Archives for July 2016

Not Every Brewery Visit is a Winner

Every beer geek knows the experience. You make your way to that brewery, pub or taproom for the first time, eager to explore, to treat your taste buds to unfamiliar brews—and the whole visit is a flop, beginning to end. That’s where I was a couple of weeks ago in Austin, Texas. I’d gone home […] Read the full article…

Scoring an Awesome Brewery Tour

Psst! What to know how to score a totally unique and awesome brewery tour? Blog about beer. Of course, it helps if you have, say, 10K+ Twitter followers. Or you post professional quality beer-related photos on Instagram and Snapchat. Working in social media at a brewery is also a plus. And it goes without saying […] Read the full article…

What Do You Do at a Beer Bloggers’ Conference

So, what do you do at a beer bloggers’ conference? You’d be surprised how many times I’ve been asked that question. Sometimes it comes from friends or acquaintances when they hear that I’m going to a conference with such a name. Taxi and shuttle drivers have asked, along with hotel receptionists and people in elevators […] Read the full article…

Zoiglhaus Means Good Beer

Cool brewpubs are as common as rainy days in Portland, Oregon. Think Deschutes, Hopworks Urban Brewery, Cascade Brewing Barrel House, Ex Novo and on and on. Think cool, hip, trendy neighborhoods. Then there’s Zoiglhaus, which opened last fall in Lents, an older neighborhood 5 miles or so southeast of downtown. The brewpub sits on a […] Read the full article…

A Fine Saturday Afternoon

This post was originally published on Wednesday, June 29. Due to a change in the host server, it was deleted. Like obedient school children, we stand in line, anxious to get to the head. When our turn comes, we eagerly hold out our plastic cups. “Team 2, number 7,” says the man ahead of me. […] Read the full article…