It was on March 17th 2020, 2 years ago today, that Oregon’s Governor enacted a mandate requiring the closure of indoor dining at bars, breweries, and restaurants. Within those first … Continue Reading 730 Days Later: A New Reality
Having sustained a year at distance by holding an online-only auction and a live streaming event in 2020, the Portland based Brews for New Avenues – the largest known philanthropic … Continue Reading Preview: Brews for New Avenues 10th Anniversary
Last night I made a visit to my favorite watering hole in Portland, The BeerMongers, on the occasion of their 12th anniversary. While my constitution may have restrained how much … Continue Reading Sustaining Craft Beer Community
As Portland enters Day 3 of an unprecedented heatwave featuring 107+ degree temps, should we be asking ourselves, why not have a Hard Seltzer? I pose this question with the … Continue Reading Is Craft Hard Seltzer Here to Stay?
One year since Portland restaurants, taprooms, and breweries shut down – where are we now?
The past six months have seen a great proliferation of Dark Lager styles in the PNW. But why?
Wrapping up this year-end series by examining the pandemic’s impact on beer culture, draft vs. packaged beer, and some of my favorites.
A look back at how the Portland beer industry weathered a turbulent 2020.
A look at the beers that are trending in 2020 as we continue to be in Survival Mode.