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Beer West Says Goodbye

Hello– It’s with a heart both heavy and buoyant that I am writing to tell you that after six fantastic years reporting on the bounty of the West Coast craft beer community, I am closing

Worthy Brewing’s Grand Opening!

Worthy Brewing Grand Opening Celebration, Friday April 5th , 2013 Worthy Brewing knows how to throw a party! In their expansive brewhouse, designed by brewmaster Chad Kennedy, they set up a full stage and live

Be(er) Mine this Valentine’s Day; $9.99 Beer West Subscription Special!

Give your Valentine what they really want: a subscription to Beer West! All day tomorrow (February 14) Beer West will be running a $9.99 year long subscription special! Get this great deal before it’s gone

Good Life Brewing Celebrates First Anniversary

Good Life Brewery has a lot to celebrate these days. Just a week after the bottle release of the wildly popular “Descender IPA,” Good Life raised their glasses again to their first year in business.

Bend, Oregon’s Newest Brewery

Bend, Oregon. In what could be described as the dead center of town (50 S.W. Division St., just off of Hwy 97) is where Larry Sidor, Dave Wilson, and Paul Evers of Bend’s latest brewing

Oregon Craft Beer Production Numbers Break Records

They did it again! The Oregon Brewers Guild announced on June 26 that during 2011 Oregon’s breweries crafted 1,168,000 barrels of beer, which is a 7.5% increase from 2010. While overall Oregon had weak employment

“The Secret’s in the Water”

Adapted from Bill Chappell’s “To Grow a Craft Beer Business, The Secret’s in the Water” in NPR’s Food Blog, The Salt. There is no denying that the popularity and brewing of craft beer is on

$23.2 Million Produced by 2011 Oregon Brewers Fest for Local Economy

A new study from Eastern Oregon University shows that beer stimulates a lot more than just cravings for the local taco truck. Eastern Oregon University Professor of Political Science, Jeff Dense and students from his

Interview with “Teachings From the Tap” Author Merideth Canham-Nelson

I chatted with northern California writer Merideth, about her new book Teachings From the Tap: Life Lessons From Our Year in Beer (Beer Trekker Press, 2012), as well as her thoughts on West Coast craft beer.

Beer line-up announced for Portland Pale Ale Invitational

Ready to drink for a good cause? According to a press release from Pints for Prostates, the list of featured beers for the Portland Pale Ale Invitational has been released. The event, which takes place July