BloggingBeer Bloggers Conference – Portland

This year’s Beer Bloggers Conference (which I don’t believe I’ve talked about yet) is talking place August 19th through 21st in Portland (Oregon)—relatively close to home for me. The overall agenda is still being finalized, but so far it’s looking really good: a dual-keynote speech from Fred Eckhardt and John … Continue reading

EventsPortland Fruit Beer Festival

Looks like Portland is getting another beer festival, slated for June 11th and 12th: the Fruit Beer Festival. That’s based on The New School’s Ezra’s Twitter feed today, and this post on the Oregon Brew Crew site: Burnside Brewing, OBC’s host for the recent March out meeting, will be introducing … Continue reading

EventsHoliday Ale Festival

The Holiday Ale Festival up in Portland (Oregon) kicks off this week: from Wednesday, December 2nd through Sunday the 6th, Pioneer Courthouse Square will be overrun by beer seekers anxious to try out 50-plus wintertime beers. This is one of those festivals I’ve never been to (the timing isn’t so … Continue reading

EventsIf I lived in Portland, I would totally go to these

Two beer events are taking place in Portland this weekend that sound like “must visits” for the beer lover. The Beer, Brats & Music Fest at Raccoon Lodge/Cascade Brewing. Live music, no cover charge, and some beers you’re not going to find anywhere else (guaranteed): Honey Moon, a honey-sweetened barrel-conditioned … Continue reading