THE OREGON BLOG

The Oregon Brewery Running Series Blog is a source of news and information related to running, beer, and all things Portland. Catch our interviews, articles and mroe. We post twice a week, and when you join our email newsletter, we’ll send you a recap every Monday!

Become a Stronger Runner with Tandem Personal Training (podcast)

Today on the podcast, I’m talking with Scott Brown from Tandem Personal Training, about the convenient and affordable way they can connect you with local personal trainer to accomplish your health and fitness goals. Scott is a product manager with Tandem and has 15 years coaching athletes, non-athletes, and everyone in between. Since 2014, he has been focused on helping anyone on a health or fitness journey through the development of digital fitness, performance, and health training tools. Ever since he stepped away from being a full-time trainer, Scott has been working with companies that are passionate about making training approachable and achievable for everyone, which makes Tandem an excellent fit for him.

Fun! Relaxing! Beer! Jerry Fechter, Lompoc Brewing (podcast)

Today on the podcast, I sit down and chat with Jerry Fechter, the owner and head keg washer at Lompoc Brewing (his words, not mine). Jerry’s hilarious! I’ve gotten to know him a tiny bit since 2017 when they hosted a 5k fun run with us. This year, 2018, they will be hosting another one of our runs at their fifth quadrant, or 5q, location in North Portland on April 28. If you’d like to join us, use promo code Lompoc5, and save $5.

Fun! Knowledgeable! Beer! Interview with Lisa Morrison of Belmont Station (podcast)

On today’s show, I talk with Lisa Morrison, “beer goddess” and co-owner of Belmont Station. She and I talk about the six things all people need to know about beer. We define what beer is, describe what gives it its color, talk about the right way to taste it, explain the fundamental difference between the two core styles of beer (ales and lagers), share some food pairing ideas, and more. Lisa will also share her number one hope for beer drinkers around the world. You’ll also find a promo code, so listen closely!

StormBreaker Brewing 5K Fun Run Recap from March 3, 2018

If you were to design the perfect running weather, most likely, you would create something similar to what we experienced during the StormBreaker Brewing 5K Fun Run on Saturday, March 3, 2018. The final run of our winter series couldn’t have been better! 140 amazingly enthusiastic runners came out and enjoyed a lovely course along the Overlook bluffs in North Portland, then enjoyed delicious StormBreaker beer, and all around a great time. Check out pics and more here!

Hopworks Vancouver 5K Fun Run Recap from February 24, 2018

132 dedicated runners recently completed a flat and fast 5k-ish course at Hopworks in Vancouver Washington! This run was one of the Oregon Brewery Running Series winter 5k fun runs that start and end at great breweries in Oregon and Southwest Washington. It’s strange to think that just two days before this event, schools, and business closed due to a “weather emergency.” Check out photos of the event, then register for our next one!

Three Benefits of Running Stairs

No matter what type of runner you are, from a casual 5k fun runner to a more seasoned distance runner, adding stairs into your workout will make it all feel more natural. I recently talked with Jake Stout, my local Physical Therapist and performance running coach, about this. In this article, he shares three reasons why stairs (or any plyometrics) are a good idea for runners.

Telling Beautiful Stories with Steve Wright, President Oregon Road Runners Club

In today’s show, we have the privilege of talking with Steve Wright, the President of The Oregon Road Runners Club. You’ll get to learn about what they are doing for the Oregon running community, but also a bit about Steve; how this 73-year-old marathoner keeps fit and leans on running to endure whatever life throws at him. Listen closely to this inspirational story! You’re sure to find motivation for whatever your goals are.

Three Benefits of Running Stairs

No matter what type of runner you are, from a casual 5k fun runner to a more seasoned distance runner, adding stairs into your workout will make it all feel more natural. I recently talked with Jake Stout, my local Physical Therapist and performance running coach, about this. In this article, he shares three reasons why stairs (or any plyometrics) are a good idea for runners.

Telling Beautiful Stories with Steve Wright, President Oregon Road Runners Club

In today’s show, we have the privilege of talking with Steve Wright, the President of The Oregon Road Runners Club. You’ll get to learn about what they are doing for the Oregon running community, but also a bit about Steve; how this 73-year-old marathoner keeps fit and leans on running to endure whatever life throws at him. Listen closely to this inspirational story! You’re sure to find motivation for whatever your goals are.

Delicious! Chaotic! Intense! Interview with Dan Malech, co-owner, StormBreaker Brewing

In today’s show, Nathan talks with one of the co-owners of StormBreaker Brewing, Dan Malech. StormBreaker Brewing is on Mississippi Ave in North Portland, and soon, will be opening a second location in the spring of 2018 in St. John’s. In the interview with Dan, you’ll get to learn a little bit about how he got into the word of craft beer, the origins of StormBreaker, how he became a runner (and the year he ran too many half marathons), a few of his favorite beers, as well as the low down on their new location and a few other new things their team is looking forward to in 2018. Make sure to listen closely for a promo code for FIVE free entries!

The Irony is Delicious with Cobi Brothers, Stickmen Brewing

In today’s show, Nathan talks with Cobi Brothers, head-brewer at Stickmen Brewing. Stickmen has two locations, one on Lake Oswego, and a beer hall in Tualatin. The Tualatin location is where we’ll be running on February 17, 2018. Listen for a special promo code to save $5 when you register! In this episode, you’ll learn about Cobi’s unusual route to brewing, Stickmen’s philosophy of beer making, and some updates about what’s coming up for them in 2018! Click to listen.

Talking Apples with Jeff Parrish, Co-Founder, Portland Cider Co.

In today’s show, Nathan talks with the co-founder and head cider maker at Portland Cider Company, Jeff Parrish. They met up at the Portland Cider House on Hawthorne Blvd in south-east Portland to talk all things cider. That location is best described as a pub and has a rustic farmhouse vibe to it, with lots of unfinished wood, and interesting art on the walls. They discuss Jeff’s cidery journey, what he’s learned along the way, new stuff they have coming out, our run on February 10, and more! Also, listen carefully for a unique promo code!