Archives for December 2015

One Beer Writer / Ten Great Moments

Several weeks ago, I got the idea of wrapping up the year with some memorable moments in my 2015 beer adventures. A couple days later, the list had hit 30+ moments and 1000+ words. With apologies to all the people, beers and moments that didn’t make the final cut, here’s Not My Father’s Beer’s 2015 […] Read the full article…

2015: What a Year in Craft Beer

Growth. The word pretty much sums up craft beer in 2015. The Industry By the end of November, the number of U.S. breweries had hit an all-time high of 4144. In April, a record 11,000+ people attended the Craft Brewers Conference in Portland, Oregon. In September, at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, judges […] Read the full article…

Visiting Beervana with Brewvana

Because my husband Hugo and I were going to Portland, Oregon, aka Beervana, for Thanksgiving, I checked out beer tour options beforehand. There’s Brew Cycle Portland which offers pedal-powered tours on 11- and 15-person BrewCycles and a 14-person BrewBarge. The barge only sails during warmer months, but I didn’t want to pedal between breweries anyway. […] Read the full article…

Finding Your Beer Tour

When you visit a city for the first time, how do you find the best local beers, breweries and pubs? If you don’t drink craft beer, but the relatives coming for Christmas are into it big time, what how you going to entertain them? Do you immediately search Yelp or Trip Advisor? Do you check […] Read the full article…

The Perfect One-City Beercation

If you’re considering a one-city beercation with little or no driving, I nominate Portland, Oregon. After six trips in fourteen months, I’m nowhere near visiting all the breweries. According to Oregon Craft Beer, as of July 1, 2015, there were 61 breweries in metro Portland, more than in any other city in the world. Three […] Read the full article…