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The Drinkable Globe is now a podcast!

I am pleased to present the premier episode of The Drinkable Globe Podcast. Technically, it’s a re-boot, as I did a one-off podcast about three years ago.  Read the rest of this entry

Eastside Distilling Launches Oregon Craft Spirits Retail Concept

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Eastside Distilling Co. today  launched a new retail branding for its portfolio: Oregon Craft Spirits. The initial Oregon Craft Spirits branded location is at Bridgeport Village Mall, an open-air mall located in Tigard, Oregon.

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Northwest Cider Association announces winners in awards competition

A bit of news from the Northwest Cider Association

Eight Northwestern cideries took home gold medals at the Awards Party for the Northwest Cider Association’s 5th Annual Portland International Cider Cup (PICC) last night. For the second year running, a cidery from Montana, Western Cider Company, took home the competition’s highest honor and Cup– the Best In Show Award.

The party, hosted at Portland Cider Company’s Clackamas event space, drew 150 cidermakers and cider fans, celebrated ciders crafted in the Pacific Northwest, the largest cider market in the US for consumption and home to quarter of the country’s cidermakers.  The competition, which was hosted at Square Mile Cider on April 9, increased by 150% this year, growing to over 150 ciders from over 40 cideries in British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana, and featured 45 experienced industry judges.

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Craft Beverage Expo moves to PDX

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Craft Beverage Expo (CBExpo) will return for its fourth annual conference in Portland, OR Nov. 7-9, 2017 at the DoubleTree by Hilton. It’s the first time the conference will be held outside of Northern California.

Each year, CBExpo attracts professionals from across the craft beer, wine, cider, mead and spirits market for three days of ducation sessions and presentations from hand-chosen experts. CBExpo also offers networking opportunities, bringing together artisan beverage masters from all segments to connect and collaborate.

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The Drinkable Week: CiderCon 2016

 

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The Drinkable Week returns with a stop in Portland, Ore., for the 2016 edition of CiderCon, the annual convention of the United States Association of Cider Makers. Is cider still the hottest category in beverage alcohol? Find out in this week’s video.

 

Embrace the Bitterness

Last month the folks at Full Sail Brewing Co. invited me along on their annual hop harvest at Sodbuster Farms near Salem, Ore. Here’s a little audiovisual recap of that lovely September day.