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2015: The Year in Photos

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Owner/Brewer Bolt Minister of 54-40 Brewing

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

Sunset over the Feast Portland Night Market on the S. Waterfront in Portland

An Vietnamese Rice Krispy Treat at the Feast Night Market

An Vietnamese Rice Krispy Treat at the Feast Night Market

Altabira © The New School

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 Eugene Pint bar

Beergarden in Eugene is one of the best new beer bars/taprooms in the state.

 

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Lardo’s Burger coupled with their beer selection ranked in our Top 10 Burger and Beer Destinations in Portland.

 

10 Barrel Brewing's Nachos © The New School

10 Barrel Brewing’s Nachos at its new Portland pub were one of our Top 10 Nachos and Beer Destinations in Portland.

 

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Jacob Grier does a Bone Luge at Portland’s new Belgian beer and mussels bar La Moule.

 

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A controlled burn at Sodbuster Hop Farm

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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

Friendly beer pourers at the Portland Fruit Beer Festival

A taster tray and a view at Thunder Island Brewing

A taster tray and a view at Thunder Island Brewing

The Commons bar beer glass

The Commons Brewery relocated and opened a great new tasting room; here was out first look preview.

 

Culmination Brewing finally opened after years in setbacks

After 3 years of anticipation, Culmination Brewing opened in NE Portland.

 

Bushwhacker Cider Woodlawn

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

When you have no drinking vessel then drink off the zwickel

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Lompoc Head Brewer Bryan Keilty (left) and Brewery Outfitters’ Sean McMahon

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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.

 

Jamie Floyd and Ryan Brentley hop fields

pFriem Family Brewers Matt Kotwasinski

pFriem Family Brewers Matt Kotwasinski

Holly Emery-Walen (now of Beergarden in Eugene) at Agrarian Farmhouse Ales

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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

Izaak Butler of Cascade and Cider Riot pours a mighty fine beer

 

Burnside Brewing's Natalie Baldwin gets her hair done by miniature assistants

Burnside Brewing’s Natalie Baldwin gets her hair done by miniature assistants

Badass chicks: Natalie Baldwin and Kristin White of Burnside Breiwng at the Portland Fruit Beer Festival

Badass chicks: Natalie Baldwin and Kristin White of Burnside Brewing at the Portland Fruit Beer Festival

Cocktails with Whitney Burnside of 10 Barrel

Cocktails with Whitney Burnside of 10 Barrel

 

Charlie Hutchins (left) and Bolt Minister

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

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)

Bob Kunz (Highland Park Brewery), Josh Pfriem (pfriem family brewers) and John Harris (Ecliptic)

christian debenedetti beer bites book

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 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 Tom and Christian apple Cider

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

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)

Ex Novo Head Brewer Jason Barbee (left) with Deschutes PDX Head Brewer Bruce Kehe (right)

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Alison Wood (right) formerly of Ninkasi Brewing

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Tony Pereira (Breadwinner Cycles), Joshua Bernstein (NYC beer writer) and Lucy Burningham (beer writer)

Hilda Stevens (Bazi Bierbrasserie) on the left with Jen Ulrich

Hilda Stevens (Bazi Bierbrasserie) on the left with Jen Ulrich

Samurai Artist and Jason McAdam of Burnside Brewing

Samurai Artist and Jason McAdam of Burnside Brewing

Rob Widmer (left) and Kurt Widmer (right) at the Oregon Beer Awards

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.

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Kirstin White and Mary Powell (both of Burnside Brewing Co.)

Carston Haney (of the upcoming Ross Island Brewing) and Bryan Keilty (Lompoc Head Brewer)

Carston Haney (of the upcoming Ross Island Brewing) and Bryan Keilty (Lompoc Head Brewer)

Team Baerlic Brewing

Team Baerlic Brewing

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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

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

Alex Ganum of Upright Brewing accepts the Willamette Week Beer of the Year Award

Jesse Friedman of Almanac Brewing at the GABF

Jesse Friedman of Almanac Brewing at the GABF

 

Burnside Brewing team at the Holiday Ale Festival

Burnside Brewing team at the Holiday Ale Festival

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Jeff Alworth of the Beervana blog, Doug Rehberg of Widmer and writer Pete Dunlop of Beervana Buzz

Jeff Alworth of the Beervana blog, Doug Rehberg of Widmer and writer Pete Dunlop of Beervana Buzz

Melvin GABF 2015

Our boys from Melvin Brewing (formerly Thai Me Up) won big at the GABF this year

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Maletis Beverage’s George Dimeo and Fort George Brewery’s Tim Ensign

 

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Team Hopworks at the Feast day market

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Local brewers and distillers gather at Stormbreaker Brewing to plan the first annual Brewstillery Festival

Tirzahjoy and the RiverBend Brewing crew

Tirzahjoy and the RiverBend Brewing crew

Nikki from Baerlic Brewing and Andi from Oregon Beer Growler

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)

Left to right: Natalie Baldwin (Burnside Brewing), Cecilia aka CC French (Lompoc), Samurai Artist and Kristin White (Burnside Brewing)

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Clark Prather (previously of Belmont Station, now Saraveza) and Sarah Pederson at the 3rd annual Peche Fest.

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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.

 

Founder of The New School and most frequent contributor Ezra Johnson-Greenough has worked in the craft beer industry for almost 10 years, doing everything from illustrating beer labels to bartending at renowned beer bars and breweries like Belmont Station, Apex, Laurelwood and Upright Brewing. He has also had a hand in creating events like the Portland Fruit Beer Festival, Portland Beer Week, and the Brewing up Cocktails series. He is available for freelance consultation in marketing, events, graphic design and branding. Contact: SamuraiArtist@NewSchoolBeer.com

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