Imperial Bottle Shop & Taproom's Alberta Grand Opening Is Today

Imperial Bottle Shop & Taproom on Division has been slinging beers for the past 4 years. Known for a solid beer selection and fun events like their Star Wars Beer Fest or their Sour Solstice, Imperial expands with their new location on Alberta. As per their Facebook Event page, today is their grand opening with a solid beer list and $1 off pints all day today (see the tap list on the bottom of this page). The new location is at 2006 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211 and opens daily at noon.

5 Of My Favorite Beers At The Oregon Brewers Festival

The Oregon Brewers Festival is back for its 30th year. Although the festival started this past Wednesday it runs through Sunday at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. On Wednesday along with 600 of my fellow beer friends I marched in the Brewer's Parade to the festival. The parade was led by grand marshals John DeBenedetti and Mike Moscarelli of F.H. Steinbart Co., a local home brewing supplies store, and institution. Once we arrived at the festival they tapped the ceremonial keg of beer, this year an IPA from Hopworks Urban Brewery.