What’s trending in beer? Good question… covid broke our crystal balls.
It was on March 17th 2020, 2 years ago today, that Oregon’s Governor enacted a mandate requiring the closure of indoor dining at bars, breweries, and restaurants. Within those first … Continue Reading 730 Days Later: A New Reality
This Thursday, December 9th, the next chapter of Chuckanut Brewery’s history begins as they open their new P Nut Beer Hall in Southeast Portland. Located on the corner of SE … Continue Reading First Look: Chuckanut Brewery’s P Nut Beer Hall
Last night I made a visit to my favorite watering hole in Portland, The BeerMongers, on the occasion of their 12th anniversary. While my constitution may have restrained how much … Continue Reading Sustaining Craft Beer Community
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 back at how the Portland beer industry weathered a turbulent 2020.
A look at the beers that are trending in 2020 as we continue to be in Survival Mode.
Living through the Freeze by supporting our local breweries and taprooms.
Paul Arney’s passion for place-based natural beers takes him to Norway and myself to Bend to learn more.
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.
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.
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