And Then There Were Fresh Hops

Why Oregon is central to the most important beer trend of the last decade.

Food Reviews & Stories
Editor’s note: Last month, internationally known Portland beer writer Jeff Alworth released his magnum opus, The Beer Bible. It’s only a slight stretch to say the 720-page tome had its genesis her   More
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 Jeff Alworth

So Fresh, So Green

Why Portland has the best fresh-hop beers on Earth.

Cover Story
Fresh tastes so much better. That’s a lesson most Portlanders learned a decade or more ago, when farmers markets and restaurants with chalkboards listing local providers became enm   More
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Fall Beer Festival Schedule

Where to drink fresh hop beer this fall.

Food Reviews & Stories
Through Oct. 4 Loyal Legion Oktoberfest Loyal Legion is making use of its 99 taps to host a cumulative Oktoberfest party, putting a new Oregon Oktoberfest beer on tap every day until   More
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 WW Culture Staff

Cone Heads

Food Reviews & Stories
Impress your drunk friends with some newfound hop knowledge.Ever wonder why hoppy beer kind of smells like weed? It’s because hops and cannabis are cousins, both members of the Cannabaceae family, w   More
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 WALKER MACMURDO

How Hops Are Used

Food Reviews & Stories
Follow the life cycle of hops!IMAGE: Jahn Teetsov   More
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 WALKER MACMURDO

Class of 2015

Early reviews on this year’s local fresh-hop beers.

Food Reviews & Stories
Most Portland fresh-hop beers were hitting taps as we were going to press. Still, some eager beavers managed to release beers in time for our reviewers. Note: Part of the magic of fresh-hop beers is   More
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 WALKER MACMURDO

Mister Hopular

Hop farmer Patrick Leavy on the 2015 harvest.

Food Reviews & Stories
Hop roots run deep in Oregon. Patrick Leavy of the Oregon Hophouse can trace his family’s involvement in hop farming back to 1912, when his Irish émigré grandfather established the family farm in    More
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 WALKER MACMURDO, PARKER HALL

Top Hops

Food Reviews & Stories
The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that Oregon will harvest 11,571,900 pounds of hops this year, about 3 million more than in 2014. What are we growing? Here’s a look at the top five varie   More
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 PARKER HALL

Auction Hammered

Portland hosts the world’s largest rare-beer auction Saturday.

Food Reviews & Stories
Grote Dorst Gueuze is one of the rarest and most expensive beers in the world. A blend of 11 lambics from four different years and seven European breweries, only 15 magnums of this beer were made, and   More
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 EZRA JOHNSON-GREENOUGH


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