Blog Author: Benjamin Thomas Caldwell

Fall in Love with Beer: Block 15 Bloktoberfest

Bloktoberfest 2012 Saturday October 13th 1pm-10pm Jefferson Street, Block 15 Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later...Fall dropped in late like a pathetic party guest and we pretty much know the rest of the story, right? Shorter days, cooler air, and rain. But its not all doom and gloom. As any Oregonian can attest there are many vices to comfortably rest the frustrations and sadness of the long hike into Spring. Chief among... Read More »

When Stars Collide: An Epic Tap Takeover

Fort George Tap Takeover Friday, October 5th, 5p-9p Sellwood Public House 8132 SE 13th Ave. Portland, OR 97202 Once and a while stars collide and we can all bathe in the magic of the heavenly dust as if floats gently to our souls. And if that’s too much of a funky concept dig this: one of my favorite places to hunker down with brew and friends is The Sellwood Public House. They are hooking up... Read More »

Coming Soon: "Outside Portland"

Fall is here and with this time of transition comes imminent change. The air cools, the leaves fall to the ground, and this guy leaves the city behind for the farm life in Corvallis. Not to fear, while I have taken a break to allow for the move I will be back up and running soon with more posts and articles covering the beer scene outside of the Portland area. After all, there is plenty... Read More »

A Movable Yeast

Explore Your Craft © Ben Caldwell When I was given the opportunity to attend the Explore Your Craft event I jumped at the chance. I was intrigued with the idea of mixing the art of beer with, well, other art. Looking back over the trajectory of public opinion and acceptance of beer one may discern, and likely conclude, beer has not always been understood as craft. Yet it is well documented that Kurt and Rob... Read More »

Pete: The One Who Stands Before Beer

Oregon Brew Crew brewing Protector Pale Ale © Ben Caldwell Once upon a time there was a young lad, Pete, who lived in the shadows of a large city. His occupation was to be on call, springing into action when the city required that its pipes be flushed. Working long and hard Pete performs alone laboring effortlessly so that the city can continue to produce. Tucked away and out of sight the solitary Pete seldom... Read More »

Compassionate Consumption, For The Kids

Bridge City Guild Happy Hour Thursday, June 13th 6:00pm – 9:00pm The BeerMongers 1125 Southeast Division Street Buried beneath the many layers of beer culture and events in Portland exists a team of men raising money by drinking beer.  These men shoot guns, swing golf clubs, raise families and probably work with you or someone you know. They lead in your church, manage your bars, serve your coffee and counsel your kids in school. Embedded... Read More »