While other board-game and theme bars offer a light garnish of geek for the normies, Belmont’s kitsch-packed, comic-wallpapered The Nerd Out is a yearlong boozy comic-con—so aggressively nerdy you’d feel uncool being cool.
It’ll be like a little Belmont Station Lower Lip, but with cheesesteaks.
The Portland area is now home to the world’s first dog taphouse, according to its owner. It’s part beer hall, part dog adoption center.
The Portland brewing world is being rocked by the news that 97-year-old Oregon City beer distributor General Distributors has been sold to one of the biggest distributors in the country, Portland-based Columbia Distributing. Columbia Distributing itself was acquired by private equity firm the Meritage Group in 2013.
The second place winner in blind voting was a stirring upset over Pfriem, Barley Brown’s, Block 15, Fort George, Culmination, and other better-known makers of IPAs in the competition.