In our third Brewer's Playlist we interview Rik Hall, Co-Owner, and Co-Brewer at Baerlic Brewing in Portland, Oregon. This column explores how music influences brewers in their quest to produce unique and delicious beers. At the end of the interview, a curated Spotify Playlist from Rik is available for the public to listen to. Enjoy.
An estimated 80,000 people will flock to Portland’s Tom McCall Waterfront Park in less than two weeks for the 30th annual Oregon Brewers Festival. The milestone event will take place July 26 through July 30; hours are Noon to 9pm Wednesday through Saturday, and Noon to 7pmSunday.
In our second Brewer's Play List we interview Greg Passmore, Head Brewer at Back Pedal Brewing in Portland, Oregon. This column explores how music influences brewers in their quest to produce unique and delicious beers. At the end of the interview, a curated Spotify Playlist from Greg is available for the public to listen to. Enjoy.
The Portland Craft Beer Festival is back with over 70 breweries at Fields Neighborhood Park in Portland's Pearl District. Enjoy more than just beer with a selection of wines, ciders, and food. The festival runs from Friday, June 30th until Sunday, July 2nd, 2017. Tickets start at $25 and include a mug and 15 beer tasting tickets online. At the door, $25 gets you a mug and 10 beer tasting tickets.
In out first Volume of Brewer's Playlist we interview Rob Lutz, The Brewer-Co-Owner of StormBreaker Brewing in Portland, Oregon. Learn more about him and be sure to check out his hip-hop inspired playlist.
The Brewers Playlist will explore the musical influence of beer on music and music on beer. We will interview breweries and even provide a Spotify playlist of their favorite songs. Look for this bi-monthly series every other Thursday. Tomorrow we will launch with Rob Lutz of StormBreaker Brewing.
The 6th Annual Rye Beer Fest features 24 diverse rye beers and 1 cider. As always festival organizer Kerry Finsand tries to curate a beer selection that highlights the impact of rye in a beer. Festival attendees will have the opportunity to try rye beers with a subtle hint of rye while others will feature more aggressive spicy characteristics.
Portland Beer Week the 11-day (June 8th-18th) event that I have been involved in for seven years and founded by Ezra Johnson-Greenough of the New School Beer Blog officially starts today. My first year of Portland Beer Week I put together a Sushi and Beer Pairing event at Roscoes with my friend Ritch Marvin. The next year I started the rye beer fest. And over the years I have been involved in a number of other events. There are over 100 events going on this year and really something for everyone. Here are 8 must attend events, yes I am involved in a few of these, but I will not lead you astray.
Pints In the Pearl is tomorrow, Saturday, June 3rd, from 12-9pm in Portland's Pearl District. Enjoy beer from Five Pearl District breweries including: 10 Barrel Brewing, FatHead's Brewing, Deschutes Brewery, BridgePort Brewing, and BackPedal Brewing.