Author: Adrienne So

Adrienne So is a freelance writer living in Portland, Ore.

Chuckanut Brewery and Kitchen: Embracing Terroir in Washington’s Skagit Valley From the Source by

Chuckanut opened its second location, the South Nut, in the heart of the fertile Skagit Valley, within walking distance of some of the best grain—and grain research—in the country.

Alena Botanica: Hop Art Beyond the Glass For Love of the Craft by

Alena Schnarr’s plant-inspired artwork took a turn for the hoppy during her years working (and photographing) at the Alchemist in Vermont.

Saraveza in Portland, Oregon Barkeep by

Unselfconsciously warm and kitschy, Saraveza is the embodiment of Sarah Pederson’s distinctive vision. Funky green vintage coolers display sought-after bottles of de Garde Bu Weisse and Southern Tier’s Choklat, but there’s always Hamm’s on draft—served across a bar made from thousands of bottle caps.

Refillable Bottles The Business of Beer by

In the ongoing debate over whether bottles or cans are the greener package for beer, one significant factor has been overlooked.

Stepping Up to the Pint: Contract Brewers Turn to Ownership For Growth, Increased Control Feature by

Few contract brewers start out intending to sell the hapless beer drinker subpar suds. In fact, most contractors have the same dream as every other brewer: to build their brand, win over consumers and open facilities of their own.

Wind River Brewing Co. From the Source by

As the brewmaster at Wind River Brewing Co. in Pinedale, Wyo., Richard Strom was ushered into the industry by his father, David, who was the first independent craft beer distributor in Portland, Ore.

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