Monthly Archives: April 2009

Spring Beer Week

This third Monday in April kicks off this month’s Theme Week here at The Brew Site: Spring Beer Week! Here in Central Oregon, we are having our first really nice and warm days of the season, which dovetails nicely with the theme I’m exploring this week. For tradtional and non-traditional beers alike, it just feels like the time to be popping open a seasonal brew. So stick around this week as I’ll be ruminating on … Continue reading →

Early reviews for Beer Wars

The Beer Wars movie premiered tonight (one! night! only!) in theaters around the country. I didn’t go, but I’ve seen some comments on twitter about it and some early blog reviews are in. Barley Vine’s review Adam’s review at Beer Bits Rick Lyke’s review The BeerAdvocate forum thread All in all it sounds like a documentary, nothing too earth-shaking. Perhaps I’ll catch it on DVD.

Southern Oregon Porter

One of the stock beers that Southern Oregon Brewing is producing and bottling is their Porter; it’s a 5.5% brew that is, according to Jeff, brewed with lager yeast at ale temperatures. Unusual, to say the least. The brewery calls it a dry porter and this is an accurate label. Appearance: Dark brown with a light brown creamy head; I look at it and think cola (or root beer). Smell: Coffee and roasted grains; I’m … Continue reading →

Next week is Spring Beer Week

Next week is the third Monday of the month which by convention kicks off Theme Week here at the Brew Site. The theme I’ve settled on (evident in the title of this post) is Spring Beer… examining the styles associated with spring (old and new), reviewing whatever appropriate seasonal releases I can get a hold of, and whatever else tickles my fancy.

Beer Wars is playing this Thursday

The Beer Wars movie (I mentioned it previously here) is debuting this week in its one-night-only showing, on Thursday, April 16th. Remember, it’s the insider’s view of the U.S. beer industry and online buzz I’ve been seeing about it seems promising. In Central Oregon, it will be playing at the Old Mill 16 at 8pm.