Craft Beer

Food article: It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Beer… Giving Beer and Chocolate for the Holidays

Why does Valentine’s Day get all the chocolate fun? This holiday season, pair beer and chocolate for events and gifts! Out now in the December issue of the Oregon Beer Growler, and thanks to Bonnie from Euphoria Chocolate Company for the tasty insights! Full story: It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Beer… Giving Beer … Read More

Beer article: Urban Rebrewal: Eugene Breweries Find a Central Home on Willamette Street

This is one of the most fun craft beer stories I’ve gotten to work on. I love how beer has become something that is bringing new life to downtown Eugene: Urban Rebrewal Full story: Urban Rebrewal: Eugene Breweries Find a Central Home on Willamette Street

Oregon Beer Growler: Two New Breweries Bring Innovation to McMinnville and Beyond

In the heart of world-renown Willamette Valley wine country, two new breweries are doing some fascinating work with beer. Including one of the few breweries dedicated solely to brewing gluten-free beers. Evasion Brewing is focused on creating gluten-free beers that anyone can enjoy. Allegory Brewing is producing ales and lagers based on experimentation and adjuncts, … Read More

The Register Guard: Manifest Beer Co.: Downtown brewpub with hometown zeal

I’ve been following Manifest through all its ups and downs over the years, from its original incarnation, to two tumultuous moves to, finally, landing in a sweet space in downtown Eugene. The beers are excellent, and the location is awesome. I’m hoping it’s a sign of good things ahead not just for Manifest, but downtown … Read More

Mite vs. Mite: Controlling Hop Pests Sustainably

In the Oregon Beer Growler: Bugs protect a key beer ingredient. Hop growers battle pests every year to bring a healthy hop crop to market, but a Netherlands-based firm believes bugs can be more effective than chemicals in controlling them. A 2017 trial in Independence, OR, used beneficial arachnids to control two aggressive hop pests. … Read More

Claim 52 Brewing stakes out sweet spot

A hopefully-changing rarity in the guy-dominated craft beer industry, two women are at the helm of this 6-year-old Eugene brewery. Claim 52 has been ahead of the curve on trends such as kölsch and hazy IPA, and now they’re about to open a downtown taproom/restaurant. I was so happy to get to talk beer and … Read More

The heart of Oregon wine country also grows #craftbeer innovation

New article in the Oregon Beer Growler’s February issue For five years now, I’ve been writing monthly for the Oregon Beer Growler. For both beer fans and for folks in the business, the OBG talks about all things in Oregon’s craft beer industry. For the new February 2018 issue, I got to talk with the founders … Read More

2 events at the heart of Oregon #craftbeer

As you know, writing about the Eugene/Springfield craft beer scene means I get to talk to some of the coolest people in the world, then share their stories with you. (Sometimes I think my cheeky-yet-true tagline should be “People pay me to talk to cool people.”) This month in the local paper, The Register-Guard, “It’s … Read More

How to Start a Brewery: Bplans.com

Think you want to start a brewery? There’s so much more to it than just brewing beer. In fact, that’s the most elementary part of what promises to be a wild ride. In this Bplans.com 2-part guide to starting a brewery, I talk with brewers and industry experts on all the other things you have … Read More

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