The Central Oregon Winter Beer Festival this Saturday at GoodLife Brewing is still in need of volunteers to pour beer. Volunteers will get free entry (the glass plus tasting tickets) and will get a chance to sample specialty winter beers. I don’t believe an OLCC permit is necessary as temporary … Continue reading
Oregon Beer News for Thursday, December 8, 2016. News in beer and brewing from all around Oregon, including events, tastings, festivals, and more. If you have news to share, let me know!
For today’s Advent pick we travel to Victor, Idaho, to visit Grand Teton Brewing nestled up against the base of Teton Pass in the Teton mountain range. For the holiday season Grand Teton brews Coming Home, which features a different style, recipe, and label each year. This year’s edition is a … Continue reading
The fourth annual Central Oregon Winter Beer Festival is coming up this Saturday, December 10 (details are here). 22 Central Oregon breweries and cider makers will be on hand, pouring one beer or cider each, and I have the beer list! Atlas Cider — Cinnamon Pear Bend Brewing — Spruce Willis … Continue reading
Oregon Beer News for Wednesday, December 7, 2016. News in beer and brewing from all around Oregon, including events, tastings, festivals, and more. If you have news to share, let me know!
For today’s Advent beer calendar selection we travel to Bamberg, Germany, to visit the award-winning Mahr’s Bräu. While Bamberg might best be known Rauchbier (smoked beer) in the world, Mahr’s focuses on classic German styles; recently they collaborated with Sierra Nevada Brewing to brew this year’s version of Sierra Nevada’s Oktoberfest. So … Continue reading
For this installment of my Tuesday Tastings reviews, I’m exploring the two new Guinness specialty beers that they sent to me a little while back: their Antwerpen Stout and Rye Pale Ale. These are available through this month, both from their “Brewers Project” series that includes their Blonde American Lager and … Continue reading
Oregon Beer News for Tuesday, December 6, 2016. News in beer and brewing from all around Oregon, including events, tastings, festivals, and more. If you have news to share, let me know!
On this day in 1964, the iconic television special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer aired for the first time. It was a staple of TV holiday specials for Gen-Xers and let’s be honest, in retrospect has a bit of a delightfully dark and creepy side to it. In honor of the release of … Continue reading
This month’s edition of The Session (which was properly hosted on the first Friday, even though this one is appearing on the first Monday of December) is hosted by Stan Hieronymus, who asked us to consider a hypothetical beer dinner: If you could invite four people dead or alive to … Continue reading