Monthly Archives: October 2008

Fermentation Friday: Homebrewing Horror Stories

This month’s Fermentation Friday (a group blogging meme that revolves around homebrewing) is hosted by Rob at Pfiff! and is appropriately Halloween-themed: Homebrewing horror stories. It’s time for y’all to whip out your best homebrewing horror stories. Extra points for tales of woe told in true campfire fashion, and head straight to the front of the class for a bonus handful of candy corn if there’s a deliciously ironic twist in the end. If there’s … Continue reading →

Happy Halloween!

I hope everyone is having a safe (and beery) Halloween! For my part, after going trick-or-treating with the kids, I opened up a bottle of Elysian Night Owl Pumpkin Ale as my "treat." It’s good stuff, but funny thing, though—I notice on the label it says, "Brewed for Elysian Brewing… by New Belgium Brewing…" Huh. It must be related to this. Anyway, go check out Jay’s site; this week he’s been blogging a different theme … Continue reading →

Press Release: Craft Beer Gets in Costume for Halloween

Another item about canned craft beer (the second one this week) from 21st Amendment Brewery. They’ve started canning their watermelon beer (formerly "Watermelon Wheat") recently and renamed it to "Hell or High Watermelon"; the rest of the press release is similarly punny. I’m unclear as to why the cans are only available in Alaska (outside of their own area of San Francisco); seems like Oregon / Washington / elsewhere in California would make more sense. … Continue reading →

More pictures of the Fresh Hop Tasting

My friend Simone, who is a professional photographer, was also at the Fresh Hop Tasting I reviewed yesterday (taking pictures, natch). She left a comment on yesterday’s post pointing to her own blog where she posted a bunch of those photos. Needless to say, they’re better than mine and will leave you craving beer.

Review: Deschutes Brewery’s Fresh Hop Tasting

Yes, I’m way behind on posting this review, considering the Brewery‘s Tasting was back on October 18th! Too much stuff going on… anyway, the Fresh Hop Tasting was a beer event and showcase for seven (!) fresh hop beers that were all brewed by Deschutes. That’s pretty impressive for one brewery, though at least two (possibly more) were brewed by their new-ish Portland Pub. This was my first "tasting" event that I’d been to, not … Continue reading →