Monthly Archives: May 2005

Brewpub at OSU opposed

According to this Register-Guard article, plans to open a McMenamins brewpub in Corvallis, at the Oregon State University campus, are being opposed: They want to lease space for a new brewpub right across the street from Gill Coliseum. But student body president Kristen Downey said introducing alcohol into an undergraduate setting could be a recipe for disaster. Most dorm residents are too young to drink legally, she said. "When things happen, it’s going to be … Continue reading →

Press Release: Pelican Pub & Brewery Completes Trifecta at Beer Competition "Down Under!"

The Pelican Pub & Brewery has just won the top prize, "Grand Champion Beer," from the Australian International Beer Awards, held May fifth in Melbourne, Australia. In addition, the brewery won Champion International Brewery, and Champion Ale. Doryman’s Dark Ale won a Gold in the Dark Ales category, a best in class trophy, the "Champion Ale" award, and finally the "Grand Champion Beer" trophy. Doryman’s Dark Ale is an American-Style Brown Ale with a deep … Continue reading →

Mondial de la bière

Now here’s a festival that got my attention: Mondial de la bière, in Montréal, June 1 through 5. Some 340 beers and a beer conference even, featuring six beer experts holding 45-minute seminars. Sounds très cool. The beer experts at the conference ("Conference MBeer05") are Stephen Beaumont, Jean-Claude Colin, Mario D’Eer, Fred Eckhardt, Tony Forder and Charlie Papazian. Oh yes, and the admission is free, with $1 tastings (3 to 4 ounces per tasting), and … Continue reading →

Finding good beer in Bend

Just a quick note about finding good beer in Bend (not counting the microbreweries—I’m talking about bottled beer). While I’ve found that most of the grocery stores now carry most "mainstream" microbrews and imports, the two stores that have the widest selection, including a good number of unusual beers, are Newport Avenue Market and Ray’s Food Place, both on the west side. Central Oregon is generally lacking on shops that carry broad beer selections. Jim’s … Continue reading →

Boston Tea Party Ale

This article spotlighted an unusual beer from Boston Beer Works (one of the most unusable websites I’ve seen): Boston Tea Party Ale. Apparently it’s brewed with a lot of tea, and served over ice. Beer Works doesn’t seem to be pandering to micro-brew-loving snobs with this one – except that anyone who loves beer ought to love innovation and experimentation as well. As with its previous daring concoctions, such as peanut-butter porter, Beer Works has … Continue reading →