Northwest Travel & Life: Beer for the People

20 03 2017

I loved writing this story. Some of the best times I’ve had on the road were at these very establishments. From the article:

“Good people drink good beer.” The ancient Celtic axiom popularized by Hunter S. Thompson may or may not ring true in every instance. But that’s not the point. The Northwest is filled with justifiably proud people. We are proud of the things we do, the things we make and the places we call home. Smaller communities, in particular, rally around a source of local pride. One of the things we do better than most is beer.

There are brewpubs and alehouses that are the heart of some Northwest towns. They are hubs where families and friends meet. They are places that out of towners take special trips to experience. They are institutions, where good people go to drink good beer. Here are just a few of our small-town favorites.

Click here to read the whole thing.

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Northwest Travel & Life Magazine: Ex Novo

28 06 2016

My latest for Northwest Travel & Life covers the world’s first non-profit brewery, Ex Novo. Pick up this months issue or click here for the online version.

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Seven Brides Brewing: Abiqua Black IPA

23 02 2013

Well here it is! This is the label for the new Seven Brides Brewing Abiqua Black IPA. If it looks familiar it’s because it also the winter banner photo for this blog 🙂 My favorite picture of my favorite place is now adorning my favorite style of beer. Win, win, win 🙂

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Northwest Travel Magazine: The Pelican Pub & Brewery

11 01 2013

“Whether by chance or fate, one of Oregon’s finest brewpubs inhabits one of the state’s finest backdrops. The Pelican Pub & Brewery shares an otherworldly beautiful chunk of beach with Cape Kiwanda and looks out at a larger-than-life basaltic monolith known as Haystack Rock, standing guard like a sentry in the Pacific Ocean.” Read the rest of the article here, or in the Jan/Feb 2013 edition of Northwest Travel Magazine.

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Picture of the Week: A Tale of Two Trails

10 09 2012

This is another shot from the “Hopilicious Hiking Trip” I took last week with Rogue Wilderness Adventures. We would hike along the Rogue River Trail during day, then sample beer in the evening. On this trip we had the brewmaster from Ninkasi, Mark, along for the entire excursion. In this photo you see one of my fellow hikers on the trail, and one of the rafts from the “Paddles and Pints” trip on the river just below. Paddles and Pints is the whitewater rafting version of the hiking trip, also run by Rogue Wilderness Adventures. Click on image for larger view.





Northwest Travel Magazine: Northwest Flagship Craft Breweries

10 09 2012

This is my very first paid print magazine article! You can click here to read the online version. Fortunately for me, this is the first of many assignments I have been given from Northwest Travel Mag, to include feature articles! I am pumped.





Picture of the Week: The Rogue River Trail

5 09 2012

The Picture of the Week is delayed a bit again this week due to a return trip to the Rogue River. I was a guest again of Rogue Wilderness Adventures, only this time for their Hopilicious Hiking trip. Hiking, beer tasting, rafting, and views like this for 4 glorious days and 3 nights. I would like to again thank all of the folks at Rogue Wilderness Adventures for throwing more awesome my way than one person can really be expected to handle. You are top shelf folks, top shelf! Click on the picture for a larger view.