A look back at how the Portland beer industry weathered a turbulent 2020.
Entering month four, how are Portland & greater Oregon handling the current situation and what can we do to combat the stasis of the moment.
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
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
“We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon.” Franklin Delano Roosevelt We are currently living … Continue Reading Fostering Leaders in a Time of Uncertainty
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
If you haven’t heard, there’s been a lot of beer and cider news that’s broken over the past few weeks in Portland. In fact, the speed at which beer and … Continue Reading Weathering the Storm: Surviving in Today’s Craft Beer Industry
The way 2019 has gone thus far, it’s really seemed like the Year of the Lager in Portland. Sure, we’ve all seen a rise in interest – better yet, a … Continue Reading Ex Novo Brewing Presents Lagerhosen ’19
Learn more about how Brews For New Avenues raises money for at-risk and homeless youth in Portland.
When it comes to quenching oppressive thirsts, Rice trumps Corn.
It’s not every year that Portland Beer Week initiates a new event. And it’s only during this week of the year that one-of-a-kind happenings like Snackdown and the Beer & … Continue Reading Bean to Bar: Portland Beer Week’s Newest Event Features Beer & Chocolate Pairings
Just as entrepreneurs adapted in the wake of the Dot-Com Boom (and bust), so too have smaller breweries learned from others mistakes, and continue to find a broad audience. But how?
Get ready for seven days of collaboration and one-off beers, plus a few surprises.
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