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Beer Geek - Beaverton Craft Beer Festival

Aug 27, 2015 -- 8:38am

Beaverton is getting into the festival spirit this Saturday with the first-ever Beaverton Craft Beer Festival

If you are headed to the Seattle area this weekend, check out the South Sound Brewfest at the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall.  Great opportunity to sample some beers from Washington state... 

Mark your calendars now for a plethora of Fresh Hops festival coming up in September and October.  Start planning your weekends, as there's a limited window for these beers & only so many weekend days to go around...

Hood River Hops Festival - Saturday September 26

Septoberfest (Silverton Fresh Hops Festival) - Saturday September 26

Sisters Fresh Hops Festival - Saturday September 26

Portland Fresh Hops Festival - Friday October 2 & Saturday October 3

St. Paul Fresh Hops Festival - Saturday October 10

 

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 - Farm to Market IPA

Aug 06, 2015 -- 9:31am

Fun talking with Mike Zupan, President and CEO of Zupan's Markets, on today's show.

They are celebrating their 40th anniversary in a number of ways, not the least of which is their one-of-a-kind Farm To Market IPA, a collaboration with Coalition Brewing in SE Portland...

It's a really lovely beer.  All the goodness of an IPA complimented with the tartness of the Oregon-grown marionberries.  It's not a fruit beer by any means.  This is an IPA first and foremost with just a nod to the berries, which were grown by Columbia Farms on Sauvie Island...

It's availble in 22 oz. bottles for $6.99 and on tap at the growler station inside Zupan's Belmont store, 3301 SE Belmont St.

And I bet you they'll be sampling it at this Saturday's 40th Annivesary Party at Zupan's Burnside Store, 2340 W. Burnside St.

It was quite the process coming up with this recipe...

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 - Oregon Craft Beer Month

Jul 09, 2015 -- 9:33am

Oregon Craft Beer Month 2015 is officially underway...  the pinnacle is, of course, the Oregon Brewers Festival July 22-July 26th at Tom McCall Waterfront Park.   But more on that later!

2 beer releases tonight! Surfing Saison, a collaboration between Culmination Brewing & Yachats Brewing will be tapped tonight, 5-7 p.m., at the Culmination Brewery, 2117 NE Oregon St.  It's a chance to meet both brewers, Charlie Van Meter from Yachats and Tomas Suliter from Culmination (wish him a Happy Birthday if you go).

     

At Gigantic Brewing Company (5224 SE 26th Avenue, Portland), it's a beer release and art show featuring new work and label art from Yu Suda.  Gigantic's newest beer, Ume Umai is brewed with plum and black rice.  

This Saturday, Portland's legendary Horse Brass Pub will mark its 39th annivesary and toast the late Don Younger on his birthday.  Several one-off beers on tap along with a couple of favorites including Rogue's YSB.

Speaking of craft beer pioneers, McMenamins Brewing recently filled keg number 1,000,000!  Now that's a lot of Terminator and Hammerhead.  Local beer writer John Foyston is reportedly on a mission to find the exact location of this keg!

If you are looking for a festival this weekend, Lagerfest will be happening on Saturday at the White Owl Social Club (SE 8th and Main in Portland).  50+ craft brewed lagers from Oregon, Washington, California & around the country.

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 - Portland Craft Beer Festival

Jun 25, 2015 -- 9:20am

Thanks to Rodney Woodley with the inaugural Portland Craft Beer Festival for coming on the radio this morning.  

This is a brand new festival, celebrating only-in-Portland brewed beers.  It's next Friday, Saturday & Sunday at Fields Park in the Pearl District.

More than 75 beers and ciders on tap from 40+ Portland breweries and cidermakers.  Check out the "Beer Menu" here!

They still need volunteers to pour beer & they'll give you a mug and tickets just for signing up...

More information on the Portland Craft Beer Festival...

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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 - 2 new beers & PDX Beer Week preview

May 28, 2015 -- 8:05am

For the first time in its 108 year history, the Portland's Rose Festival has an official craft beer: Portland Brewing's Velvet Majesty, named for this year's official rose...

Rogue Ales & Spirits is teaming up with Pendleton Woolen Mills to produce Pendleton Pilsner, which will be released in the eastern Oregon town in July...

Portland Beer Week is coming up June 11-21. Start planning now because there's a ton of festivals, tastings, tap takeovers, beer releases and special dinners.

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 - Cheers to Belgian Beers

May 07, 2015 -- 9:38am

Thanks to Brian Butenschoen with the Oregon Brewers Guild for coming on the radio this morning to talk about the 9th annual Cheers to Belgian Beers festival. It's happening tomorrow and Saturday, May 8th and 9th in North Portland.

It's a great chance to experience the amazing flavors and styles of Belgian beers.  Unique to this festival is the fact that nearly every beer is brewed with the same Belgian yeast strain.  Equally unique is the way they make sure that nobody brews the same beer: a dart throw determines each beer's color and style!  How wonderfully Beervana!  CLICK HERE for this year's beer list...

The festival has a great venue, too: MCF Brewing Systems, formerly Metalcraft, on N. Tillamook just off Interstate (and the MAX Yellow Line).  It's like getting to drink beer in the brewery factory!  Plenty of space in the warehouse and an nice outdoor area too.

What: Cheers to Belgian Beers, Belgian-Style Beer Fest

When: Friday, May 8th from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.and Saturday, May 9th from noon to 8 p.m.

Where: MCF Craft Brewing Systems, 723 N Tillamook St., Portland – Map

How: Admission is free. There is a $15 charge for a stemmed glass and five taste tickets, which is required to taste. Additional tastes are $1.  CASH ONLY. This is a 21 and over only event.

Also making craft beer headlines this week:

Sasquatch Brew Fest Announced

Portland Ranked Best Beer City in America

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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