Entering month four, how are Portland & greater Oregon handling the current situation and what can we do to combat the stasis of the moment.
I visited three Portland area breweries over the weekend to see how they’re reopening safely.
The past two weeks have been less about Phase 1 re-openings and far more about protest, revolt, and the beginnings of, what I hope, is a huge paradigm shift in … Continue Reading 84 Days Later, Part II: Revolt and Revival
This week’s update requires two parts, simply because so much has transpired, thus two different stories must be told. I’m starting with a post that focuses on the reopening of … Continue Reading 84 Days Later, Part I: Starting Phase 1
A visit to Alesong in Eugene provides an example of how to reopen safely during Phase 1 in Oregon.
Oregon is about to enter reopening phases, but is it ready? And a first-look at the Great Notion Android App.
What’s happening in the beer industry around the Portland Metro, in Oregon, plus scarcity concerns, and what’s next.
So here we are. It’s been three weeks since Oregon shut down it’s places of public gathering, including bars, restaurants, and brewpubs – all very much the lifeblood of Portland’s … Continue Reading 21 Days Later: Best Practices and Updating PDX’s Open Breweries & Taprooms
A little over two weeks ago, knowing very well what was happening around the world, I set out to find a provision I overlooked (hand sanitizer) and to spend what … Continue Reading 14 Days Later: Portland Breweries Persist
“We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon.” Franklin Delano Roosevelt We are currently living … Continue Reading Fostering Leaders in a Time of Uncertainty
The past few days have felt like a month has passed. Every day is filled with breaking news about not only the spread of Coronavirus or COVID-19, but the business … Continue Reading Portland’s Beer & Service Industries Adapt Amid COVID-19 Outbreak
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
If you haven’t heard, there’s been a lot of beer and cider news that’s broken over the past few weeks in Portland. In fact, the speed at which beer and … Continue Reading Weathering the Storm: Surviving in Today’s Craft Beer Industry
Just as entrepreneurs adapted in the wake of the Dot-Com Boom (and bust), so too have smaller breweries learned from others mistakes, and continue to find a broad audience. But how?
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
Anyone who knows my writing will acknowledge that I rarely revel in opinion. I would never attempt to take up the mantel of Martin Cizmar – it’s just not in … Continue Reading Portland Craft Beer Isn’t Over-Saturated