Archive for June, 2015

07-02-15 Club Night 2015

James, Steve, and a cast of BBR characters wander Club Night at the National Homebrewers Conference in search of great beers.

Karl Ockert helped popularize fresh hop beers in his years at BridgePort

While we’re talking about former BridgePort brewmaster Karl Ockert and his move to Deschutes Brewery as their director of brewing operations, it’s worthwhile remembering that during his time at BridgePort, the brewery was one of the first in the…

Pioneer Portland craft brewer moves to Bend and Deschutes Brewery

I had my first Portland-brewed IPA with Karl Ockert 20 years ago, when he was BridgePort’s brewmaster, and he’s been a friend and a valuable industy contact ever since. Portland won’t be the same without him. But the new gig as director of brewi…

Ketchup beer, Rose Fest beer, cherry beer, Coffee Cream Ale: your craft beer week has it all

Portland Beer Week doesn’t officially begin until June 11, which is why a week such as this — with at least 15 events — suggests that EVERY week is Portland beer week..

Craft brewer may derail Bud’s plan to trademark "Brewed the Hard Way"

A proper David and Goliath story — with IPA…

Portland Craft Beer Festival: Portland’s newest fest pours only Portland-brewed beers

Another beer festival in Portland? Sounds like a great idea, espcially one that aims — as the PCBF does — to give beer fans a good selection of beers from every brewery in Portland.

Two Bend tap takeovers, two ciders and an anniversary: midweek craft beer events

They know their IPAs at NW IPA, where they welcome one of their favorites this Wednesday…

Beer Connoisseur Club card could be dad’s favorite gift

A BC Club card could be that elusive perfect gift for Father’s Day…