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How Coors and Democratic politicians almost killed Oregon beer.

Food Reviews & Stories
Few state laws have shaped Portland’s economy and culture like Senate Bill 813, otherwise known as the Brewpub Bill. The law, which was passed 30 years ago today and signed into law by Vic A   More
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 PETE DUNLOP

This Week In Beer (and Cider!)

Portland Beer Events for the Week of June 15, 2015.


Food & Drink
Monday, June 15New School Beer’s New Breweries ShowcaseThe New School presents an evening with some of the region’s newest ale apothecaries, who will showcase a total of 20 beers at Bailey's—most for the first time ever. With newcomers like Portland’s first kosher-certified brewery and a small, little brewery from Boardman, it will be interesting to see who brings the tastiest creations to ...   More
Monday, June 15, 2015 PARKER HALL

How To Pwn PDX Beer Week

PDX Beer Week is not actually a week. It takes 11 days (June 11-21, to cram in all three festivals, plus tap takeovers and pairings dinners. Here’s your guide. Get the offic   More
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

This Week In Beer: So Much Ching Ching in Portland

Portland beer events for the week of June 4


Food & Drink
Thursday, June 4The Growler Guys First Anniversary PartySoutheast Portland’s Growler Guys celebrates its first anniversary with special beers like Boneyard Notorious, Goose Island Bourbon County and Bend Brewing’s Ching Ching—arguably the best damn fruit Berliner Weisse in the state. Free glasses to the first 125 people, plus “swag giveaways” all weekend make this the place to go get your ...   More
Thursday, June 4, 2015 PARKER HALL

Drank: Dog Day IPA (Hondo’s)

Hondo’s Brew and Cork is an odd institution in Astoria, a delightfully cranky little bottle shop, homebrew supply shop and nanobrewery, with beers that can be as up and down as a ride at Six   More
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

This Week In Beer: The Most Interesting Mexican Lager in the World

The best of this weeks' Portland-area beer events.


Food & Drink
Friday, May 29Ex Novo FiestaEx Novo brings its beer a full two and half miles north to Saraveza, where it will have a fiesta celebrating its new summer seasonal, the “Most Interesting Mexican Lager”, which tastes like Corona if it got rid of the pee. The evening will also feature Saraveza’s taco pasties, an Ex Novo collaboration with De Garde and myriad binge drinkers in sombreros. Saraveza, ...   More
Friday, May 29, 2015 PARKER HALL

Cheap Life: Boozing…

Featured Stories
The cheapest beers in town… Sure, you’ve come to expect the $2 Pabst as your Portland birthright, even at restaurants with $15 corkage fees. But why stop there, when the beers get even cheape   More
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 WW Staff

Drunk in Public: Widmer Collaborator, Protohops and King's Day

Willamette Week’s beer events guide, updated weekly to showcase the best events in Portland’s craft brew scene.


Thursday, April 23rd: Collaborator Rodney Kibzey's Madero de Cedro IPA Release Party [COMMERCIAL HOMEBREW] The Widmer Brothers have long been supporters of craft beer innovation in Portland, and through their collaborator series, which pairs members of the area’s homebrewing community and their hand-picked recipes with Widmer’s pilot brewery, they bring weird and innovative recipes to the public. ...   More
Thursday, April 23, 2015 PARKER HALL

The Craft Brewers Conference Journals: Days 1 and 2

Ezra gets free beer, then plots to sue.


Arts & Books
Day 1: Monday, April 13 I kicked off Craft Brewers Conference week in Portland by rousing from a deep slumber fueled by late-night writing and geeking out on Game of Thrones. Finding a half-full bottle of Ommegang Brewing's new Game of Thrones beer Three-Eyed Raven, I quickly pounded it for energy before heading out to the Oregon Brewers Guild's big CBC press briefing at Spirit of ...   More
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 EZRA JOHNSON-GREENOUGH

The Seven Wonders Of Beervana

Only in Portland...

Food Reviews & Stories
Looking to get in touch with Portland’s beer culture this week? Well, you could go where the national beer magazines send you, enjoying Rogue’s carpet-flavored beer then heading over to Ap   More
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR


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