NEW BLOG — beer festivals

Lace Up Your Shoes for Bridge to Brews!

Posted by Alyssa Schaffer on

Lace Up Your Shoes for Bridge to Brews!
The air is warm(er). The sun is (mostly) shining. It’s the right time for two things: running and drinking beer. But why choose? The Bridge to Brews 8k/10k is next weekend, and it’s the perfect opportunity to combine the two.

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7 Tips For Sampling Craft Beer

Posted by Kammie Sumpter on

7 Tips For Sampling Craft Beer

Close your eyes and imagine you’re at your favorite brewery—smell the hops, hear the bustle—with a completely unfamiliar tasting flight in front of you. A small round of new, uncharted beer territory awaits. There they are, a dazzling array of brews varying in color and consistency. You know the feeling, right? For some, this can be a bit daunting—and with good reason. A flight with a handful of different beer can be cause for celebration or hair-pulling. Portland is the Mecca of craft beer, so what do you do when you’re trying new ones? Here are some of our best...

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Surviving a Summer Brewfest

Posted by Julie Swearingen on

Surviving a Summer Brewfest

Whether you are a beer aficionado, a newbie to the craft brew phenomena, or somewhere in between, summer brewfests are upon us across the country. In our own backyard, Oregon boasts a plethora of brewfest options. Ready to attend your first or tenth brewfest? Not so fast. Here are some suggestions, tips, and reminders on how to survive a brewfest. First, check out the venue or the festival’s website. Not only will they have the breweries, libations, and food options listed so you can plan your route--or fly by the seat of your pants--they will also answer some FAQs that...

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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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