As a dog lover, a couple of events coming up this summer have caught my eye. The first is the “Canines Uncorked” License to Taste Passport and Wine Tour, which benefits the Oregon Humane Society. The event features complimentary wine tastings and activities for dog owners and their pets at more than a dozen dog-friendly – Read more…
News Stories Relating Specifically to Beer
This is Portland, micro-brew central. You'll find an archive of all of our beer news here: brewing, tasting, festivals, supplies, etc.
Twelve Oregon breweries have won awards at the 2012 World Beer Cup, held by the Craft Brewers Conference. In blind taste tests by judges from all over the world, beers from 799 breweries from 45 countries were tasted. Considering all the competition, Oregon did quite well, taking the following awards: Category 1: American-Style Wheat Beer, 23 Entries – Read more…
More than twenty years ago, the founders of the Oregon Brewers Festival (Portland Brewing, Widmer Brothers and Bridgeport) collaborated on bringing together beers not available in Portland and serving them up to thirsty Portlanders on one sunny July weekend. Now, the Oregon Brewer’s Festival (OBF) brings in 81 brewers and serves as a major tourist – Read more…
Every city should have a few great bottle shops, especially if that city is known for beer. In my opinion, Portland needs more neighborhood bottle shops; there’s something special about buying beer from a place that specializes in beer and beer alone.
If you’ve ever home brewed, it’s always in the back of your mind: “Could I get a larger space with more equipment to brew large batches and actually sell beer?” Dylan Goldsmith from St. Helens-based Captured by Porches is doing exactly that. Starting out as a home brewing club in Portland, the brewer, through inventiveness, – Read more…
I’ve collected a few thoughts since October’s Hopfest at HUB and instead of writing a handful of smaller posts collected the scattered information into one post.
The Old Market Pub & Brewery – Not bad, not great, worth a second visit
I had very low expectations for The Old Market Pub & Brewery, located on the Westside at 6959 S.W. Multnomah Blvd.
Online reviews of the place were not kind and
I don’t think I’m alone in expressing my disappointment at how quickly beer ran out at the recent Fresh Hop Beer “Tastival” held at Hopworks Urban Brewery. In fact, here’s a post from BrewPublic that pretty much mirrors my own experience. Waiting in long lines for a specific beer only to be told said beer – Read more…
Reviewing beer is such a subjective matter. Every beer lover I know has their own tastes – I definitely have mine. There are some beers I’ll never try or drink again. But that doesn’t mean that the beer was necessarily bad – it just wasn’t my cup of tea – or pint being the case.
Sure, you’ll still get the occasional beer review from me – Lord knows I drink and sample enough of local beer to do so – but I also want to shine the light on lesser know local brewers, cover local beer news, and even step out a bit of the Portland metro area. And, as a history nerd, I’m always curious about the buildings that house our local breweries – Green Dragon’s re-use of the wonderful Q-Hut building, Hopworks eco-renovation or the Muddy Rudder’s labor of love in Sellwood.
What’s that one beer you seem to drink all summer long? The old standby that you can turn to day in and day out, every week, old faithful, never disappointing the taste buds?
Everyone has their favorite. Mine? Deschutes’ Inversion IPA. I remember reading about it a couple years back and anxiously awaiting its debut two years ago.
A few autumns ago I visited the brewery in Bend and sampled a fantastic seasonal – hoppy, piney, kicky aftertaste. And oh so refreshing. And I completely forgot to get the name of the beer.
Under perfect summer skies on the banks of the sparkling Willamette with Mt. Hood towering in the distance, 72 wildly wonderful beers will pour for the denizens of Beertopia and the folks who are lucky enough to visit here. It’s the most perfect weekend of the summer, and following is a preview of how you’re likely to spend it.
Now 21 years old, our Oregon Brewer’s Festival (OBF) has become the stuff of legend. Some say it’s the largest outdoor beer festival in the country. I say it’s just another one of the many things that make our city great.