Breckenridge Brewery: 15 years

This article caught my attention today: Breck Brewery celebrates 15 years. No particular reason, other than it’s cool when a small brewery like that can survive (and grow) for that long. Congrats, Breckenridge Brewery!

Beer tasting in Bend

Here’s an unusual beer tasting that’s happening locally (ie, Central Oregon): Wanderlust Tours is offering its next Brews and Views beer tasting snowshoe event in partnership with Cascade Lakes Brewing Company over Presidents’ weekend on Sunday, February 20, 2005, from 1 to 5 p.m. Guests will snowshoe off trail with … Continue reading

If operating systems were beer

Via Hail the Ale! comes this link to a bit of beer and geek humor: If Operating Systems were Beers. Perfect humor if you’re into beer and a computer geek (like me). It’s a little dated—current up to Windows 95. Mac Beer At first, came only in a 16-oz. can, … Continue reading

Old beers

There’s a really good article from the Anchorage Press (Oldies but goodies) that talks about old beer. "Old" not in the sense of that stale, warm sixpack of Coors you found in your trunk from three years ago, but "old" as in vintage—like old wines. It was a real treat … Continue reading

Cooking with beer

Mmmm, cooking with beer. Newsday has an article featuring four recipes made with beer to go along with Superbowl Sunday. Monterey Jack Cheese Dip, Brew Haus Onion Soup, Pork and Hominy Stew, and Grace Neill’s Chocolate and Guinness Brownies. The onion soup and the brownies sound especially good. Another site … Continue reading

Duff Beer on eBay

No, not really. An Australian woman was busted for selling a non-existent case of Duff Beer three times on eBay. From Mum caught in Duff beer scam: A mother raising funds to buy her children Christmas presents sold a non-existent carton of Homer Simpson’s favourite brew Duff Beer three times … Continue reading

Magnolia Brewery’s Strong Beer Month

Via RateBeer comes this news about San Francisco’s Magnolia Pub & Brewery‘s Strong Beer Month (all this February). Magnolia and the 21st Amendment Brewery and Restaurant have teamed up once again to celebrate this rich brewing tradition. Our cellars are full of wintertime ales designed to provide comfort and warmth … Continue reading

German breweries close

Well, this can’t be good: Breweries close as German thirst for beer fades. Along with the other "signs" I’ve pointed to (here, here and here), maybe it’s the beer apocalypse? The shake-out in the German brewery business is gathering pace as a trend to healthy living and a fall in … Continue reading

Bend Brewing domain name

My previous post about Bend Brewing‘s latest beer reminds me of a story about their website and domain name… Way back in 2000, when I was working for an internet development company (Alpine Internet Solutions, they’re still here), I had grabbed a bunch of "brewing" domains (we could get domain … Continue reading

Axe Head Red from Bend Brewing Company

This press release on touts our local Bend Brewing Company‘s newest beer, Axe Head Red. In spring of 1905, Bend’s first fire destroyed the O’Kane Saloon and encouraged city officials to organize a volunteer fire department. In honor of that inflammatory incident, and the protection of our fine city … Continue reading