Tag Archives: Portland

The 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 which were brewed just for the Fest, and a number of limited release beers will be featured each day, going on tap at certain times … Continue reading →

Portland’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 Bottle Shop & Taproom on Thursday, July 31. Here’s the description and taplist: Close out Oregon Craft Beer Month in style with the many Bens … Continue reading →

10 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 was closing by the end of the week, and the rumored new tenant was to be 10 Barrel, interested in opening a brewpub. Clearly more … Continue reading →

Weekend 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 individual posts on at least two of the breweries (ones I haven’t visited or reviewed before), but here’s how the weekend went (when we weren’t … Continue reading →

Saraveza’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 1 to 10pm today, and from 1 to 9pm tomorrow (Sunday). Cost is $20 for a glass and 8 tickets, or $35 for 2 glasses … Continue reading →