2018 The Year in Photos

a beer in The Ale Apothecary’s eclectic tasting room

Rather than recap 2018 in words (you can read our top 10 stories of the year here) we do it in pictures. Every year we snap a lot of pics and I think they are getting better each year even though many are never used in an article. This year in photos review gives us a chance to reminisce and highlight some our favorite people, places, beers and activities of 2018, all images copyright © The New School.

Dinner is served at pFriem Family Brewers


Steve Luke of Cloudburst Brewing won a medal and stole the show at GABF with his Fuck AB-InBev shirt

colorful assortment of beers at Black Project Brewing in Denver

Bend brewers from Sunriver Brewing, 10 Barrel and Silver Moon with their 2018 GABF medals

Brewers from Portland and Japan got together on a beer fest called Fuji to Hood last Spring. This photo is from the prefest gathering and dinner at Burnside Brewing Co.

Jason Mcadam (center) with some of his Japanese collaborators from Fuji to Hood Fest.

naturally colored blue beer from Fuji to Hood Fest

Fort George Brewery’s new second floor deck

Wendy and Peter Wantoch

speaking of patios, Allegory Brewing has a great one in McMinnville

Allegory also has a beautiful array of colors on their taster tray

Nicole Kasten and Dylan VanDetta at the inaugural Taste of Milwaukie beer fest

wings and beers at Fire on the Mountain

We finally tried some Nashville Hot Chicken while in Nashville for the 2018 Craft Brewers Conference

Mike and Nicole at a Holiday Party, Clark Prather photo bombs

Foeders at New Belgium Brewing

dont miss the Detroit-style Pizza (and good taplist) at East Glisan Pizza lounge on Tuesdays and Saturdays

some people like Andi Prewitt (former Oregon Beer Growler editor and now WW Assistant Arts & Culture Editor) certainly is one of them.

Melvin Brewing and Bierstadt Lagerhaus through an amazing Wrestling Match during GABF for the 2nd year running

The Brewers Association closed down some city streets near the convention center for a giant block party to kick off the Craft Brewers Conference in Nashville. Pictured above and below.

Oregon brewers did well at the 2018 World Beer Cup which is held every other year at the Craft Brewers Conference, this year in Nashville. Check out our full recap of the winners and ceremony here.

Old Town Brewing walked away with a Gold Medal at World Beer Cup

San Francisco as seen from Alameda, California on the beer garden of Faction Brewing

I didnt know that Faction Brewing has the dog wash car from the movie Dumb and Dumber

it was a pleasure to check out The Rack and Admiral Maltings during SF Beer Week. Pictured here is floor malting in progress.

I had a chance to visit Almanac Beer’s new taproom and production brewery during SF Beer Week

rich and sour fruited ales at De Garde Brewing’s new taproom in Tillamook, OR

Shaun Kalis and Devin Benware of Ruse Brewing

One of our most anticipated breweries Ruse Brewing finally opened in their own facility and tasting room, first look here.

Boneyard Beer finally opened a brewpub in Bend, OR

Migration Brewing opened a new pub and large production facility in Gresham. Check out our first look at the pizza pub and brewery here.

Pizza and Beer at Migration Brewing Gresham

Mt. Hood Brewing opened a Portland location at Tilikum Crossing right next to the train tracks, check out our first look preview here.

sampling barrel strength whiskey at House Spirits

Stein holding competition at Prost Brewing in Denver

Sampling barrel-aged ciders and single apple varietals Abe ahead of the Pressing Matters real ale and cider festival.

Grain Station Brew Works in one of the breweries making McMinnville a new beer destination.

the annual Hop Harvest is a magical time of the year, check out our 2018 hop crop report from Crosby Hop Farm.

pFriem, Stormbreaker, Breakside and many others did very well at the 2018 Oregon Beer Awards, check out our recap.

John Harris received the lifetime achievement award being inducted into the Oregon Beer Hall of Fame.

brewers and maltsters at the barley fields in Silverton, OR

Steve Luke of Cloudburst Brewing won a medal and stole the show at GABF with his Fuck AB-InBev shirt

Feast Portland’s Smoked Fest is a cant miss event if you like meat

Beer and a slider Waffle with blueberries at the 2018 Feast Portland Brunch Village

growler lighting fixture at Aslan Brewing in Bellingham, WA

Fred Bowman and Chris Hodge at the Oregon Brewers Festival

left to right: Paul Reiter, Van Havig and Gayle Goschie

Art Larrance and John Foyston

10 Barrel PDX brewer Whitney Burnside and her new Red Heeler

ice luge shots at the Porter Hotels Xport Lounge with beer writer Joshua Bernstein

Benedictine Brewery co-founder/brewer Fr. Martin Grassel

Benedictine Brewery, a monk owned and ran brewery in Mt. Angel, OR finally opened up and we were among the first to visit.

storm cloud light fixture installation at Deschutes Brewery PDX

enjoying a pint of pFriem beer on their patio

Look ma, this beer is as big as my head!

fine ales were enjoyed at the 2018 Portland Farmhouse & Wild Ale Festival.

We visited Cannon Beach and met with Public Coast Brewing owner Martin Snyder and brewer Will Leroux (pictured above) and wrote about what’s making the sleepy beach town a great new beer travel spot.

flight of beers at Odell Brewing’s new Denver, CO taproom

finally made it out to Bent Shovel Brewing in Oregon City, well worth a visit

Claim 52 Kitchen opened up in Eugene, check out our first look of this new beer and food destination.

Alesong Brewing & Blending’s newish countryside tasting room is a must visit for both the beers and the view

Alesong Brewing & Blending’s patio

the long awaited Ferment Brewing opened in Hood River, check out our first look

Charlie Papazian and The New School’s Aaron Brussat

Homebrewers really get dressed up for the national Homebrew Con which was in Portland in 2018.

do you have a license for those viking horns?

Party on Wayne (I mean Andi)!

Stormbreaker Brewing opened a new pub in St. Johns with an awesome covered patio

Culmination Brewing released a series of Hazy IPA’s including this one called ‘Momentary Lapse of Reason’

The cheese board (above) and the wings (below) became must trys at the new Von Ebert Brewing with locations in NW and NE Portland. Check out our first look at the VE Brewing East at Glendoveer Golf Course here.

a flight of beers at Purpose Brewing & Cellars in Fort Collins, CO

a lot of brewers and industry friends partied late into the night in Nashville after the World Beer Cup

beautiful beers at Cerebral Brewing in Denver

Mike Hunsaker finally opened his much anticipated Grains of Wrath Brewing

Wayfinder’s head brewer Kevin Davey had a banner year

a beer on the patio of McMenamins Ahles Point Cabin at Kalama Lodge

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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: SamuraiArtist@NewSchoolBeer.com