2019 Photo Year In Review

a pint half full at Sessionable beer bar in southeast Portland

Today we are reflecting on our 2019 beer adventures by going through our archives to showcase some of our favorite photos taken over the last year. This visual recap of 2019 includes some photos from articles on the New School and quite a few that never made it into an article. You will find friends, family, beers, views and experiences, – you may even see yourself.

Read our Best of the Year 2019 article and our recap of all the Brewery and Beer Bar Closures.


beers and fresh oysters at Taylor Shellfish farm just outside of Bellingham, Washington
the beautiful new Bellingham Beer Garden
Roscoe’s owners purchased Saraveza last January
beers and dogs at OP Public House
PublicHouse in Springfield
PublicHouse is one of the best new beer bars in the country
Sean Burke takes the new Von Ebert Brewing Glendoveer coolship out for it’s first ride
Alesong Brewing & Blending
a winter evening at Solera Brewery in Parkdale, Oregon
a pint on Solera Brewery’s patio
pFriem Family Brewers announces their upcoming Cascade Locks expansion
a view from above at pFriem Family Brewers taproom
pfriem fire beer
sampling from the barrel at Matchless Brewing
spilt viscous barrel-aged beer at Matchless Brewing
celebrating Oregon breweries medal wins at the Great American Beer Festival
Ex Novo Brewing owner Joel Gregory opened their Beaverton Pizza Pub
cellar room at The Ale Apothecary in Bend, OR
a pint from Crux’s beer garden at dusk
huddled around a fire pit with beers in the snow at Crux Fermentation Project
floating the river past the Bend Brewfest
Bend Brewfest at sunset
Matt Moletta of Boss Rambler Beer Club, recent winner of our Best New Oregon Brewery
Andi Prewitt of Willamette Week shushes Ecliptic’s John Harris at the Oregon Beer Awards
these wild and crazy guys hosted the 2019 Oregon Beer Awards ceremony
snow falls outside Loyal Legion beer hall
Caldera Brewing’s brewpub in Ashland, OR
Coldfire Brewing
Beers at Coldfire Brewing in Eugene
the new Weekend Beer Company serves at the Oregon Cheese Festival
Don Scheidt pours a vintage bottle at Crooked Stave in Denver, CO
an impressive mural adorns the walls at the new Assembly Brewing
I made it to Tulsa, OK and went to Hanson’s Hop Jam Festival
Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich in Tulsa
Jake Miller of Heirloom Rustic Ales
beers at Heirloom Rustic Ales
American Solera
rainy day at American Solera’s tasting room in Tulsa
American Solera taster tray
taster tray at American Solera
Alter Ego Cider finally opened an official taproom
Away Days Brewing opened in SE Portland
Fort George / Ruse / Cloudburst Brewing 3-Way IPA release
Ancestry Brewing opened a new Hawthorne taproom
Grains of Wrath at Portland Beer Week’s SNACKDOWN closing party
Fort George Brewery at SNACKDOWN
Rose Dryden and Eric Rico Suave at SNACKDOWN
Loyal Legion beer manager Herb Apon dressed casually
Ferment Brewing taps 2
the new Ferment Brewing in Hood River, OR
Oakshire Beer Hall opened in NE Portland
Erin Grey Kemplin and Amity Worden at the Oregon Brewers Festival
Willamette Week’s Andi Prewitt
Brews for New Avenues annual gala. From left to right: Ryan Spencer of Bailey’s Taproom, Carl Singmaster of Belmont Station, Nicole Kasten of Brewery Branding and Chris Barnes of Point Blank Distributing
Left to right: John Graber of Micro-Matic, Teri Fahrendorf of Great Western Malting and John Mallett of Bell’s Brewery
Rich and Shannon Mosley of Hi Five Cider
a toast to charity at Brews for New Avenues
Bell’s brewmaster John Mallett with Ecliptic brewmaster John Harris
Ecliptic’s John Harris and Russian River’s Vinnie Chilurzo
Rick Gencarelli of Lardo
tasting beer at Skamania Lodge’s Fall Fest in the gorge
an amazing beer and tacos at Lompoc Brewing’s Sidebar before they closed
nitro bourbon cocktails at Feast!
Feast Night Market at Ziddell Yards
Feast Smoked at The Fields park
beautiful bites at Feast Portland
Matt’s BBQ and fresh hop beers at Bloodbuzz / Mississippi Marketplace
snacks at the Little Beast Brewing Beer Garden
kicking off the hop harvest season at Crosby Hop Farm
Hop cones on the bine at Perrault Farms
Loftus Ranches owner Mike Smith and his daughter Meghan Quinn of Bale Breaker Brewing
Hops are cool
light streaming into the hop picking warehouse in Yakima
trying experimental hop beers at Haas Labs in Yakima
hop dog at Perrault Hop Farm in Yakima
the crew gathered at Prost Brewing in Denver
beers and high end food pairings at GABF’s Paired pavilion
visiting Lefthand Brewing in Longmont, CO
the taproom at Oskar Blues Brewery in Longmont, CO
Mama’s Little Yellow Pils fountain
barrels at Weldwerks Brewing
Prost! to Denver
Natalie Baldwin of Breakside Brewery
Breakside had an astounding and surprising series of wins at the Great American Beer Festival
Von Ebert Brewing wins a Gold Medal at the 2019 GABF
Old Town Brewing takes home some medal at the 2019 GABF
we interviewed Deschutes Brewery founder Gary Fish (left) and assistant brewmaster Ben Kehs (right)
Leikam Brewing taproom
Leikam Brewing opened a Portland taproom for their Kosher ales
Gorges Beer Co. owners at Coalition Brewing
Gorges Beer Co. was announced to take over Coalition Brewing
Avid Cider’s Portland taproom was set to debut a gorgeous weekend brunch menu before they closed suddenly
Avid Cider PDX staff was out on the streets with no notice
Brandon Mikel (left) and Chris Rhodes (right) form the new High Road Distribution
Heather Egizio, Nicole Kasten and Cherie Warren
Whitney Burnside continued brewing even while pregnant
Chef Shaun King works magic at Mikkeller Brewing
Adam Robbings of Reuben's Brews
Adam Robbings of Reuben’s Brews was interviewed by Josh Pfriem for The New School
Breakside IPA and Tonkatsu Ramen at Afuri
Veronica Vega and Sem Pecoraro
Veronica Vega (left) interviewed Von Ebert brewer Sam Pecoraro for us
Georgetown Brewing finally opened a real taproom in Seattle
Cloudburst Brewing’s Steve Luke and Breakside’s Ben Edmunds feed each other pizza before our interview
Bauman’s Cider at the Holiday Ale Festival
Ecliptic Brewing crew at the Holiday Ale Festival
A festive pint at Occidental Brewing’s Humbug Lager Festival
Ex Novo, Wayfinder, Heater Allen
Samurai Artist
Samurai Artist

Founder of The New School and most frequent contributor Ezra Johnson-Greenough has worked in the craft beer industry for almost 10 years, doing everything from illustrating beer labels to bartending at renowned beer bars and breweries like Belmont Station, Apex, Laurelwood and Upright Brewing. He has also had a hand in creating events like the Portland Fruit Beer Festival, Portland Beer Week, and the Brewing up Cocktails series. He is available for freelance consultation in marketing, events, graphic design and branding. Contact: SamuraiArtist@NewSchoolBeer.com