Today the two of the area's oldest newspapers, The Oregonian and The Seattle Times, announced their commitment to provide expanded beer coverage, with the creation of the Adjunct Lager Reporter position.
When reached for comment, Seattle Times Editor Joanne Gutenberg had this to say.
"We feel that adjunct lagers are a minority in the both the Rose and Emerald cities and would like to provide greater exposure for this undeserved market. We understand some beer drinkers might argue the point. But we feel that there aren't enough bars serving up this unique and sparkling beverage. The intent on the role is to remind people that beer doesn't have to be complex, full-flavored, or bitter to be interesting. In the coming weeks we hope to fill this role with someone that is committed to reporting about adjunct lagers with the same enthusiasm as they would the Affordable Care Act or Marriage Equality"
A review of the position shows primary responsibilities include reporting from beer festivals, beer gardens, sporting events, and anywhere else this unique beer can be found. To qualify you must have prior understanding of Adjunct Lagers and are willing to travel to travel a quarter of the year to places in or around the Pacific Northwest (including St. Louis, Milwaukee, Toronto, and part of Europe).