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
Great Notion Brewing just completed primary construction on a beautiful new taproom, restaurant, and coffee shop in NW Portland. Today, at 11am, there will be an official ribbon cutting to celebrate the new location, which will feature special guest taps all week.
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
For a number of weeks, around this time last year, there was this awesome little pop-up event that went down every Tuesday and Wednesday in the Alphabet District. Taking place … Continue Reading Function Hosts Fort George Event This Week
When news from Russell Street hit that Widmer Brother’s Pub was closing, it was a startling revelation for most in the local beer community. Yet within a month, they’ve already … Continue Reading The Widmer Pub Begins a New Life
Vagabond Brewing’s newest location just opened yesterday in SE Portland and features great beer, food, and an ambiance like nowhere else in town.
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
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
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
While everyone knows about the neighborhood focused brewpubs and restaurants of Portland, you less often hear about the role markets play as a local gathering place. Such is the case … Continue Reading West Coast Grocery Co. Now Open
Have you noticed that Portland breweries are breeding like rabbits lately? And I’m not talking about new breweries really. These are mostly existing breweries, setting up shop in another location. … Continue Reading Portland Breweries Head to the Neighborhoods
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
Festival season is officially here in Portland! The kickoff of PDX Beer Week feels like it’s become the official start of Summer in Portland. With multiple events every day, including … Continue Reading 10 Can’t Miss Events During PDX Beer Week
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
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