The Return of Summer Cider Day

by Robert LeCompte

On Saturday, August 6, Summer Cider Day returns for its sixth year in Port Townsend, Washington. Featuring 18 Pacific Northwest…

July 27th, 2016

It’s that time of year again – Oregon Brewers Festival is back celebrating its 29th year of back-to-back beer from renowned brewers from across the world. Roughly 80,000 lovers of beer just like yourself will journey to the Tom McCall Waterfront Park in Portland which extends over the course of five days.
Craft delights will be served today through Sunday with 88 carefully crafted beers from select brewers across 15 states and five countries.

November 20th, 2015

Taste of Tulalip is the real start of the holiday season for me–a chance to simply enjoy some of the finest wines in the world, hailing from both far and near. The two-day celebration of wine is hosted at the Tulalip Resort Casino in Tulalip, Washington and serves as an opportunity to take stock of the world of wine and how the Northwest fits into it. With that in mind, here are some thoughts both on the event itself and the wines (and beers!) I tasted there-in.

November 2nd, 2015

In 1621, the first Thanksgiving and harvest blessing was shared in what is now the United States. Since then, the holiday has been about celebrating our roots, while uniting in our cultural values despite our individual differences.
In 1965, David Lett planted the first Pinot Noir vines in Willamette Valley.

October 28th, 2015

Willamette Valley’s ¡Salud! is exactly what you might think: a celebration and toast to good health. Of course, an effective toast calls for something to toast with, so naturally, the healthcare-devoted event takes place in the form of a Pinot Noir auction.

October 1st, 2015

Oktoberfest isn’t the only event that marks October as beer month. More than 90 craft beers have emerged in British Columbia and the goal is to celebrate each and every one. BC Craft Beer Month returns in its fifth year to cheers for 31 days of craft beer cask nights, tap takeovers and beer dinners, starting today with the launch at Central City Brewers in Surrey.

July 21st, 2015

It’s that time of year again—the 28th annual Oregon Brewers Festival returns to Portland’s Waterfront Park for five days of brews, brews and more brews (and some food and music too)! While beers come in from around the world, particular interest and focus is given the beers coming from Oregon.
The Oregon Brewers Festival is noted throughout world as being one of the oldest craft beer fests across the nation.

July 8th, 2015

For those of us that are not familiar with the holiday, Bastille Day, sometimes called French National Day, commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution with the July 14 storming of Bastille in 1789. Troops stormed through Bastille, which at the time was a medieval fortress and prison in Paris that was widely regarded as a symbol of being ruled under the hated Bourbon monarchy.

June 29th, 2015

Grab your growlers and get ready Oregon, July first marks the beginning of the state wide 31-day beer extravaganza, Oregon Craft Beer Month, the 2015 edition. More than 450 events will host both brewers and consumers alike as the state overflows with some of the best beer that the Pacific Northwest has to offer.
The celebration will take over pubs, restaurants and breweries alike. Take a behind the scenes tour at Portland Brewing.

June 15th, 2015

June is steadily creeping by and while this may be a bit scary, as time seems to steadily increase its pace with every year, it also means we just days away from the statewide extravaganza that is Oregon Cider Week. This is a week dedicated to celebrating all things cider, all throughout the state. As official sponsors of the event, along with our sister pub, CIDERCRAFT, we are here to guide you with our comprehensive list of recommended events taking place throughout the week.

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