Brewery

Author Mead Co, a First Look

Author Mead Co, a First Look

Author Mead Co. invited me up for a visit at the end of the summer, and I’m excited to share what I found with you. They’re a new meadery based out of Vancouver, Washington, that launched earlier in 2018. If your experience with mead is […]

Wolves and People Celebrates 2nd Anniversary, Set to Release Cans

Wolves and People Celebrates 2nd Anniversary, Set to Release Cans

Wolves and People opened their doors to the public in May of 2016. Founded by Christian DeBenedetti, they create small-batch farmhouse beers that are uniquely Oregon. This last weekend they celebrated their anniversary with special beers, rare guest taps, live music, and food. Brewery & Tasting Room: 30203 […]

Brothers Cascadia Brewing Turns One

Brothers Cascadia Brewing Turns One

Brothers Cascadia Brewing is set to celebrate their first anniversary this weekend in Vancouver, Washington. Two years ago they signed a lease to use the building, marking the beginning of a lengthy buildout. They softly opened in April of 2017, eventually celebrating their grand opening […]

Widmer Brothers Innovation Brewhouse

Widmer Brothers Innovation Brewhouse

Yesterday I took a tour of Widmer Brothers Innovation Brewhouse, and wanted to share how much of a dork I looked like wearing a hard hat while we were walking around 😂. They use a 10bbl, 4 vessel system that’s fully automated. Pretty slick! They […]

Upright Brewing

Upright Brewing

Upright Brewing opened in the Leftbank building in North Portland in early 2009. Helmed by Alex Ganum, Owner and Head Brewer, this 10-barrel brewery focuses on open fermentation and traditional French brewing values. It recently reopened after a brief closure for a taproom remodel, the first upgrades […]

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 […]

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 Weekend in Spokane

Beer Weekend in Spokane

I always plan to visit local breweries whenever I travel. This last weekend I journeyed to Spokane, Washington, to visit with family and made a point to seek out spots I hadn’t tried before. Just like in Portland, many new breweries have developed in the […]

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 […]

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 […]