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  • Hopworks Urban Brewery: The Benefits Of Organic Beer

    Christian and Tom from Hopworks Ubran Brewery in Portland, Oregon told us the tricks of the trade in organic brewing. Although their beers cost a quarter more than other craft brews in Portland, they make sure that you can really taste the difference.

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  • Ecliptic Brewing: Beer and the Cosmos

    John Harris, the creator of Black Butte Porter, Mirror Pond Pale Ale and Obsidian Stout, has set out on his own to open Ecliptic Brewery. Ecliptic is a perfect combination of John's primary interests in life: beer and astronomy.

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  • Ninkasi Brewery Expansion

    We couldn't visit Oregon without making a trip to Ninkasi Brewing in Eugene. Jamie and Nikos are not only brewing incredible craft brew but they have been working on an expansion equivalent to the Google Campus... but for beer. Their new facilities should be open by late summer or fall so be sure to head to Eugene and knock down a few Tricerahops.

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  • Hair Of The Dog Brewery and Some Of The Most Expensive Beer In The World

    Learn how Alan Sprints makes some of the strongest, most expensive beer in the world. By maintaining a relatively small brewery, he is able to instill his own techniques and style that translates to some very delicious brew.

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  • The Magic of Sour Beer

    Learn how adding bacteria to your brew can make a pleasurably sour libation. Cascade Brewery in Portland, Oregon is making some of the highest quallity sour beers in the world. Head over to their website or barrel house to try it for yourself.

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  • Gigantic Brewery: Coffee, Comics, and BEER

    This week we begin to explore the amazing beer scene in Oregon! Gigantic Brewery is making some of the most innovative and tasty beer on the West Coast. Ben Love, Gigantic's brewmaster, was proud to tell us about Too Much Coffee Man, a Belgian-Style Black Ale with Coffee. Watch the episode to learn more about the comic on the label and the coffee beans that went into the beer!

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  • Whiskey Train: Making Whiskey From Beer

    Take a ride on the Whiskey Train with Bryan from Pac Brew Labs and Clint and Tim from Seven Stills. Together, these guys are making whiskey from craft beer and showcasing their product on a trolley. It was a fun, messy ride!

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  • Learn How to Decipher the Ingredients of Beer

    Master Cicerone, Richard Higgins, teaches a group of SF homebrewers the ins and outs of understanding different flavors and ingredients in beer.

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  • Legendary Brewer Honored w/ SF Beer Week Special Release

    In preparation for SF Beer Week 2014, all of the best microbrewers in San Francisco gathered to make a special beer for homebrewer extraordinaire, Griz of SF Brewcraft. Griz was a mentor and a tough-love fellow that directed many of the Bay Area's top microbrewers to success. If you want to learn more about the ale that was made in his honor, please read the note below from Social Kitchen and Brewery's, Kim Sturdavant:

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  • First Beer of 2014 with Speakeasy Ales and Lagers

    Speakeasy Ales and Lagers is now an official Great American Beer Festival Gold Medal brewery. Find out what makes their beers so amazing and their brand so damn cool!

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