Monthly Archives: March 2009

Homebrewing in Washington

Here’s an interesting story I plucked from the OPB News feed: [In Washington state] Home beer makers have to consume what they brew on their own property. Taking home brew across the street to share with neighbors is illegal under current state law. The tiny exception is one gallon may be taken to a competition where only judges can drink it. Democratic state Senator Ken Jacobson crafted a bill to allow homebrewers to take as … Continue reading →

Hop Hound Amber Wheat

Hop Hound Amber Wheat is the new spring seasonal from Michelob, one of the latest in their 4-beer wheat lineup. It’s the second of the two promotional beers I received last week, and is billed as an "unfiltered American amber wheat ale" and by the name alone, you’d expect the emphasis to be on the hops. (At risk of spoiling the review, the emphasis is not on the hops, but rather on the "amber ale" … Continue reading →

Weekend beer notes (March ’09)

No formal reviews, but a couple of beers of note this weekend. First was Laurelwood Brewing‘s Espresso Stout—actually its full name is Organic Portland Roast Espresso Stout. Our friends Paul and Sandi brought this over Saturday night. This one’s like drinking espresso, possibly the most coffee-infused beer I’ve yet tasted. Sunday I finally had a chance to have Deschutes Brewery‘s Oregon 150, their sesquicentennial ale brewed with all Oregon ingredients. (It was back on tap … Continue reading →