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Get the Inside Scoop on Steven Shomler's Portland Beer Stories: Behind the Scenes with the City's Craft Brewers

Thursday, August 13, 7:30pm, Powell’s City of Books (1005 W. Burnside St., Portland) 

Portlanders have got it made. Not only is the city filled with nearly countless breweries, brewpubs, bottle shops, and homebrew supply venues, the people who created the community are nothing short of fascinating. Saddle up to the bar and get to know the stories of the men and women brewing some of the country's most exciting beer and cider, from the origin of Ecliptic Brewing to a personal account of a beer truck driver. When you are looking for an adventure outside the city limits, try out one of the seven beer road trips to other Northwest towns (with a designated driver, of course). Join author Steven Shomler for a hop through Brewvana.

Get Holy with Portland Author Jeff Alworth's The Beer Bible

Monday, August 31, 7pm, Powell’s at Cedar Hills Crossing (3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd., Beaverton) 

Like The Wine Bible (550,000 copies in print) for beer, this is a category-killing expert guide to the beers of the world: how to taste, what to drink; the history, the processes, the ingredients, the breweries; the romance and, ultimately, the pleasure of the sip-all style by style. No other book of this depth and scope approaches the subject of beer in the same way that beer lovers do—by style, just as a perfect pub menu is organized—and gets right to the pleasure of discovery, knowledge, and connoisseurship. Divided into four major families—ales, lagers, wheat beers, and tart and wild ales—there’s everything a beer drinker wants to know about the hundreds of different authentic types of brews, from bitters, bocks, and IPAs to weisses, milk stouts, lambics, and more. 

And coming soon, watch for Jonathan Hennessey and Aaron McConnell's The Comic Book Story of Beer: The World's Favorite Beverage from 7000 BC to Today's Craft Brewing Revolution, coming to Powell's this December!


Pssst...Need a break from beer? Stop in to hear Pete Van Leeuwen chat about his new book Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream

Sunday, August 2, 4pm, Powell’s City of Books (1005 W. Burnside St., Portland)

Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream is a collection of delicious and flavorful frozen treats made from simple, natural ingredients easily found in most pantries from Brooklyn’s beloved and wildly popular ice cream emporium. The Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream Book includes ice cream recipes for every palate and season, from beloved favorites like Vanilla to adventurous treats inspired by a host of international culinary influences such as Masala Chai with Black Peppercorns and Apple Crumble with Calvados and Crème Fraîche. Each recipe—from the classic to the unexpected, from the simple to the advanced—features intense natural flavors, low sugar, and the best ingredients available.

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