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Beer Geek - Upcoming Festivals and Events

May 25, 2017 -- 8:56am

As heard on the radio this morning...

Bazi Bierbrasserie is celebrating its 5th Anniversary this weekend

Deschutes is moving into North Carolina

Some ideas for planning your next "Beer Vacation"

Mark your calendar for these upcoming festivals...

Cheers to Belgian Beers: June 2-3 (full report including beer preview on next Thursday's "Beer Geek" segment)

Portland Fruit Beer Festival: June 9-11

Oregon Garden Brewfest: June 16-18

Portland Craft Beer Festival: June 30-July 2

The Beer Geek is on the air every Thursday morning at 7:40 a.m. on NewsTalk 860 KPAM and is brought to you by Anctil Heating and Cooling... Hard to Say, Easy to Work With!

Beer Geek - Oregon Craft Beer By the Numbers

Apr 27, 2017 -- 8:05am

As heard on the radio this morning...

BY THE NUMBERS: There's absolutley no slowdown or saturation in Oregon craft beer.   The Oregon Brewers Guild has just released its annual report on the craft beer economy.  

Some of the highlights:

  • 23% of beer consumed in Oregon is brewed in Oregon.
  • 1.9 million people visited an Oregon brewery, pub or tasting room in 2016.
  • 31,000 Oregonians are employed, directly or indirectly, in the state's craft beer industry.
  • Craft beer contributed $4.49 billion dollars to the state's economy in 2016. 

NEW FESTIVAL: Cascade Brewing's Sour Flower Fest is coming up May 21-22.

The Beer Geek is on the air every Thursday morning at 7:40 a.m. on NewsTalk 860 KPAM and is brought to you by Anctil Heating and Cooling... Hard to Say, Easy to Work With!

Beer Geek - 4/20

Apr 20, 2017 -- 10:21am

As heard on the radio this morning, the Beer Geek's pals Michael Kora from Montavilla Brew Works and Rusty Caldwell from the Growler Run in Oregon City on tonght's 4/20 Tap Takeover at the Growler Run featuring 4 of Michael's Belgian beers plus his latest IPA.   Go check it out if you're in the neighborhood tonight.  Michael makes delicious beer and Rusty does so much to support the local craft beer scene.  Cheers, guys!

 

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Tomorrow (April 21st) in the OC, the Beer Geek's friends at Vanguard Brewing will be hosting a tap takeover at the Midway Public House!  Go say hello to Don & Lin!

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As heard on last Thursday's segment, the 2017 Nano Brew Fest is happening this Friday and Saturday at John's Marketplace in SW Portland's Multnomah Village...  CLICK HERE for the list of participating breweries...

 

 

Beer Geek - Sanctuary IPA

Apr 06, 2017 -- 10:22am

As heard on the radio this morning, Coalition Brewing and HOTLIPS Pizza have teamed up for a collaboration called Sanctuary IPA.  It's brewed with hops from all over the world & proceeds will benefit the Oregon chapter of the ACLU.\

Cheers to Coalition's Phil Boyle & HOTLIPS' Brandon Mikel for coming on the radio this morning.

Sanctuary IPA's release party is on April 14th at 5 p.m. at HOTLIPS Hollywood.

Read all about it HERE.

Cheers!

Beer Geek - Cider Rite of Spring

Mar 23, 2017 -- 7:56am

As heard on the radio this morning, the Cider Rite of Spring is coming up this Saturday in Portland.  This is a great opportunity to sample some great local creations from the exploding craft cider industry!  Cheers to Emily Ritchie from the Northwest Cider Association for giving us the scoop and bringing deliciuos cider samples from Square Mile and Bull Run...

 

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CRAFT BEER NEWS AND NOTES:

Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative, the organization that runs Oregon's bottle bill, is partnering with Double Mountain Brewing on a new refillable beer bottle program

Congratulations to Belmont Station, Bailey's Taproom & the Bier Stein in Eugene for being named among the Top Ten Beer Bars in America!

 

The Beer Geek is on the air every Thursday morning at 7:40 a.m. on NewsTalk 860 KPAM and is brought to you by Anctil Heating and Cooling... Hard to Say, Easy to Work With!

Beer Geek - Brewstillery & Black Out!

Feb 24, 2017 -- 6:55am

As heard on the radio this week, Brewstillery 2017 is happening this Saturday at Stormbreaker Brewing.  19 local breweries pair up with 19 local distillers to create a unique beer and spirits pairing...

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Lompoc Brewing's "Black Out Beer Fest" is on tap this Saturday at Sidebar, one of the Beer Geek's favorite hangouts.   25 dark beers including porters, stouts, and CDA's...

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