- The fest itself, Saturday 10/5 from noon to 5.
- Saturday Brewer's Dinner with Full Sail
- Sunday brunch.
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|James Kohn (L) and Nick Gunn|
|Head cider-maker Adam |
Cocker (a former brewer)
Among the losers are No. 1 Bud Light, whose sales fell 0.7% in the period to $5.9 billion, and No. 4 Miller Lite, down 2.5% to $1.9 billion. Though light beers began declining about five years ago, their descent has accelerated this year, noted Benj Steinman, president of trade publication Beer Marketer's Insights. "And that really matters," he said.Add to that Budweiser, which is in freefall, dropping another 4.33%, and you see why craft beer has so much room to grow. At less than 10% of the market, it is a tiny slice and is years away from anything approaching a real bubble.
Hood River Hops Fest
Saturday, September 28, noon-9pm
Between 5th & 7th Streets and Cascade and Columbia Streets
Kids okay until 5pm
$10 for a mug and 4 tickets, additional tix $1
Full list of beers here
Bushwhacker Cider Third Anniversary
1212-D SE Powell, Portland
Noon to Midnight
Eight local ciders on tap, Leigh Marble and Shoeshine Blue live from 4-7p, free samples of Bushwhacker cider, grilled sausages and more
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Style ... Thing or NothingYou can play this game at home, of course. The list is by no means exhaustive, and your mileage may vary. (I expect black IPA/CDA partisans to offer rebuttals.)
Wild ale ... thing
Gose ... nothing
Gratzer ... nothing
Black IPA ... nothing
White IPA ... ???
"Craft brewing is rooted in home-brewing," [Lagunitas brewer Jeremy] Marshall says. "And if you look at home-brewing, you see nerdy white guys playing Dungeons and Dragons and living in their mom's basement, and I know this because I was and am one of them."They then quote Steinbart's Duke Geren, who admits that few of his customers are black--but this has a lot more to do with the pasty sheen of Southeast Portland than homebrewing.* I've often wondered (uncomfortably) what the story is with this. Beer is a universal beverage, right? Everyone on the planet makes it. Everyone in America enjoys it. Yet craft beer? Mostly white. Maybe this old explanation remains the best:
White people don’t like stuff that’s easy to acquire. Beer is no exception. They generally try to avoid beers like Budweiser, Labatt’s, Molson, Coors, and Heineken because if it’s mass produced it is bad. No exceptions.... Being able to walk into a bar and order a beer that no one has heard of makes white people feel good about their alcohol drinking palate.Which takes us right back to that kid playing D&D, doesn't it?
A friend of mine once met a white guy who brought a notebook with him to every bar. He would then keep a record of all the beers he drank and his experience with them. He called it his ‘beer journal.’
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mashing fork in the world?
|When all else fails, hit the shut-down button.|
Brews for New Avenues
Green Dragon, 928 SE 9th Ave
Saturday, September 7, 5 - 10pm
$10 gets you a beer, a mug, and a raffle ticket
|Each lambic brewery has unique markings so blenders|
can distinguish them. This is Boon's.