‘Beer Hiking Pacific Northwest’ celebrates regional hikes and breweries

It’s hard to believe, but when Rachel Wood and Brandon Fralic came up with the idea to write a guidebook on hiking and beer just five years ago, Bellingham – as well as the entire state of Washington – only had half as many breweries as it does today. Incredulously, hiking [...]

By |2018-10-18T13:21:06+00:00June 12th, 2018|

Beer Review #64 — Pelican Hurdy Gurdy Roggenbier

  Happy Tuesday folks, we've got something a bit different today, a somewhat obscure style. Roggenbier is a traditional German style beer brewed with a very heavy portion of Rye in the malt bill and a strong yeast profile to balance the spicy rye. Pelican is nestled in Pacific City, OR [...]

By |2018-10-18T13:21:37+00:00March 7th, 2017|

Public Wake for Fred Eckhardt this Sunday

On August 10 we lost Fred Eckhardt (1926-2015), one of the most influential beer personalities the world has ever known. Called the Dean of American Beer Writers and Craft Beer’s Muse, among many other titles, Fred was one of the first homebrew advocates, he was a leading beer writer (with regular columns in [...]

By |2018-10-18T13:27:36+00:00August 19th, 2015|

Portland man visits 77 breweries in one day

On Saturday, Aug. 15 (2015), John Lovegrove of Portland, Oregon, along with beer writer Brian Yaeger and a film crew, completed the “Spirit of 77 Breweries Challenge” by visiting 77 Portland-area breweries within a 24-hour period. This broke Lovegrove’s 2012 record of visiting 50 breweries in one day, and it more [...]

By |2018-10-18T13:27:37+00:00August 17th, 2015|

How The Local Movement is Changing the Face of Craft Beer

The craft beer landscape is ever changing. Breweries evolve to meet the advancing tastes of their fans and they are always shifting with market forces. Local beers are what sell. There are over 3,500 breweries in the US and 2,000 in planning. Most of these sell below 15,000 barrels a year and [...]

By |2018-10-18T13:28:50+00:00April 27th, 2015|

Craft Brewers Conference and BrewExpo Begins in Portland

The Craft Brewers Conference runs from April 14th - April 17th in Portland, Oregon. This is no small affair, as you can see from this photos of last year's conference in Denver, Colorado. There will be over 15,000 attendees, 575 businesses, and 16o presenters. Portland last hosted the conference in 2001, [...]

By |2018-10-18T13:29:01+00:00April 13th, 2015|

Winners of Oregon Beer Awards Announced

Oregon's Willamette Weekly created the Oregon Beer Awards to honor the best breweries, tap houses, bars, beers and festivals. We were happy to see former Chuckanut Brewery Head Brewer, Josh Pfriem's brewery win! Here are the winners! Best New Brewery Buoy Beer Company – 49pts StormBreaker Brewing – 40pts Ex Novo [...]

By |2018-10-18T13:31:27+00:00February 24th, 2015|