Brian Koch is the owner of North Portland’s Lombard House pub, and like many others he is grappling with a pandemic, a pivot to delivery, and worldwide protests of an unjust system that have implications far more important than beer and bars.
Coronavirus/COVID-19 is hitting the world economy hard, and the craft beer industry is no exception. Oregon’s governor and Portland’s mayor have capped events/gatherings at 250 people, which has lead to a flood of cancellations, postponements and even temporary closures. Even the Craft Brewers Conference and World Beer Cup has been canceled. The next month is going to be brutal, but we are all hoping that these measures will mean a quick rebound in events later this Spring.
In an effort to keep track of everything going on, we will be updating this story on the status of Oregon beer events, brewery, cidery and taproom closures. If you have a tip on something we are missing, hit us up at email@example.com
Heater Allen Brewing (McMinnville) – Closed until April 10th, still open for to-go sales of cans and growler fills
Apex (Portland) – Closed until further notice
Skyline Tavern (Portland) – Closed until further notice
Green Dragon Brew Crew (Portland) – Suspended brewing and beer releases at Rogue Eastside
Tiny Wolf Brewing (Tualatin) – Closed for a few weeks or more.
Loyal Legion Beer Hall (Portland) – Closed for atleast the next month.
KEX Hostel and Dottir (Portland) – Closed for atleast the next month.
Lardo Sandwiches (Portland) – Closed for atleast a month.
Modern Times PDX (Portland) – Closed until atleast March 29th.
Great Notion Brewing (all locations) – Closed for service, open for to-go sales.
pFriem Family Brewers Tasting Room (Hood River) – Taproom closed but Bear’s Den open for pick-up/to-go sales.
Ruse Brewing (Portland) – Taproom closed but packaged beer available to-go during limited hours.
Roscoe’s (Portland) – Closed until further notice.
Montavilla Brew Works (Portland) – Closed until further notice.
Gratitude Brewing (Eugene) – Closed until further notice.
Belmont Station (Portland) – Closed until further notice.
Lucky Labrador Brew Pubs (Portland) – Closed until further notice.
Proper Pint Taproom (Portland) – Closed until further notice.
Double Mountain Brewery & Cidery (Hood River, Portland) – Brewpubs closed but open for take-out orders.
Baerlic Brewing (Portland) – Closed until further notice.
Gigantic Brewing (Portland) – Closed but open for to-go sales.
Caldera Brewing (Ashland) – Closed until further notice.
Bailey’s Taproom (Portland) – Closed until further notice.
FESTIVAL/EVENTS CANCELED OR POSTPONED
Craft Brewers Conference & World Beer Cup – Canceled
Hood River Hard Pressed Cider Fest – Postponed to 5/30/2020
Baker’s Dozen Coffee Beer & Doughnut Fest – Canceled. New date TBD.
Oregon Brew Crew 40th AnniversaryGala – Canceled. New date TBD.
Kells Irish Fest – Canceled
both Kells Irish Pub and Kells Brewery will be open regular hours for business as usual, and both pubs will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with live music and Irish dancers; a new schedule will be posted at KellsIrishFest.com.
Fuji to Hood: Japan/Portland Collaboration Fest – Rescheduled to 8/29/2020
Cider Rite of Spring – Rescheduled to 11/7/2020
NW Cider Symposium – Canceled
Nano Beer Fest – Canceled
Pouring at the Coast – Canceled
Double Mountain Brewing 13th Anniversary – Postponed until 6/27/2020
Vancouver Spring Brewfest – Canceled
Von Ebert Brewing 2nd Anniversary Party – Postponed. New date TBD.
Vancouver MS Fest – Canceled
Oregon Brewery Running Series at Ferment Brewing – Rescheduled to 5/30/2020
Pelican Brewing Siletz Bay Groundbreaking – Canceled. New date TBD.
Pelican Salmon Run – Canceled
Tillamook Beer + CheeseFest – Canceled. New date TBD.
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.