Welcome to another installment of the Oregon Brewery Running Series Podcast; Inspiring Oregonians to Be Active, Have Fun, and Give Back. We host family-friendly, 5K fun runs that start and end at some of Oregon’s best breweries.


Today on the podcast we’re chatting with Ross Putnam, General Manager, and co-founder of BaseCamp Brewing. Ross and I sat down recently in the BaseCamp taproom to plug our run at BaseCamp on November 2, and to also hear what they have been up to in the past year.

Ross was on the podcast in 2018 when he told me all about how Base Camp came to be. Their blood, sweat, and tears approach to creating the brewery and brewing great beer, along with the community they were trying to create. The idea that a Base Camp is sort of a launching out for whatever life adventure you wanted to tackle.

RELATED: Base Camp interviews from 2017 and 2018!

Today on the podcast, Ross is going to give me a little update about his job. He’s almost a full year into his role as General Manager, and he talks about what that’s like. He also shares a bit about how Base Camp is re-evaluating who they are as a company, and what that looks like.

We also talk a lot about the various and varied events going on at Base Camp. As you’ll hear, they aren’t just trying to be a climbing or outdoors only brewery. If something is cool, or useful, or interesting, well, they’ll probably host something to learn more about it. Because,

Everyone has these things that make this world interest interesting. Personally, I like to like learn about what makes the world tick. As it turns out, it’s a lot of different things.

~ Ross Putnam, Base Camp Brewing

We also chat about their beer: core beers, the new barrel aging program, new beer (like their nectar series), and even lament a few old reliable brews that are being retired. 

So listen now and learn more about Base Camp Brewing!

About Base Camp Brewing

Brewing since 2012, Base Camp is located at 930 SE Oak St, on Portland’s inner eastside. Walking into the brewery feels like what you might expect at an actual base camp. A large outdoor “patio” greets you with gravel underfoot, fire pits, and rustic handmade benches, perfect for large groups. But Base Camp is whatever you wanta it to be!

All are Welcome!

We don’t care if you’re a runner, walker, or something else. We just care that you’re active! Nearly 20% of our participants at Ordnance chose to walk this one, and we love it!

About Us

The Oregon Brewery Running Series is about inspiring Oregonians to Get Active, Have Fun, and Give Back. We host family-friendly, 5K fun runs that start and end at some of Oregon’s best breweries. Register for our next run here! Our theme music, the Oregon Song, is written and performed by James Hoffman.