Release Party and Pub Crawl with Brian Yaeger and His New Book, “Oregon Breweries”


The New School is very pleased and honored to present a book release party and pub crawl with New School contributor and author Brian Yaeger for his new book, Oregon Breweries.” Mark your calendars for Friday, December 5th, when noted beer writer Brian Yaeger will introduce and sign copies of his brand new book–the most comprehensive guide to Oregon Breweries ever published–and join us on a short Pearl District pub crawl featuring some special and complimentary beers. Brian will also be joined by the great Bend-based author and beer blogger Jon Abernathy from The Brew Site, who is also launching his new book, “Bend Beer.” 

Oregon Breweries features a foreword by Gayle Goschie, one of the state’s third-generation hop farmers. It is a comprehensive guide to the breweries of the Beaver State, a leader in the craft brew revolution, featuring 190 breweries and brewpubs. Each brewery profile includes individual backgrounders on brewers and owners, styles and brands of brewed, regional visitor information, and the author’s “pick” of the best beer to try. It also includes information on forthcoming breweries, local beer events, top bars and retailers, and more.

Post meet-and-greet and signing, Brian Yaeger will lead a short pub crawl beginning at Deschutes Brewery’s PDX pub at 9 p.m. for a tasting with the brewers, including special beer tappings. From Deschutes we’ll head to the newly opened Fat Head’s Brewing on 13th & NW Davis and then head a few blocks north to the Rogue Flanders Brewpub. Depending on the hour and how many people are still up for drinking, we may or may not finish with a nightcap at Brian’s favorite hidden gem of a brewery, Tugboat Brewing.

Attendance is free, a love of Oregon Breweries and beer is not.

Friday, December 5th, 2014 7:30 p.m. Signing and Pub Crawl at 9pm
Powell’s City of Books
1005 W Burnside St. between 10th and 11th Ave.
Portland, OR 97209

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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: