Eugene, Oregon & Pacific Northwest

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

Honey, soup & soda: 3 new food articles

Part of what I love about living in Eugene, Oregon, is the number of dedicated folks who make amazing and tasty things. For the late-summer edition of Tastings, from local newspaper The Register-Guard, I got to visit a local honey producer, delve into the world of craft sodas that craft breweries make, and cool off … Read More

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

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