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
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
Vagabond Brewing’s newest location just opened yesterday in SE Portland and features great beer, food, and an ambiance like nowhere else in town.
A new facility in Cascade Locks will enable pFriem Family Brewers to expand their existing production facility.
For some brewers, the passion for their craft never leaves the realm of home brewing. It’s a difficult transition – leaving a full-time job, seeking out capital, balancing family and … Continue Reading Crossing Over: An Interview with Threshold Brewing & Blending
When I started out as a writer, freelancing at City Pages in Minneapolis, I was knee-deep in the indie rock music scene. For a whole year I was paid to … Continue Reading The St. John’s Winter Beer Fest & Record Show Starts Today!
Ever have this feeling…? You’re perusing the tap list at your local pub or brewpub and get hung up on one or two different beer styles listed that don’t quite … Continue Reading Style Series: Cask Conditioned Ale
We’ve all been there… Those late, last-call nights, where the words blur together, yet the funniest and most memorable conversations are often conjured after a few too many. Such is … Continue Reading Drunk Herstory: A Night of Tipsy Storytelling
With GABF and Oktoberfest behind us, as well as my look at how to prepare for fests, it’s kind of hard to write a series on beer festivals without creating … Continue Reading A Guide to Craft Beer Fests, Part II: The Best Fests
As an avid beer person, doing my best to keep up with the onslaught of summer festivals, I don’t know how I’ve come to convince myself that there’s an off-season … Continue Reading A Guide to Craft Beer Fests, Part I: Survival & Alternatives
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