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 accesses your camera to snap a photo of the beer list on any … [Read more...] about SipSnapp Guides You Through Beer Lists
News Stories Relating Specifically to Beer
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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 the pub opened its doors in 1996 – the remodel will further … [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 I turned 21 I managed to make it through the list in six … [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 token taster size is now three ounces instead of four. The … [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 dog-friendly wineries. "Guests and their furry friends will enjoy … [Read more...] about Two Events Benefit Dogs and More!