We’ve all been there… Those late, last-call nights, where the words blur together, yet the funniest and most memorable conversations are often conjured after a few too many. Such is … Continue Reading Drunk Herstory: A Night of Tipsy Storytelling
As an avid beer person, doing my best to keep up with the onslaught of summer festivals, I don’t know how I’ve come to convince myself that there’s an off-season … Continue Reading A Guide to Craft Beer Fests, Part I: Survival & Alternatives
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
Wouldn’t you know… it’s already the best season of the year for one-off beers. Hops are being harvested, often getting swept up immediately by local brewers to be quickly fed … Continue Reading The 2018 Hop Harvest is Here!
Each year the packed schedule of PDX Beer Week can often cause larger events to overshadow the smaller ones. Though in my experience, it’s the smaller, more intimate events that … Continue Reading Pink Boots Tap Takeover & Panel Discussion Thursday
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?
If it weren’t for Film School, I wouldn’t be a writer. Sure, there are other factors, but I never really learned how to tell a story until I took the … Continue Reading CBC 2018: A Photographic Recollection
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
If you’ve ever found yourself wandering the streets of the Pearl District in the Summertime, you’ve no doubt seen those 15 person bike contraptions, pushing beer patrons around town in … Continue Reading BrewCycle Pedals to East Portland
Known for being the first Certified B Corporation Brewery in the Northwest, Hopworks Urban Brewery is celebrating their 10th anniversary a week from today, at the Mothership on Powell, in … Continue Reading HUB Celebrates 10 Years Next Weekend
It’s been quite a week … and for me, in an unexpected way, it’s been filled with Lagers. Yes, not a normal week at all. This is not to say … Continue Reading The Craft Lager Has Arrived
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
For those who closely follow the beer industry, much of the terminology bandied about can be quite technical or downright scientific. After all, there are a multitude of styles, flavors, … Continue Reading We’re Beer Nerds, Not Beer Snobs
It’s been intriguing to watch the revamping of Widmer Brothers brand lineup and their operations in general over the past few years. Of particular note, the prioritization of the Innovation … Continue Reading Widmer’s Hefe X Released as Part of Portland Pub Series
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