Barley Brown’s Brewpub

From my last post you know I visited Barley Brown’s Brewpub this weekend, and already posted some notes on the beer sampler. Now I’ve had time to write up a more complete review. (Quick correction to my last post, as well: the Hot Blonde I sampled turned out not to … Continue reading

Barley Brown’s Brewpub (preliminary)

We’re currently in Baker City (Oregon) for the weekend, and today paid a (preliminary) visit to the town’s only brewpub: Barley Brown’s. I hope to get a more thorough review (including pictures), but for now I have a quick report on their beers. Let me just say right off, this … Continue reading

Hop Henge 2009 – Batch #1 vs. Batch #2

An interesting thing about Deschutes Brewery‘s annual Hop Henge Imperial IPA this year–actually, that should be “Experimental IPA”, and it lives up to that name both in the sense that it “uses several new hop processes and techniques to create a truly unique and unexpected beer” and in light of … Continue reading

Widmer turns 25

Widmer is turning 25 this year–on April 2nd to be exact, and on that day at their Gasthaus, they’re rolling back prices to $1.50 a pint! From their Facebook event page: In 1984, Kurt and Rob Widmer quit thier jobs in the name of beer, and Widmer Brothers Brewing Company … Continue reading

Blog updates and homebrewing

The blog is mostly upgraded now, and though there are still theme issues to work out and plugins to play with, overall the WordPress install is running good enough for government work, as they say. Good enough to resume regular blogging while I tweak with things, anyway. Even found some … Continue reading

Leftover Guinness

I had one can of Guinness left over from St. Patrick’s Day: You can see I did much better this time around pouring a Black and Tan. Incidentally, the other beer I’m using is Samuel Adams Cranberry Lambic. Not a favorite, but I thought it would be an interesting experiment. … Continue reading

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Yes, it’s a little late, but a Happy St. Pat’s anyway. Here’s what I was drinking tonight: Ah, tradition. Incidentally, this is the first post written entirely in WordPress. The blog migration is coming along.

Updates, upgrades, Theme Week

Some major changes are going to be happening here at The Brew Site over the course of this week, starting (roughly) today: I’m going to upgrading/migrating the site over to WordPress. Accordingly, there won’t be a Theme Week this month—or if you prefer, the Theme Week is going to be … Continue reading

Wild Goose Oatmeal Stout

Yet another Beer of the Month selection: Wild Goose Oatmeal Stout, from Wild Goose Brewery in Frederick, Maryland. (Which these days is owned by Flying Dog.) Oatmeal Stout is one of Wild Goose’s signature year-round beers; it’s 6% alcohol and brewed more to an English style. Appearance: Black with blood … Continue reading