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As heard on the radio this morning, winter beers are starting to appear on tap and in bottles. And if you are like me, you can't wait for the 2013 Holiday Ale Festival in Portland's Pioneer Square. Hands-down my favorite festival of the year.
Earlier this week, the following "tease" appeared on the HAF Facebook page: "We've got a beer mashed with toasted marshmallows & a small addition of cocoa nibs in the kettle. Oh yeah, and it's fermented with a few whole raspberries #OhMyGod"
It may be November, but there's still time to have a little peach with your beer! Fest De Peche is Saturday at Saraveza on NE Killingsworth. A dozen one-off peach-based beers along with cider & mead. Plus peachy items on the menu too!
The First Edition Beer Geek airs every Thursday morning at 6:40 on KPAM. Follow me on Twitter for craft beer updates @timhohl
As heard on the radio this morning, you can help restore a piece of Portland beer history.... Bottler's Tomb at the Lone Fir Cemetery in Southeast Portland...
This month's edition of the Oregon Beer Growler has a nice background story on Bottler's Tomb and the efforts underway to restore it....
If you'd like to get involved or for more information, contact Peri Muhich at Friends of Lone Fir Cemetery: 360-772-3245 or PeriMuhich@oregoncc.org
Thanks to Dan Hynes from Thunder Island Brewing in Cascade Locks for coming on the radio this morning. The Grand Opening of their tap room is this Saturday, October 19th, from 11 a.m. until Midnight.
The Columbia River Gorge is a HAPPENING place for craft beer these days... here's my best crack at a list... I think this covers!
Thunder Island (Cascade Locks)
Full Sail (Hood River)
Double Mountain (Hood River)
Phreim Family Brewers (Hood River)
Big Horse (Hood River)
Logsdon (Hood River)
Solera (Parkdale) -- OK, so it's not technically in the Gorge but if you've already driven to Logsdon, keep going south on Highway 35; the view from the back deck is one of my favorite beer drinking spots in Oregon...
Walking Man (Stevenson, WA)
Everybody's Brewing (White Salmon, WA)
Backwoods (Carson, WA)
Acadian Farms (Carson, WA)
... wow that's quite the list!!! Is there a better place on earth for a craft beer drinker to live than Oregon and Washington???
Be sure to follow me on Twitter @timhohl for breaking craft beer news. The First Edition Beer Geek airs every Thursday morning at 6:40 a.m. on AM 860 KPAM...
The wonderful once-a-year bounty of fresh hop beers & festivals continues....
What better place to sample this unique style of beer than in hop country itself. The St. Paul Fresh Hops Festival is this Saturday!
As you heard on the radio from Dave Fleming at Willamettte Valley Hops, they'll have at least 20 participating breweries plus cider, food, a band & it's family friendly too.
Participating breweries include: Alameda, Base Camp, Burnside, Coalition, Fecken, Fire on the Mountain, Full Sail, Gilgamesh. Long Brewing. Lucky Lab, Migration, Old Market, Old Town Pizza, Pints, Sasquatch, 13 Virtues & Widmer.
It's a great collection of breweries big and small, with some newcomers too. I hadn't even heard of Long Brewing in Newberg until today!
Easy to get there: take Woodburn exit of I-5 & go West or drive south on Highway 211 from Newberg.
As heard on the radio this morning...
The Portland Fresh Hops Festival is tomorrow/Friday & Saturday at Oaks Park.
PUMPKIN BEER ALERT! 16 Tons Cafe in Eugene is hosting a Pumpkin Ale Festival tomorrow...
Finally, the Examiner has a story on how the craft beer industry could be affected by the Great Government Shutdown of 2013. Nice to know Uncle Sam is still collecting taxes while the government is closed. Sarcasm intended.
Follow me on Twitter @timhohl for breaking craft beer news all week... if you have a story idea for the beer geek, drop me an email: email@example.com
Hopefully the weather forecast will improve for this Saturday's Hood River Hops Festival. Heck, take your umbrella and waterproof jacket, the once-a-year fresh hop beers are worth it!
As heard on the radio this morning, "Brew Dogs" premiered this week on the "Esquire" cable channel. The first ever craft beer reality TV series. 7 episodes including one filmed in Portland, when innovative Scottish brewers James Watt and Martin Dickie brewed a beer while floating down the Willamette River on a raft built out of empty beer kegs. The filmed-in-Beervana episode airs Tuesday October 29th...