Author Archives: Warren Wills

Warren is the Assistant Editor & Portland Correspondent for American Craft Beer. Regular contributions include "The State of American Craft Beer" series and the "What the Hell Is" series on beer styles. "Anything worth doing, is worth doing right." ~Hunter S. Thompson

Good Thing We Took Pictures at GABF


For most, a trip to the Great American Beer Festival is a dream come true. And why shouldn't it be? Access to 710 brewers serving more than 3,500 beers and unlimited pours (one ounce at a time) should be reason enough. Yet there is so much more to the weekend, so we at American Craft Beer, along with the rest of the media in attendance, got a special behind the scenes look at all the event has to offer. The real trick was to take enough pictures to remember it all. We tried...

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Summer Seasonals Dominate a Revitalized Oregon Brewers Festival


In the weeks leading up to the Oregon Brewers Festival - Brew Fest or OBF for short - there was a lot of controversy about the changes this year: no more plastic mugs and returning to glass, the pour sizes being 3 ounces instead of 4, another day added to the festival, etc. Within an hour of entering the hallowed ground of Portland's beautiful Waterfront Park, all the hubbub died, the taps flowed, the raucous bands enlivened the crowd, and the levity of the moment washed away the critics, leaving just a collection of beer lovers and the objects of their affection. The Fest was back and as great as it's ever been, if not better, for 2013.

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Vancouver Brewfest, Spring Edition


Being a Portlander, I am spoiled. Every weekend there's at least one beer festival or big release going on, if not every day of the week now. Just as Portland's growing population has spilled north over the banks of the Columbia River, so too has the city's artisan brewing culture.

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The State of American Craft Beer – Montana

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I’m sure you’re as shocked as we are that we’ve passed the halfway point by reaching the 26th state on our list, The Treasure State, Montana. More commonly known as Big Sky Country, the state’s name of Montaña is Spanish for “mountain” or “mountainous region.”

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