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
The 6th Annual Great American Distiller’s Fest is nearly upon us, and oh my how it’s grown! Starting as a one-day tasting event held in the middle of summer at Rogue Brewing , the GADF has blossomed. Now it’s nearly a week of spirits seminars, special dinners, a black-tie gala plus other events, and known as Portland … [Read more...] about Portland Cocktail Week Is Nearly Here!
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 … [Read more...] about Just another weekend in Beervana
Portland has become positively civilized with its recent explosion of small distilleries. Let's raise a glass and have a proper drink toasting the city's burgeoning local, made-by-hand liquor producers. Classic cocktails are nothing new, but small-batch artisanal liquors are showing up in liquor stores, restaurants and … [Read more...] about Think Globally, Drink Locally
6/17 - Westcafe has closed Westcafé is a a sunny downtown outpost offering brunch, lunch, dinner, happy hour, coffee, take-out, snacks, cocktails, and dog-walking (just kidding on that last one). I am often in that neighborhood, and had been walking by Westcafé for months this past summer, curious to see what was … [Read more...] about Review: Westcafe
DENVER - Oregon is still Beervana, at least in the eyes of the judges at the Great American Beer Festival. Over the weekend, 2400 beers from 450 breweries were judged in 69 style categories. Oregon brewers earned 14 of the 207 medals awarded, topping last year's medal take of eight. ----- The 25-year-old Great … [Read more...] about Oregon Brings Home the Gold, Silver and Bronze at Beer Festival
by Suds Sister There's a chill in the air, and with it, the predictable Portland rains have started. While we are not quite ready for winter warmers yet, we can ease into the season with Oktoberfest beers. Oktoberfest in Munich started last Saturday and will run until October 3rd. Six million people attend this … [Read more...] about Fall for Oktoberfest Beers
Kick off those Manolos girls, and take off those ties gentlemen, because the Pearl’s got a new laid-back bar. Life of Riley Tavern opened just about a month ago in the old Jimmy Mak’s location. Our group of six Suds Brothers and Sisters visited the other day, and here’s a quick hit based on that one visit. In case … [Read more...] about Review: Life of Riley Tavern