Thursday, July 23, 2009
Celebrating Beer in Oregon
Since July is Oregon Craft Beer Month I decided the time was right to make a visit to Portland. (Actually, I'm in Portland to attend the Oregon Brewers Fest and fly the Pints for Prostates flag.)
Last evening I had the chance to meet some great west coast brewers, including Brett Joyce from Rogue Ales, Chuck Silva from Green Flash Brewing and Jeff Althouse of Oakshire Brewing, at a reception at the local Rock Bottom Brewery and then at the Oregon Brewers Guild Brewers Dinner. To go along with the fresh smoked salmon and the Shakespeare Stout brownie, I had some great local beers. They are serious about their beer in Portland and have the right to be -- its great stuff.
We'll talk about some of the brews enjoyed in a later post. If you are in Portland and heading to the OBF please look for the Pints for Prostates booth and stop by to say hello.