Monthly Archives: February 2008

End of the week news and links

Catching up on a few things I haven’t blogged about in the past couple of weeks, some of which everybody and his brother already mentioned. Matt Venzke won Wynkoop Brewing‘s "Beer Drinker of the Year" contest. The Yorktown, Virginia man beat out other finalists including Oregon beer drinker J. Mark Angelus (from Nehalem). Venzke’s resume boasted of many beer drinking experiences. Venzke has visited 454 breweries in 16 nations and 39 states. Over the past … Continue reading →

Blue Dog Pale Ale

Blue Dog Pale Ale is one of the pub standards to be found at the Lucky Labrador Brewpub, which I blogged about yesterday. I was able to buy a bottle from the pub for $4.75, which they filled and capped on the spot for me. Now, you’ll look at my picture on the right, and think, "Pale ale?" Well, yeah, and despite the darkness I can confirm that it is, in fact, their pale ale … Continue reading →

Lucky Labrador Brewpub

Since I was wrapped up in Theme Week last week, I hadn’t had a chance to write up reviews from our Portland trip a couple of weeks ago. We managed to get one brewery visit in: the Hawthorne brewpub for the Lucky Labrador Brewing Company. Their Hawthorne Avenue location, in Southeast Portland, is the original, and though I’ve been there before, it’s been years since the last time. In fact, I was there in November … Continue reading →

Blue Dot Double IPA

Blue Dot Double IPA is a vintaged ale released by Portland’s Hair of the Dog Brewing, and has garnered all sorts of acclaim. The bottle I had, which I picked up around Christmastime, read "Spring 2007" and it says on the label "Double India Pale Ale." So it’s of the infamous "Double" or "Imperial" IPA style, though at 7% alcohol it’s not as strong as some of those Imperial IPA monsters floating around. Interestingly, HotD … Continue reading →

Press Release: Flying Dog Brewery to Pour and Pair at SAVOR

48 American Craft Brewers Gather to Harmonize Craft Beer with Food in May Flying Dog Brewery leads a group of over four dozen independent, American craft brewers from across the country that have been selected to showcase the pleasures of fine food enjoyed with great beer in Washington D.C. later this year. SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience, May 16-17, 2008, will highlight the culinary delights of beer as part of the Brewers … Continue reading →