Monthly Archives: February 2005

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 Wanderlust Tours guides into the snowy winter wonderland of the Cascade Mountains to relax around a glowing "bonfire" in the middle of an amphitheater hand-carved … 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, but now comes in a 32-oz. can. Considered by many to be a "light" beer. All the cans look identical. When you take one from … 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 to experience three years of vintage Thomas Hardy beers from Eldridge Pope in England. We sampled a ’94, an ’83 and a ’74. My eyes … 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 I just found: Beercook.com. Look like it has 72 recipes and a number of articles, cool. Lots of other good resources on Google, too. I’ll … Continue reading →