Portland, Oregon is a city filled with dozens of noteworthy breweries. In fact there are more breweries in Portland than any other city in the world. This is why the town is known as Beervana to many. One particular brewery is a big part of why Portland is becoming even more of a craft brew travel destination. This is The Commons Brewery. Lead by brewmaster and owner Mike Wright, the brewery recently celebrated their first year anniversary and hosted a two-day party featuring special releases and a “potluck” bottle share. Beer Traveler Charlie Herrin speaks with Wright to garner a bit of insight to The Commons first year as we learn how they come correct with a fun celebratory event. Cheers!
Angelo grew up in Maine and is proud to call New England his original home. Cascadia is now his home. He fell in love with great beer in Oregon, Washington, and Northern California.
He has been a correspondent for the Portland Tribune's Guest on Tap column, LivePDX.com, and has been featured in publications such as Beer Northwest and PDX Magazine. Angelo also has a great interest in independent music, and has been a booker and organizer for shows around the Portland under the name Pop Tomorrow! Angelo garnered much knowledge regarding beer from his experiences homebrewing, working at Belmont Station, Pyramid Brewing, Upright Brewing, By the Bottle, Beer Revolution, Olde Depot Public House, Falling Sky Brewing, Cascade Brewing, and from many many knowledgeable, passionate, and loving people along the way. It is Angelo's mission to bring "infotainment" and "edumation" to the readers of this website. If you have any questions or comments, or would like to contribute, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org