Monthly Archives: January 2005

Mt. Angel Brewing closes

This isn’t good: The Mt. Angel Brewing Company closed its doors abruptly. From the article: Mt. Angel Brewing Co. has closed its doors abruptly, only days after those involved with the restaurant said it was about to change its menu. Repeated phone calls to representatives of Traeger Industries, who owned and managed the downtown Mount Angel establishment, were unreturned. Jerry Lauzon, Oktoberfest president and an investor in Mount Angel Brewing Co., said he hasn’t been … Continue reading →

Yet more beer blogs

In case I hadn’t pointed them out yet, here’s some more beer blogs I’ve come across: Hail the Ale! On Tap Beer and Food (hasn’t been updated in over a month, though)

Exploding beer

If you’ve been homebrewing for any amount of time, odds are you’ve had at least one explosive occurence with your beer. I have had two, and fortunately I was present to see both of them. The first was a fermenting batch of Toad Spit Stout (from The Complete Joy of Homebrewing). We were living in Spokane, Washington, at the time, and I had cooked up the batch of Toad Spit on a Saturday. It was … Continue reading →

Beer history article

Interesting article here of a book review that delves into some Colonial American brewing history. The early colonists brewed their own beer in house. There wasn’t a structured monetary system to go out and buy it and most homes were equipped with a small brew room. Taverns eventually cropped up as an edict by England in order to accommodate travelers, thus increasing trade and the economy. They’d later regret that – the tavern became the … Continue reading →