Tag Archives: North American Organic Brewers Festival

it’s gonna be a scorcher out there

28 Jun
A hillside view of Overlook Park and the NAOBF

A hillside view of Overlook Park and the NAOBF

I have lived in hot places…southern New Mexico and west Texas, for example.  But those are dry heats.  Here in Portland, when it gets into the 90s with even a hint of humidity, it gets pretty intense.  Today was one of those days.  I kind of knew it was going to be that way when I walked outside at 8:30 am and it was already getting slightly uncomfortable.  Good thing I was going to the North American Organic Brewer’s Festival at noon! Continue reading


There’s more to life than beer

25 Sep

What’s more Fall than apples?

I was at the coast this past weekend with a big group of friends, taking in the last bit of sunshine and warmth to be had out that way.  It was 70 degrees and sunny both days, which meant the entire group spent our days playing frisbee and jumping into 52 degree water.  There was lots of good food, craft beer, and even a few Chocolate Whiskey & Beer cupcakes lying around.  The drive home on Sunday, however, cemented the idea of fall for me.  There were plenty of trees changing colors along Highway 26, and the air in the coast range had a bite to it.  I promised myself that this week would see me try at least two fall-type beverages.  I say beverages because I have been wanting to write a bit about some ciders that I have recently been enjoying. Continue reading

Drink Organic

30 Jun

Let the beer festivals begin! July is craft beer month here in Oregon, and literally, there are more beer events, activities, and festivals than there are days in the month. Did you say, “but it’s not July?” Good point. See, there are so many events, that they have to spill over a little. Sometimes it’s overwhelming. I know, I know…the curse of the blessed.  Don’t get me wrong, I am not complaining. It does, however, require you to prioritize: pick your favorites? pick a couple new events? a little of both?

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