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Beer Geek - June Odds n' Ends

Jun 02, 2016 -- 9:54am

As heard on the radio:

The First Edition Beer Geek airs every Thursday morning at 7:40 a.m. on First Edition with Tim Hohl & Terry Travis.  Follow me on Twitter @timhohl & use the hashtag #BeerGeek for breaking craft beer news during the week!

Beer Geek - May 19, 2016

May 19, 2016 -- 7:46am

As heard on the radio this morning...

The trailer for "PDX Brew City" is out!  Filmmakers John Lovegrove and Thom Roholt will be live in-studio next week, May 26th.

Barley Brown's Tap Takeover tonight at the Green Dragon.  25 (!) Barley Brown beers on tap.  Now THAT's a tap takeover!

Gateway Brewing Tap Takeover tonight at Neighbor Dudes Wilsonville/Ordnance Brewing...

Collaboration release: Culmination Brewing & Reverand Nat's Pinot Barrel-Aged Watermelon Cherry Sour.... Friday @ Reverand Nat's and Saturday at Culmination...

The First Edition Beer Geek airs every Thursday morning at 7:40 a.m. on First Edition with Tim Hohl & Terry Travis.  Follow me on Twitter @timhohl & use the hashtag #BeerGeek for breaking craft beer news during the week!

 

Beer Geek - Odds & Ends

May 05, 2016 -- 9:09am

 

No shortage of fun in Beervana!

Imperial Bottle Shop & Taproom's "Star Wars: The Fourth Awakens Beer Festival" continues today....   16 Star Wars-themed beers on tap plus a costume contest and screening of Star Wars, Empire & Jedi starting at 12:30 p.m.

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Get your tickets now for Cheers to Belgian Beers, coming up next weekend.  The 10th annual showcase of Belgian-style beers from super talented Portland area brewers.   Josh Grgas from The Commons will be in studio next Thursday at 7:40 a.m. with samples of their Belgian-style Dubble brewed with "58 Lioness" yeast...

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If you are a bicycle nut, head to Deluxe Brewing in Albany next weekend for their 3rd Annual Albany Vintage Bicycle Show.   Dust off your old Schwinn and enter!

 

 

The First Edition Beer Geek airs every Thursday morning at 7:40 a.m. on First Edition with Tim Hohl & Terry Travis.  Follow me on Twitter @timhohl & use the hashtag #BeerGeek for breaking craft beer news during the week!

Beer Geek - Winter Craft Beer in the 'Couve

Dec 10, 2015 -- 9:25am

If you didn't get enough craft beer cheer at the Holiday Ale Festival in Portland, go check out this weekend's Vancouver Winter Brewfest at Esther Short Park.  

It features a great beer lineup from various Washington breweries you don't regularly see in Portland along with a fantastic list of holiday beers from no fewer than TWELVE breweries that are cranking out fantastic beer in the greater Vancouver area.  I think the craft beer scene in Vancouver is growing faster than anywhere else in the region right now.

 

Also happening this weekend: Occidental Brewing Company's Humbug Lager Fest.  It's Saturday from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.    It will feature a wide variety of lagers (light to dark, easy drinking to strong and bold) from Occidental and other local breweries.

 

Finally a shout-out for the Beer Geek's friends at Imperial Bottle Shop & Taproom in Southeast Portland.  They are celebrating the "21 Days of Festivus" by posting daily giveaways on their Facebook page. Winners will receive prizes ranging from $5 gift cards and swag from local breweries.  The awesome Grand Prize is a , a $1 growler-a-week for all of 2016!  There will be special tappings too.  Stop in and say "hi" to Alex & Shawn.

The First Edition Beer Geek airs every Thursday morning at 7:40 a.m. on First Edition with Tim Hohl & Terry Travis.  Follow me on Twitter @timhohl & use the hashtag #BeerGeek for breaking craft beer news during the week!

 

 

Beer Geekl - How Much Is Your Craft Brewery Worth?

Nov 19, 2015 -- 7:39am

How about one BILLION dollars?  New York-based Constellation Brands, which owns big brands including Corona, Robert Mondavi wines and Svedka vodka, is buying San Diego-based Ballast Point Brewing for 1-billion dollars.  Yes, that's billion with a "B"!

Over in Central Oregon, Bend Brewing Company is selling, but not to a beer giant.  A Denver couple named Packy and Leslie Deenihan is buying the family run company and plans to keep it that way.

Beer Geek - A Very Special 30th Anniversary

Oct 22, 2015 -- 7:50am

As heard on the radio this morning, it's been 30 years since an historic moment in Beervana History: the first batch of "Hillsdale Ale" was brewed at McMenamins Hillsdale Brewery in Southwest Portland...

This weekend you can enjoy a pint of the beer that started it all for Brian and Mike McMenamin.  The "new" brew was dervied from a combination of old brew sheets from Hillsdale and Cornelius Pass Roadhouse, which also brewed "Hillsdale Ale" back in 1986 and 1987...

Check out some Hillsdale Ale Fun Facts from the Beer Geek's friends at New School Beer....

Also at McMenamins--TODAY ONLY--for every piint of McMenamins Ale sold, $1 will be donated to the UCC Strong Fund, which was created by Greater Douglas United Way and the UCC Foundation to help meet the needs of those affected by the Umpqua Community College shooting...

The First Edition Beer Geek airs every Thursday morning at 7:40 a.m. on First Edition with Tim Hohl & Terry Travis.  Follow me on Twitter @timhohl & use the hashtag #BeerGeek for breaking craft beer news during the week!

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