Monthly Archives: July 2009

Oregon BrewFest 2009: the beers

The updated Oregon Brewers Festival site has a terrific beers page that you can view to see each of the 81 beers being poured this year: and you can click each one to expand for more detail. It’s a neat interface, but too much clicking for my patience threshold. Good thing the marketing folks for the OBF sent out a detailed list that I can scroll through—which I’ve posted here, just after the jump.

Oregon Brew Fest week

I’m not doing a regular Theme Week this month but I’m compromising a bit because this week the Oregon Brewers Festival kicks off and I’ve got a ton of stuff to write about it. Sadly I won’t be attending again this year (scheduling conflicts only allow me to attend every few years, basically) but I can watch from afar. The Fest kicks off July 23rd—Thursday—and runs through Sunday the 26th, from noon until 9pm each … Continue reading →

The Beer Hacker: Brewing on the cheap: Costs by style

This is the second part in a series of articles about the economic impact of brewing your own beer at home. In the last (introductory) article, I set out baseline prices for ingredients and established a base price for an American Pale Ale. In this article let’s expand on that and figure out some base prices for a variety of other styles. Bear in mind there are always ways to shave costs off the estimates … Continue reading →

Hood River, Oregon

We did a day trip to Hood River, Oregon, mostly for fruit picking (cherries and blueberries are the fruit of the season right now), but true to form, I have some beer notes as well. In particular, we arrived just in time for Double Mountain Brewery to open for lunch, and I had a taster tray—scoring some of their just-released Krieks. I’ll have a longer review up later. Besides Double Mountain and Full Sail Brewing … Continue reading →

Press Release: St Austell Brewery’s head brewer named UK Brewer of the Year

St Austell Brewery’s head brewer, Roger Ryman is celebrating being named the best in the business after being crowned the UK’s Brewer of the Year. Britain’s drinks industry gathered in Westminster this week (Wednesday July 15) to mark Proud of Pubs week and hear the winners of the Institute of Brewing and Distilling awards. The main event was the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group Dinner, which saw Roger collect the top title in front of an … Continue reading →