If you know Oregon, you know that we’re in the middle of a craft-brewing craze. Portland alone boasts almost 60 breweries – that’s more than any city in the world! And we lead the U.S. in craft beer sales, with almost 40 percent of Portland beer purchases being craft beer. That’s earned us bar bragging rights, a nickname (Beervana) and made us a cultural hotspot for the brewing industry.
But it’s not just beer. Cider has jumped up near the top of the brewing trend, along with other beverages and boutique alcohols that are making waves in the market. Together, all these craft beverages are nabbing headlines, growing followings and making Portland the city to get your brew on.
That’s why this Friday, Jan 6 between 1-2 p.m. we’re releasing an encore episode of our Biz503 show “Craft Beverages.”
Co-hosted by Portland Radio Project founder Rebecca Webb and local business leader Cindy Tortorici, several industry experts talked about Oregon’s brewing boom, and what’s making our craft beverage scene thrive.
Our guests included:
Brian Yaeger, craft beverage writer and author of Red, White and Brew and Oregon Breweries
Steve Panos, director of operations at Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider
Abram Goldman-Armstrong, cider maker and owner of Cider Riot!
Erika Degens, co-founder of Stone Barn Brandyworks
Ted Pappas, founder and owner of Big Bottom Distilling
Deb Tabor, maker at Sage & Sea Farms
Christian Krogstad, founder of House Spirits Distillery
Jean-Pierre Parent, founder of SOMA Evolutionary Refreshment & Kombucha Speakeasy
Listen to the encore episode:
Tune in to the original podcast, sponsored by Albina Community Bank:
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