July is Oregon Craft Beer Month, and amazing beer is flowing at events are underway all over the state.
There’s also lots of news and features in Oregon’s craft beer world. The July 2015 issue of the Oregon Beer Growler shares stories of pioneers and key figures in Oregon’s beer world, from beer writer Fred Eckhardt to the ins and outs of running beer festivals. I’ve also got a few briefs and features in here:
- Bad Backs But Good Hearts: Volunteers Make Sasquatch a Success, p. 13
- A Craft Brewery for Junction City, p. 16-17
- Mancave Launches Bike Delivery, p. 17 & 20
- Long Game Leads to Year-Round Lager, p. 17
The lager piece, about how Eugene’s Ninkasi Brewing has been building to offering lagers in their flagship, year-round beers, is one I’ve been especially stoked about.
In other news, the Summer 2015 edition of Eugene Magazine is out, and is packed with tips on exploring Oregon this summer, an interesting dream home, paddle-boarding, and a tree-house primer. You can also check out my feature on Agrarian Ales, a farm and brewery near Coburg: “Farm-Fresh From Plate and Pint: Agrarian Ales offers seasonal food and ales.”
Now that you’ve got some reading material, here’s to curling up with a good beer too.