Back from vacation

We’re back from our vacation, with a few beer stories to relate. (Actually, we got back on Sunday, but I’ve been catching up on everything else and decompressing.) I don’t have them ready to post, yet, but here’s a bit of an overview: Though we didn’t visit Granville Island Brewing … Continue reading

The Vacation

Heading out for vacation tomorrow (er, today), so there’s a good chance I won’t be back online here for nearly two weeks. In the meantime, check out some of these excellent beer blogs: A Good Beer Blog Beer – The Blog Hail the Ale! And this is just the tip … Continue reading

August is time off month

Yeah, I know I haven’t posted much here this month. August is vacation month; tomorrow we’re going camping for the weekend for a family reunion (I’ve got a cooler full of beer, so this is tangentally on-topic), so I’ll be totally offline. Which is nice. For a change. Next week, … Continue reading

Mill Creek Brewpub Review

I’m in Walla Walla tonight (as I wrote about last month), and got a chance to visit the Mill Creek Brewpub for dinner. Verdict: worth a visit if you’re in or around Walla Walla. Mill Creek is the only microbrewery within a 50 mile radius of Walla Walla, and it’s … Continue reading

Beer for hay fever

I don’t know, this just sounds kind of funny to me: a beer that cures hay fever. Brewed with honey and pollen, it supposedly builds up your immune system to the pollen or something, I don’t know. But this was the funny part: "I don’t suffer myself but a regular … Continue reading

USA Today on ‘Extreme’ beers

USA Today has an article on extreme beers—for some values of "extreme." Though smarter marketing and better quality control have laid the foundation for the surge in interest, the true excitement is generated by brewers unleashing their creativity and honing their craft. Recent brewing trends include aging beers in wood … Continue reading

The best news for North Carolina

Even better than earlier good news: The Senate gave final approval to up the alcohol level to 15% (from six). The only possible snag they face now is if their governor vetoes it. Is that likely?

PBR in Portland

On Sunday the Oregonian ran an article called The Pabst and the present, where the author tries to get to the bottom of the surge in popularity of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer in Portland. Neal Stewart, the marketing director for Pabst, said the Portland phenomenon had perplexed the folks at … Continue reading

Good news for North Carolina

According to the AP Wire, N.C. Senate gives initial OK to removing alcohol cap on beverages. The article is careful to point out that the approval is tentative, but still, that’s progress. North Carolina may get the limit raised to 15 percent (from six). I realized also why I was … Continue reading

Back in March I pointed to a couple of beer podcasts. I hadn’t really looked around for any more since then, but another site flitted onto my radar tonight: I haven’t listened to any of their ‘casts yet, but this is their welcome message: Our podcast is an internet … Continue reading