Beery social networks

I got an email notifying me of a new beer-related social networking site: the Kegerator Social Network. I haven’t checked it out yet but at first blush it looks fairly standard as far as the social networking scene goes: members, photo sharing, events, groups, etc.—everything we’ve come to expect thanks … Continue reading

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Bam Bière

I’m finally digging back a bit on the older reviews I have notes on but haven’t written up here. Tonight it’s Jolly Pumpkin‘s Bam Bière, a Farmhouse Ale from the Michigan brewery. Jolly Pumpkin has been making a name for themselves by brewing in a style that I guess I’d … Continue reading

Three Creeks Brewing Company

On Saturday we finally made it over to Sisters to visit Three Creeks Brewing Company. It’s the newest microbrewery to open in Central Oregon (I’d been reporting variously on it) and the first to be established in the small town of Sisters (population: 1706). So I took my camera and … Continue reading

Fermentation Friday: Indigenous ingredients

It’s Fermentation Friday today—a homebrewing-themed group blogging effort that takes place on the last Friday of the month. Somehow I missed the announcement and lost track of the days and nearly missed participating. This month’s topic is brought to us by the FinalGravity blog: What indigenous brewing ingredient have you … Continue reading

Received: Jack’s Pumpkin Spice Ale

Late yesterday I received a sample bottle of this year’s Jack’s Pumpkin Spice Ale, the fall seasonal offering from Anheuser-Busch. I reviewed this beer last year as was lukewarm on it, but even so, I get all excited when the pumpkin beers come out and yes, I’m anxious to crack … Continue reading

CHOW interview with Vinnie Cilurzo

It’s probably not an exaggeration to say that Vinnie Cilurzo of Russian River Brewing is one of the country’s best-known brewers—largely for his extreme-beer cred. (In fact I might go so far as to say he’s a rock star of the brewing world, but people seem to cringe when terminology … Continue reading

Press Release: Samuel Smith’s Winter Welcome Ale 2008-2009

For 19 years, the arrival of Samuel Smith’s Winter Welcome Ale has heralded shorter days and the end of the warm months. Winter Welcome’s rich honey-amber color; creamy, complex flavor and firm strength; the incomparable Samuel Smith signature of great balance and refinement… these are reasons to look forward to … Continue reading

Press Release: Pinkus Jubilate Organic Dark Lager

Merchant du Vin and Pinkus Brewery are proud to announce the introduction of Pinkus Jubilate, a rich dark lager that is Certified Organic by the USDA. First brewed in 1966 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Pinkus Brewery, Jubilate has not been exported to the US until now. Look … Continue reading

Jubelale launch party (2008)

We made it down for the Jubelale Launch Party at the Deschutes Pub this evening, and even though I didn’t get there in time for the toast, I took a few pictures and it was a Jubelale-themed dinner for sure. As promised, there were three variations of Jubelale on tap, … Continue reading

21 years of Jubelale

Tomorrow evening, the 23rd, Deschutes Brewery is having a launch party for the 2008 Jubelale release, at both their downtown Bend and Portland pubs. At the Bend pub, three variations of Jubel will be on tap: regular, cask conditioned, and nito. Plus, there’s a special menu planned for the evening … Continue reading