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Finally, a Way to Travel with Oregon Booze Thanks to Crafted Life

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Finally, a Way to Travel with Oregon Booze Thanks to Crafted Life

Do you want to experience Oregon craft spirits, even after you've left our gorgeous state? Do you want to give the gift of Oregon craft spirits to friends and family across the country? High-Proof PDX author Karen Locke thinks you should check out The Crafted Life, where you can have a great spirits shipped right to your door, or stock up your home bar with fun glassware.  If you’ve ever checked a bottle of whiskey, beer or wine pre-fight in your suitcase—only to arrive at your final destination to the heart-stopping view of luggage that appears to have been drop kicked—you...

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Your Guide to the 2016 Oregon Brewers Festival

Posted by Emily Hagenburger on

Your Guide to the 2016 Oregon Brewers Festival

                                                          July means beer month here in Oregon, and the Oregon Brewers Festival is the  highlight and culmination of it all. Craft beer has  become not only a highly sought libation, with craft  brewers selling an estimated 24,076,864 barrels of  beer in 2015, but also a huge industry all over  America, creating over 424,000 jobs and  contributing $55.7 billion to the US economy in  2014. Nowhere in the state is this more evident...

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Put a Pin in America's Best Beer Festivals This July!

Posted by Keely Burkey on

Put a Pin in America's Best Beer Festivals This July!

Well, summer is definitely upon us. It’s easy to tell even without looking at a weather report. How? By seeing how many beer festivals are springing up across the country! In case you have a trip planned this July, or maybe you just get a wild hair for an impromptu road trip, be sure to check out these beer festivals. And definitely take along Niki Ganong’s award-winning The Field Guide to Drinking in America to check the drinking laws in the states you visit. Know before you go! (Featured image source) July 8-10th: Seattle International Beer Festival (Seattle, WA) Image source...

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Your Roadmap To Never-Ending Craft Beer Weeks

Posted by Olenka Burgess on

Your Roadmap To Never-Ending Craft Beer Weeks

American Craft Beer Week may be over, but don’t despair! The fun is never over, because craft beer week celebrations happen throughout the year all across the country. In fact, some states even host a full MONTH of beer (hello Oregon, Virginia, North Carolina, and Maryland)! These celebrations often include brewpub tours, tastings, workshops, and some friendly inter-brewery competition, and they provide a great opportunity to meet the craftspeople behind your favorite craft brews.Many cities plan their beer weeks to coincide with American Craft Beer Week, which takes place in mid-May, but in case you missed out on the official...

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Celebrating Craft Beer at the Commons Brewery

Posted by Keely Burkey on

Celebrating Craft Beer at the Commons Brewery

Get your growlers ready, because American Craft Beer Week is upon us once again! 2016 marks its 11th anniversary, celebrating America’s small independent craft breweries and the drinks they provide to their thirsty patrons. Established by the Brewer’s Association, brewers in all 50 states will participate in the week-long festivities, including exclusive brewery tours, special craft beer releases, food and beer pairings, tap takeovers, and more. For a full list of events in your state, visit Craft Beer’s incredibly detailed event list here. Or, even better, use Niki Ganong’s award-winning Field Guide to Drinking in America to help you check off each...

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