The SessionThe next Session: Love Lager

The next Session has been announced, and it’s being brought to us by The Beer Nut: Love Lager. [F]or this Session, let’s get back to basics. I’m sure I’m not the only one whose early drinking career featured pale lager in abundance, so consider this a return to our roots … Continue reading

ReviewsPickled Santa

I received a Beer of the Month subscription (three months’ worth) for my birthday again this (last) year, and the among the first shipment is Pickled Santa. It’s brewed by Ridgeway Brewery out of England—the same folks that produce the "Bad Elf" line and Santa’s Butt—and imported by Shelton Brothers. … Continue reading

BloggingPrediction watch: early February

I can’t help but notice and comment on more items online that lend weight to my predictions for this year. First, on homebrewing. I said, "Surging interest in/prominence of homebrewing" and cited economics, creativity, and social activism (socialism? social lubrication?). The "surging interest" part is right on the money, though … Continue reading

Press ReleasesPress Release: The Black Tie & Pink Frills Gala Dinner

Location: Black Sheep Brewery, Masham Date: Saturday 4th April 2009 Black Sheep Brewery presents The Black Tie & Pink Frills Gala Dinner At Black Sheep Brewery, Masham on Saturday 4th April 2009 This glamorous evening fundraising event is raising money towards The Big Push Up – aiming to raise £25,000 … Continue reading

Press ReleasesPress Release: 20 Years Means More Beers

Karl Strauss Brewing Company has completed their much anticipated brewery expansion and new bottling line just in time for their 20th Anniversary. With the recent brewery expansion and bottling line in place, the company has doubled their capacity from 31,000 barrels to 60,000 barrels and now has the flexibility to … Continue reading

ReviewsThe Session #24: Tripel for Two

A "Tripel for Two." Such is the theme for today’s Session, presented to us by David from Musings Over a Pint: Beer is best when it’s shared, and a strong beer is just right for sharing. Belgian Tripels are big beers with a flavor profile that is enjoyed by both … Continue reading

The SessionThe Session is today

The Session #24 is today, themed "Tripel for Two." And a number of bloggers will also be Twittering the Session today as well. My contribution is coming, but it’s going to be later in the evening; I’ve been swamped all week and haven’t even selected a Tripel to taste yet(!). … Continue reading

ReviewsMistletoe Bliss

Lazy Boy Brewing is (I believe) a relatively new microbrewery out of Everett, Washington. If I’d heard of them before December, it was only in passing, but right around the beginning of that month I found a couple of bottles from them available here in Bend for the first time. … Continue reading

EventsFebruary is the month for beer

Okay, "the month for beer" may be a slight exaggeration, but there are at least two "Beer Month" things going on that I know about. First is Strong Beer Month: February 1st, marks the start of the 7th Annual Strong Beer Month. The brewers of the 21st Amendment and Magnolia … Continue reading