Q&A: Agrarian Ales’ Jenna Simonson

Words by Skyla Patton | Photo by Michael Davies Are you a beer enthusiast? Tired of having to pick only from the selection in stores? It’s time to roll up your sleeves and become more than just the drinker of beers — homebrewing is calling your name. Homebrewing is an ancient art form that has regained popularity in recent years. We sat down with experienced homebrewer, Jenna Simonson, tasting room manager at Agrarian Ales to get an inside scoop on what goes into the art of homebrewing. Question: When did you first start home brewing? Answer: I started home...

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Q&A: Falling Sky’s Jason Carriere

Words by Skyla Patton | Photo by Michael Davies Are you a beer enthusiast? Tired of having to pick only from the selection in stores? It’s time to roll up your sleeves and become more than just the drinker of beers — homebrewing is calling your name. Homebrewing is an ancient art form that has regained popularity in recent years. We sat down with experienced homebrewer, Jason Carriere, co-owner of Falling Sky Brewing to get an inside scoop on what goes into the art of homebrewing. Question: When did you first start home brewing? Answer: I first started in...

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Quiz: Which Holiday Character Are You?

by Skyla Patton Have you always had a deep connection with Rudolph, like he really gets you? Or maybe you fancied yourself to be more of the Grinch type—who knows? Take this quiz to find out which holiday character totally agrees with you! Remember to write down your answers for the end. ‘Tis the season—you’ve found yourself under the mistletoe. What’s next? Pucker up and go get a kiss from someone pretty! Um, yuck, no. Romance is for losers. Only if it’s past the third date—you’re old fashioned. Give your significant other the best smooch they’ve ever had. You...

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Delivery Driver Q&A with Nelson Trujillo

by Kelsey Tidball | photos by Benji Rothenberg Content Sponsored by Hungry Ducks Ever wonder exactly who shows up at your door when you order from Hungry Ducks? Usually, they knock, you pay, and they’re on their way. But what if you could get to know the beautiful human who helps satisfy your appetite and curb your munchies? Nelson Trujillo, a fourth-year double major in human physiology and popular music studies, is one of the people behind the curtain. We sat down with him to hear more about his experiences as a Hungry Ducks driver. Emerald Essentials: How long...

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Alesong Brewing: Fresh, Local Faces of Barrel-Aged Brews

Written by Nicole Scopelliti | Photos by Trevor Meyer In an industry dominated by large-scale breweries and lackluster IPAs, it can be difficult to stand out as a local, independent brewing company. Alesong Brewing & Blending is challenging these preconceived notions by creating top-notch products using innovative brewing techniques in Eugene, Oregon. At Alesong, the two formerly distinct worlds of brewing beer and making wine are blurred and orchestrated, creating a unique, rich symbiosis of flavor profiles. Founded in 2015, Brian and Doug Coombs and Matt Van Wyk have presented the brewing world with unprecedented approaches to crafting the...

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