Press Release: Five of Top 50 Breweries Call Oregon Home

Five of Country’s Top 50 Brewing Companies Call Oregon Home Two others have Oregon breweries Five of the 50 largest brewing companies in the United States are based in Oregon, according to figures released today by the Brewers Association. The Boulder, Colo.-based association tracks production figures for all breweries in … Continue reading

Press Releases

The other day I got an email from Brian Butenschoen of the Oregon Brewers Guild asking if I’d like to be added to their press list. Of course I said yes—now I’m a media outlet! 🙂 Anyway, I got my first press release in email today, which I’ll post in … Continue reading

Cascade Lakes Brewing gets new head brewer

From today: New brewer at Cascade Lakes Brewing Company. Cascade Lakes Brewing Co. has appointed Mark Henion Head Brewer in charge of all brewing operations. Mr. Henion left Deschutes Brewery after helping grow the Brewery from approximately 13,000 – 113,000 bbls annually beginning his career washing kegs and eventually … Continue reading

St. Patrick’s Day beer guide

If there’s any one holiday that has anything to do with beer, it is of course St. Patrick’s Day, and I’d be remiss by not blogging about it—even though I’m blogging a week early. The Hail the Ale! blog has a St. Patrick’s Day Beer Guide listing some beers you … Continue reading

Beer and spices and more

Beers brewed with spices, herbs, and vegetables is the topic of one of the latest articles on BellaOnline: Is Beer the Secret Spice of Life? It’s a pretty good article, and it starts with sweeping, lofty intentions: Cultures of the past, although geographically and temporally disconnected from each other, have … Continue reading

Beer Podcasts

Poking around, I came across a few sites in the directory that have beer podcasts. The Good Beer Show Screwtops Okay, actually only these two appear to actually be related to beer or brewing—the others I checked out are mostly just guys drinking beer and talking about everything else. … Continue reading

St. Arnold Brewing Company

Hot on the heels of my Beer Saints post the other day comes this article about a saint and the brewery named after him: St. Arnold Brewing Company. Legend says St. Arnold of Metz, the patron saint of brewers, advised people to avoid water and drink beer. "From man’s sweat … Continue reading

Michael Jackson visits Philly

Yep, that’s the topic of an entire article online. Michael Jackson (the beer guy… not the singer) has been visiting Philadelphia for 15 years for an annual beer tasting event… okay, so it’s not big news unless you live in Philly. I bet it’s a fun deal anyway. And it’s … Continue reading

Profile on North County breweries

North County Times has a good profile of North County (San Diego) breweries and the brewing climate there. The highlight brewery is Stone Brewing—one I wish I’d thought to visit when we went to San Diego last year. Microbrewers say their best advertisements are the beers themselves — richer, stronger … Continue reading

Mountain Town Station review

From the Lansing State Journal comes a review of the Mountain Town Station Brewing Company that sounds neat. Mountain Town Station Brewing Company and Steakhouse, 506 W. Broadway, is housed in a former railroad depot and offers a cool, charming dining experience…. Mountain Town brews eight beers; a sampler platter … Continue reading