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
Having sustained a year at distance by holding an online-only auction and a live streaming event in 2020, the Portland based Brews for New Avenues – the largest known philanthropic … Continue Reading Preview: Brews for New Avenues 10th Anniversary
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
Logsdon Farmhouse Ales, based in Washougal, Washington, has officially announced the reopening of their taproom for a final three weeks at their present location before moving into a new brewery … Continue Reading Exclusive: Logsdon Reopens Onsite Service & Prepares for Move to Portland
One year since Portland restaurants, taprooms, and breweries shut down – where are we now?
A look back at how the Portland beer industry weathered a turbulent 2020.
Living through the Freeze by supporting our local breweries and taprooms.
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