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
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
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
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
Festival season is officially here in Portland! The kickoff of PDX Beer Week feels like it’s become the official start of Summer in Portland. With multiple events every day, including … Continue Reading 10 Can’t Miss Events During PDX Beer Week
If you haven’t heard, Michael Jordan’s got a steakhouse at the new Ilani Casino, just up the road in Ridgefield, Washington. And they’ve been doing these excellent beer pairing dinners … Continue Reading pFriem Beer Dinner at Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse
If it weren’t for Film School, I wouldn’t be a writer. Sure, there are other factors, but I never really learned how to tell a story until I took the … Continue Reading CBC 2018: A Photographic Recollection
Nobody can say they didn’t see this coming. A CBD beer festival in one of the world’s beer capitals, now also one of the largest producers of marijuana in the … Continue Reading Don’t Miss Coalition’s Two Flowers CBD Beer Fest!
Known for being the first Certified B Corporation Brewery in the Northwest, Hopworks Urban Brewery is celebrating their 10th anniversary a week from today, at the Mothership on Powell, in … Continue Reading HUB Celebrates 10 Years Next Weekend