Blog Tag: Events

Columbia River Brewing Turns Two

CRB's brewery has a rich history dating back to the Old World Pub & Brewery, which is where Hopworks Owner/Brewer Christian Ettinger cut his teeth. It is hard to believe, but it has been two years since Columbia River Brewing launched in the space most recently occupied by Laurelwood at 1728 NE 40th Avenue in the Hollywood District. To celebrate, CRB is throwing an anniversary party this Saturday July 14th. Although Happy Hour specials will be... Read More »

Obligatory Year-End Thingy

Well, it is the end of 2009 and, as is customary at the end of any year, the media has thrown at us 2009 year in review after 2009 year in review. Recaps of the past year's events fill almost every television station, every website and every newspaper. Covering everything from the year in celebrity gossip to the year in natural disaster gossip, these 365 day highlight reels come at us with almost punishing frequency.... Read More »

This Week's Portland Beer Events

April 27, 2009
There's a lot going on this week. Let's get to it! Tuesday (2009-04-28) Green Dragon's Meet the Brewer: Laurelwood's Chad Kennedy 6PM to 8PM Featured Beers: Green Mammoth Imperial IPA: The Imperial version of Laurelwood's popular Organic IPA, with Cascade Ahtanum and Amarillo hops. Saison: To create this unique beer, Laurelwood used Organic malted barley, white wheat malt, oats, maize, and Belgian candy sugar. Subtle notes of citrus are added by the use of orange... Read More »

2008 Holiday Ale Festival -- Revisited

December 15, 2008
2008 Holiday Ale Festival Ah, the 2008 Holiday Ale Festival is but a hazy memory in the minds of those who attended--and many are already anticipating next year's lineup! As we wrote earlier, we sampled a lot of different beer. Many were brewed exclusively for this event--never to be seen, smelled, and tasted again. Luckily, while we were paying attention to the beer, someone else was paying attention to the event. The following is a... Read More »

2008 Portland Holiday Ale Festival: Preston's Picks

Festival organizer Preston Weesner talks to Firestone Walker's Matt Brynildson about the amazing 2006 Jim. There are obvious perks for covering the beer scene here in Portland. I get to meet a lot of great people, I get a free beer once in awhile, and chicks, chicks, chicks! The girls are great, but it's actually not the best part. The part I love most about this job is being involved in a community that knows... Read More »

Holiday Ale Festival has an early gift for beer lovers, announces Wednesday opening with rare vintage beers

Portland Holiday Ale Festival! PORTLAND, Ore. – Nov. 1, 2008 – The Holiday Ale Festival is giving beer lovers a gift by opening one day early, and rewarding those who come with a selection of rare and vintage kegs. The 13th annual Holiday Ale Festival will take place Dec. 3 through 7 at Pioneer Courthouse Square, located at 701 SW Sixth Ave. in downtown Portland. Hours for the event are 3 to 9 p.m. Wed.,... Read More »

Two More Oregon Fresh Hop Tastivals

Bags of Nugget hops for Laurelwood's Fresh Nugs Pale Ale. Did you miss the Hood River Hops Fest? Or maybe you made it and it only served to increase your appetite for fresh hop beers. Either way, you're in luck! There are two more tastivals during the second half of October, one in Portland and one in Eugene. October 18 at Hopworks, 2944 SE Powell Blvd. in Portland. October 25 at Ninkasi, 272 Van Buren... Read More »

Beer lovers reap the benefits of Oregon's fall hop harvest at Oregon Bounty's Fresh Hop Beer Tastivals

September 9, 2008
Fresh Cascade hops. PORTLAND, Ore. – Sept. 9, 2008 - Hopheads, rejoice! The autumn air is turning crisp, heralding the annual harvest of hops, and with it, the celebration of fresh hop beers by Oregon’s famed craft brewers. Oregon Bounty and the Oregon Brewers Guild have collaborated to host a statewide series of three Fresh Hop Beer “Tastivals,” each featuring more than 20 original fresh hop beers from many of Oregon’s top craft breweries.The Oregon... Read More »

2008 Bend Brewfest

August 18, 2008
Coming out of Oregon Craft Beer Month in July, it's pretty easy to say how I'm feeling: worn out. I played many roles in July including host, photographer, writer, patron, and professional napper. Sometimes covering several events in a single day, I was ground up and spit out into August a weary soul. I'm not complaining about this because July is an exceptional time to be a beer lover in Oregon. It just that my... Read More »

Organizers call off All Oregon Ale Festival

PORTLAND, Ore. - August 11, 2008 - The Portland Brewers Festival Association of Oregon regrets to announce that the first-ever “All Oregon Ale Festival” has been cancelled for 2008. The event was scheduled to take place September 12 & 13 at Portland International Raceway. Organizers cite various reasons for the cancellation, including still-pending approval by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC), and the lack of time to properly promote the event.“We are extremely disappointed to... Read More »

Upcoming June Events

June 3, 2008
June Beer events in Portland. You can't complain about a lack of beer things to do this month. First of all, Belmont Station has some great tastings this month which include draft and bottle selections. As always, they also run specials during these tasting so it a great time to stock up on your favorites: Hale's Ales: June 3rd, 6-8PM Dick's Beer: June 10th, 6-8PM Grand Tetons: June 16th, 6-8PM Fish Tale Organic Ales: June... Read More »

FredFest 2008 Honors Memory of Michael Jackson

April 18, 2008
Fred Eckhardt at the 2007 Oregon Brewers Festival PORTLAND, Ore. — What started as a surprise 80th birthday party forworld-renowned beer writer Fred Eckhardt is coming back around in itsthird year as a fundraiser in the memory of fellow beer scribe,Michael Jackson, also known as the Beer Hunter.More than 15 rare and unique beers created by some of Oregon's mostcelebrated breweries will be on tap at FredFest 2008. The event willtake place from 2 p.m.... Read More »

Portland's Cheers to Belgian Beers 2008

Walking into the craziness of the "back room" of Roots last Saturday went something like this:So many Belgian beer fans! And even better: so many Belgian beers!For those of you not in the know, this year's "Portland's Cheers to Belgian Beers" was a mini beer festival (I dislike the word "tastival") where all the breweries used the same yeast strain (Ardennes/ La Chouffe), but could make any type of beer they liked.Now, I am a... Read More »

Barleywine Flight Night, @ Belmont Station Wednesday April 2nd

"BARLEYWINE FLIGHT NIGHT. 5-10 PM. Enjoy 3 ounce samples of 5 great bottled Barleywines for only $6 (yes, the $6 gets you a 3 oz. sample of all 5). Bison Organic, Butte Creek Trainwreck, Bridgeport Old Knucklehead, Stone Old Guardian, Full Sail Old Boardhead." Great price, great Barleywines! Is there a better way to spend a Wednesday? Check it out at Belmont Station. Winter is not over! Read More »

2008 Barleywine and Big Beer Tastival Beer List

Previously, I posted my notes and photos on the Barleywine and Big Beer Tastival 2008. I finally got around to typing up the beer list from the event. I know it's a bit late, but at least it's a reference for next year's event..nobrtable br { display: none } Barleywines           Brewery Beer OG FG ABV IBUs Anchor 2006 Old Foghorn - - 9.4% - Anchor 2007 Old Foghorn - -... Read More »

Roots Three Year Anniversary Party

Roots Organic Brewing Co. I just received an email from Craig Nicholls over at Roots Brewing Company with the following information:"Roots Organic Brewing Co. is turning 3 years old! We had a very successful year full of growth and expansion, new food and beers, great art shows and music and we know we couldn't have done it without you!So Roots would like to show our appreciation to all our loyal customers by offering everything on... Read More »

Photos: 2007 Holiday Ale Festival Media Preview

Photos from the 2007 Holiday Ale Festival Media Preview. Check out the rest of the photos here. Read More »

12th Annual Holiday Ale Festival

November 28, 2007
Most likely, it will be cold. And yeah, it'll probably be rainy. But under the big white tent in Pioneer Square, the heaters and strong beers will warm you plenty. It's time again for the annual Holiday Ale Festival! 2007 Holiday Ale Festival mug. "The 12th annual Holiday Ale Festival will begin on Thursday, Nov. 29, and continue through Sunday, Dec. 2 at Pioneer Courthouse Square, located at 701 SW Sixth Ave at the intersection... Read More »

Photos: 2007 Oregon Brewers Festival

Photos from the 2007 Oregon Brewers Festival. Check out the rest of the photos here. Read More »

Oregon Brewers Festival Preparation

It's that time of the year again, thank god. The 20th Annual Oregon Brewers Festival is just around the corner. This year, 73 breweries are scheduled to appear and share their wares. If you can't find a beer to fall in love with here, you've mistakenly categorized yourself as a beer lover. Maybe you should try a wine tasting instead. The transaction is simple: choose a beer (or a short line) and trade your token... Read More »