Moms and Beer

Ben
May 10, 2019 at 7:00 PM
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Growing up, I never understood why it always seemed like moms were supposed to drink wine and dads were supposed to drink beer. Then, I got older and learned about these stupid, contrived things called gender roles. I also learned a lot of other awful things that make it extremely …

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Water You Drinking?

Ben
April 7, 2019 at 7:00 AM
Oregon Brewshed Alliance

Why does Portland have such a massive variety of great beer? Is it because we’re a bunch of depressed alcoholics? That’s certainly at least a small part of it. Is it our access to an abundance of some of the best hops in the world? That’s a much bigger part …

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HOPPY GOLDEN: BREWVANA turns 8 on the 8th

Ashley Rose
March 20, 2019 at 7:00 AM
HOPPY GOLDEN

This is always a special time of year for me. Facebook reminds me about what I was doing in years past and the anniversary of BREWVANA‘s first tour is one of them that is approaching rapidly. We just participated in our ninth Zwickelmania that was the first time BREWVANA buses …

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St Paddy's Day Parade!

Ashley Rose
March 18, 2019 at 7:00 AM
Alex and Dan

We got to participate in the 30th annual NE Neighborhood St Paddy’s Day Parade! It was and always is a blast! We were behind the marching band so we had some really awesome tunes to listen to. Volunteers on the bus got to drink beer while throwing candy and koozies …

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March Events

Kelene
March 7, 2019 at 8:00 AM
Beer

We are one week into March and I am just now ready to release this months event blog… I blame Oregon Beer Awards. If you haven’t experienced OBA be sure to get yourself a ticket next year and prepare for one hell of a night! March seems to be centered …

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2019 Oregon Beer Awards Recap

Ben
February 27, 2019 at 8:00 AM
OBA 2019

On February 26th, brewers from across the state of Oregon descended upon Portland’s Revolution Hall for Willamette Week’s 2019 Oregon Beer Awards. Despite the unfortunate absence of several brewers due to inclement weather, the venue was packed. The best beers of the year were reviewed by a team of judges, …

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The Romance of Beer and Chocolate

Ben
February 11, 2019 at 5:00 PM
Beer & chocolate

Market forces beyond my control have dictated that it’s nearly Valentine’s Day. When I think of Valentine’s Day, I think of Nickelback. No one openly admits to enjoying either, but somehow they’re both incredibly popular. That being said, as a single person, I still prefer Valentine’s Day. Why? Because of …

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February Events

Kelene
February 1, 2019 at 8:00 PM
Do You Even Portland, Brah? Tour Photo

Love is in the air y’all and do you know what I love more than my significant other? Beer. Just kidding, I don’t have a significant other, but I do have beer! February is known for Valentine’s Day, unless you live in Portland. If you live in this beautiful city …

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Brew Year's Resolutions

Ben
January 2, 2019 at 12:30 AM
Merry New Year

Several years ago, I swore off New Year’s resolutions as shallow, vain attempts at pretending to be a better person for a few weeks and then ultimately circling back around to the comforting familiarity of base, animalistic desires. I’ve since learned that I’m a terrible, cynical person, and there are …

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January Events

Kelene
January 1, 2019 at 8:00 PM
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HAPPY NEW YEAR! The first month of the year is the most ideal time to set our intentions for 2019. I intend to take full advantage of the amazing beer culture we have in Portland. The world of craft is blazing with creativity and I am eager to see what …

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Wishing you sunshine and rainbows in 2019

Ashley Rose
December 31, 2018 at 8:00 PM
Ashley and Jadyn

And just like that 2018 is gone! I had such high hopes, I really thought this would be the year that we kicked it out of the park with BREWVANA. I also thought this year I would be welcoming a new member to my family. To say that 2018 …

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What to do for New Years Eve

Kelene
December 21, 2018 at 8:00 PM
Team BREWVANA

NYE is fast approaching and if you’re like me you want to celebrate like you’re in New York. Dressed in something festive, confetti falling from the ceiling, glass of champagne in hand and ready to ring in the new year. I hold high expectations for this holiday but seem to …

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Dark Nights, Darker Beers

Ben
December 10, 2018 at 8:00 AM
Von Ebert Holiday Lager

Well, it finally happened. I’m ready to admit that it’s cold outside. Much like my father (and everyone else’s), I’ve been reluctant to touch the thermostat. However, damn it; it’s December, and it’s hard to write whilst buried under blankets. You might say, “Get yourself a BEER blanket. Duh!” And …

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Seasonal Affective Drinking

Ben
December 4, 2018 at 3:00 PM
BREWVANA Holiday photo

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year,” we tell ourselves. The holidays are all about coming together and cherishing what is most valuable in our lives: each other. So why don’t we do that in the summer? …

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December Events

Kelene
November 30, 2018 at 5:00 PM
Don't worry, beer happy!

I will be heading to Holiday Ale Fest and I couldn’t be more excited for the spiced, malty beers that are sure to provide warmth from the inside out! Keep an eye out for the many Winter Ale/ Dark Beer Fest’s as well as Holiday Events this month. Just note, …

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Wild Holidays, Sour Scrooge

Ben
November 26, 2018 at 5:00 PM
Holiday

‘Tis the season for sipping seasonal beers! …

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Shotgun Wedding - Marriage of Beer and Wine

Ben
November 6, 2018 at 5:00 PM
Rose IPA

At the beginning of every BREWVANA experience, we make sure our guests understand that rule number one is to “respect the beer.” If you take a sip of something, and you don’t enjoy it, we implore you to please, take another sip. If you don’t like the beer after the …

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Novembeer Events

Kelene
November 1, 2018 at 7:00 PM
Dark beer season

NOVEMBEER EVENTS …

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The Dank Crystal - a fresh hop collaboration with Widmer

Ashley Rose
October 31, 2018 at 8:00 PM
Group photo at Goshie Farms

The Willamette Week hosts the best festival of the year in my opinion (see below for 5 reasons why) and I’m thankful that we got to participate!! I submitted an application as a home-brewer and we got paired with the OG’s of craft beer in Portland- the [Widmer Brothers](https://widmerbrothers.com/ “Widmer …

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Beer Trends Past and Future

Ben
September 20, 2018 at 7:00 PM
Sip & Learn

The changing of the seasons is usually accompanied by a changing of the palate. As we leave sunny days behind us, and see cold darkness ahead, we let go of our light lagers in favor of the cozy comfort of some rich, roasted malts. The trajectory from light beers to …

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Oktoberfest

Ben
September 18, 2018 at 7:00 PM
Oktoberfest

Portland, Oregon may be Beer City USA, but our roots will always lead us back to Bavaria. Often imitated, never replicated, Munich’s world famous Oktoberfest is the largest beer festival in the world. To celebrate this joyous changing of the seasons in Portland, one need look no further than through …

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Benjamin and the Mostly Good Not So Bad Day

Ben
September 8, 2018 at 7:00 AM
Oregonian video

I suffer from anxiety. Lately, my natural response to anxiety has been to skip past fear and dive headlong into anger. But when my Brewvana brewery tour bus broke down on Interstate Avenue in the middle of a tour, in heavy traffic, I took some time to wade into the …

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September Events

Ashley Rose
September 1, 2018 at 7:00 AM
hops in hand

Hey Y’all - it’s fresh hop season! Lots of fresh hop beers on tap and fresh hop tour opportunities and events. Also Oktoberfest galore! Stay tuned as we update this list periodically. …

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Fresh Hops

Ben
August 24, 2018 at 6:00 PM
Hops

Hop heads rejoice! Fresh hop season is upon us. There’s nowhere better in the United States to enjoy fresh hop beer than the Pacific Northwest. …

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Team Building Tours with BREWVANA

Ashley Rose
August 16, 2018 at 7:00 PM
Team Building with BREWVANA

As a small business owner, I know how important it is to keep your team happy, engaged, feeling like they are a part of the group and appreciated. Organizing team building activities for your place of employment is a great way to do that, but requires time spent in …

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Beer Tourism grows worldwide, CBTOA is formed!

Ashley Rose
August 15, 2018 at 7:00 PM
Craft Beverage Tour Operators in VT

It was on a trip to Puerto Rico with my family that the switch flipped. We were in a new place. We didn’t know where to go or what to do. We fell into some of the usual tourist traps- spending money on things that weren’t that cool. Probably the …

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Oregon Brewers Festival 2018 Recap!

Ashley Rose
July 31, 2018 at 6:00 PM
Ash and Jadyn at OBF

We had a great time at the Oregon Brewers festival this year, despite the 100 degree temperatures! The BREWVANA crew, including Jadyn Rose, the youngest member of the team, worked at the booth providing beer resources for guests (Beer maps, Willamette Week Beer Guides, Oregon Beer Growler Magazines) and offered …

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BREWVANA Beer Concierge, at your service at OBF

Ashley Rose
July 23, 2018 at 1:00 PM
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It is our passion to share our love and knowledge for craft beer in Portland with the world. All of our tours offer a beer education component- the opportunity for guests to learn about the ingredients in beer, brewing process and new styles, in addition to the history and culture …

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Beers & Barrels

Ben
July 20, 2018 at 5:00 AM
Beers and Barrels

There’s a misconception that the only people who mix beer and liquor are alcoholics and degenerates. I’m certainly not going to argue against that. What’s the point? In my experience, anyone who still uses the word “degenerate” as an insult is projecting some serious insecurities. Let them be miserable. The …

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Portland Craft Beer Festival 2018

Ashley Rose
July 6, 2018 at 5:00 PM
Portland Craft Beer Festival mug

Portland has more breweries than any other city in the world and we are proud to call ourselves Beer City USA! When I started BREWVANA seven years ago, there were about 35 breweries in operation within Portland city limits. We now have over 75 breweries and that number continues to …

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Tour Sales Coordinator Position Open

Ashley Rose
July 6, 2018 at 4:00 PM
BREWVANA Fun Day

Having fun is part of the job, but facilitating fun is what we do best. Our company introduces guests to Beer City USA by providing all inclusive, fun & educational beer tour experiences. When it’s time to unwind, you can find the BREWVANA team on a river floating happily with …

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Zwickelmania Banner

It’s that time of year again folks! Zwickelmania 2017 is upon us. Join us Saturday, February 18th from 11:00AM – 4:00PM while we hop from brewery to brewery celebrating this wonderful day of all things beer! …

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Why Sundays are FUNDAYS

November 22, 2016 at 2:24 AM
Why Sundays are FUNDAYS

It was a gloomy Sunday in Portland, Oregon. I was dropped off by my husband at Growler Guys to meet Emily, our tour guide, and the other participants of the Tour De Funk BREWVANA tour. I anxiously said hi to Emily, then headed to the bus to get settled for …

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BREWVANA Sales Mission to Australia and New Zealand

I’m currently on a plane flying back to Portland and although I am really looking forward to being back home and seeing my family, friends and staff I had a stellar journey through Australia and New Zealand with Travel Portland, Travel Oregon and the rest of the crew. The 14 …

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Out of This World Beer!

August 10, 2016 at 11:45 AM
Ecliptic Carina Peach Sour

The Perseid Meteor Shower is right around the corner hitting its peak on August 11th and 12th. Astronomers are predicting up to 200 “shooting stars” can be seen per hour in areas of low light pollution in the northern hemisphere. With this amazing light show happening in our backyard…what on …

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