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Beer Geek - Helping the Gorge

Sep 14, 2017 -- 8:03am

As heard on the radio, the beer community is stepping up to help following devasating wildfires in the Columbia Gorge...

Thunder Island Brewing in Cascade Locks has launched a Go Fund Me campaign to benefit local firefighters...

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Coasters Brew Pub in Milwaukie is holding a fundraiser this Sunday for Friends of the Columbia Gorge...

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You can also help boost local businesses simply by heading out this weekend.  The 2017 Celebration of Beer is this Saturday at Skamania Lodge near Stevenson.  Enjoy beer from 12 local breweries on the lawn outside the lodge.  The Beer Geek will be there so stop by the Coin Toss Brewing booth and say hello!  

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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 - Beaverton Craft Beer Festival

Aug 24, 2017 -- 7:48am

As heard on the radio this morning:

The 3rd annual Beaverton Craft Beer Festival is Saturday August 26th.  12 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Round.  This week's Beaverton Valley Times has a nice preview article about the event and how you can attend a special VIP gathering the night before.

FRESH HOP SEASON IS HERE!  It's the most wonderful time of year for brewers and beer drinkers as we get to experience beer made with fresh hops... a style that you just won't find anywhere else in the world thanks to the proximity of so many breweries and Willamette Valley hop fields.  Mark your calendars for the following fresh hop events:

Hood River Hops Festival -- Saturday September 23rd

Portland Fresh Hops Festival - Friday September 29th & Saturday September 30th

Sisters Fresh Hop Festival - September 30th

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 - Cheeers to Belgian Beers!

Jun 01, 2017 -- 8:39am

As heard on the radio this morning, the 11th annual Cheers to Belgian Beers is coming up this week...    Friday 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. at North Warehouse, 723 N. Tillamook St.  

Cheers to Ben Love from Gigantic Brewing and Brian Butenschoen from the Oregon Brewers Guild for giving us the scoop.  Gigantic's Beer for the festival is "The City Never Sleeps Imperial Dark Saison"...

Check out the full list of 80+ beers HERE

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 - 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...

 

 

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