Sometimes an article intended to be about a specific beer style should instead be about all the reasons why it cannot be defined as such.
When I started out as a writer, freelancing at City Pages in Minneapolis, I was knee-deep in the indie rock music scene. For a whole year I was paid to … Continue Reading The St. John’s Winter Beer Fest & Record Show Starts Today!
Ever have this feeling…? You’re perusing the tap list at your local pub or brewpub and get hung up on one or two different beer styles listed that don’t quite … Continue Reading Style Series: Cask Conditioned Ale
We’ve all been there… Those late, last-call nights, where the words blur together, yet the funniest and most memorable conversations are often conjured after a few too many. Such is … Continue Reading Drunk Herstory: A Night of Tipsy Storytelling
With GABF and Oktoberfest behind us, as well as my look at how to prepare for fests, it’s kind of hard to write a series on beer festivals without creating … Continue Reading A Guide to Craft Beer Fests, Part II: The Best Fests
As an avid beer person, doing my best to keep up with the onslaught of summer festivals, I don’t know how I’ve come to convince myself that there’s an off-season … Continue Reading A Guide to Craft Beer Fests, Part I: Survival & Alternatives
Over the past few years, much has been postulated and hypothesized about the status of the craft beer industry. Growth is slowing, shelves are crowded, tap handles are tough to … Continue Reading The Growth and Future of Craft Breweries
Wouldn’t you know… it’s already the best season of the year for one-off beers. Hops are being harvested, often getting swept up immediately by local brewers to be quickly fed … Continue Reading The 2018 Hop Harvest is Here!
When I learned of Culmination Brewing and Doug Fir Lounge’s collaboration, the Green Room Black Lime Kölsch, I was immediately intrigued. Fusing this classic German Ale from Cologne with the exotic … Continue Reading Culmination & Doug Fir’s Green Room Kölsch
Leave it to Portland to host what might just be the world’s only Radler Festival. As quirky and unique as the local culture, these delightful concoctions might just feed your … Continue Reading 2nd Annual Portland Radler Fest
This Saturday, from 1 to 8pm, Upright Brewing will be releasing two very special offerings. Each is a unique collaboration with Oregon vineyards, both showcasing the complexity that comes when … Continue Reading Upright Brewing Bottle Release Saturday
While everyone knows about the neighborhood focused brewpubs and restaurants of Portland, you less often hear about the role markets play as a local gathering place. Such is the case … Continue Reading West Coast Grocery Co. Now Open
Have you noticed that Portland breweries are breeding like rabbits lately? And I’m not talking about new breweries really. These are mostly existing breweries, setting up shop in another location. … Continue Reading Portland Breweries Head to the Neighborhoods
To be completely honest, I’m not a regular consumer of marijuana. Of course it’s legal in the state of Oregon and as a creative type, I’ve spent the majority of … Continue Reading Hemp, CBD & Craft Beer: The New Green Wave
On the regular, I have friends that come to town who want to experience as much of the beer scene as they can within a day or even half a … Continue Reading Achieving Beervana with BREWVANA
Each year the packed schedule of PDX Beer Week can often cause larger events to overshadow the smaller ones. Though in my experience, it’s the smaller, more intimate events that … Continue Reading Pink Boots Tap Takeover & Panel Discussion Thursday