No Hops For Me! Fort George Brewery, Astoria Oregon

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

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

Deschutes Brewery Tour, Bend Oregon

Deschutes Brewery Tour, Bend Oregon

As we approached Bend I gave the address of the Deschutes Brewery to Samantha, my trusty GPS. Well, normally she’s trusty. Usually, Samantha does well, directing me to where I need to go with little confusion. And after I had just given her a good review to my dad, Samantha … Continue reading