature beer festivals starts today in Portland—the Holiday Ale Festival, which runs through Sunday, December 7 in downtown Portland’s Pioneer Courthouse Square. The Fest is from 11am until 10pm each night except Sunday, when it ends at 5pm. The HAF features something like 77 beers, many of … Continue reading

EventsPortland’s BenFest returns this Thursday

For some reason, Portland, Oregon has a preponderance of brewers named Ben, and for the last several years folks have been celebrating with BenFest, quite possibly the niche-iest beer fest around. BenFest features beers brewed by the various Bens and the Bens themselves, and this year it’s taking place at Imperial … Continue reading

Breweries10 Barrel opening a brewpub in Portland

Earlier today, 10 Barrel Brewing posted on Facebook: BIG NEWS!! We’re stoked to let you know we’re opening a brewpub in Portland late this Summer… it’s go time! This in response to the news that Brewpublic broke two days ago that Portland’s Mellow Mushroom pizza restaurant in the Pearl District … Continue reading

BreweriesWeekend in review, beyond the OBF

This past weekend in Portland, aka Beervana, was primarily about the Oregon Brewers Festival but we also used the opportunity (while the kids were with the grandparents) to visit as many breweries and beer spots that we could manage. That turned out to be quite a bit! I’ll have longer … Continue reading

EventsSaraveza’s IIPA Fest

This weekend in Portland—among all the other things also going on—Saraveza is holding their 3rd annual Imperial IPA Fest—featuring an incredible rotating list of super-hoppy high-alcohol DIPAs and IIPAs, live music, a commemorative glass, free jars for to-go IIPAs, food specials, gifts, prizes, and more. It’s all taking place from … Continue reading

Events#pdxbeergeeks first anniversary today!

I almost missed this the first time around, but today the PDX Beer Geeks are celebrating their first anniversary! They’ll be having their party at the EastBurn from 4 to 10pm and it’s going to be a lot of fun. Here’s the press release: Just one year ago, during Oregon … Continue reading

BloggingWeekend in review: Portland at the end of June

This past final weekend of June we headed up to Portland for a family trip, and while it wasn’t ostensibly about beer, there were still a few beery opportunities to be found (it is Portland, after all!). We had lunch with a friend at Hopworks Urban Brewery (just as good … Continue reading

EventsNorth American Organic Brewers Festival

June is pretty much the start of beer festival season here in Oregon, with multiple fests and events going on throughout the summer. And next week, the final weekend of June, the 8th annual North American Organic Brewers Festival is taking place in Portland. Two of Portland’s beloved industries – … Continue reading

EventsPortland Beer Week 2012 announced

This year’s Portland Beer Week is taking place June 7 through 17 (two months earlier than last year’s August debut) and the official press release/announcement was sent out the other day. Notable this year is the brewing of an official beer for Portland Beer Week, an “India Red Lager” collaboration … Continue reading

EventsPortland Beer Week

It was bound to happen: Portland Beer Week! It joins all the other beer weeks that have been popping up across the U.S., and with Eugene Beer Week and Medford Beer Weeks adds to the inevitable rise of Oregon-based beer weeks—along with the upcoming Corvallis Beer Week (via The New … Continue reading