Oregon Brewery and Event Reviews

Oregon Brewery and Event Reviews

Authored by PDXBeerGirl

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Hoppy Birthday, PDXBeerGirl

Hoppy Birthday, PDXBeerGirl

Hey hey, PDXBeerGirl here. Every year I try to do something creative for my birthday. For example, last year I hosted a mini brewfest at my house: Four pony kegs of craft beer, custom designed swag, appetizers, a raffle, and lots of friends made for […]

Pfriem Family Brewers

Pfriem Family Brewers

Pfriem Family Brewers opened in August 2012 in the Columbia River Gorge town of Hood River, Oregon. It was founded by Josh Pfriem, Ken Whiteman, and Rudy Kellner, who came together to create a quality, artisanal brewery. The number of awards they’ve received for their […]

Beer Events – February 2018

Beer Events – February 2018

February is all about showing the love! Zwickelmania is probably one of the largest events for breweries of the year, where they open their doors for tours and tastings on two separate weekends. This month also happens to include my birthday, and I’ve helped collaborate […]

Xicha Brewing

Xicha Brewing

Xicha Brewing opened its doors in November of 2017 in West Salem, Oregon. It launched as a joint venture of four individuals: Ricardo & Margarita Antunez (Head Chef & Front of House Manager – also owners of Pura Vida Cocina in McMinnville), Matt Dakopolos (Head Brewer), […]

Beer Weekend in Astoria

Beer Weekend in Astoria

For those that haven’t traveled to Astoria before, it’s located on the northernmost coast of Oregon. A town of roughly 10,000, it’s the home to many parts of the Northwest’s early history (like Lewis & Clark’s expedition, trade, and military settlements). Pop culture has changed […]

Beer Events – January 2018

Beer Events – January 2018

Now that the hustle and bustle of the Holidays is over with, it’s time to settle back into a more normal beer drinking routine: Staying inside drinking dark, winter brews. Shall we? The list below is not meant to be all-inclusive, but rather to highlight noteworthy […]

Ancestry Brewing

Ancestry Brewing

Ancestry Brewing opened in May 2016, helmed by the father-son team of Jerry and Jeremy Turner. Brian Engdahl took on the Head Brewer role last month, coming most recently from assisting at Ancestry and working as a shift brewer for Widmer. The name and branding for […]

Holiday Ale Festival 2017

Holiday Ale Festival 2017

The Holiday Ale Festival kicked off this week! This year’s 22nd Annual event took place from November 29th, 2017-December 3rd, 2017 at the Pioneer Courthouse Square in Downtown Portland. Over 55 different beers, ciders, or meads are specialty brewed or blended for this event, making it […]

Montavilla Brew Works

Montavilla Brew Works

Montavilla Brew Works was opened in July 2015 by brewer Michael Kora and his wife Melissa. Most of Kora’s local brewing experience came from his seven year tenure at Bridgeport Brewing in Northwest Portland. He began making plans for his own 10-barrel operation during his […]

Beer Events – November 2017

Beer Events – November 2017

The Holidays are sneaking up, which means family gatherings and dark winter beers. The familiar rains are back as well, but beer events are present to entertain and keep the spirits up! I’m delighted to attend festivities this month, there’s quite a few creative things […]