Monthly Archives: February 2005

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 on eBay, a court has been told…. Australian breweries in the mid-1990s released their own versions of Duff beer until legal action was taken by … 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 while delighting the palate. Some were begun as early as August or September in anticipation of their imminent February 1st tapping. These special offerings are … 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 beer drinking in the country continues to fall. On Tuesday, two of Germany’s leading breweries, the Kindl in Berlin and the Brinkhoff in Dortmund, annoucned … 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 names cheap, for $10). Among them were the very locally-oriented "", "" and—you guessed it—"" Not long after I registered, the company got a … 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 by the men and women of the Bend Fire Department in the 100 years since, Bend Brewing Co. has brewed the special commemorative ale Axe … Continue reading →