Monthly Archives: June 2009

Back to our regular programming

Our San Diego trip was really good, and I managed to squeeze in a few beer things along the way. Actually, that wasn’t hard since my brother is into good beer and Double IPAs these days. Among other things I’ll be blogging about: Visiting Stone Brewing (again) San Diego Brewing and Oggi’s Pizza (both again) O’Brien’s Beer Bar Various beers I tried while on the trip Probably a few other things too. San Diego, like … Continue reading →

Blogging is officially slow for a few.

Yes, I fell off the radar there for a few days, and look out, it’s going to happen again: we’re bound for San Diego next week. This weekend was an anniversary weekend, which meant time away with no computer access. One highlight from last week, though: Stan Hieronymus and his family swung through Bend and we got to spend a nice evening chatting and sampling a few beers. They are incredibly nice folks and Stan … Continue reading →

Economics: Six-Pack Equivalent Calculator

Here’s a little beer-economics gem: Bill at It’s Pub Night has flexed his Javascript chops and written a “Six-Pack Equivalent Calculator” that lets you select what size package someone is selling beer for, and how much, and it will tell you approximately how much you would be paying if you were buying a six-pack at that price. For instance, the $10 22-ounce bottle of Abyss would cost you $32.73 per six-pack. Or the $4.75 cheater … Continue reading →

Press Release: North American Organic Brewers Festival Announces Green Energy choices

Beer Lovers Celebrate Sustainably at the North American Organic Brewers Festival With the world’s largest selection of organic beer, the North American Organic Brewers festival June 26-28th is a celebration of the earth. This year the festival is powered by a combination of solar panels, waste vegetable oil and biodiesel generators. The event benefits the Leukemia Lymphoma Society, the Oregon Food Bank, Oregon Tilth, and Willamette Riverkeeper. Sustainable Celebration Since its inception in 2003 NAOBF … Continue reading →

Press Release: Sagebrush Classic Menu Announced; Tickets Available Online

Anticipation Mounts for Bend, Oregon Golf Tournament and Culinary Event The assignment: pick one of Deschutes Brewery’s adventurous craft beers and create a dish that pairs with it perfectly. For the average home cook, this might prove challenging. But for 18 outstanding chefs, it’s a piece of cake. Or, perhaps it’s a huckleberry white chocolate spice tart with toasted vanilla meringue. That’s what chef Gavin McMichael of The Blacksmith will be pairing with The Abyss … Continue reading →