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It's all about the beer.

In the world of conferences (be they tech conferences, game conferences, librarian conferences, or, yes, beer conferences), there are generally two or three reasons to attend them: education, networking, and, usually, drinking. The latter two are often indistinguishable, although at the beer conferences I’ve attend

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My latest article for The Bulletin came out yesterday, and in it I pay tribute to Three Creeks Brewing celebrating ten years with its 10th Anniversary Imperial IPA. “The craft brewing industry today is definitely hop crazy — especially here in the Pacific Northwest,” said head brewer Jeff Cornett via …

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Happy Friday! I don’t know about all of you, but I am certainly ready for this weekend to be here. Here’s the roundup of Oregon beer news and events taking place this weekend to help you get it started. I’ll be updating this post occasionally throughout the morning and as …

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The third annual Kriekfest cherry beer festival returns at the end of this month, on Saturday, July 28, taking place in Hood River Waterfront Park in Hood River. Originating in 2016, for the first two years this fest took place at Solera Brewery in Parkdale, but this year’s move into …

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Deschutes Brewery turned 30 this year, and to commemorate it released the most complex yet anniversary beer in its “Black Butte X” series, Black Butte XXX — a bottle of which I received from the brewery yesterday: I say “most complex” because it is 100% barrel aged, for which the …

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Here’s the Oregon beer news for Thursday, July 19, winding down the week. As always I’ll be updating this post throughout the day with the latest news and events as I find them, so check back from time to time for updates. Belmont Station (Portland): Puckerfest 12 starts today! Belmont’s …

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How’s your week going? Ready for a beer? Here’s the Oregon beer news to help you find one for this Wednesday, July 18, rounding up the news and events from around the state. As usual I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the day, so check back from time to …

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Here is the news in Oregon beer for this Tuesday. July 17. As usual, I will be periodically updating this news post with the latest items as I find them, so check back from time to time for updates. And of course if you have news to share, please let …

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Sessions began bright and early on day two and we were very thankful for the coffee provided in the main lobby. Our local homebrew club was scheduled to pour mid-day in the Social Club (located within the main Expo area, where up to three clubs could pour up to 12 …

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Happy Monday! I hope you were able to beat the heat this weekend, and are geared up for another hot week ahead. Here’s the Oregon beer news for this Monday, July 16, to help kick off the week; as usual I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the day with …

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Jon and I attended the 2018 Homebrew Con a few weeks ago. What a fabulous event to have to bring together beer geeks with industry professionals and other fellow enthusiasts for three days of fun, demonstrations, sessions, parties and of course homemade fermented beverages. After a longer than normal vetting …

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TGIF — even if that “F” is Friday the 13th! I hope everyone’s ready for a hot weekend (it’s approaching triple digit temps here in Bend) and have ways to beat the heat. For beer ideas here’s the Oregon news roundup for this weekend; I’ll be periodically updating this post …

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One of the most anticipated beer openings in Bend in recent days/months/years is Boneyard Beer‘s long-awaited pub. Located at 1955 NE Division Street in Bend, the location was formerly a Chinese restaurant as well as a Texas Hold’em poker room and a short-lived taqueria, and was purchased by Boneyard owner &#

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One of the fixtures of the Oregon beer scene is the annual Oregon Brewers Festival in Portland during the last full weekend in July. This year’s OBF kicks off in two weeks, and there are some (big) changes taking place. First, the OBF has been scaled back to four days, …

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The heat is moving in on this 12th of July, so make sure to find things to do to keep cool. Perhaps today’s Oregon beer news for this hot Thursday can help out. I will be periodically updating this post throughout the day, so check back occasionally to find out …

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Happy Wednesday! Here is the news in beer from around Oregon for this hump day, July 11. As usual I’ll periodically update this post throughout the day with any additional news as I find it; check back from time to time for the latest. Hopworks Urban Brewery (Portland) is hosting …

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I’ve always had an affinity for Cream Ale, that oddly-named light American ale style with nineteenth century roots. All too often it seems to be nudged out of the way by the more prosaically-named Blonde or Golden Ale in many a brewery’s lineup however. Admittedly, digging into the style reveals there …

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Here is the Oregon beer news for this Tuesday, July 10. As usual, I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the day with the latest news and events as I find them, so check back from time to time. And feel free to contact me to send any news my …

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This latest edition of The Session for July 2018 is hosted by Roger’s Beer… and Other Drinks and covers an interesting topic: German Wheat Beers. I would like to clarify for myself the similarities and dissimilarities of weissbeers, kristall weizen, weizen, hefeweizen, etc. I’d love to read about the distin

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Happy Monday! I hope you had a great holiday weekend (if you were able to take a long weekend, at least) and are refreshed and ready for the beer news! I’ve got the news for you for this Monday, July 9, and as usual I’ll be periodically updating this post …

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My latest article for the Bulletin came out yesterday, highlighting several local “red, white, and brew” beers to celebrate the Independence Day holiday weekend with (not to be confused with Brian Yaeger’s book Red, White, and Brew!). Hopefully you’ll find your perfect red, white, and/or blue beer

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We attended the Portland International Cider Cup awards last week (which took place during Homebrew Con), the sixth annual awards event hosted by the Northwest Cider Association. The ceremony took place at the Lagunitas Community Room in north Portland, where there were some of the award-winning ciders pouring and appet

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Right before leaving for Homebrew Con last week, a bottle of The Ages, one of the latest beers in the Reserve Series from Deschutes Brewery, arrived on the doorstep. It’s in the new 500ml bottle format that the brewery is rolling out for new limited editions in the Reserve Series—I …

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It’s another short week with the upcoming holiday, so I’m compressing the Oregon beer news roundup into this post which I will be updating periodically with the latest news and events. And, did you attend the AHA’s Homebrew Con in Portland this past weekend? What a great conference with a …

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Last night we took a break from Homebrew Con to attend the annual Portland International Cider Cup awards ceremony, held at the Lagunitas Community Room in north Portland. Like year, it was an interesting glimpse into the regional cider scene and a lively evening. I took notes on all of …

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Of course I wrote about Deschutes Brewery’s 30th anniversary for The Bulletin, which is out today. Deschutes Brewery at 30 focuses on three decades of beer and brewing: What does 30 years of beer look like? I sat down with Gary Fish, Deschutes’ founder, and Veronica Vega, brewmaster of product …

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As part of its 30th anniversary this year, Bend, Oregon’s Deschutes Brewery reached out to past brewers to collaborate on seven new beers. I’m highlighting each of these beers in a blog post each day leading up to the brewery’s anniversary on June 27. Mark Vickery – name TBD (Golden Ale) Description

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As part of its 30th anniversary this year, Bend, Oregon’s Deschutes Brewery reached out to past brewers to collaborate on seven new beers. I’m highlighting each of these beers in a blog post each day leading up to the brewery’s anniversary on June 27. Paul Arney (name TBD) Description: 30th Anniversary Co

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Homebrew Con kicks off in Portland this Thursday, and of course there are quite a number of ancillary events taking place around town to check out if you need a break from the conference. One of the ones that was passed along to me today is from Lompoc Brewing, its …

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Hard to believe that McMenamins Edgefield, the first and largest of the company’s historic hotel property renovations, did not have its own brewfest along with many of the other properties  — until now. The inaugural Edgefield Brewfest is taking place this Saturday, June 30 starting at noon at the Troutdale

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