Monthly Archives: April 2005

Oregon’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 bar is made of recycled hardwood flooring and siding. Inside, a mosaic logo created by local artist Tiffany Shaw, is crafted from "rescued" glass…. Eventually, … Continue reading →

Short 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 certificates left over from Christmas. Bend Brewing is probably my preferred brewery here in town, not because they have the best beers (that distinction goes … Continue reading →

Coeur 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 the micro-brewed product that put the Lake City on the Northwest brewing map. Did I say Northwest? Make that the national brewing map. The ales … Continue reading →

Anheuser-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, hoping it will give a warm-weather boost to a company with suddenly sluggish sales. Bacardi Silver Watermelon is the latest flavored malt beverage, or "malternative," … Continue reading →

Political 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 general election through a range of beers it hopes will slake thirsts across the political spectrum. Labour Landslide Bitter is described as "confident and smooth" … Continue reading →