Leaving early Friday morning for a whirlwind tour of Portland, where the big event is going to be a Powell’s Books Friday evening at 7:30, but we’ve managed to pack more into the itinerary so Portlandites, keep an eye out and you could get a signed copy of the book! Here’s what’s happening:
- The Holiday Ale Fest: From roughly noon to 6pm Friday, I’ll be at the HAF (one of the premier Oregon beer festivals!) thanks to the generosity of the organizers. You’ll be able to find me at the table near the back and I’ll have plenty of books to sell and sign. I’ll even sign other stuff if you want!
- Powell’s Books: Starting at 7:30pm Friday, come to Powell’s Pearl Room on the third floor for a reading/talk about Bend Beer, Q & A, and signing. I’ll be joining Brian Yaeger who just published Oregon Breweries this week and I’m quite sure it’s going to an interesting night! Plus it’s Powell’s Books—that’s the Big Time!
- Pub Crawl: Right after the Powell’s signing, we’ll be joining Brian on a pub crawl through Portland’s Pearl District, starting with Deschutes Brewery, followed by the newly-opened Fat Head’s Brewing, and then over to Rogue’s brewpub on Flanders. Depending on how the night goes there may be a fourth stop at the Tugboat Brewery (which happens to be one of my favorite Portland brewpubs). It’s free to join, so come with us!
- Belmont Station: Saturday from 1 to 3pm both Brian and myself will be at one of the hands-down best bottleshops and beer bars in Portland, if not anywhere, Belmont Station, signing books, talking (and drinking) beer, and having an all-around great time. I absolutely love Belmont Station and I have to give a big thanks to co-owner Lisa Morrison for hosting us—it’s going to be a great time, so make sure to come by!
I love Portland, so I’m really looking forward to this weekend. Make sure to come find me at one of these events!