Craft Beer

Brewing on the wild side

Wild beers are such a, well, wild ride. Here’s a new piece about wild beers in Oregon, in The Register-Guard. “Think of everything you know about beer: the bitter punch of a Northwest IPA, the light flavor of an American lager, the richness of a dry Irish-style stout. Now pour it down the drain.” Full … Read More

Craft Beer Article: Collaboration is Key for Homebrewing Couple

New in the February 2016 edition of the Oregon Beer Growler: “Sometimes newlyweds return from their honeymoon and immediately prepare a room for a baby. But for Kiley and Michael Gwynn of Eugene, they returned from their 2008 honeymoon/first anniversary trip to Hawaii with a passion for a new hobby: homebrewing.” Full story: Collaboration is … Read More

November 2015 Craft Beer Articles

Thirsty for craft beer news, especially the scene around western Oregon? Here are some of my articles for November 2015: Lane Monthly Magazine Filling the Festival Void – Lane Monthly McKenzie Cider & Craft Beer celebrates its fourth festival! On Nov. 13–14, over 5,000 people will enjoy 190 beers and ciders at the McKenzie Cider … Read More

Lane Monthly: McKenzie Cider & Craft Beer Festival is Filling the Festival Void

New article in Lane Monthly Magazine’s November 2015 edition: On Nov. 13–14, over 5,000 people will enjoy 190 beers and ciders at the McKenzie Cider & Craft Beer Festival (MCCBF). Presented by the McKenzie After 5 and Springfield Rotary Clubs and held at Springfield’s Willamalane Center, MCCBF showcases regional beers and ciders to the benefit … Read More

Willamette Valley-Inspired Beers Made By Walking, Nov. 5, Eugene

8 Beers Inspired by the Southern Willamette Valley in Eugene Beers Made By Walking (BMBW) invites brewers to create place-based beers inspired by plants found on nature walks. The first-ever Eugene-focused BMBW beer tapping event features 8 beers/ciders that were inspired by natural areas in the Eugene/Springfield area. The event takes place on November 5, … Read More

October Eugene Craft Beer News

Laurelwood Fresh Hop Red Alepouring beautifully A photo posted by Beergarden. (@beergardenme) on Oct 1, 2015 at 2:42pm PDT Recently I had the pleasure of going to Beergarden, a new Eugene pub with indoor/outdoor seating, an excellent tap list of craft beers, meads, ciders, and more, and a food cart pod out back. Beergarden was … Read More

September Craft Beer & Homebrew News

Oregon Beer Growler, September issue, “Brandon Woodruff: The Man Behind the Mancave,” p. 20 The Register-Guard, Tastings, Best way to savor beer: clear glass, open mind Eugene Magazine, Fall 2015 issue, Meet the Chef at WildCraft CiderWorks Lane Monthly, September 2015, A Minor in Homebrewing

Best way to savor beer: clear glass, open mind: Tastings, The Register-Guard

There is so much more to tasting beer than, well, just tasting it. I had a great time talking with the folks at Eugene’s Ninkasi Brewing about how they make sure their beers are up to snuff. It’s easy to think of something as tasting good or bad. Yet, as with wine and spirits, tasting … Read More

Ten Years of Teaching and Tasting At The Bier Stein – Oregon Beer Growler

In the August 2015 issue of the Oregon Beer Growler: A decade of hindsight later, it must have been a sign.After months of planning, construction and delays, on July 5, 2005, Chip Hardy was finally ready to open the doors of Eugene’s The Bier Stein to the public. Soon, people would be able to purchase … Read More

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