Monthly Archives: June 2005

Review of Rogue Ales Public House

A good review of Rogue’s Public House showed up online today. A top destination for these seasonal favorites is Newport — specifically Rogue Ales Public House on the historic bayfront. While the bayfront isn’t really a beach, it’s a classic beach town — a perfect blend of kitschy (Ripley’s Believe It or Not and a wax museum), classy (galleries and upscale shops) and working (commercial fish-processing plants). Tucked amidst all this, the brew pub serves … Continue reading →

Star Bock

I’ve been seeing this pop up in the news lately and found a good article: ‘Star Bock’ beer has coffee giant Starbucks steamed. Apparently a bar owner in Texas has been selling his Star Bock brand of beer for two years now, and wants to go national, and Starbucks (the coffee people) are suing him for trademark infringement. Uhm, no. While I can understand the need to try to enforce trademarks in order to keep … Continue reading →

The Beer Show

Well, someone has responded to my post awhile ago about having a beer show on the Food Network, but the link they provided doesn’t exactly point to a Food Network show specifically. It’s The Beer Show, and while it looks interesting, the site says it will air on Brisbane (that’s Brisbane, Australia) Community Television channel 31. That’s cool, but it’s a little bit out of my network. As in, unless they post it online, I’m … Continue reading →

The beer pool?

As I’ve seen first on Hail the Ale! and now Pfiff!, a resort in Austria is actually offering "beer baths" or pools filled with beer that people can, er, swim in. The Starkenber Beer Myth resort located in and around the medieval castle of Starkenberger in Austria’s Tyrol region has filled seven 13ft long pools with the beer. The management claims that beer baths heal various skin diseases. [Ananova] Yeah, I don’t know. The three … Continue reading →

High Street Brewery

This short review of the High Street Brewery & Café in Eugene, Oregon, caught my eye and sounded interesting. Opened in 1988, it’s apparently Eugene’s first microbrewery since Prohibition. And while other brew pubs have come and gone since the mid-1990s microbrew craze, High Street Brewery still stands thanks to its savory brews and comfortable atmosphere, which remains a sublime alternative to the hard-drinking, male-dominated sports bars that dot the city. The pub sits inside … Continue reading →