The Craft Beer Boom Discussion at The Green Dragon

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Over the coarse of the past 30 years the state of Oregon has been at the forefront of the craft beer revolution that is taking place across the globe. As of today there are 188 breweries that call Oregon home and this number seems to be growing every month.

With all of this growth there are also concerns on where the industry currently stands and what does the future hold. Is the industry near capacity? If not is there room for more breweries and pubs? And when will this so called bubble burst? Read More…

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CraftBeer.com’s 2014 Great American Beer Bars

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This past month CraftBeer.com asked its readers to vote for their favorite craft beer bars in their annual Great American Beer Bars competition. Eugene, Oregon’s The Bier Stein won top honors in the Pacific region and Portland’s APEX Bar and Seattle’s The Pine Box also finished in the region’s top 5 finalists. Read More…

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Winners Announced in Beer Competition Brewed from Highly Purified Tualatin River Water

Pure Water Brew Competition Water

Hillsboro, Ore. — Winners of the Pure Water Brew Competition – the first-ever challenge to home brewers to create the best tasting suds with water drawn from the Tualatin River – were announced Monday. The winning Pure Water Brew was a Vox Max Belgian created by Ted Assur. Read More…

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Widmer Brothers Teams Up With Gigantic Brewing and Gets All Crafty

Widmer Gigantic Craftylicious Label

For the 4th release in Widmer Brothers 30th Anniversary Collaboration Series they teamed up with Gigantic Brewing, the self proclaimed “world’s most crafty brewery”, to offer us Craftylicious. This Golden Ale is a bright, partial kettle-soured beer that is tart, hoppy, citrusy, and made for the late summer months. Read More…

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The BeerMongers 5th Anniversary Celebration

The BeerMongers 5th Anniversary

Five years ago on September 5th, Sean Campbell and Craig Gulla opened the doors to their new bottle shop, The BeerMongers. Since this time there have been a few changes that have taken place at this bottle shop, one owner left the business as the other brought in more bottle and draft selections. However, one thing remains constant, their knowledgeable employees. Read More…

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Brewing Industry’s Economic Impact

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With us heading into Labor Day weekend here is some strong, positive news about how the brewing industry supports our American economy. New analysis from the Beer Institute reveals that each brewery job helps support and additional 45 jobs in other industries. Lets raise a glass to these 2 million American workers! Read More…

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Save Acadian Farms & Brewery

Save Acadian Farms & Brewery

Acadian Farms & Brewery is in need of some assistance from all of us to help keep their doors open in scenic Carson, Washington. This past May during and event at the small brewery and farm, a few select neighbors had an issue with some traffic issues near their rural location. This has now escalated enough where they will now have to go before a Hearing Examiner in Stevenson, WA to decide their fate on September 3rd. Read More…

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BJ’s Field Day IPA Live from the Hop Farm

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The beloved hop fields of the Willamette Valley are now beginning to be harvested. As these hops are harvested from the bines this means one thing, Fresh Hop beers are soon on their way.

On Friday, August 22nd, BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse will be making a pilgrimage to harvest some hops at Crosby Hop Farm in Woodburn, OR. Read More…

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Taplister To Continue On

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A few weeks back Kerry Finsand announced that Taplister would cease operations on Sunday, August 31st. Well things have changed and Taplister will continue on. Finsand has now found an entrepreneur that has a strong technical background, enjoys craft beer and is excited to improve on the great work that has already been done with Taplister. Read More…

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The Big Legrowlski Opens in the Pearl District

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The locations of strong, well managed craft beer focused establishments in Northwest Portland have been very limited over the years. Especially when comparing the ones currently located there to the ones in the other quadrants of Portland. Now residents and frequenters of Portland’s Pearl District have their very own growler fill station and draft beer bar. A few days ago The Big Legrowlski opened its doors at 812 NW Couch Street. Read More…

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