Rogue Beer & Cheese

The Pacific Northwest Cheese Project blog has a review of an event I’d never heard of before: Rogue‘s Beer, Cheese & Chocolate Dinner & Tasting. Rogue’s Hazlenut Brown Ale, on the sweeter side for a beer, was really nicely paired with a chocolate chip hazelnut cookie – not something I … Continue reading

OBF Wrap-up

I’ve been watching for Oregon Brewers Festival reports all weekend, and am glad to see a few more turning up tonight. Let’s go: The BlueOregon article added an update, highlighting some favorite beers. Gone Ronin has a good post. I missed part of this one the first time around: Zeroes … Continue reading

OBF Day 1

I’m not at the Oregon Brewers Festival, but I am watching for mention of it online. It’s the next best thing! 🙂 Here’s an aggregate of some links so far: BlueOregon has posted an Insiders Guide to the Oregon Brew Festival. Fantastic article, there’s even links to PDF checklists for … Continue reading

Blue Oregon on Roots Brewing

BlueOregon has a good article on Roots Organic Brewing, the brewery I wrote about back in April. It’s quite a bit more comprehensive than my original note about the brewery. Craig and Jason are currently the whole staff. If you stop in, one of them will pour you a beer … Continue reading

Chelsea Lane beers

As I wrote over on, Chelsea Lane, Bend’s long-standing wine shop, is closing, and they’re selling everything at discount. I managed to pick up four otherwise harder-to-find beers (hard to find here in Central Oregon, anyway) for 15% off: Chimay Ale – okay, this one’s easy to find around … Continue reading

Oregon Beer Week

Apparently we’re smack in the middle of Oregon Beer Week. Huh. I’d forgotten about this, even though I blogged about it two months ago. I’ll be sure to have some (more) Oregon beer this week.

Miller’s 150th

Wow, Miller Brewing Company (grrrr age check nonsense) is going to be 150 next month. That’s impressive. The Chicago Sun-Times has an article about Miller, and I found this timeline on a TV station’s website, oddly enough. I didn’t know Miller High Life has been around since 1903… When Frederick … Continue reading

Mill Creek Brewpub

Goings-on at work may have me heading up to Walla Walla, Washington, for a night in the next few weeks, and out of curiosity I thought I’d check online and see if there are any breweries up there. (Wineries abound; Walla Walla is lately reinventing itself as a top wine … Continue reading

Not going to the Oregon BrewFest after all…

No, it turns out I won’t make it to the Oregon Brewers Festival this year. Which sucks. Maybe next year. We’ll see. I was all set to blog it, too. I guess I’ll just watch for reviews from other bloggers.

Trader Joe’s brews their own beer

While in Portland over this last weekend, we of course stopped by Trader Joe’s for our traditional round of three-buck Chuck and impulse buying, and I noticed for the first time that they were carrying beer under their own label: Trader Joe’s Brewing Company. That’s a new one to me … Continue reading