Beer

OSU Professor Gives A Lesson In "Hop-Forward" Beer

Feb 25, 2015
Tom Shellhammer

Hops are a key ingredient in craft beer. At a lab at Oregon State University, the analysis and development of hops continue. KLCC's Emily Greene spoke with Dr. Tom Shellhammer, a an OSU professor of Food Science and Technology in Corvallis.

Tag: You can learn more about hops at an event titled "Craft Beer + Climate" from 5 to 8 pm, Thursday, February 26 in the Lee Guistina Ballroom at the Ford Alumni Center. Shellhammer's colleague and fellow hop expert Shaun Townsend will present on hop breeding and how climate trends affect the beer industry. 

Rachael McDonald

Beer is big in the northwest. And lots of people are making it… commercially and at home. A new business is geared toward helping home-brewers with improving the beer they make in their kitchens and garages.
I spoke with Dana Garves, owner and founder of "Oregon BrewLab".  She worked in Ninkasi's beer lab for 4 years before starting her own business this fall.

Oregon Brew Lab

Stephen Baboi / Earthfix

Some people ride a bike instead of driving a car to reduce their contributions to climate change. Others shrink their carbon footprint by installing solar panels on their rooftops. Now, a Portland brewery has another suggestion: Something sold by the pint.

It's opening night for a new beer at Migration Brewing in Portland.

"Can I get a couple tasters of the low-carbon beer?"

oregon.gov

Millions of Americans will be participating in Super Bowl parties today. During the match between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots, many viewers will be drinking their favorite craft beer, and there's a good chance it's from Oregon. The State has become known for its micro-brew around the world including markets such as Europe, Asia, and Australia. Oregon Department of Agriculture Trade Manager Amanda Welker says big name beers are on the decline.

Hop Valley Expands Into Washington And Idaho

Aug 4, 2014
Brent MacCluer, Hop Valley Brewing

Hop Valley Brewing is expanding into Washington and Idaho later this month. A new distribution partnership is making it possible to supply these states with the Eugene business' beer.

Hop Valley is adding four new beer tanks ranging in size from 4,000 to 6,000 gallons to its Whiteaker facility. In October, additional 12,000 gallon tanks will arrive. Jonas Kungys, a Hop Valley owner says the tanks are needed to meet demands in the Northwest.

Cassandra Profita / Earthfix

Some Portland brewers have a challenge for you. Can you taste the forest in their beer? Is it an old growth forest or one that's been logged? They’ve been collecting wild yeast from both types of forest and using it to ferment some beer. EarthFix reporter Cassandra Profita joined a recent hiking group that tasted the results.

Wagoner: "Alright, let's stop right here."

Matt Wagoner of the Forest Park Conservancy, is leading a hike through a little known parcel of old growth forest. It's about 20 minutes from downtown Portland.

http://tv.esquire.com/shows/brew-dogs

A reality TV show about the craft beer industry has taken on breweries in Portland and Seattle. Now, it’s headed north to feature the Alaskan Brewing Co., in the capital city of the nation’s northernmost state.

In 2007, Scottish beer makers James Watt and Martin Dickie started BrewDog, now one of the most popular craft breweries in the U.K.

Amanda Butt

Taking a Tour of Germany for the 2014 KLCC Microbrew Festival's Collaboration Brew, an annual interpretation of a certain style of beer. KLCC's Angela Kellner spoke with Matt VanWyck of Oakshire Brewing, Jason Carriere and Scott Siebar of Falling Sky Brewing and had a taste of the 2 beers made by the brewers.

Rachael McDonald

There will be a lot of beer to taste at the KLCC Microbrew Festival this Friday and Saturday. But only one of the ales will be poured out of a robot's nose. LagerBot which will be dispensing at the Ninkasi booth at the Brewfest.

Erikson: "I'm Erik Erikson. I'm a software engineer at 3Cinteractive. A company in downtown Eugene."

Davis: "My name's Mark Davis. I'm a managing member over at CodeChops co-working space in Eugene."

The Hazards Of Beer Naming And Other Musings

Feb 5, 2014
Public Domain

It’s beer week here at KLCC, a time when Oregon brewing and beer culture come into focus.

Clever beer names are abundant in the industry.  Some breweries take things a step further, using religiously insensitive or sexualized names.  For example, Polygamy Porter from Utah or “La Tite Pute” or "The Little Slut" from Quebec.