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  • newPortland's 15 Buzziest New Brunches, Summer 2017

    Portland's 15 Buzziest New Brunches, Summer 2017

    Use the brunch heatmap to find what's new in the breakfast scene Brunch, Portland's most hallowed meal of the day, has evolved into one of the city's signature foods and favorite weekend activities. And while you may not be able to avoid wait…
    - 15 hours ago, 27 Jul 17, 8:08pm -
  • newWhere to Eat in Portland's Hottest Neighborhoods

    Where to Eat in Portland's Hottest Neighborhoods

    Find the best restaurants, doughnuts, and ice cream shops, from Southeast Hawthorne to Northwest Portland is a city of neighborhoods, which means its best restaurants, food trucks, and bars are spread throughout the city. Over the years, Eater…
    - 17 hours ago, 27 Jul 17, 5:33pm -
  • One of Portland’s Most Important Cocktail Bars Just Closed

    One of Portland’s Most Important Cocktail Bars Just Closed

    Mint and 820 Lounge helped bring cocktails to the City of Roses Ask any old-school Portland bartender to name the city’s most pioneering cocktail bars, and you’re bound to hear the name Mint. It was opened by innovative bartender Lucy Brenn…
    - 1 day ago, 27 Jul 17, 12:45am -
  • Thomas Boyce IN at Joey Harrington’s Pearl Tavern

    Thomas Boyce IN at Joey Harrington’s Pearl Tavern

    Can the one-time powerhouse chef from Los Angeles get the restaurant back on track? Describing Pearl Tavern as “a manly sports bar-meets-steak-house-y tavern that never got off the ground,” PoMo’s Karen Brooks delivers word that Thomas Bo…
    - 1 day ago, 27 Jul 17, 12:00am -
  • Beast’s Naomi Pomeroy Opens... A Flower Shop?

    Beast’s Naomi Pomeroy Opens... A Flower Shop?

    Colibri reveals another side to the James Beard Award winning chef One of Portland’s most iconic chefs is about to enter a new business altogether: Beast’s Naomi Pomeroy has officially thrown open the doors to Colibri, a floral studio and m…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Jul 17, 7:46pm -
  • Kurt Huffman’s Omerta Declares Opening Date

    Kurt Huffman’s Omerta Declares Opening Date

    It includes the 100-seat Opal bar As first reported by Eater, big-time restaurateur Kurt Huffman’s latest project will be Omerta, a swank, downtown Italian spot modeled after old-school New York Italian restaurants, and the adjoining Opal bar…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Jul 17, 6:38pm -
  • 4 Forthcoming Restaurants and Bars to Have On Your Radar

    4 Forthcoming Restaurants and Bars to Have On Your Radar

    From the Sandy Hut team’s new bar, to downtown’s Indian restaurant After a somewhat quiet spring, the Portland restaurant scene is on fire, and these four new restaurants and bars are all coming soon to the City of Roses.Elvis RoomLocatio…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Jul 17, 5:33pm -
  • Portland's 30 Essential Bars, Mapped

    Portland's 30 Essential Bars, Mapped

    Find the bars that keep this city running Portland is great at bars, no matter your preferred style of drinking establishment. This map rounds them all up to offer a comprehensive look at what the city has to offer. You'll find one of the lea…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Jul 17, 7:35pm -
  • Beloved Barbecue Spot Makes Triumphant Return to SE Division

    Beloved Barbecue Spot Makes Triumphant Return to SE Division

    Clay’s Smokehouse Grill is baaaack After vacating its long-time home on Southeast Division in summer 2016, old-school barbecue spot Clay’s Smokehouse Grill confirms it will return to the vibrant dining neighborhood — and what you know: It…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Jul 17, 5:32pm -
  • Coquine Inaugurates Full-Service Lunch

    Coquine Inaugurates Full-Service Lunch

    It involves negroni popsicles For the first time since opening in 2015, the sassy, French-inspired Coquine restaurant, Eater PDX’s 2015 Restaurant of the Year, is rolling out full-service lunch. The restaurant already offered lunch, but it wa…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Jul 17, 3:55pm -

Portland Monthly Eat Beat

Daily Blender

  • Screenplays and Singani 63: An Interview with Steven Soderbergh

    Screenplays and Singani 63: An Interview with Steven Soderbergh

    If you didn’t know who you were looking for, I’m not sure you would’ve even noticed him standing there on the sidewalk. Pacing back and forth along the curb, a phone pressed to his ear, he had a black cap pulled tightly over his head, black jac…
    - 22 Feb 17, 1:20pm -
  • Love and Layovers in Toronto

    Love and Layovers in Toronto

    It was tough to sleep on the red-eye from Vancouver, British Columbia, to Toronto, Ontario. When I initially booked my tickets from Portland, Oregon, to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the cheapest route put me through Canada, which I certainly didn’t mind…
    - 17 Jan 17, 2:30pm -
  • On Boise and Snake River Valley Wines

    On Boise and Snake River Valley Wines

    Aside from your relationship with potatoes, you hadn't really crossed my mind over the years, your state little more than a hostage to the French fry existence. As it turns out, there’s more to you, with over 180 agricultural products, a top produc…
    - 18 Nov 16, 7:34pm -
  • Exploring Tri-Cities, Washington, and the Red Mountain AVA

    Exploring Tri-Cities, Washington, and the Red Mountain AVA

    My knowledge of the Tri-Cities area had been somewhere between the Hanford Site and the Kennewick Man over the last fifteen years of my Northwest residence. It seemed a flat, uninteresting corridor in the lower middle of Washington state with nothing…
    - 11 Aug 16, 4:19pm -
  • Traveling to Brazil: Don’t Be Afraid of Rio de Janeiro

    Traveling to Brazil: Don’t Be Afraid of Rio de Janeiro

    There wasn't much English being tossed around on my flight from Canada to Brazil. Throughout the nearly-eleven-hour trip, I heard Portuguese, Spanish, French, German - but very few words I understood. The post Traveling to Brazil: Don’t Be Afraid…
    - 27 Jul 16, 1:52pm -
  • A California Adventure: Tips for Multigenerational Disneyland Travel

    A California Adventure: Tips for Multigenerational Disneyland Travel

    Piling into a crowded, frenzied amusement park is generally the last on my list of trips to take, but as a parent, it is inevitably a moment that arrives at some point, the pulling of ones heartstrings, t-shirt, and wallet until tickets are purchased…
    - 17 May 16, 5:38pm -
  • Quick Spin: Chef Michael Symon

    Quick Spin: Chef Michael Symon

    Chef Michael Symon is the kind of guy you can chat with on the street. A smile on his face, a spring in his step, he is a regular on television and at food and wine festivals across the country, always jovial, always within reach. The post Quick Spi…
    - 18 Feb 16, 4:06pm -
  • Quick Spin: Author Simon Van Booy

    Quick Spin: Author Simon Van Booy

    Simon Van Booy has a way with words. A way with people, really. An observation of life that builds on a page like the slow, calculated movements of the constructs of an igloo. His stories offer a richness to life’s every day instances — love and…
    - 15 Dec 15, 6:48pm -
  • From Kona to Hilo: The Search for Pele on Hawaii’s Big Island

    From Kona to Hilo: The Search for Pele on Hawaii’s Big Island

    I hadn’t seen the Southern Cross in nearly twenty years. Back then, I was a junior in college, studying abroad for a semester along the southern coast of Australia, thousands of miles away from family and friends. The post From Kona to Hilo: The S…
    - 2 Jul 15, 1:59pm -
  • Daily Blender Exclusive: Restaurateur and Agritopia Founder, Joe Johnston

    Daily Blender Exclusive: Restaurateur and Agritopia Founder, Joe Johnston

    I was too hungry to notice when Joe Johnston walked through the door of Joe’s Farm Grill. It was later in the morning than I usually ate breakfast, and I was starving, wishing for everything on the menu. The post Daily Blender Exclusive: Restaurat…
    - 26 May 15, 12:38pm -

The Kitchn

Portland Food and Drink

  • Mint / 820 Lounge Closes for Good

    Mint / 820 Lounge Closes for Good

    Mint/820 Restaurant, one of the foundations of the modern Portland cocktail scene has closed. As reported by Eater, the bar/restaurant ended its run this week. Founder Lucy Brennan who started out at Saucebox in 1995, opened Mint in 2001 followed by…
    - 1 day ago, 27 Jul 17, 5:37am -
  • The Feisty Lamb RIP

    The Feisty Lamb RIP

    The Feisty Lamb restaurant at 2174 W Burnside has closed. Opened in summer 2015 by Top Chef contestant Micah Edelstein, the restaurant never seemed to be able to make it with Portland diners. I went twice, and service was so slow I decided not to go…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Jul 17, 10:38pm -
  • Reader Survey 2017: Best Thai Restaurants Portland

    Reader Survey 2017: Best Thai Restaurants Portland

    The Best Thai Restaurants in Portland I always expect to see Pok Pok at number one, but the big surprise is that Earl Ninsom has three restaurants on this list in the top four. With all of the Thai restaurants in Portland, this is quite an achievemen…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Jul 17, 10:14pm -
  • “Third n Tasty” to Open in McMinnville

    “Third n Tasty” to Open in McMinnville

    Following on the successes of “Tasty n Sons” and “Tasty n Alder”, “Third n Tasty” to open. The press release tells the story – Third “Tasty” restaurant will serve brunch and dinner in Downtown McMinnville   McMinnville, Ore. (July…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Jul 17, 5:28pm -
  • Salt & Straw Walks the Talk

    Salt & Straw Walks the Talk

    Salt & Straw gives away about half of profits on their campaigns to charity In an interview on the Right at the Fork podcast, owner Kim Malek casually mentioned that those little signs in the stores saying they give a percentage of profits to charity…
    - 7 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 10:41pm -
  • Reader Survey 2017: Best Sushi in Portland

    Reader Survey 2017: Best Sushi in Portland

    Where do you get the best sushi in Portland? I wasn’t surprised that Bamboo Sushi topped this poll; the restaurant has four locations and a slick PR program that seems designed just for Portland. But I am very impressed that Nodoguro followed close…
    - 9 days ago, 19 Jul 17, 12:07am -
  • Oregon Deli Closing
    Dear Friends, After 2.5 years & 50,000 sandwiches, Oregon Deli will be closing on Saturday July 22nd. We would like to thank all of those amazing people whom have helped us along the way. Including but not limited to:  Our great team of staff, the b…
    - 10 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 5:52pm -
  • Reader Survey 2017: Best Mexican Food in Portland

    Reader Survey 2017: Best Mexican Food in Portland

    Who Makes the best Mexican food in Portland? Everyone seems to have an opinion I’ve eaten in several Mexican restaurants over the last few weeks, and have overheard the following comments: “If one doesn’t get me drunk, you are underpouring you…
    - 15 days ago, 13 Jul 17, 5:01pm -
  • Oregon Fruit to Launch Second Feast Donation Match Campaign in July
    Oregon Fruit Products Partners with Feast Portland for Second Annual Donation Match Campaign Benefiting Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon #MatchWithFeast Challenge Raises Funds for School Breakfasts and Summer Meals June 19, 2017 – SALEM, Ore. –…
    - 19 days ago, 9 Jul 17, 8:28pm -
  • H Mart Coming to SE Portland – Confirmed

    H Mart Coming to SE Portland – Confirmed

    H Mart Asian Market is opening in SE Portland [This story has been confirmed ] Ever since Zupans Market closed their store on SE Belmont in Portland, there has been a lot of rumors floating around about what will replace it. One seems to be gaining…
    - 20 days ago, 8 Jul 17, 6:55am -

Oregon Live Dining

Food Carts Portland

  • Food Cart News May 2017

    Food Cart News May 2017

    Some tidbits of news for your Food Cart Fans: Hotel to replace food carts. It was announced on Monday that developers have submitted preliminary plans to build a hotel on the lot at SW 10th and Alder where 12 food carts currently call home. Affected…
    - 86 days ago, 3 May 17, 4:30pm -
  • Wasabi Sushi PDX

    Wasabi Sushi PDX

    Location: SE 28th and Division at Tidbit Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 11-7, Friday/Saturday, 11-8 The Story: Over the years, there have been more than a few vendors trying sushi in the food carts. Some succeeded, others did not. I always thought it was…
    - 93 days ago, 26 Apr 17, 5:06pm -
  • Village Patisserie

    Village Patisserie

    Location: SE 11th and Tacoma in Sellwood Hours: Mon,Wed, Fri, Sat, 9am-7pm; Tues, Thurs – 9am-3pm The Story: I delight in a great sandwich. In Sellwood, Village Patisserie offers up both breakfast and lunch sandwiches all day from their food ca…
    - 22 Mar 17, 4:24pm -
  • Mizu Ramen

    Mizu Ramen

    Location: SE 82nd and Harney at Cartlandia Hours: Tues-Sun, 11:30-3pm; Tues-Fri, 4:30-8pm The Story: Portland loves ramen, that’s a fact. Just a few years ago, lines wrapped the block at the only ramen joint in town, but now every street and ne…
    - 15 Mar 17, 5:45pm -
  • Papa Lee’s Kitchen

    Papa Lee’s Kitchen

    Location: SE 11th and Tacoma at Piknik Hours: Tues-Sun, 11-7 Papa Lee’s Kitchen is one of those carts that will surprise you. While the menu offers a number of fish taco options like ahi or shrimp, it also offers up a double smoked bratwurst san…
    - 26 Feb 17, 5:37pm -
  • Stoopid Burger

    Stoopid Burger

    Location: N Vancouver and Fremont Hours: Mon-Sat, 11-7 Stoopid Burger is North Portland’s answer to the big-ass burger with all the toppings. Need some ham and sausage along with a fried egg? They have it. You can go for a “Boring Burger” for…
    - 26 Feb 17, 3:56pm -
  • The Parmacy

    The Parmacy

    Location: NE 23rd and Alberta Hours: Wed/Thurs, 12-9; Fri/Sat, 12-10:30; Sunday 12-9 The Story: PARM – Huge lighted letters greet you upon the arrival to The Parmacy, a food cart on NE Alberta serving up New York style Italian favorites. I somet…
    - 8 Feb 17, 7:21pm -
  • Teppanyaki Hut Ramen and Sushi Bar

    Teppanyaki Hut Ramen and Sushi Bar

    Location: N Mississippi and Skidmore, Mississippi Marketplace Hours: Mon, 11:30-4; Tues-Sat, 11:30-7:30; Sun, 11:30-6 The Story: Mississippi Marketplace continues to shift vendors around, bringing in new choices for us north Portland eaters. Teppa…
    - 7 Feb 17, 12:51am -
  • WBX Meat Wagon

    WBX Meat Wagon

    Location: 2401 NE Argyle Hours: Mon-Fri, 7am-1:30pm The Story: Most food carts are born of a long simmering desire or skill. Some concieved based on family recipes or traditions. And then there are the carts created to build and promote a brand.…
    - 2 Feb 17, 5:26pm -
  • Mahi Taco

    Mahi Taco

    Location: NE 7th and Killingsworth at Piedmont Station Hours: Mon-Wed, 12-3; Fri-Sun, 12-8:30pm The Story: Piedmont Station continues to impress with their selection of street food vendors. With the addition of Mahi Taco, Portland can now enjoy Ha…
    - 25 Jan 17, 5:27pm -

Oregonian Foodday

FoodShed

  • Top Restaurant Grilled Foods

    Top Restaurant Grilled Foods

    Grilled foods(http://bestsmokers.review/electric) are some of the most delicious and tasty foods that one can treat themselves to. Grilling food gives it a lot more natural flavor that you can’t get with food that’s been fried or steamed. Grillin…
    - 15 Apr 17, 6:32pm -
  • Recipes for Pizza Lovers

    Recipes for Pizza Lovers


    - 13 Mar 17, 3:42am -
  • Garment steamer artisan food-shaped handle

    Garment steamer artisan food-shaped handle

    The handle of the garment steamer is comparable to artistic skills employed in artisan foods. A user friendly steamer products  are an appliance useful in the garment industry. Some of the fabrics creases when washed and to get them to the right s…
    - 16 Feb 17, 11:41am -
  • Use your GPS to look for the best artisan foods in town

    Use your GPS to look for the best artisan foods in town

    Are you looking for the best artisan food in your locality? Look no further, when you have a smartphone or a tablet in your hand or pocket. Physically searching for the restaurants, which offer your type of meal and sample each of the menu plans to m…
    - 7 Feb 17, 3:47am -
  • Take a mouthwatering shot of artisan foods

    Take a mouthwatering shot of artisan foods

    Taking mouthwatering shots for an awesome artisan meal is fun and exciting. A food photographer uses the photos to build his database for future references. It is amazing how cookbooks and recipes accompany their content with beautiful pictures of mo…
    - 26 Dec 16, 1:55pm -
  • Make sure that the table for your artisan restaurant is made with the use of Delta Motor Unisaw

    Make sure that the table for your artisan restaurant is made with the use of Delta Motor Unisaw

    If your theme portrays artistic skills and value, the tables at the restaurant should depict this. Delta Motor Unisaw offers a smooth and aesthetic finishing to furniture including tables. The competition in the hospitality industry requires you to g…
    - 25 Dec 16, 6:53am -
  • The right tankless water heater for your artisan restaurant

    The right tankless water heater for your artisan restaurant

    Tankless water tanks have replaced storage water tanks in artisan restaurants. The question is- how do they meet demand for constant water supply required in the business?  The concept behind tankless water heaters is that it solves the challenge of…
    - 25 Nov 16, 12:04pm -
  • Killerspin Ping Pong equipment is satisfying like eating an artisan food
    Who does not love artisan food? Think of the satisfaction and the great taste the meals offer. Ping Pong equipment from The Killerspin Revolution offers the same fulfillment. The high-quality equipment they manufacturers have given them a niche in th…
    - 23 Nov 16, 11:54am -

Under the Table With Jen

  • Portland Family Adventures

    Portland Family Adventures

    Before I started writing about food full-time, I was a teacher. I taught kindergarten and ESL for five years, and before that, I substitute taught grades K-8. You learn a lot as a teacher—like, never turn your back on a five-year-old holding a buck…
    - 92 days ago, 26 Apr 17, 11:26pm -
  • Serious Eats-ing

    Serious Eats-ing

    Sometimes when people are planning a trip to Portland, they email me and ask for restaurant recommendations, and because there’s nothing I love more than a distraction (um, not kidding), I generally stop everything and start writing them a long ram…
    - 10 Aug 16, 12:20am -
  • James Beard Award Win

    James Beard Award Win

    I really thought my life had peaked in April, when we won an IACP award for The Picnic: Recipes and Inspiration from Basket to Blanket, and ate the passion fruit posset at Cassia (talk about life-changing), and got to go to opening day of The Wiza…
    - 1 May 16, 4:24pm -
  • Holy Picnic!

    Holy Picnic!

    We’ve had a lot of interesting surprises in the line of picnicking duty—hail and bugs, dogs with zero sense of a roast chicken’s personal boundaries, serenades by affable Argentine ukulele players—but Monday night’s surprise took the cake,…
    - 9 Mar 16, 6:37pm -
  • Wonton Wednesday at Tam

    Wonton Wednesday at Tam

    This time of year, my SAD is in full force, but since jetting off to Belize wasn’t in the cards, I decided to tear myself away from my favorite winter pastime of staring hopelessly at my rain-spattered office window while weeping softly into my lef…
    - 24 Feb 16, 6:39pm -
  • A Weekend in Victoria

    A Weekend in Victoria

    I have always wanted to visit Victoria BC at Christmastime, and while Santa sure wasn’t listening when I asked for a third Cacao shop right next door to my house or when I asked for a magical Brita that turns tap water into grower champagne, I gues…
    - 10 Jan 16, 1:29am -
  • Thank You, Epicurious!

    Thank You, Epicurious!

    They don’t call this the most wonderful time of the year for nothing, what with all the Christmas candy, tinsel, and twinkle lights, the repeat showings of Love Actually and The Holiday, the bulging Cacao bags under the tree. And then things got ev…
    - 8 Dec 15, 8:19am -
  • Bamboo Sushi NE

    Bamboo Sushi NE

    For a brief spell, this festive space housed Bamboo Izakaya, which officially morphed into the third Bamboo Sushi not long after opening. Expect the same eye-poppingly beautiful small plates, sashimi and sushi rolls as its Southeast and Northwest sis…
    - 6 Oct 15, 9:23pm -
  • Kukai

    Kukai

    I tend to stick close to home for my ramen, after all, Umai’s within walking distance so why stray, but this snazzy Beaverton izakaya is well worth a pilgrimage into the suburban wilds. Understandably, this Japan-based chain takes noodles very seri…
    - 6 Oct 15, 9:14pm -
  • Hop Dog

    Hop Dog

    This minimalist downtown hot dog shop elevates everyone’s favorite ballpark staple—the beer-boiled frankfurters are sourced from Olympia Provisions and Sabrett, the pretzel brioche buns are custom made by nearby Nuvrei Bakery, and the standard is…
    - 6 Oct 15, 9:08pm -

Beervana

  • The Beervana Blog Has Moved
    The Beervana Blog has moved. This site is no longer actively updated, though I'm not doing an automatic redirect for people who are landing in the archives. Please bookmark the new site and visit it for current content.www.beervanablog.comThanks…
    - 3 Apr 17, 11:50pm -
  • An Update on Cider in Oregon

    An Update on Cider in Oregon

    On Monday, Cider Riot's Abram Goldman-Armstrong put 63 hectoliters--nearly 60 barrels--of cider in cans for the first time. Yesterday he had a media event at his pub and cidery to introduce Everyday Cider and it made me realize some things have c…
    - 30 Mar 17, 10:18pm -
  • A Brand New Blog!

    A Brand New Blog!

    At long last, and with surprisingly few nostalgic glances over the shoulder, I am leaving Blogspot forever. Yes, I've embraced parallax scrolling, big, grabby titles, and vivid, full-page photos. Please welcome the new and future site of this here ra…
    - 29 Mar 17, 3:34pm -
  • More on Mexico; A Lupulin Powder Blind Tasting
    We have a new podcast for your listening pleasure. The main subject is Mexican craft beer, featuring an interview with Enrique Aceves-Vincent Ramirez of  Guadalajara’s Loba Brewing. We talk about the Mexican market, what it's like getting started…
    - 28 Mar 17, 5:02pm -
  • Vignette #14: Carlo Grootaert (De Struise Brouwers)

    Vignette #14: Carlo Grootaert (De Struise Brouwers)

    Brewer vignettes feature quotes from brewers I picked up in my travels around the world.On the origins of Pannepot, the brewery's flagship.“I heard that in my family, there were homebrewers at the time—100 years ago. The women were the brewer…
    - 27 Mar 17, 4:26pm -
  • La Cerveza Artesanal de México, Part 1

    La Cerveza Artesanal de México, Part 1

    My journey into cervezas artesanales--Mexican craft beer--began at Societe Brewing in San Diego. I'd just flown in from Portland, and Hector Ferreira thought it would be a shame to miss one of San Diego's bounty when so many were at hand. This turned…
    - 25 Mar 17, 12:06am -
  • The Secrets of Master Brewers

    The Secrets of Master Brewers

    A new title has elbowed its way onto the increasingly-crowded beer section at your local bookseller: The Secrets of Master Brewers, my latest book. It is, foremost, a guide to homebrewing. But it's not just a brewing manual. The idea behind the book…
    - 22 Mar 17, 5:54pm -
  • The Baja "Colectivo"

    The Baja "Colectivo"

    Yesterday afternoon, those of us who were still around following the Ensenada Beer Fest made a couple stops. Hey, what else would you expect beer people to do? The second—and for me, final—stop was at Baja Brews, a “colectivo” where several b…
    - 20 Mar 17, 6:08pm -
  • En Mexico

    En Mexico

    I send my dispatch today from under the sunny(ish) skies of Ensenada, Mexico. There's an annual craft beer festival down here that has grown to become one of the more important dates on the annual calendar. Over a hundred breweries will be pouring…
    - 16 Mar 17, 4:29pm -
  • New Book + Book Launch

    New Book + Book Launch

    In one week's time, my latest book will officially be published: The Secrets of Master Brewers from Storey Publishers. Next Thursday, March 23rd, the book launches at a very cool event in Hood River, where I've sagely arranged to have Josh Pfriem, Ma…
    - 14 Mar 17, 6:35pm -
  • Once Again, Whose Culture?
    Follow-up posts are like newspaper corrections: only a tiny percent of the people who saw the original error will ever notice the correction. Nevertheless, the conversation following that post along with Stan Hieronymus' comments convince me there's…
    - 13 Mar 17, 6:48pm -
  • Lessons From Speakeasy's Closure

    Lessons From Speakeasy's Closure

    Update: I finally had a chance to correct that egregious typo in the title. So many apologies.Yesterday afternoon, San Francisco's Speakeasy Brewery shuttered their doors. A tweet came out followed by this announcement:"Speakeasy Ales…
    - 11 Mar 17, 6:21pm -
  • Louis the 14th Tavern, 1985, The Widmer Brothers' First Account

    Louis the 14th Tavern, 1985, The Widmer Brothers' First Account

    Over the course of the coming year, I hope to post these kinds of things from time to time. Below is a short audio clip of Kurt and Rob describing their first sale. It captures the rawness of experience, both of young brewers and also bars used to de…
    - 11 Mar 17, 1:26am -
  • Whose Culture?

    Whose Culture?

    For the most part, modern beer is a European expression. The styles available in nearly every commercial setting issue from a handful of countries in a plot of land that would fit inside California. So any time an American or New Zealand or Japanese…
    - 10 Mar 17, 2:08am -
  • Vignette #13: Ken Grossman

    Vignette #13: Ken Grossman

    Brewer vignettes feature quotes from brewers I picked up in my travels around the world.“I was an avid homebrewer, starting back in 1969, and brewed through the seventies and ran a homebrewing supply store that I founded in 1976. I had brewed a r…
    - 8 Mar 17, 5:09pm -
  • Why We Will Never Abandon Our IPAs
    Yesterday afternoon, I tansferred two half-batches of beer to into kegs. They contained a pale ale--and an experiment. One had been infused with two ounces of Simcoe hops (pellets), one two ounces of Yakima Chief's soon-to-be-released hop product…
    - 6 Mar 17, 5:12pm -
  • The Riddle of Bitterness

    The Riddle of Bitterness

    Scientists long ago figured out the mechanism through which hops turn beer bitter: the alpha acids in the lupulin glands become isomerized over the boil--a process that allows the bittering compounds to become soluble. There's a mathematical curve th…
    - 3 Mar 17, 6:37pm -
  • Oregon Beer Awards

    Oregon Beer Awards

    The Oregon Beer Awards were handed out last night, and there were a few surprises. The first came when Wolf Tree (Seal Rock) won the first gold medal. Wait, who? That happened several times throughout the night, as obscure breweries took home medal…
    - 1 Mar 17, 6:02pm -
  • Big Beer Makes a Big Move

    Big Beer Makes a Big Move

    Each year, General Distribution's Jim Fick closely tracks the sales of Oregon beer in Oregon, and he very graciously forwards me the spreadsheet with the numbers. Frustratingly, the OLCC, which tracks these numbers, has gotten fairly lax and the fi…
    - 28 Feb 17, 7:31pm -
  • Troubles With Travel

    Troubles With Travel

    If you were to name the four or five hottest breweries right now, measured in beer geek coolness points, Boston's Trillium Brewing would have to be on that list. They are makers of many different types of beer, but are famous for being one of the cha…
    - 27 Feb 17, 7:08pm -
  • The Beer There: Olde Mecklenburg (Charlotte, NC)

    The Beer There: Olde Mecklenburg (Charlotte, NC)

    Periodically--too infrequently, if you want my opinion--a friend of the blog will feel inspired to send me beer from their distant location. When breweries send me beer, I make no promises to review or ever even comment on them (though I will drink t…
    - 24 Feb 17, 6:56pm -
  • Understanding Hop Aromas and Flavors

    Understanding Hop Aromas and Flavors

    We have a very special episode of the Beervana Podcast for you this week, and I want to tease it by quoting from a section of the interview. Patrick and I visited the labs and brewery of Tom Shellhammer, who is a professor of fermentation science at…
    - 22 Feb 17, 4:58pm -
  • How Doomed Are We?

    How Doomed Are We?

    Raptor of death.Pete Dunlop has an excellent but alarming post in which he warns:AB is quietly implementing a plan designed to bury independent craft brewers. And they might just pull it off...You might not know it, but the High End kicked…
    - 21 Feb 17, 2:15am -
  • Oregon Breweries Get Political

    Oregon Breweries Get Political

    Yesterday, the President of the United States stood before the press and told them: "We got 306 because people came out and voted like they've never seen before so that's the way it goes. I guess it was the biggest electoral college win since Ronal…
    - 17 Feb 17, 6:20pm -
  • How to Tank Spectacularly in the New Market

    How to Tank Spectacularly in the New Market

    Update. By some cosmic serendipity, Patrick and I went to Corvallis yesterday to record an interview with Tom Shellhammer--a hops researcher and professor in the Fermentation Sciences program at OSU. As we were touring their test brewery, he mentione…
    - 15 Feb 17, 6:00pm -

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