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!

Join us for the 2019 Oregon Brewery Running Series Kickoff

Join us for the 2019 Oregon Brewery Running Series Kickoff

The 2018 Oregon Brewery Running Series season may have just ended, but we’re ready to roll with 2019! Join us on Saturday, January 19 from 6-8 PM as we partner with the Oregon Historical Society (OHS) to host a killer launch party! There, you’ll get to enjoy beer samples from participating breweries, grab food, play beer related games, listen to live music from Bullets and Belles, enter to win a raffle prize, and take a tour of the new Barley, Barrels, Bottles, & Brews: 200 Years of Oregon Beer exhibit at OHS!

We will also be selling season passes at some KILLER discounts. The Full Season (20 events) – $300 (50% off), The Half Season (10 events) – $180 (40% off), The Quarter Season (5 events) – $105 (30% off)! Space is limited to keep reading or click the link below to register now and join us for a rocking start to 2019!

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Inspiring Adventure with Ross Putnam from Base Camp Brewing (podcast)

Inspiring Adventure with Ross Putnam from Base Camp Brewing (podcast)

Our guest, today on the podcast, is Ross Putnam, co-founder, and general manager at Base Camp Brewing Co. in SE Portland. We’ll be running at Base Camp for our final run of 2018 on November 3. Register now and join us for a remarkable run through the Buckman and Laurelhurst neighborhoods of Portland.

On this episode of the podcast, Ross and I dive into a bit of Base Camp’s history, as well as his peculiar path to co-found the brewery in 2012. During our chat, we tasted four Base Camp beers. Ross also shares what he views the true meaning of Base Camp to be; the causes they care about, what that looks like in their business, and how all of that informs the beer they make and the vibe their going for in the taproom. LISTEN NOW!

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Exploring the History of McMenamins with Conners McMenamin (podcast)

Today on the podcast, we’re learning a little bit about one of the most iconic craft beverage, hotel and music venue institutions in Oregon, McMenamins. We’re running at the historic Kennedy School on October 27, and rather than just tell you about that location and brewery, today’s episode is going to be a sort of brief overview of the company, from the perspective of Conners McMenamin, son of Brian McMenamin, one of the two McMenamin brothers who founded the company back in the early 80’s.

Conners and I will talk a bit about his memories of growing up while this great company was being built, as well as the role McMenamins has played in shaping the craft beer world. We’ll also give you a very brief history of the company and talk about just a few McMenamins properties, and some fun tidbits about the company, so listen now!

Here are a bunch of fall Races to get you Active (podcast)

Today on the podcast, I sit down again with Matt Rasmussen from the Run Oregon Blog to discuss other races you can run this fall to help you stay active even when the weather starts to turn a little crummy. As you know, we’re all about helping people get active. Of course, we want you to show up and do that at our events, but we also want to introduce you to some of the other amazing races taking place around the PAcific Northwest. While the vast majority of the races we mention are in Oregon, the Run Oregon race calendar does list runs from all over.

Foster Community with Bolt Minister at 54º-40′ Brewing (podcast)

Today on the podcast, we’re talking all about the brewing and community philosophy at 54-40 Brewing in Washougal Washington with the owner and head brewer, Bolt Minister. We’ll discuss how his history degree turned into a love for craft beer, and how that combined with his love of family and community morphed into his desire to own and operate his own brewery and tap room. We’re running there on October 13 of 2018, and if you want to join us, listen carefully to today’s episode. I share a few promo codes that will be good for free and discounted entries! So keep listening and get your registration clicking fingers ready!

Why you Should Try Fresh Pressed Juice from Laughing Planet (podcast)

Today on the podcast, I’m talking with Mark Rienstra from Laughing Planet. Laughing Planet is one of our event partners, giving out free goodies to participants at (almost) each and every one of our events. Mark is in charge of their fresh juice program. His title is ‘Jucifer’ meaning, he’s the one making all that delicious fresh pressed juice! These juices, made primarily from vegetables, are incredibly healthy, and in a 12 oz bottle, contain three full servings or vegetables. In this episode, Mark and I talk all about the benefits of drinking fresh pressed juice, what makes the Laughing Planet Juice special, where you can buy it, as well as a deep dive into the various health benefits of each of their different juice offerings. Listen now!

All about the 2018 Portland Marathon with Dave Harkin

In today’s episode of the podcast, Nathan sits down for a chat with the co-owner of Portland Running Company, and co-organizer of the 2018 Portland Marathon, Dave Harkin. In this episode, we talk about what runners can expect from the new and improved “PORTLANDATHON” a few of the new things with the 2018 race (like Rogue beer and HIT MACHINE at the finish line), as well as some general training tips. Listen now.

You, Us, and Beer at Fort George Brewery (podcast)

Today on the podcast, I sit down for a chat with John Frausto, one of the Pub Managers at Fort George Brewery in Astoria Oregon. In our conversation, John and I talk all about the ethos and culture of Fort George Brewery. As best I can tell, they’re really only about two things; the community and the beer. Everything else is secondary. We talk about what they’re doing to invest in the community of people at the brewery, which includes everyone from their team, residents of Astoria who frequent this fine establishment, as well as the thousands of tourists from all over the world who stop in for a beer. And of course anyone lucky enough to live in the radius where Fort George Beer is distributed. You might just learn a thing or two, so stick around.

The Importance of Hydrating Properly!

It’s summer in Oregon, which is as beautiful as always! We’re in the middle of our summer running series, which is a good time for a little reminder about the importance of staying adequately hydrated. 2018 is going in the books as it breaks records for the hottest temperatures ever recorded in the Northern Hemisphere. Dehydration can strike anyone at any age but senior citizens and children have an increased risk. Even those of us who have been running for years aren’t any less likely to become dehydrated. Here are a few quick tips, and an infographic about what happens if you’re not properly hydrated.

Where Friends and Families Meet: Interview with Laurelwood Brewing (podcast)

Today on the podcast, we’re talking all about Laurelwood Brewing. We’ll be running there on August 11, 2018, for the third year in a row, and hope you’ll join us! Laurelwood caters to families, and as you’ll hear from co-founder and co-owner Mike Dekalb, that was 100% intentional, and part of the driving motivation to open the brewpub in the first place. But Laurelwood isn’t only about dinosaurs, Little Tikes play kitchens, and being cool about continually cleaning up ketchup explosions. They also serve delicious food and award-winning beers. We’ll dive into some of that, and talk about the new beer they have on tap, with their brand new brewmaster, Eric Ebel. While Eric is new to this position, he’s been at Laurelwood for four years and was eager to talk about what they’re brewing.

The Importance of Hydrating Properly!

It’s summer in Oregon, which is as beautiful as always! We’re in the middle of our summer running series, which is a good time for a little reminder about the importance of staying adequately hydrated. 2018 is going in the books as it breaks records for the hottest temperatures ever recorded in the Northern Hemisphere. Dehydration can strike anyone at any age but senior citizens and children have an increased risk. Even those of us who have been running for years aren’t any less likely to become dehydrated. Here are a few quick tips, and an infographic about what happens if you’re not properly hydrated.

Where Friends and Families Meet: Interview with Laurelwood Brewing (podcast)

Today on the podcast, we’re talking all about Laurelwood Brewing. We’ll be running there on August 11, 2018, for the third year in a row, and hope you’ll join us! Laurelwood caters to families, and as you’ll hear from co-founder and co-owner Mike Dekalb, that was 100% intentional, and part of the driving motivation to open the brewpub in the first place. But Laurelwood isn’t only about dinosaurs, Little Tikes play kitchens, and being cool about continually cleaning up ketchup explosions. They also serve delicious food and award-winning beers. We’ll dive into some of that, and talk about the new beer they have on tap, with their brand new brewmaster, Eric Ebel. While Eric is new to this position, he’s been at Laurelwood for four years and was eager to talk about what they’re brewing.

Reconnecting through Yoga and Beer with Mikki Trowbridge (podcast)

Today on the podcast we’re talking with the founder of Yoga and Beer, Mikki Trowbridge. Yoga and Beer provide all levels yoga classes in breweries, kind of like what we do with running! In my conversation with Mikki, we’re going to cover a lot of stuff. We’ll talk about what you can expect from a Yoga and Beer class, and how you can have that experience with us before our run at Migration Brewing on July 21. We’ll also talk about the benefits of Yoga for the mind and body. In addition to Yoga and Beer, Mikki manages the yoga program for the Oregon State Hospital, which is the psychiatric hospital. So, part of our conversation centers around how Yoga is used in fun social settings, as therapy, and everything in between.

The Passion, Collaboration, and Amazing Experience of Brewvana Brewery Tours (podcast)

Today on the podcast we’re talking with Ashley Rose Salvitti, owner, founder and craft beer lover at Brewvana Brewery Tours. In this episode, Ashley and I will unpack the three words she uses to describe Brewvana (passion, collaboration, amazing-experience). We’ll also talk about how Brewvana is trying to go beyond simple brewery tours to spreading craft beer awareness and appreciation globally through educational and fun beer tasting experiences. Ashley shares some insider tips from her years working with so many great brewery partners here in Oregon. We’re partnering with Brewvana for our August 18 run in Astoria at Fort George! Register here for this one of a kind VIP brewery tour and 5k fun run experience!

Brewing with a Farmer’s Mentality at Ordnance Brewing (podcast)

In this episode of the Oregon Brewery Running Series Podcast, we’ll learn about Craig Coleman and Ordnance Brewing. We’ll talk about how Craig balances his full-time responsibilities of both farming and running a brewery, how he got into the business, and a few beer tasting suggestions. If you’re not familiar with their beer, you’ll have to join us when we run at their Wilsonville taproom on August 4, 2018. I’ll share some promo codes in the show, so you and a friend can join us for a 5k fun run/walk that ends at Ordnance brewing. Listen now!