Oregon Brewery and Event Reviews

Oregon Brewery and Event Reviews

Authored by PDXbeergirl: female beer enthusiast, graphic designer & Portland resident.

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Ecliptic Brewing

Ecliptic Brewing

Ecliptic Brewing was launched in 2013 by brewer John Harris, an Oregon craft beer icon with an impressive resume. After working for McMenamins, Deschutes and Full Sail, Harris started his own venture, combining his love for beer with that of astronomy. Located in North Portland, […]

Cheers to Belgian Beers 2017

Cheers to Belgian Beers 2017

The 11th annual Cheers to Belgian Beers took place this past weekend (June 2-3, 2017) at the North Warehouse in Portland, Oregon. More than 70 tasting options were available, most brewed using the B45 Gnome yeast strain provided by Imperial Organic Yeast. To showcase the […]

Beer Events – June 2017

Beer Events – June 2017

Summer is the busiest event season for Oregon because of the beautiful weather, and the beer scene is no exception. PDX Beer Week packs many fun events in a short period of time, and there’s a festival almost every weekend. Phew. My event list is […]

Reach Break Brewing

Reach Break Brewing

Recently opened in January 2017, Reach Break Brewing is the newest location to join the beer family in Astoria (a small city on the northernmost coast of Oregon). Owned by brothers Josh and Jared Allison, as well as Finn Parker, Reach Break Brewing boasts the only sour beer […]

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 […]