Fall Beer Festival Schedule

Where to drink fresh hop beer this fall.

Food Reviews & Stories
Through Oct. 4 Loyal Legion Oktoberfest Loyal Legion is making use of its 99 taps to host a cumulative Oktoberfest party, putting a new Oregon Oktoberfest beer on tap every day until   More
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 WW Culture Staff

Cone Heads

Food Reviews & Stories
Impress your drunk friends with some newfound hop knowledge.Ever wonder why hoppy beer kind of smells like weed? It’s because hops and cannabis are cousins, both members of the Cannabaceae family, w   More
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 WALKER MACMURDO

Class of 2015

Early reviews on this year’s local fresh-hop beers.

Food Reviews & Stories
Most Portland fresh-hop beers were hitting taps as we were going to press. Still, some eager beavers managed to release beers in time for our reviewers. Note: Part of the magic of fresh-hop beers is   More
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 WALKER MACMURDO

Mister Hopular

Hop farmer Patrick Leavy on the 2015 harvest.

Food Reviews & Stories
Hop roots run deep in Oregon. Patrick Leavy of the Oregon Hophouse can trace his family’s involvement in hop farming back to 1912, when his Irish émigré grandfather established the family farm in    More
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 WALKER MACMURDO, PARKER HALL

Top Hops

Food Reviews & Stories
The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that Oregon will harvest 11,571,900 pounds of hops this year, about 3 million more than in 2014. What are we growing? Here’s a look at the top five varie   More
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 PARKER HALL

Hop Porn: Harvest Edition

On the Aurora farm where the tastiest part of your beer comes from.


Food & Drink
Prepare to feel thirst.Earlier this week, Hopworks took a load of local beer scribes out to a century-old organic hop farm in Aurora. They gave us beer on the bus. Then, hop honcho Pat Leavy gave us a tour. Then, Chipotle gave us—and the hardworking people who run the vintage 1964 "hop picker" machine that separates hop from leaf and bine—some burritos. Then, they gave us more beer. It was a very ...   More
Friday, September 5, 2014 by Martin Cizmar

Beer of the Future

A new era of Oregon hops will better your brew.

Cover Story
Four years ago, things were great for Gayle Goschie. She was growing hops on the same 1,000 acres in the Willamette Valley that her parents and grandparents had tended, selling a key ingredient    More
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR


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