Monthly Archives: February 2005

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 as Milwaukee, St. Louis and Chicago. Research by local historians who pored over city records has turned up evidence of 31 operating breweries inside the … 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 an article on MercuryNews.com about beer and chocolate (however, the site requires user registration to access the article, so I’m not linking it directly. Those … 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, activists and Sen. Bill Morrisette, D-Springfield, say the state should boost beer taxes by more than 1,000 percent. Today, you’ll pay less than a penny … 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 through Sunday, February 20 in San Francisco. Ogrefest: Tuesday, February 15 through Sunday, February 20, in Cleveland, Ohio. 16 Draft Barleywines and Imperial IPAs on … 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.