Monthly Archives: May 2005

Slow week

Yep, it’s been a slow week for The Brew Site. But I’m still around. Mostly I just haven’t run across anything interesting to post, nor have I drank any beer all this week to write about. I’ll come up with something, though. I don’t like seeing old stuff here any more than you all do.

Old Albany Brewing Company

This post isn’t about a current brewery, but about an historical one: from the mis-titled article Workers uncover ancient brewery: Workers digging out the area below the Pacific Boulevard overpass at Lyon Street in Albany [Oregon] have uncovered the concrete foundation of the old Albany Brewing Co…. Beer making was big business in Albany, but it dried up after the City Council voted to ban beer and alcohol sales in the city in 1906. The … Continue reading →

Oregon Brewers Festival 2005

The other day my wife pointed out that this year’s Oregon Brewers Festival is from July 28 through 31… the last full weekend in July, as it always is. What makes this notable is that it’s the first last full weekend that we won’t be celebrating my son’s birthday—he was born a week earlier but we always have the party on the weekend, which usually falls on the same weekend as the Brew Fest. Follow … Continue reading →

Oregon Beer Week

Found this story on RateBeer: OBF Announces Oregon Beer Week. The Oregon Brewers Festival is pleased to announce "Oregon Beer Week," a weeklong celebration of craft beer by Oregon’s specialty breweries. Oregon Beer Week will begin July 23 and feature a variety of special events taking place at craft breweries throughout the state, culminating with the 18th annual Oregon Brewers Festival (OBF) at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in downtown Portland July 28 through July 31. … Continue reading →

St. Peter’s Old Style Porter

I’m a little late reviewing this one, but I tried and enjoyed St. Peter’s Old Style Porter the other day. I thought it was quite good. From the website: This fine beer is a blend of a mature old ale and a younger light beer – just as a true Porter should be. The marriage produces an extremely characterful brew which is dark in colour and complex in taste. This seems to me to be … Continue reading →