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.
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
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
July is out and February is in as Oregon Craft Beer Month, filled with events, tastings, and more, begins today.
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
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
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!
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
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?
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
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
Did you miss the chance to buy a ticket for Willamette Week’s annual Oregon Beer Awards tonight? Have no fear… You can watch it all via their livestream (**updated, fixed link … Continue Reading Oregon Beer Awards Live Stream