Scouting the 2014 Pro-Am Beer Festival

Meet the 21 teams competing in the second-coming of 2013's Best New Beer Festival

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Food & Drink
How do you improve on a rookie of the year season?Why not almost double your stats?Sure, last year's Pro-Am Beer Festival was named "Best New Fest" of the year by Oregonian beer writer John Foyston. And sure, last year's prizewinning beer, Sasquatch's Vanilla Bourbon Cream Ale, ended up being one of our favorite ten beers of 2013. But that's no reason not to go from 12 to 21 beers available for ...   More
 
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 by Martin Cizmar

Squatch Watch


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Tom Sims built Sasquatch Brewing on Craigslist. He picked up a used lagering tank from the Vermont von Trapps, the family that inspired The Sound of Music. His mash tun is an old dairy tank he p   More
 
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Willamette Weekend: 14 Things to Do in Portland, November 1-3

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Features
Friday, Nov. 1Dia De Los Muertos: Tiburones, Edna Vazquez, Mariachi Los Palmeros, Orquestra Pacifico Tropical [DANCE OF THE DEAD] Contrary to what Wal-Mart would lead you to believe, Halloween wasn’t always about Reese’s Cups shaped like pumpkins and matching superhero costumes for the whole family plus dog. The holiday has tread a widely divergent path since its historic inception as a ...   More
 
Friday, November 1, 2013 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Amateur Hour: Homebrew Edition

Guest Beer Review: Ezra Johnson-Greenough on Martin Cizmar's Fresh Hop Homebrew

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Food & Drink
Editor's note: Tomorrow WW hosts a beer festival featuring 13 brews made by teams of professional and amateur brewers. (But tickets for $25 here.) In honor of that occasion, WW beer writer Martin Cizmar gave a bottle of the homebrew he made with freshly picked hops grown in his own yard to Ezra Johnson-Greenough of The New School beer blog. Below is Ezra's brutal review. Cizmar does not disagree. Luckily, ...   More
 
Friday, November 1, 2013 WWeek Culture Staff

Tap List for the Pro-Am Beer Festival, November 2, 2013

Brews with toasted coconut, strawberries, cranberries, heather and bourbon-soaked woodchips on offer. Plus two IPAs from GABF medalists.

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Food & Drink
Portland’s first Pro-Am Beer Festival is next Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Con-Way Warehouse in Northwest Portland. There will be tickets available at the door for $25, which will net each person a taster cup of all of the 12 beers on offer. But since there are only 500 tickets to go around, you may want to order them now to ensure you're not left out in the cold when you arrive. In the ...   More
 
Friday, October 25, 2013 by Martin Cizmar

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