Author Archives: Warren Wills

Warren is the former Assistant Editor & Portland Correspondent for American Craft Beer. Creator of "The State of American Craft Beer" series, he now maintains his own site at

What the Hell Is an IPA?

Although it's the darling of the craft beer movement, the IPA style is anything but the new kid on the block and boasts a history as complex and mysterious as its variations available today. So we're going all in on one of the world's most popular styles: the IPA or India Pale Ale.

So welcome to the latest in our ongoing series (drum roll please...) "What the Hell is an IPA?"

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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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