Pro + Home Brewers Brew Together | 4th Annual WWeek ProAm This Saturdayfeatured

Craft beer enthusiasts, this is going to be a fun one! This Saturday, October 15, 31 teams of one homebrewer and one professional brewer will reveal experimental beers and vie for your vote at Willamette Week’s 4th Annual Beer Pro/Am. Only 500 tickets are available to Portland’s original home/pro brewer collaboration event, happening at The Read more


My Beery Midwest Visit – Part 2 – Wisconsinfeatured

The second half or rather the majority of our Midwest trip was spent in Wisconsin. My oldest niece was getting married over the weekend we spent there so we were making our way to Sarona, Wisconsin for that. But before that, I wanted to show Mike Lake Superior and where I grew up, Ashland, Wisconsin. Read more


My Beery Midwest Visit – Part 1 – Minneapolis!featured

When I go to the Midwest to visit family and friends, I do it up! Nowadays, it’s a given that meeting up with friends, visiting with family, and attending my niece’s wedding, will naturally coincide with fitting in exploring the bounty of craft beer now available in the Minnesota and Wisconsin! And in mid-August , Read more


Rock the Beer Fest: Do’s & Don’ts for Surviving the Beer Festfeatured

“So, can you even get a buzz at a beer fest?,” a friend questions on the way to a previous year’s Oregon Brewers Festival. Ha, famous last words, right? For those of you who have frequented many fests like I have, you know beer fests can definitely get you into a nice and toasty buzzed-up Read more