Monthly Archives: July 2005

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 J. Miller bought a defunct brewery in 1855 on a plank road on the western outskirts of Milwaukee, the city was already full of German … 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 region.) Turns out there is one: Mill Creek Brewpub. Only problem is, it’s for sale! So I’m not sure if that means they’re still open … Continue reading →

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 (there doesn’t appear to be a website for it), so I picked up a couple of six-packs: their Hofbrau Bock, and Vienna Style Lager. So … Continue reading →