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BEER WEST MAGAZINE:  Summer 2012

Featured Articles

FEATURE // SIZING UP

Sizing Up By Derek Pettie // Photograph by Cleary O’Farrell What happens when Nanobrewers get too big for their barrels? And when are they no longer considered nanobreweries? Writer Derek PettiE profiles four expanding West

FEATURE // BUSINESS OF BEING GREEN

The ecological and economical impacts of brewing organic beer Story by Adrienne So // Photograph by Food is to our generation as music was to the 1960s—resonant with responsibility and meaning. We ask about the

FEATURE // GET BUZZED

West Coast mead emerges as a Honeyed Alternative to Beer and wine Story by Megan Flynn // Photograph by Tyson Kopfer I was sitting in the kitchen with my family the night before leaving to

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Dr. Annie Brewer // Summer 2012

I’m an avid homebrewer and never know what to do with my spent grain. Any ideas on how I can recycle it? // Anne, Missoula, MT Buy yourself some chickens, feed it to them, and

ADVENTURE // Fueling the Beer Engine

How mountain biking trails and a local pub have defined Oakridge, Oregon Story by Ron Georg // Photography by Amanda L. Smith Fifty miles into the Cascade Range outside Eugene, it’s hard to believe logging

101 // Craft Beer–Hold the Animal

Craft beer and veganism have more in common than you thought Story by Marcy Franklin // Photograph by Robert Tardio It’s no secret that vegans are here to stay—tofu, soy milk, Vegenaise, and tempeh are

PAIRINGS // Rhythm + Brews

At Ninkasi, craft beer and music is a natural fusion Story by Lisa K. Anderson // Photography by Amanda L. Smith Funkadelic beats electrify the one-story house in west Eugene. Inside the wood-paneled living room

NEIGHBORHOODS // FORT FUN

Bike and beer lovers haven’t lived until they’ve experienced this Northern Colorado town. Story by Emily Hutto // Photography by Nick Stevens Bikes in Fort Collins are like the beer: omnipresent. Known among Coloradans as

CHEF // SOL MEN

San Diego’s latest culinary attraction isn’t a restaurant or bar but a market that combines the best of the city’s culinary scene Story by Brook Larios // Photography by Blake Hamilton To one San Diego