A pile of hops on a hop covered floor.
If a picture is worth a million words, thae here are forty eight thousand of them. Today marks exactly 5 years to the day since I started The New School, and there is no better way to celebrate than this photo album from 2014 and an upcoming series of retrospectives from brewery owners and industry professionals that will take over the site next week. Cheers to everyone, especially those who have spent their time contributing to this site and those who read us!
Celebrating after the 2014 Great American Beer Festival at the Stumbling Monk in Denver. Mike Wright, Christian de Benedetti, Chuck Porter, Samurai Artist, Charlie Van Meter, Sean Burke and Steve Jones are pictured.
Steven Shomler, John Foyston of The Oregonian and Samurai Artist
I happened to be at Fremont Brewing in Seattle when they were placing their new sign
I wish I could remember what this beer was that I enjoyed at Saraveza.
Toasting two big Great American Beer Festival medal wins with the Breakside Brewery crew in Denver!
A hop picker during the 2014 hop harvest at the Oregon Hophouse.
One of the latest new breweries to come along, Montavilla Brew Works has made some progress but still has not yet opened in Portland.
Lompoc Head Brewer Bryan Keilty looks on at one of his latest creations.
The New School’s “El Gordo” and “SNOB” Ritch Marvin
A hopback at Hopworks Urban Brewery as fresh wort is pumped over fresh hops at the beginning of the harvest season.
Breakside Brewmaster Ben Edmunds and his doge “Paco” at Three Mugs Brewing in Hillsboro, Oregon.
A fresh wort sample in a hyrdrometer at Ecliptic Brewing
Ashley Rose Salvitti owner/founder of Brewvana Brewery Tours and Samurai Artist of The New School
Gigantic Brewing’s Ben Love, Cider Riot’s Abram Goldman-Armstrong and Breakside’s Ben Edmunds.
Stone Brewing’s Erin Kemplin, New Belgium’s Amity Worden, and Jamie Floyd of Ninkasi far right.
the Barley Browns Brewing crew pouring at the GABF
Hilda Stevens, owner of Bazi Bierbrasserie, after winning an auction for Westvleteren XII at Brews for New Avenues.
Prost Brewing in Denver is making some great original styles.
Buoy Beer Co in Astoria, Oregon
Tonya Cornett, Jen Brock, Holly Emery-Walen Wendly Littlefield
Samurai Artist and Brew Happy’s Damian Dubeiser at Denver Canning Co.
The brand new BTU Brasserie shows that you can do more with brewpub food then burgers and pizza.
“SNOB” Ritch at the new Yard House in downtown Portland.
Visiting the upcoming Benedictine Abbey Brewery in Mt. Angel Oregon. Father Martin Grassel and Chris Jones with cat.
Having a pint at Bridgeport Brewing with Brewmaster Jeff Edgerton.
Pouring beer cocktails with Ninkasi Brewing at Circa 33 during Portland Beer Week.
Lompoc Head Brewer Bryan Keilty, Bazi Bierbrasserie owner Hilda Stevens and Samurai Artist.
Belmont Station’s Carl Singmaster and Lucky Labrador’s Head Brewer Ben Flerchinger
Stone Brewing crew including Brewmaster Mitch Steele (left)
Pelican Brewing team after their GABF medal wins
Samurai Artist and Oakshire’s brewmaster Matt Van Wyk
Holly Emery-Walen previously of Belmont Station and Hop Valley, now with the Bier Stein in Eugene.
Baby Lilah sports a Boneyard Brewing t-shirt
John Harris of Ecliptic Brewing imitates an old photo from his brewing days.
Breakside Brewery crew at GABF after their big medal wins
Tanisha Caravello of the Craft Beer Gut blog and Scout Beer Garden is not enjoying her beer at this years Oregon Brewers Festival.
Homebrew crew: Rodney Kibzey, Jeremie Landers and Jenn McPoland.
Glueh Kriek at Cascade Barrel House, served hot and mulled with spices and an orange wedge.
Nate Yovu of BTU Brasserie poses in front of a tank at the new Chinese food restaurant and brewery
Festival and PR woman Chris Crabb and Brewer Bolt Minister at the 2014 Holiday Ale Festival.
Hopworks Urban Brewery’s owner Christian Ettinger swigs from a can of IPA in front of the Hop Drying furnaces at the Oregon Hophouse.