Owner/Brewer Bolt Minister of 54-40 Brewing
Today we look back at some of our favorite photos of people, places, and things involving beer from 2015. This annual photo recap is full of both beautiful and fuzzy photos of all of the things we loved in the last year. We look forward to making more photos and memories in 2016!
Top Places and Things
Sunset over the Feast Portland Night Market on the S. Waterfront in Portland
An Vietnamese Rice Krispy Treat at the Feast Night Market
Altabira © The New School
Portland’s first real upscale beer bar opened with one of the best views in town. Check out our look at Altabira.
Beergarden in Eugene is one of the best new beer bars/taprooms in the state.
Lardo’s Burger coupled with their beer selection ranked in our Top 10 Burger and Beer Destinations in Portland.
10 Barrel Brewing’s Nachos at its new Portland pub were one of our Top 10 Nachos and Beer Destinations in Portland.
Jacob Grier does a Bone Luge at Portland’s new Belgian beer and mussels bar La Moule.
A controlled burn at Sodbuster Hop Farm
My first visit to one of Oregon’s most underrated and beautiful breweries in the state — Agrarian Ales.
Friendly beer pourers at the Portland Fruit Beer Festival
A taster tray and a view at Thunder Island Brewing
The Commons Brewery relocated and opened a great new tasting room; here was out first look preview.
After 3 years of anticipation, Culmination Brewing opened in NE Portland.
Bushwhacker Cider’s highly anticipated new Woodlawn neighborhood location opened in March.
Some of our Favorite Faces
When you have no drinking vessel then drink off the zwickel
Lompoc Head Brewer Bryan Keilty (left) and Brewery Outfitters’ Sean McMahon
Fat Head’s PDX head brewer Mike Hunsaker is one of the Oregon brewers who brought home Gold at the 2015 Great American Beer Festival.
pFriem Family Brewers Matt Kotwasinski
My first visit to the beautiful Agrarian Ales with Holly Emery-Walen (of Beergarden in Eugene, previously The Bier Stein, Hop Valley and Belmont Station)
Izaak Butler of Cascade and Cider Riot pours a mighty fine beer
Burnside Brewing’s Natalie Baldwin gets her hair done by miniature assistants
Badass chicks: Natalie Baldwin and Kristin White of Burnside Brewing at the Portland Fruit Beer Festival
Cocktails with Whitney Burnside of 10 Barrel
Charlie Hutchins (left) and Bolt Minister
Charlie Hutchins and Bolt Minister opened their highly anticipated 54-40 Brewing in Washougal, Washington.
Brewer/Owner Michael Kora behind the bar at Montavilla Brew Works
Montavilla Brew Works finally opened in SE Portland on Stark in the Montavilla neighborhood; check out our first look ahead of the opening.
Bob Kunz (Highland Park Brewery), Josh Pfriem (pfriem family brewers) and John Harris (Ecliptic)
Christian de Benedetti released his new book the Beer Bites cookbook as he was working on opening up his Wolves & People Farmhouse Brewery. Check out our interview with him here.
pFriem Family Brewers after their GABF silver medal win
pFriem in Hood River brought home a Silver Medal at the Great American Beer Festival, recap here.
Hopworks’s Tom Bleigh and Christian Ettinger have apples on their mind as they launched their first hard cider in May.
Carston Haney in front of his new Ross Island Brewing
Ross Island Brewing was previewed as owner Carston Haney showed us around the space he is building out on SE Powell Boulevard in Portland.
Ex Novo Head Brewer Jason Barbee (left) with Deschutes PDX Head Brewer Bruce Kehe (right)
Alison Wood (right) formerly of Ninkasi Brewing
Tony Pereira (Breadwinner Cycles), Joshua Bernstein (NYC beer writer) and Lucy Burningham (beer writer)
Hilda Stevens (Bazi Bierbrasserie) on the left with Jen Ulrich
Samurai Artist and Jason McAdam of Burnside Brewing
Rob Widmer (left) and Kurt Widmer (right) at the Oregon Beer Awards
The first annual Oregon Beer Awards look like they are going to be a big annual event to look forward to each year. Check out the recap of 2015 awards here.
Kirstin White and Mary Powell (both of Burnside Brewing Co.)
Carston Haney (of the upcoming Ross Island Brewing) and Bryan Keilty (Lompoc Head Brewer)
Team Baerlic Brewing
Widmer brewer Ben Dobler, Deschutes PDX Head Brewer Ben Kehs, and Widmer’s Aaron Burget
More photos of the beer industry at the 2015 Oregon Beer Awards.
Oregon beer writers unite! Left to right: Jeff Alworth (Beervana), Andi Prewitt (Oregon Beer Growler), DJ (Brewpublic), Samurai Artist, Jon Abernathy (The Brew Site), Steven Shomler, Lucy Burningham and Brian Yaeger
Alex Ganum of Upright Brewing accepts the Willamette Week Beer of the Year Award
Jesse Friedman of Almanac Brewing at the GABF
Burnside Brewing team at the Holiday Ale Festival
Jeff Alworth of the Beervana blog, Doug Rehberg of Widmer and writer Pete Dunlop of Beervana Buzz
Our boys from Melvin Brewing (formerly Thai Me Up) won big at the GABF this year
Maletis Beverage’s George Dimeo and Fort George Brewery’s Tim Ensign
Team Hopworks at the Feast day market
Local brewers and distillers gather at Stormbreaker Brewing to plan the first annual Brewstillery Festival
Tirzahjoy and the RiverBend Brewing crew
Nikki from Baerlic Brewing and Andi from Oregon Beer Growler
Left to right: Natalie Baldwin (Burnside Brewing), Cecilia aka CC French (Lompoc), Samurai Artist and Kristin White (Burnside Brewing)
Clark Prather (previously of Belmont Station, now Saraveza) and Sarah Pederson at the 3rd annual Peche Fest.
Chip Conlon and Jason McAdam crack a bottle of Roots Epic Ale from 2005 at Burnside Brewing’s 5th Anniversary almost exactly 10 years later.