Breakfast beer

At one point when I was homebrewing more, I was dreaming up ideas for what would make a good breakfast beer. Something that could actually be enjoyed once in awhile with (or for) breakfast, like mimosas or Bloody Marys. A fruit beer, or a lambic like Lindemans Framboise are the … Continue reading

Strange brew

Kind of a throwaway article, but still kind of interesting, "Brewer’s goal is a chicken in every pint" is about an award-winning homebrewer who brews with odd ingredients. Just check out some of the ingredients the award-winning home brewer has put in his beer: spinach, sweet potatoes, marshmallows, tea, coffee, … Continue reading

Low-cal stout?

Scientists brew low-calorie stout: This just doesn’t sound right to me. They claim it "has the same consistency, taste and texture as its full-bodied equivalent," but I just can’t believe that. Read on: Normal stout has about 2g of carbohydrate and contains 32 calories per 100ml while the new version … Continue reading

BellaOnline’s beer column

I don’t remember how I found this, but it’s not something I would have ordinarily come across: BellaOnline, a "comprehensive, online Network created by women for women," has a Beer and Brewing channel. Huh. Most women I know (my wife included) don’t like beer, so this is pretty cool. I … Continue reading

Oregon’s $2.2 billion beer economy has an article about Oregon’s beer economy: Beer-related businesses, including brewers, wholesalers, and retailers, contribute $2.2 billion to the Oregon economy, according to a new study released today by the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) and the Beer Institute. The industry’s economic impact in the state includes 26,435 jobs … Continue reading

Some Boston brewing history

Interesting article in the Boston Herald about Boston’s brewing history, worth checking out. Few visible reminders remain – except a two-decades-old beer named after one of the city’s fieriest Revolutionary War patriots – but the Boston of a century ago was a beer-brewing hub to rival Midwestern suds capitals such … Continue reading

Beer Valentines ideas

I’d be remiss in letting Valentine’s Day go by without offering up some beer suggestions for those so inclined. Keep in mind, though, that just because you might like beer, that doesn’t mean your significant other will, so take all this with a grain of salt. 🙂 First off, there’s … Continue reading

Oregon beer tax

Spotted this article from our local Bend Bulletin newspaper. Legislators are trying to increase Oregon’s beer tax, which is currently one of the lowest in the nation. Interesting article, full of good information. Pointing to millions of dollars spent annually to cope with addiction and alcohol-related injuries and medical conditions, … Continue reading

February Events

Better late than never: some beer events for February. KLCC Microbrew Festival: Friday (today) and Saturday, February 11 and 12, in Eugene, Oregon. Microbreweries from all over the West! Admission is $10 and includes souvenir glass and 1 drink ticket. Brews are 50 cents a taste. Beerapalooza: Saturday, February 12 … Continue reading

Homebrewing in Get Fuzzy

The Get Fuzzy comic strip this week has been about homebrewing. It’s my favorite strip these days, so I thought I’d share the goodness. The first day is here and just read through til Friday’s.