Oregon draft beer consumption stole an even larger market share, with Oregon breweries producing an estimated 64.9 percent of all draft beer consumed in the state. Barrel production in the state increased by 4.8 percent in 2016, coming in at a grand total of 1,782,000 barrels. More beer meant more people, with approximately 369,000 people visiting an Oregon brewery, pub, or tasting room on a weekly basis, or approximately 19,000,000 total visitors in 2016.
Started back in 2008, the Nano Beer Fest began at Max's Fanno Creek where the owners were looking for a way to showcase the local small brewers who were coming on the scene. 9 years later the fest is under new management and it has grown to a bi-annual event featuring 50+ beers, ciders, meads and soft beverages made by some of the most inventive and newest members of the local craft industry!
Located in the foothills of the central Washington Cascades, the quaint Bavarian-themed town of Leavenworth has been hosting Oktoberfest celebrations since 1998. The festival runs for three consecutive weekends and is ranked as one of the top Oktoberfest celebrations in the United States. Cost of festival entry for 2016 was $10 on Fridays and $20 on Saturdays. Tickets for beer and food are purchased once you are inside the venue.
Today I look forward to checking out the 23rd Annual Spring Beer & Wine Festival. I have not gone in a few years. The fest started yesterday and continues today from noon until 10 pm at the Oregon Convention Center (777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97232). What makes this festival unique is the variety of food and drink offerings available. At the Spring Beer And Wine Festival, you will find beer, cider, mead, wine, spirits and a variety of artisan foods. I always enjoy the variety of chocolates and cheeses available at the festival.
Pelican Brewing Company continues its barrel-aged craft beer series with the release of Father of All Tsunamis, a delicious Imperial Stout Ale aged in rye whiskey barrels. One-upping Pelican’s popular core brew Tsunami Stout is no easy task but Pelican brewers may have come close: they crafted a beer with even more stout character in the new Imperial version. Introducing Father of All Tsunamis.
We compare Microbrewery vs Brewpub trends from a recent Brewers Association study.
Presented by General Distributors Inc. the 2017 Portland Beer Week is an 11-day celebration of beer in the greatest beer city on earth. Portland Beer Week is a city-wide, multi-venue, multi-medium, artistic and culinary inspired journey exploring beers many facets.
In response to an increase in demand for it’s diversified portfolio of balanced beers, Worthy Brewing has expanded it’s beer production capacity by adding three new 240 barrel fermenters and a 120 barrel brite tank. The upgrades will allow Worthy to produce 40,000 barrels annually.
CITY of GOSES, the largest and possibly first celebration strictly dedicated to gose-style beers is also the Portland Rose Festival’s first sanctioned beer fest. The two-day event held over Memorial Day weekend will feature 30 goses from Saxony to Stumptown.
Now, beer drinkers in all 50 states can enjoy the benefits of the CROWLER® with the introduction of the resealable CROWLER® can lid.