Craft Beer

July 2015 Eugene Craft Beer News

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 … Read More

Summer Beer Picks

A cold beer during the hot summer satisfies in ways no wine or cocktail ever could. And here in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, our beery summer has already kicked off with lots of events, such as our recent Eugene Beer Week and Sasquatch Beer Fest, both held during the first week of June. With summer and … Read More

English-style Real Ale in Oregon

A Visit to Brewers Union Local 180 in Oakridge Confession: my wife’s birthday was crap. She was sick and it was a rough, rough week. So we made up for it with a really, really good Mother’s Day of hiking in the foothills of the Oregon Cascades, followed by a late lunch and a pint … Read More

3 May Eugene Craft Beer Articles

May has been a fun month for craft beer writing! Here are 3 big features about the Eugene, Oregon craft beer scene: New botanic ales tap ancient tastes – Tastings – The Register-Guard – Eugene, Oregon, May 2015 Big summer for craft-beer lovers – Tastings – The Register-Guard – Eugene, Oregon, May 2015 Kate Price: … Read More

May Craft Beer Articles for Eugene & Lane County

May’s craft beer articles for the Eugene/Springfield area include one of my favorite topics to write about for the Oregon Beer Growler: women in the brewing industry. This year I had the privilege of interviewing Kate Price, who along with her husband Ben founded newcomer Hard Knocks Brewing in Cottage Grove. Our talk is on … Read More

April Eugene Craft Beer Stories & Eugene Beer Week 2015

For fellow fans of the latest and greatest in the Willamette Valley’s craft beer scene, the April edition of the Oregon Beer Growler has some great stories in it. There are also 2 pieces of my own: “Beer Is Love” Donates More Than 120,000 Pints to West Coast Causes, p. 13 Crowdfunding Drives New Growth … Read More

Beyond Guinness: Get Your St. Patrick’s Day on with These Irish Craft Beers

Infographic: The Best Irish Craft Beers of 2015 Too often when we think of Irish beer, we get no further than Guinness. Now, I’m all for a pint of plain, and the dry Irish stouts of Guinness, Murphy’s, and Beamish are among my favorite beers. (They also had nothing whatsoever to do—*wink*—with how I came … Read More

Eugene Craft Beer & Cider Stories, March 2015

What an exciting time to be a beer lover in the Willamette Valley! There is so much going on, and I’m so happy to have been part of some recent stories: Infographic: Tip-top taps – Tastings – The Register-Guard – Eugene, Oregon. Local brewers’ tap handles reflect inspired designs and materials that give each its … Read More

2 Homebrew Clubs & More Craft Beer Stories

Here in Oregon, the cities of Eugene and Corvallis are known for their football-driven rivalry. During November, that comes to a head in the Civil War game. And when it comes to beer and homebrew, there’s lots going on in both cities too. In the November 2014 edition of the Oregon Beer Growler, I’ve written … Read More

Halloween Beer: McMenamins Black Widow Porter

The other night, my wife and I settled down to watch Great Estates Scotland: Rosslyn Chapel on PBS. I popped a beer that had come my way recently: McMenamins Black Widow Porter. It was a lovely companion for learning about one of the world’s most mysterious buildings. Black Widow poured thick and dark. On the … Read More

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