Charlie Herrin aka The Beer Traveler meets up with Zach at Old Town Pizza to check out some killer pizza and delivers some beer on a bike.
This post was written by Angelo on March 20, 2013
In a region where brewers change teams more than ball players in the free agency era, another big name Portland brewer has announced he will be joining the ranks of a young, popular, and quickly rising brewery. It was recently announced that Jacob Leonard, 33, known best for his work at Walking Man Brewing in Stevenson, WA where he was a recipient of the 2007 Glen Hay Falconer Scholarship in conjunction with Siebel Institute of Technology, will soon be a co-brewmaster at Breakside Brewery in Portland. Most recently, Leonard took on a production brewer position at the end of 2010 with Widmer Brothers and Craft Brew Alliance of Portland, OR. Today the word came down from Breakside brewmaster Ben Edmunds that Leonard would be on board with the quickly growing brewery.
“I’m very excited to let you all know that Jacob Leonard will be Read More…
This post was written by Angelo on August 7, 2012
We recently discovered some interesting news regarding a few new breweries in the Portland/Columbia Gorge region. Walking Man brewmaster Dan Munch has announced that he is leaving to pursue a brewing position with Craft Brew Alliance (CBA) in Portland. Following in the footsteps of his Walking Man predecessor, Jacob Leonard who is currently with CBA where Widmer, Redhook, and Kona beers are brewed. Munch took over the lead brewing responsibilities last February after Leonard departed for Portland. Munch is a graduate of Siebel Institute of Technology‘s Brewing Technology program and is sure to bring a lot to CBA’s ever-growing brewhouse.
Replacing Munch at Walking Man will be Bolton “Bolt” Minister who has served as assistant brewer at the Rock Bottom Brewery in Portland since March 2009. Before his time with Rock Bottom, he served as head brewer at Astoria Brewing at Wet Dog Cafe in Astoria, OR for two years. Minister starts his position at Walking Man on July 2, four days before Munch departs. Both brewers are excited about their new positions and so are those who have enjoyed their beers. Congratulations to both and best of luck to them in the future!
This post was written by Angelo on June 18, 2012
Hope to see you there,
This post was written by admin on April 6, 2012
Starting Tuesday January 24 and running through Sunday February 19, 2012, Portland, Oregon’s Rock Bottom Brewery will feature an assortment of their best specialty brews. Brewmaster Charles Hutchins exclaims “Come drink my beer!” adding, “Enjoy these rotating beers and raise a toast to me, the Brewmaster.” Read More…
This post was written by Angelo on January 24, 2012
Back by popular demand–that is to say, by my demand. This porter was one of my favorite beers to drink back when we had it on all the time. And since I like drinking beer…
We got a whole tank–come on down for a pint.
This post was written by admin on January 3, 2012
2011 was a peculiar year. For myself, personally, 2011 was filled with ups and downs. Some notable lows made the summer and fall months particularly difficult, but thanks to a strong finish, lots of wonderful craft beer related festivities, and America’s greatest growth yet in the craft beer boom, 2011 proved to be a year worth remembering.
We asked a number of craft beer minds to share with us some of the most memorable brews and brew events of the year as well as what they perceived as emerging trends in our industry. In picking the brains of many prominent characters who greatly impact the craft beer scene both locally and nationally, we seek to unfold what 2012 might have in store for us. Thanks to all who chimed in, and if you didn’t get your two cents in, feel free to comment with yours. Cheers! -Angelo Read More…
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This post was written by Angelo on December 28, 2011
Join The BeerMongers on Thursday July 14 starting at 6PM for a special Rock Bottom Brewers night. Brewers Charlie Hutchins and Bolt Minister will be in the house to share three of the best beers around. You won’t want to miss these!
Here’s what you can expect to enjoy and descriptions from Charlie: Read More…
This post was written by Angelo on July 14, 2011
So… the meteorologist are saying something to the tune of 80 degrees this weekend in the Willamette Valley. Really?! Is summer going to grace us with a sneak preview? ‘Cause of late, the water levels have risen to the highest since 1996 when there was a big ol’ flood here. If you’ve been to the water front, you’ve probably noticed that the river isn’t far from the bridges. I digress…
This weekend, there’s a buttload of killer beer things cracking around Beervana. There has also been a bunch of great happenings that you might’ve missed out on (it’s easy to do ’round here). Okay, first let’s start with some of the events that have rocked this past week… Read More…
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This post was written by Angelo on June 3, 2011