With another year behind us we look back at the year 2016 in a three part series of some of our favorite photographs that our staff captured throughout the year. These photos will take us across the globe as our beer travels this past year took us to many areas in and outside the United States. Many of these photos have appeared on the pages of BREWPUBLIC, however a few will make their debut here. For Part 1, we will feature photos from January 2016 – April 2016 from Oregon, Washington, two trips to California for the RateBeer Best Awards and Festival and the Legendary Boonville Beer Festival and a few from Dublin, Ireland while visiting Guinness and a trip to Hofbrauhaus in Munich, Germany.
We give you Part 1 of BREWPUBLIC’s 2016 Year in Photos.
January 2016 Photos
Alex Ganum leading a tasting at Upright Brewing in January that unveiled a few new releases from Upright Brewing. (FoystonFoto)
When we broke the news on the upcoming brewing project from Charlie Devereux, formerly of Double Mountain Brewery we captured this photograph of the future home of Wayfinder Beer in Portland, OR. In early January 2016, the buildout was already in progress. Originally scheduled to open in Spring 2017, the project opened at the end of September but are still waiting on brewing its own house brewed beers.
Freebridge Brewing owner Steve Light with his wife Laurie Petroff-Light (left) and Head Brewer Mike Boler (right) spoke to a very large crowd at the brewery’s opening in The Dalles.
Larry Clouser, Josh Huerta, and Erick Russ of Pono Brewing debuted their collaboration with Culmination Brewing at Artisinful.
A taster tray of various years of Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine at Saraveza helped usher in the New Year.
A wooden keg on the bar at Hofbrauhaus Munchen. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
One of the live bands at Hofbrauhaus Munchen. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
We attended the inaugural 2016 RateBeer Best Awards held in Santa Rosa, California.
Hill Farmstead Anna at 2016 RateBeer Best Festival. The Vermont brewery was awarded the top brewery of the year the previous evening at the RateBeer Awards.
Karen King of Side Project, D.J. Paul of Brewpublic and Logan Plant of Beavertown Brewery at 2016 RateBeer Best Festival.
Matt Van Wyk of Alesong Brewing & Blending and John Holl & Jon Page of All About Beer Magazine at 2016 RateBeer Best Festival.
To Øl at 2016 RateBeer Best Festival.
Russian River Brewing Co. Taplist at its brewpub in downtown Santa Rosa, California. (photo by D.J. Paul)
February 2016 Photos
Ale Apothecary Carpe Diem Manana was one of the beers featured at the Blasphemous Brew Fest held at McMenamins Crystal Ballroom.
The complete Moonstruck Chocolate Oregon Craft Brewers Collection Truffles.
Julian Rose cutting a Moonstruck Chocolate Oregon Craft Brewers Collection Rogue Truffle.
10 Barrel Brewing’s Tonya Cornett pouring her Crush series of beers during Zwickelmania in Bend, Oregon.
Pouring from the zwickel at Three Creeks Production Brewery during Zwickelmania.
10 Barrel Brewing’s Jimmy Seifrit pouring a preview of the beer that would be released later in the year, Whiskey Barrel Aged Estonya, during Zwickelmania.
Pickles and Zwickels at Boneyard Beer.
Gigantic MASSIVE! 2016 at the source.
McMenamins Hillsdale Brewfest Taster Tray of beers.
CiderCon visited Portland in February 2016 and we ran into Dave Selden from 33 Books fame on the trade floor.
Jason Barbe, formerly of Ex Novo Brewing, tapping a firkin at Green Dragon Firkin Fest.
A whiskey and a beer at StormBreaker Distillery Fest.
Belmont Station hosted a farewell surprise party for its former bar manger Jonathan Carmean who went on to become the bar manager at Wayfinder Beer. During this evening Belmont Station handed out “Jonathan” masks.
Canal MacWhaler is part of a Jonathan sandwich at Belmont Station.
Hair of the Dog had purchased a stone fermentation tank and here is one of our favorites that came from this tank, Fred from the Stone.
Paul Reiter, James Dugan and Andy Miller of Great Notion Brewing. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
Magnolia Brewing Founder Dave McLean at Cheese Bar in February 2016 to launch his brewery in Portland.
A lineup of many of the McMenamins Brewers at 23rd Avenue Bottle Shop.
Jesse Grover of McMenamins On The Columbia (right), winner of the 2016 Battle For The Belt pictured alongside Matt Carver (center) and Dave Kosanke (left) from Kennedy School Concordia Brewery at 23rd Avenue Bottle Shop.
A Triple IPA taster tray during Triple Blind Taste Fest at The Upper Lip.
March 2016 Photos
McMenamins Distillers James Whelan and Clark McCool at 23rd Avenue Bottle Shop to discsuss the 2016 release of the highly coveted Devils Bit Whiskey.
A bottle of the 2016 McMenamins Devils Bit Whiskey.
In November 2015 we had the opportunity to visit Guinness in Dublin, Ireland. Our article on this visit to the historical brewery appeared on March 17 to honor St. Patrick’s Day. Here is BREWPUBLIC’s D.J. Paul outside of the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, Ireland.
Watching our first pour of Guinness take place at the Gravity Bar that offers panoramic views of Dublin and beyond.
Learning to pour the perfect Guinness from Domhnall Marnell inside the Guinness Connoisseur Bar.
Bottles of Guinness West Indies Porter and Guinness Dublin Porter inside the Guinness Archives alongside Guinness The 1759 bottle.
The bar inside The Open Gate Brewery – St. James’s Gate on the Guinness property in Dublin, Ireland.
Natalie Baldwin of Burnside Brewing and Sam Pecoraro of The Commons Brewery. (FoystonFoto)
Shelly and Rick Strauss of Bent Shovel from Oregon City at the 2016 Spring Beer and Wine Fest. We enjoyed the beers being poured by them at the festival.
Pam the new ‘long bus’ from BREWVANA was unveiled at the 2016 Spring Beer and Wine Fest.
We celebrated Orval Day at a few local beer bars. This photo was taken at Bazi.
Cider Rite of Spring held each year in Portland, Oregon.
2nd Annual Baker’s Dozen returned to Culmination Brewing in March. Look for the 3rd Annual Baker’s Dozen on Saturday, March 11, 2017.
April 2016 Photos
The Portland Timbers MLS 2015 Trophy visited Widmer Brothers Pub in early April.
McMenamins added its first rum, Franks High Proof Rum, to its lineup of distilled spirits.
10 Barrel Brewing in Portland finally opened its rooftop that remained a very popular destination during the warmer months in Portland.
Matt Van Wyk of Alesong Brewing & Blending on the brew deck at Block 15 Brewing where his brewery brews its wort before himself along with brothers Brian and Doug Coombs do their work in barrel aging.
When in the Columbia Gorge a visit to Logsdon Barrel House was on the itinerary.
Canal MacWhaler visited Aslan Brewing in Bellingham, Washington to give us an inside look at the brewery that later began distribution to Portland. (photo by Canal MacWhaler)
The Bruery visited Cascade Barrel House for a tap takeover to a jam packed house.
Micah Bell at Zupans on West Burnside with his well curated beer selection behind him.
Zupan’s hosted its monthly beer class on Saisons at its West Burnside location. Micah Bell led a great, informative afternoon on the history of this beer style
Uinta Brewing’s R&D brewer Isaac Winter and Uinta’s CEO Steve Mills at the launch of Uinta Brewing Free Form Gluten Free IPA and Belgian-Style Blonde Ale. The beers experienced a slight production delay but are now finally hitting the marketplace.
Tom Bleigh (right) and founder Christian Ettinger show off the culmination of six months of work – Hopworks new Gear Up IPA, a Northwest-Style IPA with a dry and tropical-hop profile.
Spotted the elusive Bake Baker of Alebriated Distribution in the woods of Northern California on our road trip to Boonville, California.
Welcome to Anderson Valley Brewing in Boonville, California.
The copper brewhouse at Anderson Valley Brewing in Boonville, California.
A view to the north from the roof of Anderson Valley Brewing in Boonville, California.
Solar panels adorn the roof of Anderson Valley Brewing.
Jeff Bagby of Bagby Beer serving one of his IPAs at the Legendary Boonville Beer Festival.
Tom Dalldorf of Celebrator Beer on stage leading his band, front and center, at the Legendary Boonville Beer Festival.
Festive crowd at the Legendary Boonville Beer Festival.
Look for part two of three in BREWPUBLIC’s Year In Photos in the coming days!