Doubling Down at Double Mountain Brewery Hood River Oregon

While driving through Hood River Oregon you may be distracted by the kite-surfers who are taking advantage of the Columbia River and favored windy conditions. But don’t let them distract you too much as there is beer to be had. On this day while in Hood River the beer to … Continue reading

A Mass Exodus to Pacific City and Pelican Brewery

It was over 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37 C) in Portland Oregon on the day I arrived to Pacific City Oregon. Pacific City is a town of just over 1000 inhabitants and my mouth was agape at the amount of people who had crammed themselves into this tiny seaside town. It … Continue reading

Chehalem Valley Brewing Newberg Oregon

I believe I have a knack for spotting breweries. It’s like I’m a living brewery locator app. I often find myself driving down the road and out of the corner of my eye I see “brew”, which is just enough to catch my attention. I whip the car around, find … Continue reading

No Hops For Me! Fort George Brewery, Astoria Oregon

There is a hop revolution going on in the beer world right now. There are all sorts of hop combination in beer being developed and the boundaries are being pushed on the bittering levels. Oregon breweries are well known for the use (or in some people’s opinion, overuse) of hops. … Continue reading

Wet Dog Cafe and Astoria Brewing, Astoria Oregon

wet dog cafe astoria brewing

While we were in Oregon it rained a lot. You’re probably thinking “thanks Captain Obvious, we knowit  rains a lot in Oregon.” One byproduct of rain and traveling with a dog is a wet dog. For those of us who own dogs we cringe at the thought of a wet … Continue reading

Rogue Ales Bayfront Public House, Newport Oregon

A few months ago I was trying to decide what to do with my life. I was convinced that I was going to move to Newport Oregon, get a job at Rogue Brewing and work my way up through the brewing ranks. They have an apprentice brewing program that I … Continue reading

Full Sail Brewery, Hood River Oregon

Full Sail Brewery, Hood River Oregon

I have driven through Hood River more times than I can count but I had never stopped until this day. Part of the joys of traveling solo is that you can stop when and where ever you want. So I made a stop to visit Full Sail Brewing in Hood … Continue reading