Tag: Pacific Northwest

Great Notion Opens Much-Anticipated Second Location in Northwest Portland News by

Great Notion’s second location offers plenty of growing room for the three-year-old company, along with to-go coffee six days a week, an expanded menu, and most importantly, more beer.

America’s Newest Monastic Brewery Opens in Oregon News by

Owned and operated by the monks at Mount Angel Abbey in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, Benedictine Brewery is the latest monastic brewery to open in the United States.

10 Questions with the Authors of Beer Hiking Pacific Northwest Draft Picks by

Authors Brandon Fralic and Rachel Wood talk about their writing process, and revisit a few memories from the months of work they put into their first book, Beer Hiking Pacific Northwest.

Buzzed Cuts: Barbers Entice Customers by Offering Beer History & Culture by

From Washington to Tennessee, barbershops across the US that have embraced the relationship between local beer and the barber’s chair say the bond has proven to be a boon for their business.

A Pioneer, Reinvented: The Humble Beginnings and Hopeful Future of Seattle’s Redhook Brewery Feature by

Washington’s oldest and largest craft brewery plans to tackle slowing sales by taking a cue from the hyper-local breweries that have appeared in its wake. Enter Brewlab, Redhook’s new brewpub focused on innovation.

Chuckanut Brewery and Kitchen: Championing Washington’s Terroir 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.

Idaho’s First Hop Pelletizing Facility to Open in August 2017 News by

Idaho is the third largest producer of hops in the US, but the state was lacking a hop pelletizing facility—until now.

Oregon’s Cannon Beach Hardware and Public House Offers Tools Alongside Taps Barkeep by

An unconventional offering of tools alongside taps has landed this coastal Oregon bar the nickname “the Screw & Brew.”

As Fresh Hop Beers Multiply, So Does Experimentation News by

As access to fresh hops expands, breweries celebrate the ingredient in new ways, from hop harvest festivals to new ways of extracting wet hop flavors in seasonal beers.

Cruising Through Cascadia: Essential Pacific Northwest Beer Experiences Feature by

The Pacific Northwest offers a multitude of options for thirsty beercationers, from Oregon’s mountain biking brew tours to brewery cruises through Washington’s San Juan Islands.

Reuben’s Brews: Making Bloody Good Beer in Seattle From the Source by

In just a couple of years, Adam Robbings matriculated from homebrewing newbie to brewmaster and co-owner of Reuben’s Brews, named after Robbings’ son, Reuben.

Steens Mountain Brewing: Foraging Wild Hops in Oregon From the Source by

Located in a tiny town in rural Oregon, Steens Mountain Brewing is one of the state’s smallest breweries. Most of its beers are brewed with hops owner Richard Roy has discovered in the wild.

Bale Breaker Brewing Company: Making Local Connections in Washington From the Source by

Bale Breaker Brewing is the creation of siblings Meghann Quinn, Patrick Smith and Kevin Smith, whose family started growing hops in Washington’s Yakima Valley back in 1932. They founded Bale Breaker in 2013, with help from Kevin Quinn, Meghann’s husband.

pFriem Family Brewers: Melding Tradition with Ingenuity in Oregon From the Source by

From its brewhouse in Hood River—a Silver LEED certified building with a roof covered in solar panels and a rainwater collection system for irrigation—pFriem is melding European tradition with American ingenuity using tools unfamiliar to most small craft breweries.

Lightning in a Barrel: Art Larrance, Ron Gansberg and the Origins of Cascade Brewing Feature by

The beers that have shocked and awed fans and made the Cascade Barrel House a destination for locals and tourists are the collaborative offspring of owner Art Larrance and brewmaster Ron Gansberg.

Brouwer’s Cafe in Seattle, Washington Barkeep by

This pub, which has 64 beers on draft and more than 300 in bottles (not to mention over 60 varieties of Scotch), often devotes most of its taps to special events, like Bigwood, a celebration of barrel-aged beers from Stouts to sours, and Hardliver Barleywine Fest.

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.

De Garde Brewing: Keeping it Spontaneous in Oregon From the Source by

In 2013, Trevor Rogers and Linsey Hamacher opened de Garde Brewing, whose singular focus is spontaneously fermented, barrel-aged beers.

The Cost of Brewing Business Behind the Bines by

The American hop market seldom finds a comfortable equilibrium for very long, simply because as essential as hops are in brewing beer, they serve almost no other commercial purpose.

From the Field to the Lab, and Back Again Behind the Bines by

From 2002 to 2013, public breeders released zero new hop varieties. Why were public hops breeders so quiet for a decade?

Beer News News by

Shortages of aromatic hops forecast for 2014; HopCat to open Michigan’s largest beer bar in midtown Detroit; San Diego leads industry in job growth and wages; and Lakemaid’s beer-delivery drone program grounded by FAA.

Where to Drink in Seattle, Washington Destinations by

Seattle’s love affair with good beer began in 1981 in the city’s Ballard neighborhood, where Redhook converted an old auto repair shop into its original brewery. Other breweries soon sprang up, and by the end of the 1980s, the local craft beer had secured a permanent place in the city’s beverage landscape.

David Logsdon of Logsdon Farmhouse Ales Going Pro by

As the founding brewmaster of Full Sail Brewing, and the founder and longtime head of Wyeast Laboratories, David Logsdon carries a huge footprint in the craft industry, especially in the Pacific Northwest. But he made a conscious effort to keep his latest venture, Logsdon Farmhouse Ales, at a modest scale.

Alex Ganum of Upright Brewing Company Going Pro by

Alex Ganum places Upright Brewing Company in the Belgian/French farmhouse vein, in the sense that the brewery is cranking out beers that can stand on their own, without getting hung up on style.