Archive for November, 2014

uKeg Kickstarter campaign passes the million-dollar mark with a week to go

It’s a pleasure to write yet another post about this Portland innovation surpassing yet another crowdfunding goal — even if it is a day late thanks to a balky blog tool.

The days are getting darker but your beers needn’t: Four Oregon seasonal beers that break the mold

Just because the days are getting darker – three weeks to the solstice, saints be praised! – doesn’t mean you have to resign yourself to a season of big, dark, way-malty beers, especially here in Oregon, where we have lots of great brewers w…

Black Beer Friday and other inspired ideas: My top Portland beer events for the week of Nov. 28

It’s a fine week for beer events and the Holiday Ale Fest is the week’s — and maybe the season’s — top event (Look for my in-depth preview here Monday morning.) This week also sees the release of one of my favorite beers,…

Holiday beers: 10 old favorites, 5 upcoming events and a few drinking tips

Brewers make their biggest beers for the coming dark, cold months.

Thrillist ranks Oregon as nation’s booziest state, in a good way.

Colorado looked like the winner — then Oregon came along.

‘Tis the season for holiday beer dinners

This is the perfect time of year for beer dinners, and you can still sign up for the Goose Island dinner on Dec. 7 at Raven & Rose.

Whisky Back: Portland beer brewed to complement top-shelf spirits

Internationally-known spirits expert Stuart Ramsay and a team that includes Oregon brewing veteran Dave Fleming and Coalition brewer Elan Walsky just brewed the first of several projected Whisky Back beers — craft beers designed to echo the fla…

Widmer welcomes winter with Brrr and the Big Chill

Can’t wait to hit the slopes? Stop by Grand Central Bowl first for a night of music, art and Widmer’s much loved winter seasonal ale, Brrr. Plus beer events for the week of Nov. 21 – 27.

Keeping Oregon beer carbonated and cold: uKeg’s Kickstarter campaign nets 10 times its goal with 17 days left

Everybody loves the idea of a growler that keeps your beer cold and carbonated.

CNN says Portland is still the best beer city in the world

No doubt the best beer city question will be debated for as long as there are beer drinkers to debate it, but I’m confident that Portland is that city, especially in terms of sheer density of the beer experience. Critical mass, if you will. There are many other great beer cities, but visit anywhere and you’ll come back to Portland thinking, "there’s no beer like home…"