The Session #8: Beer and Food

This month’s Session is brought to us by Captain Hops: Beer and Food. I am looking for posts about pairing beer with food or using beer as an ingredient in food. I hope to see recipes, pictures, tasting notes, stories, menus, reviews or anything else that fits the bill of … Continue reading

October beer events, Central Oregon

Making note of things happening locally this month. There really isn’t much at all; but then, it’s Great American Beer Festival month, too. Oktoberfest Cooking Where: Bend Public Library When: October 10 (missed the 3rd’s in Redmond), 6:30 – 8pm What: Joan McFadden of Sundowner Catering creates the perfect menu … Continue reading


Vesuvius is the latest in the Brewmaster’s Reserve series from Full Sail Brewing, a Belgian Strong (or Golden) Ale that checks in at 8.5% alcohol by volume. It’s gotten some traction online lately; read Jeff’s Beervana review on it, and a quick search pulls up a few others. One review … Continue reading

Dragon’s Gold

Dragon’s Gold is the gluten free beer offering from Bard’s Tale Beer, and while I’d like to say it’s the first such beer I’ve tasted, ironically enough it was the second—the first I had mere days before at a barbecue. (That first was Redbridge, Anheuser-Busch’s "mainstream" foray into the realm … Continue reading