HistoryCanned Beer Week: A gem from Bob Skilnik

In the comments to the "Links" post yesterday, author and beer historian Bob Skilnik left a gem of a comment (actually, he was expanding on a previous comment): I’m all for the canning of beer, for all the reasons canning came about in 1935, portability, stackability, cools down faster, lighter … Continue reading

Theme WeekCanned Beer Week: Talking with Marty Jones of Oskar Blues

Today I spoke with Marty Jones, the "lead singer, publicity/marketing director" for Oskar Blues Grill & Brewery, about the brewery, beer culture and—yes—canned beer. It’s not technically what I’d call an interview because I didn’t transcribe it, it was really more of an informal phone call, but I took copious … Continue reading

Theme WeekCanned Beer Week: Links

As I dig around the web on the topic of canned beer, I’ve come across some gems: From the comments: Surly Brewing, in Minnesota, cans several of their beers: Bender, Furious, CynicAle, and SurlyFest. All in 16 ounce cans, the latter two are seasonal. ("Our canned beer is not filtered … Continue reading

Theme WeekCanned Beer Week: Caldera Pale Ale

Caldera Brewing in Ashland, Oregon, currently produces two canned beers: their Pale Ale and IPA. It was the first microbrewery in Oregon to can its beer, and it may be the only one; I’ll do some research on that. I reviewed their Pale Ale back in September; my overall remarks: … Continue reading

Theme WeekCanned Beer Week

It’s Canned Beer Week here at The Brew Site. This week I’ll be writing about canned beers—and not the American Macro variety you can find everywhere. Rather, I’ll be exploring American microbrews and imports (particularly all the British ones I see). As well as canning in general, I think; hopefully … Continue reading

UncategorizedPortland for the weekend

That’s right, we’re heading up to Beervana for the long weekend. Mostly just a relaxing trip, we’ll be doing some shopping and some kid-related things, but I imagine there will be a couple of beer-related things going on. We’ll definitely be going to John’s Marketplace, for instance (with a real … Continue reading

UncategorizedQuick note: Coconut Cream Stout (Bend Brewing)

One of my local breweries, Bend Brewing Company, currently has a Coconut Cream Stout on tap. On Nitro tap, no less. After work today I stopped in and tried it. For something I wasn’t sure about—I’ve never had a coconut beer of any kind before—it’s quite good. The coconut comes … Continue reading

ReviewsRoots Island Red

It’s not too often I see beers from Roots Organic Brewing around here, so when I saw their Island Red in the bottle (around Christmastime, this was), I was sure to pick it up. Roots is out of Portland, and generally earn good buzz. I had trouble coming up with … Continue reading

Press ReleasesPress Release: Port Brewing Taking a Ride on Russian River

Russian River Brewing to distribute Port Brewing/Lost Abbey beers in Northern California Port Brewing announced today that Russian River Brewing Company will distribute Port’s beers in the San Francisco Bay and Northern California regions. Under the agreement Russian River will provide Port’s full range of products, including the much heralded … Continue reading