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
When I learned of Culmination Brewing and Doug Fir Lounge’s collaboration, the Green Room Black Lime Kölsch, I was immediately intrigued. Fusing this classic German Ale from Cologne with the exotic … Continue Reading Culmination & Doug Fir’s Green Room Kölsch
Leave it to Portland to host what might just be the world’s only Radler Festival. As quirky and unique as the local culture, these delightful concoctions might just feed your … Continue Reading 2nd Annual Portland Radler Fest
This Saturday, from 1 to 8pm, Upright Brewing will be releasing two very special offerings. Each is a unique collaboration with Oregon vineyards, both showcasing the complexity that comes when … Continue Reading Upright Brewing Bottle Release Saturday
While everyone knows about the neighborhood focused brewpubs and restaurants of Portland, you less often hear about the role markets play as a local gathering place. Such is the case … Continue Reading West Coast Grocery Co. Now Open