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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

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

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

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

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