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 at the beers that are trending in 2020 as we continue to be in Survival Mode.
2019 was a quirky and complicated year for the beer industry, filled primarily with trends we’ve seen in years past that continue to grow, but also a few surprises. Interest … Continue Reading Hindsight IS 2020: Craft Beer Trends in the New Year
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
In case you hadn’t heard, we’re at least 3 or 4 weeks into the Hop Harvest for 2019 and there’s a lot going on! August and September have become the … Continue Reading Hop Harvest 2019: Crosby Hop Farm Recognized; Fresh Hop Beer Update
When it comes to quenching oppressive thirsts, Rice trumps Corn.
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
As a writer, sometimes the toughest task is to conjure a title. Though attempting to summarize a community as diverse and multifaceted as Oregon City’s brewing landscape turned out to … Continue Reading Tapping Into Oregon City’s Craft Beer & Cider Culture
Craft beer trends, as with anything in our low-attention span, information driven world these days, seem to come and go. Pumpkin Beers, India Pale Lagers, Black IPAs, Milkshake IPAs, Peanut … Continue Reading The Brut IPA Comes to Portland
Oregon Stalwart adds “new school IPA” to year-round lineup