Just in time for the 2015 Craft Brewers Conference, the survey results for the Best Beer Bar in Portland are in! This year we see the usual suspects; just the order has changed. I'm glad to see Horse Brass on top, and am happy to see relative newcomer Stammtisch make the list. 1190 votes cast: 1. Horse Brass … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2015: Best Beer Bar in Portland
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I was just looking at this space the other day, wondering when it was going to open, and now comes the announcement. 10 Barrel fans rejoice! It seems there are many of you, as I got quite a few scathing emails a few months back, because I said I'd never heard of them. It seems I was "stupid" and "out of touch". Anyway, … [Read more...] about 10 Barrel Brewing Opens PDX Brewpub
Beer is not my strong point. I can find my way through a wine or cocktail list without too many problems, but am usually lost when I am craving a beer. Now, a new smart phone application called SipSnapp helps guide you through the process of choosing a beer you will like from the list of available options. The app … [Read more...] about SipSnapp Guides You Through Beer Lists
Widmer Brothers Pub has announced they will be temporarily closing their restaurant located on North Russell Street, March 17th and March 24th through 27th. The remodel is part of a series of initiatives to celebrate the brewery’s 30th Anniversary. Beyond a major cosmetic renovation – one that hasn’t been done since … [Read more...] about Widmer Pub Temporarily Closing for Remodel
The results have shuffled in the 2013 vote for Best Beer Bar in Portland Oregon. When I was in college, a nearby restaurant which went by the unfortunate nickname of "The Refectory" which was immediately renamed "The Rat Factory" by students - for good reason, had a list of 150 beers (I think that was the number). When … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2013: Best Beer Bar in Portland
The annual Oregon Brewers Festival is opening a day earlier this year. Starting next Wednesday, the 24th there will be a full five days of drinking on the waterfront. No more plastic cups. For $7, you will now be buying a 12.8 oz. glass (down from 14 oz. last year), which can be filled for four tokens. The one … [Read more...] about Big Changes are Afoot for the 2013 Oregon Brewers Festival
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 … [Read more...] about Two Events Benefit Dogs and More!
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: … [Read more...] about Portland Takes Six Awards in World Beer Cup for a Statewide Total of 12