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

Back on the Homebrew Horse

I have a confession to make: between babies and books, it’s been about 2 years since I last homebrewed. But that’s about to change. Last week I was telling my wife, Jodie, that I was going to get a haircut, and afterward I’d swing by the new location of the Falling Sky Fermentation Supply Shop. … 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

Eugene Craft Beer Roundup: Tapped into Tech, Eugene Beer Week, Sasquatch Brewfest, Ninkasi Expansion, Wine vs. Beer

Feb. 27, 2014, Eugene Craft Beer Roundup Tapped into Tech The latest edition of Tastings from The Register-Guard is out! In addition to some drool-inducing articles on Ninkasi’s Single Hop Series, local kombucha, and Full Circle Creamery cheeses, you can also check out my latest craft beer article, Tapped into Technology. Local pubs and breweries … Read more

Eugene Craft Beer Roundup: Hellshire Day, Zwickelmania, The Filling Station

Feb. 13, 2014, Eugene Craft Beer Roundup Oakshire Hellshire Day & Barrel-Aged Beer Fest, Feb. 15 After the love of Valentine’s Day, it’s time for some hell. Oakshire has dipped into their secret stash of barrel-aged beers, and through its mix of alchemy and brewmastery has concocted Hellshive IV, the fourth annual-release beer in the … Read more

Eugene Craft Beer Roundup: KLCC Microbrew Festival Special

Feb. 7, 2014, Eugene Craft Beer Roundup KLCC Microbrew Festival, Feb. 7-8 Fear not, beer fans! Despite all the bloody snow outside, the KLCC Microbrew Festival starts today as scheduled. Lane Events Center, 796 W. 13th Ave, Eugene, Friday 5-11 p.m. & Saturday 1-11 p.m. As you can imagine, KLCC has been pouring on perspectives … Read more

Eugene Craft Beer Roundup: Mr. IPA, KLCC Brew Fest, Homebrew Competition & Meetup

Jan. 23, 2014, Eugene Craft Beer Roundup Hop Valley Pulls Mr. IPA Over Name Flap Earlier this month, Beervana posted about Hop Valley’s Mr. IPA potentially being a shorthand for “Mouth Raper IPA.” In addition to discussing the nuts and bolts of the issue in this week’s roundup, I’ve also written a followup about craft … Read more

Eugene Craft Beer Roundup: Pedaling Pastrami, Oakshire Funk, Drink Oregon for Reals, Ninkasi Lagers

Nov. 14, 2013, Eugene Craft Beer Roundup Falling Sky Puts the Deli in Delivery Digging the new Falling Sky Deli, but don’t want to leave the house? The 8th & Blair deli and pourhouse now truly pedals pastrami. Cascadian Courier Collective will bike your Falling Sky Deli order to your door throughout much of Eugene. … Read more

Eugene Craft Beer Roundup, Sept. 19

Governor Gifts, Mystery Brews, Single-Batch Fest & Fresh-Hop Releases Ninkasi Gives Beer to Oregon Governor On Sept. 18, Ninkasi Brewing Company co-owner Nikos Ridge presented Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber with a custom-bottled Ninkasi beer. The beer is a collaboration between Ninkasi Brewing Company and Business Oregon, the state‚Äôs economic development agency. The beer will be … Read more

Eugene Brewing District: 2 New Craft Beer & Food Articles

In Eugene’s Whiteaker and Jefferson Westside neighborhoods, there’s nothing like the new sounds of glasses clinking and meats sizzling, and the scents of bread baking and beer brewing. Here are 2 new pieces by me on Eugene craft beer and food in our ever-growing Eugene Brewing District: Pour, cure and bake – Tastings – The … Read more