Why is it called a Bock and what’s with the Goats? The birth of Bock and Doppelbock in Munich.
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?
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
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
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
When it comes to quenching oppressive thirsts, Rice trumps Corn.
An in depth look at 14 small and nano-sized breweries in Portland, Oregon.
The craft beer industry, over the past decade, has seen a myriad of changes, all at a mind-numbing pace. We’ve seen shifts in state regulations resulting in the explosive growth … Continue Reading Assembly Brewing Sets Course for the Future by Channeling the Past
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.
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
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
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