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, starting at 6pm … Continue Reading Oregon Beer Awards Live Stream
There was a time when I simply worked 9-5, then bought a six-pack on my way home. It was a mediocre existence… Today, with lord knows how many tap handles … Continue Reading New Tastes at Culmination Brewing
Oregon Stalwart adds “new school IPA” to year-round lineup