So… I’ve never been to Iceland. I’ve barely even been to Europe, for that matter, though after one trip to the newest KEX Hotel location, which opened just over a … Continue Reading KEX Portland: Social Hotel Offers Warm Vibe & Creative Brews
It’s a crazy time of year for most everyone, yet in some ways, even more so for the brewing industry. The daily grind and routine has returned – back to … Continue Reading Hop Harvest 2019: Fests, Process, and Beers
The way 2019 has gone thus far, it’s really seemed like the Year of the Lager in Portland. Sure, we’ve all seen a rise in interest – better yet, a … Continue Reading Ex Novo Brewing Presents Lagerhosen ’19
As the rise in popularity of fresh hop beers and the festivals that feature them have exploded over the past decade in the Pacific Northwest, it only seems apt to … Continue Reading Hop Harvest 2019: Coleman Hop Terroir
Learn more about how Brews For New Avenues raises money for at-risk and homeless youth in Portland.
When news from Russell Street hit that Widmer Brother’s Pub was closing, it was a startling revelation for most in the local beer community. Yet within a month, they’ve already … Continue Reading The Widmer Pub Begins a New Life
A new facility in Cascade Locks will enable pFriem Family Brewers to expand their existing production facility.
For some brewers, the passion for their craft never leaves the realm of home brewing. It’s a difficult transition – leaving a full-time job, seeking out capital, balancing family and … Continue Reading Crossing Over: An Interview with Threshold Brewing & Blending
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
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
Around 5 years ago, I effectively stopped writing about politics for a number of reasons. Overall, it felt like it was eating my soul – the negative attitudes, the vitriol, … Continue Reading Steel & Aluminum Tariffs Versus Beer
Hey, it’s American Craft Beer Week… I remember when that seemed like an exciting proposition. The notion that everyone around the country was going out and celebrating locally brewed craft … Continue Reading American Craft Beer Week: Is the Thrill Gone?
In the land of Beervana, there is no king of beers. There are so many great breweries here that it’s a tall order to say this one is above the … Continue Reading pFriem Family Brewers: Oregon’s Destination Brewpub
Every spring before the Craft Brewers Conference, the Brewers Association slowly rolls out their annual updates by cataloging the Top 50 Breweries and Craft Breweries. Then just yesterday they announced … Continue Reading Thoughts on the Brewers Association’s Growth Report
Last night I had the pleasure to sit in on a panel discussion, focusing on how the media covers the brewing industry, specifically within the realm of Portland. Moderated by … Continue Reading Commentary: The Power of the Beer Press