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
This Thursday, December 9th, the next chapter of Chuckanut Brewery’s history begins as they open their new P Nut Beer Hall in Southeast Portland. Located on the corner of SE … Continue Reading First Look: Chuckanut Brewery’s P Nut Beer Hall
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
As Portland enters Day 3 of an unprecedented heatwave featuring 107+ degree temps, should we be asking ourselves, why not have a Hard Seltzer? I pose this question with the … Continue Reading Is Craft Hard Seltzer Here to Stay?
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?
The past six months have seen a great proliferation of Dark Lager styles in the PNW. But why?
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