Our friend and mentor John Foyston started writing about beer for The Oregonian newspaper back in 1994. His blog The Beer Here is the main inspiration behind the inception of Brewpublic.com over six years ago. Not only has John’s multifaceted writing work been such an inspiration to us, but we consider him one of our dearest friends and best drinking buddies.
To honor our mentor, we decided to give Foyston his own night during out annual Killer Beer Week. Foyston Fest takes place on Tuesday, October 21 at The BeerMongers, on of Foyston’s favorite haunts, from 5:00pm – Midnight.
Come on out to the ‘Mongers and raise a glass to John. They will be featuring some of the man’s favorite classic brews on tap including Burnside Stock Ale, Anchor Steam, BridgePort. Lompoc, Amnesia Alt, Widmer Alt and a collaborative fresh hop brew made with John and The BeerMongers at Portland U-Brew.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.