Lisa Morrison – The Beer Goddess – Beerchaser-of-the-Quarter

Lisa Morrison – Beer Goddess and outstanding human being!  “Lisa Morrison is first and foremost, a great human being.  She also happens to be a beer industry visionary and leader, who wrote the book (literally) on the Oregon craft beer … Continue reading

Thebeerchaser goes to Market – John’s Marketplace

My first step inside John’s Marketplace – a Multnomah Village institution took me back to youthful days and the old hobby shops.   One would step inside and see Lionel Trains, baseball cards, model airplanes and every conceivable diversion a … Continue reading

Beerchasing in Idaho – Part I and The Dirty Shame Saloon in Yaak, Mt.

In July, we had a chance to hitchhike a road trip onto the wedding of my niece, Brooke, and her fiancé, Matt near Coeur d’aline (hereafter CDA), Idaho. The wedding, held at a beautiful, rural setting in Altho, was wonderful … Continue reading

Hair of the Dog Brewery – “Ale Strong Enough to Make You Attack the Mailman” *

*  Quote from an article in Maxim Online by Tim Clark Followers of this blog will already know that Portland’s Eastside Industrial District is a thriving area as evidenced by the post on the resurrected Produce Row Café on 12/7/15.  … Continue reading

Sam Holloway – Educator – Craftsman and Beerchaser-of-the-Quarter

Each quarter Thebeerchaser recognizes an individual or group that in his opinion has made a contribution to humanity.  Said “honoree” may or may not have anything to do with beer or bars other than enjoying an occasional microbrew (or PBR) … Continue reading

Beerchaser Miscellany – A Compendium of Trivia and Bar-related Information

Periodically Thebeerchaser blog has a post that departs from reviewing a single bar, tavern or pub and attempts to update you on various topics that may be of interest: Thebeerchaser Tour of Bars, Tavern and Pubs –  Initiated in August, 2011, … Continue reading

Ecliptic Brewing – Shoot for the stars but settle for an earth orbit….

This brew pub on the southern edge of N. Mississippi Avenue opened in October 2013 – a creation of John Harris, who has extensive (three decades) experience in the craft brewing industry starting with McMenamin’s (the first brewer to make Hammerhead), then Deschutes and … Continue reading