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!

Catching up with Eric Ebel, Brewmaster at Laurelwood Brewing (podcast)

Today on the podcast, we’re catching up with Eric Ebel, the Brewmaster at Laurelwood Brewing. Nathan stopped by Laurelwood recently to see how things are going for Eric, and to learn about any new “stuff” they have going on. In this episode, Eric talks about a few of the beers they are working on, discusses some collabs, and also talks about what he’s excited for related to beer, brewing, and all things Laurelwood in 2019.

A Quick Review of the Food and Beer at Von Ebert Brewing (podcast)

I recently asked two of our amazing regular volunteers, JJ Grinvalds and Brittany Beam, to share a review of the food and beer at Von Eberts Brewing in the Pearl. We’re running there for our first run of 2019, and since this is a relatively new brewery in Portland, it would be good to learn just a bit more. A sort of “pre-run” if you will. They self describe as, “just a couple of Run-Loving, Beer-Drinking, Food-Eating PNWesterners with years of eating and drinking experience, but no formal training on how to talk about it.”

A brief History of Beer in Oregon with the Oregon Historical Society

Today on the podcast we are exploring the Barley, Barrels, Bottles, and Brews exhibit at the Oregon Historical Society. Nathan had the opportunity to tour the display with Executive Director, Kerry Tymchuk, and Laurie Erickson, Curator of Exhibitions. On the show today he’ll share some of the highlights in preparation for our kickoff event there on January 19! Click the link to listen and get more details!

5 Things to Excite You About 2019

It's hard to believe 2018 is nearly finished. What an amazing year it has been! On both personal and professional levels, Drew and I have had a blast! From new children, to new jobs (or parts of jobs), home remodeling, big trips, and new advanced degree programs; It...

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!

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!

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!

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.