HomebrewingOne book every homebrewer should have

That book, of course, is Homebrewing, Volume 1 by Al Korzonas. It’s excellent. It focuses on beginning and intermediate homebrewing, and it’s packed with tons of info. It’s also got a great troubleshooting section which most other books lack. I’ve always wondered if there was going to be a "volume … Continue reading

UncategorizedMore on gluten free beer

Following up to my Gluten Free Beer post the other day, BellaOnline has a better article on the topic. Not only does the article go into more detail on the alternative grains one can use to brew gluten free beer, but there’s also a much better list of brewers and … Continue reading

BreweriesReview of Steelhead Brewing

Found this review of Steelhead Brewing Company (Eugene, Oregon). I can’t say for sure, but I think we might have been there, once—we went to one of the microbreweries in Eugene some years ago, and I can’t exactly recall which one. Steelhead has at least four regular ales on tap … Continue reading

EventsBlooms and Brews festival

The first "Blooms and Brews" beer festival is coming up April 22 and 23 at the Oregon Garden. Where’s the Oregon Garden? In Silverton, east of Salem (don’t worry, I had to look it up too). The inaugural Blooms and Brews Craft Beer Festival is April 22-23, and organizers hope … Continue reading

HomebrewingGluten Free Beer

This press release on BeerAdvocate is interesting: The 9th Annual Amber Waves of Grain Homebrewed Beer Competition is looking for beers made with some very special ingredients. This year’s competition has added a special brewing style called "Category 99 – Gluten Free Brewing". This category, sponsored by Bard’s Tale Beer, … Continue reading

BreweriesOregon’s First Organic Brewery

Found this little tidbit about Oregon’s first all-organic brewery opening in Portland last month, named Roots. Sound interesting: In addition to organic beers on tap and by the keg, the Roots facility features a host of other recycled/eco-friendly elements. The brewery/brewpub is itself a renovated tattoo parlor, and the 14-foot … Continue reading

BreweriesShort review of Bend Brewing Company

Yeah, this is a short review of the Bend Brewing Company. I haven’t really reviewed our local breweries much because frankly, it’s been a good while since I’ve been to any of them and drank some serious beer. We made it to Bend Brewing tonight because I had some gift … Continue reading

BreweriesCoeur d’Alene Brewing Company

Found a review of the Coeur d’Alene Brewing Company that takes me back to when we were living in Spokane in the mid-nineties. It’s all because of the beer. The Coeur d’Alene Brewing Co., on the corner of Second and Lakeside in downtown CdA, draws its name and inspiration from … Continue reading

UncategorizedAnheuser-Busch’s Watermelon Beverage

First B-to-the-E, then Molson Kick, now this: Bud-maker launches watermelon beverage. While it’s not technically a beer (it’s a flavored malt beverage in the Bacardi Silver product line), it’s certainly indicative of a trend. Anheuser-Busch Cos., the nation’s biggest brewer, is adding a watermelon-flavored brew to its Bacardi Silver lineup, … Continue reading

UncategorizedPolitical beer…?

Rob from A Welsh View sends along a pointer to this article: U.K.’s Asda brings beer to the ballot. It’s kind of a head-scratcher, but the gist of it is that the store is selling political party-specific beers… Britain’s second-largest grocer Asda is to cash in on the country’s forthcoming … Continue reading