Monday, September 12th, 2016

Pacific Northwest beercations, German-style lagers in Portland …

Ron Swarner

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John “More Hops” Maier

MORNING FOAM FOR MONDAY, SEPT. 12 2016: A seven-taster flight of craft beer news, from the fluffy head all the way to another list. …

Pacific Northwest is one destination that deserves to be on the radar of any determined beercationer looking to pack in a wide variety of experiences.

Lager has re-emerged in the craft-brewing world, together with as good a selection of imported lagers as there has ever been. So, where in the Portland area does a beer drinker go to get a Reinheitsgebot-compliant German-style lager and slake that thirst?

Culmination Brewing presents 2nd annual Alchemeat: the Portland Beer and Charcuterie Festival Saturday, Oct. 15 in the lobby common area of the building that houses Culmination Brewing.

A good man broke a dear promise so that you could have this limited brew. John “More Hops” Maier creates a special, one-time only beer that is bottled and given as a holiday gift to all Rogue employees. Last year, John brewed a beer that was so beloved by the Rogue family that they had to break John’s promise to never brew the beer again and decided that this creation should be shared with craft beer drinkers across the globe.

Twenty-five breweries are at the top of the trading boards and rating sites, producing some of the most prized beers in the world. Check them out here.

Anheuser-Busch InBev is in the midst of a PR push, the goal of which is to soften resistance to their craft brewery acquisition strategy. Sadly, credulous beer writers aren’t asking any of the right questions, so Modern Times Beer feels a need to respond.

Everybody loves a good bucket list (except film critics, who hated that whimsical Morgan Freeman vehicle). Here’s a bucket list for the beer lovers who don’t want to put a ton of effort into trivial life goals. It’s short and imperfect and easy, because enjoying beer should never be difficult.