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.
Monthly Archives: July 2005
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 →
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 →
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.
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 →