ReviewsOld Scratch Amber Lager

Ah, some more Flying Dog goodness. Old Scratch is one of their mainstay beers, a 5.5% ABV lager that has some strong German roots but has the uniquely American twist: it’s a steam beer—that is, a California Common of the "Anchor Steam" variety. That means, even though it’s a lager, … Continue reading

ReviewsDouble Dog Double Pale Ale

Flying Dog‘s Double Dog Double Pale Ale is one of the Canis Major series of (extreme) beers that I received in the promo pack earlier this month. I’ve been seeing reviews of this beer pop up occasionally on the blogs and they’ve all been positive so I was eager to … Continue reading

EventsDeschutes Chocolate Beer Pairing Dinner

This Saturday, May 31st, Deschutes Brewery is hosting a Chocolate Beer Pairing Dinner. It starts at 6pm and costs $65 per person (all inclusive). MENU: Passed appetizer – Cocoa and Ancho Dusted Scallops on a Plantain Chip Paired with St Abe Belgian Artisanal Ale Plated Appetizer – Duck Enchilada with … Continue reading

UncategorizedLabels for the 2 Deschutes beers…

This is what happens when I post late at night… I forgot to include the images of the labels in the press release I posted last night. But they were included in the email, so here they are:

Theme WeekGear and Gadgets Week: Personal breathalyzer

This is the ultimate gadget to save you from making a big, big mistake—driving after having had too much to drink. As most people know, alcohol affects people in different ways; the effects of three beers on one person can be vastly different in another. Simply put, there’s no easy … Continue reading

Theme WeekGear and Gadgets Week: The Church Key

By which of course I mean the ubiquitous bottle opener, the one thing every household has, and every serious beer drinker has multiples of. Myself, aside from the usual types of bottle openers, have a variety with different features: a beer mug themed one (magnet to stick to the fridge), … Continue reading

Theme WeekGear and Gadgets Week: Geeky pint glasses

I’ve always been partial to the "#include <beer.h>" pint glasses from ThinkGeek. It’s the nerd in me, and unless you’ve done any computer programming, you probably won’t totally get the reference, but still: Our Microbrew glass will hold 12 ounces of fermented yeast and malted barley. Ironically, beer is not … Continue reading

Theme WeekGear and Gadgets Week: Past bloggings

I’ve blogged a few things in the past that belong in the "gear and gadgets" category, so I thought I’d dig them up and point to them again. Back in 2005 I pointed to the Haier BrewMaster Beer Dispenser (Amazon.com link—the original Best Buy link isn’t working because BB is … Continue reading