Monthly Archives: May 2006

American Craft Beer Week

This week is American Craft Beer Week. What is it? May 15-21, 2006 is designated as a time for all legal-drinking-age Americans to explore and celebrate the flavorful beverages produced by our small, traditional and independent brewers. By visiting breweries during American Craft Beer Week, you can earn a free pair of pint glasses, an embroidered shirt and even a free trip to the Great American Beer Festival in Colorado this September. This chance to … Continue reading →

Steelhead Brewing Company

We took a day trip over to Eugene today, and had lunch downtown at the Steelhead Brewing Company. I actually had the foresight for once to bring a notebook and pen so I could take notes as I went! Seems like that should be a no-brainer, I know, but I learn eventually. 🙂 The brewery is located right on the corner of 5th and Pearl in downtown, really a prime spot. They offer some outdoor … Continue reading →

1905 Budweiser ad: Strictly a Family Beverage

I got a kick out of this 1905 Budweiser newspaper ad on Flickr; charming bit of ephemera. Did you know Budweiser is "Strictly a Family Beverage"? Nice. According to that ad, 130,388,520 bottles of Bud were consumed in 1904, with more "than three-fifths of this amount used in the homes." Is that what they mean by family beverage? Heh.

Meeting beer bloggers at the Oregon Brewers Festival?

Caught this post over on SudsPundit: If you’d like to meet your favorite beer blogger live and in person—or if you’d like to meet me—head on out to the Oregon Brewer’s Festival this July. Lisa and Ken have graciously offered to host M and I, and I have just booked our flights. It got me thinking… this may be a year that I can actually go to the Oregon BrewFest, and if so, perhaps we … Continue reading →

The Maharaja Imperial IPA

Ever since I blogged about The Maharaja last month, I’d been dying to try it. Fortunately it showed up here in town at Newport Market and I was able to snag a bottle. Wow. The Belmont blog was spot on, this is one seriously hoppy beer. And strong; here are the stats from the label: 102 IBUs, and 9.9% alcohol by volume. The style is the ever-popular Imperial IPA, and Avery Brewing is taking it … Continue reading →