Archive for March, 2015

John Harris/Sam Calagione Power Lunch is just one of Ecliptic’s events during the Craft Brewers Conference

April 14-17 is the national Craft Brewers Conference which was last held in Portland in 2001, when there were a few hundred craft breweries in the country. This year, with about 3,500 craft breweries in the U.S. And 11,000 or so people coming to…

Class of 2014: Celebrate Portland’s great new crop of craft brewers

Don’t miss this great chance to meet brewers from some of portland’s newest and best breweries and taste their beers.

Speakers, special beers on tap today at Farmhouse Ale Fest

Ezra, Erika, Sarah and crew have done a great job with this year’s festival: lots of intriguing beers and logistics are good with few bottlernecks. With more to come this perfect spring day, including special beers and brewers Paul Arney and Jos…

Grow your own: Portland U-Brew has hop rhizomes

Hop fans, now is the time to plant your own, and don’t forget PUB’s single hop IPA fest next weekend…

Spy-PAs, IPAs and farmhouse ales: craft beer events for March 27-April 2

Organizers have outdone themselves for this year’s Farmhous & Wild Ale Fest and assembled more than 70 saisons, barrel-aged, fruit, herb, spice, sour, and wild yeast beers for what may well be the largest festival of its kind in the country.

The Commons Brewery: new space likely opens today

If the city checks off on final inspection, the Commons Brewery will be open for business this afternoon, Thursday March 26, at its new location on the corner of Southeast Belmont Street and Seventh Avenue.

Gigantic signs with Ontario’s B-Side Brewing to sell beer in Canada

Gigantic’s new venture with Ontario, Canada’s B-Side Brewing Label is a fine example of how innovative craft brewers are reaching new markets — in this case without the hassle of shipping beer from one corner of the continent to the other…

03-26-15 To Dump or Not? And NHC Contest

Chris Colby, editor of Beer and Wine Journal, talks about how to assess suspicious beers, and Gary Glass, director of the American Homebrewers Association, helps us introduce a contest to give away two free registrations to this year’s National Homebre…

Fort George’s birthday present to Oregon craft beer fans: Omegatex IPA in bottles

Fort George turns eight this Friday with a party at the brewery and a birthday present to all Oregon craft-beer fans, Omegatex Imperial IPA in bottles for the first time.

Farmhouse and Wild Ale Festival: the beer list for next weekend

The Portland Farmhouse and Wild Ale Festival features more than 70 saisons, barrel-aged, fruit, herb, spice, sour, and wild yeast beers that will rotate through, with more than 30 beers on tap at a time. Here’s the list