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Beer Events – May 2017

Beer Events – May 2017

It’s sometimes hard to navigate all of the beer events going on around the Portland area, but have no fear… I’m here to help. My list is not meant to be all-inclusive, but rather to highlight the most noteworthy events on the horizon. Enjoy this curated […]

Nano Beer Fest 2017

Nano Beer Fest 2017

The 9th annual Nano Beer Fest took place this weekend at John’s Marketplace in SW Portland from April 21st-22nd, 2017. This year’s brewfest featured 26 beer and cider participants from Oregon and Washington that tout themselves as “nano breweries” (scaled down microbreweries that produce beer in […]

Labrewatory: A Craft Beer Lab

Labrewatory: A Craft Beer Lab

Opened in late 2015, Labrewatory is the “Craft Beer Lab” for parent company Portland Kettle Works. Intended for small batch brews by rotating guest brewers, Labrewatory utilizes a 5 barrel system to bring a constant rotation of delicious, experimental beers.   Quick Review Location: Rustic industrial mixed […]

Bailey’s Taproom and The Upper Lip

Bailey’s Taproom and The Upper Lip

Opened in 2007 by Geoff Phillips, Bailey’s Taproom in downtown Portland celebrates its tenth anniversary this year. They offer 26 rotating taps, including two ciders, a cask ale and nitro. In 2013, the space directly above the taproom was acquired and deemed The Upper Lip. It offers six […]

Adopt’A’Hop: Single Hop Mini-Beerfest 2017

Adopt’A’Hop: Single Hop Mini-Beerfest 2017

Five Breweries participated in this year’s Single Hop Mini-Beerfest, hosted by Baerlic Brewing in SE Portland on Saturday, March 25th. Ben Parsons and Richard Hall, owners and head brewers, were on hand pouring six beers all focused on using one variety of hops. F.H. Steinhart Co, a homebrew […]

Gigantic Brewing Company

Gigantic Brewing Company

Created by brewers Van Havig and Ben Love, Gigantic Brewing Company opened their doors in 2012 near Reed College in Southeast Portland, Oregon. They’ve aimed to stay small while carrying a gigantic presence. It’s obvious their focus is on being creative, whether it be with their […]

Breakside Brewery – NW Slabtown

Breakside Brewery – NW Slabtown

Breakside joined the Portland craft beer scene in 2010 when it opened it’s first location off Dekum in NE Portland. They proved themselves quickly, earning medals at the Great American Beer Awards in 2011 and 2014 (for their IPA). A second brewing location was opened […]

Zwickelmania 2017

Zwickelmania 2017

Zwickelmania is a single day, open house event for Oregon Breweries. This year, the event was split into two weekends (perhaps for people to explore more of the state). The Portland Metro Area portion took place on February 17th, 2017 from 11:00AM-4:00PM. All other areas […]

Beer Weekend in Seattle

Beer Weekend in Seattle

Seattle and Portland culture seem to be perpetually at odds, yet have striking similarities. As a resident of Portland, and an avid Timbers fan, I can’t say outright that I love Seattle. But when I went there for a weekend visit, I gained more respect […]

Collabofest 2017

Collabofest 2017

Base Camp’s 3rd annual Collabofest took place at Base Camp Brewing’s location in SE Portland, Oregon on Saturday, January 28th. With 16 local participants, the festival celebrates the collaborative attitude of the Portland brewing community. Each year, breweries pair together to brew something unique and/or complimentary to […]