9th Annual FredFest

Happy Birthday Fred Eckhardt at FredFest

The month of May is right around the corner and this means the return of FredFest to Hair of the Dog Brewery and Tasting Room. Now in it’s 9th year, FredFest will take place on Sunday, May 4th. Read More…

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The Commons Limited Bottle Release for Myrtle and Biere Royale

The Commons Biere Royale and Myrtle

Still fresh off their 2014 World Beer Cup Bronze Medal for Flemish Kiss, The Commons Brewery will be hosting a bottle release on Saturday, April 19th. This limited bottle release will be for a limited run of Myrtle and Biere Royale. The bottles will be available at the Tasting Room beginning at 2pm. Bottles will be $9 and there are only 25 cases of each. Read More…

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New Belgium Brewing to Break Ground on East Coast Facility

New Belgium Brewing NC

Press Release:
 
Ft. Collins, Colo., April 17, 2014 – Going up! New Belgium Brewing is officially breaking ground and starting construction on its second brewery—a 133,000 SF brewery and tasting room. At full build out, New Belgium will brew 500,000 barrels annually and support upwards of 140 jobs. The groundbreaking includes a private ceremony on May 1 and a public celebration on May 2. Read More…

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North American Organic Brewers Festival Celebrates Ten Years

North American Organic Brewers Festival

Press Release:

PORTLAND, ORE – More than 15,000 beer lovers, music fans and supporters of sustainable living will come together at the North American Organic Brewers Festival (NAOBF) the last weekend of June to “Drink Organic, Save the Planet, One Beer at a Time.” The 10th annual event will take place June 26 through June 29 at Overlook Park in North Portland. Event hours are Noon to 9pm Thursday through Saturday and Noon to 5pm Sunday. Read More…

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Montinore Estate, Fire Mountain Brew House and EaT: An Oyster Bar To Host Annual Southern Crawfish Boil

Montinore Estate Crawfish Boil

Press Release:

PORTLAND, Ore. (April 14, 2014) – On Saturday, April 26, Montinore Estate, Fire Mountain Brew House and Portland’s EaT: An Oyster Bar will be bringing a bit of Cajun flavors to the Willamette Valley in celebration of the release of Montinore’s 2013 whites wines. Read More…

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Eugene’s The Tap & Growler Hosts Beer vs Cider vs Mead Tonight

Tap and Growler Projected Beer Menu

Tonight, The Tap & Growler in downtown Eugene will be hosting Beer vs Cider vs Mead. This Tap Takeover & Food Pairing Event will pair Flat Tail Brewing, 2 Towns Cider, and Nectar Creek Honeywine with food pairings by Noisette Pastry Kitchen. Read More…

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Every Day Wine Ventures Into Craft Beer

Every Day Wine Draught Board

By C. Baker

Attention Northeast Portland and beyond, Every Day Wine on NE Alberta now has five taps of craft beer to aid in wetting your whistle. These new beer taps are in addition to their excellent selection of wine. Read More…

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3rd Annual Eugene Bacon Fest

3rd Annual Eugene Bacon Fest

Looking for a reason to drink beer and eat some tasty bacon? Look no further than the 3rd Annual Eugene Bacon Fest taking place on Saturday May 3rd, at the Rogue Ales Public House in Eugene, Oregon. Read More…

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Samuel Smith Salute in Portland

Samuel Smith Salute

This past weekend, the Samuel Smith Salute week of events kicked off in Portland. The week of celebrating Samuel Smith continues tomorrow night through Saturday with five more events at five of the better beer bars in Portland. Read More…

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Oregon Takes Home 17 Medals at 2014 World Beer Cup

Two Kilts Brewing, World Beer Cup, Photos © Brewers Association

Last evening in Denver, Colorado the Brewers Association presented the awards for the World Beer Cup. Held every other year during the Craft Brewers Conference, this biennial global competition pits breweries from across the globe against one another in 94 different beer categories.

Breweries from the state of Oregon came home with medals from 17 beers along with the Small Brewing Company Category won by Pelican Brewery. Our neighbors to the north, Washington, went away with 8 medals and our eastern neighbor, Idaho, received 2 medals. Read More…

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