Monthly Archives: August 2009

Received: Deschutes Jubelale

It’s seems a bit early for Christmas, but Deschutes Brewery sent me something anyway: three bottles of the 2009 edition Jubelale, their Winter Warmer. And, what might be an exclusive: first pictures(?) of this year’s label, which I haven’t seen anywhere yet. I knew the beer was being brewed, but I had no idea it was in the bottle yet—and it’s still August, no less! So I’m a little torn. Should I drink one now, … Continue reading →

Prediction Watch: Other stuff I forgot to mention

There has been (naturally) a number of items throughout the year that pertain to my 2009 predictions that I didn’t mention last time. Jack Curtin posted back in April about a report from Beer Business Daily, indicating that the craft beer numbers (sales volume) were up the first quarter of 2009, despite increasing prices. In July, the Examiner reported that New Hampshire’s largest homebrew club was growing, despite the economy. “Beer is Recession Proof”: also … Continue reading →

The Little Woody is coming, September 12

With a name like “The Little Woody“, you have to wonder exactly what it is I’m writing about. It’s a Barrel Aged Brew Festival that’s coming to Bend on Saturday, September 12. This festival will feature hand crafted, wood aged beer as well as one specialty brew from all of Central Oregon’s seven breweries. The Little Woody will be the place to be September 12, 2009. Festival goers will enjoy live music, great food, a … Continue reading →

Press Release: Annual Holiday Ale Festival exalts the craft beers of the winter season

While eggnog and hot toddies are commonly associated with the holidays, it’s no surprise that in the beer mecca of the Pacific Northwest, craft ales are the drink of choice: specifically, big, bold ales designed to fend off the cold chill of a long winter night. The Holiday Ale Festival annually gathers together more than 40 of these winter warmers for a joyous five-day celebration. The 14th annual Holiday Ale Festival will take place Dec. … Continue reading →

Prediction Watch: Late summer edition

It’s been awhile since I checked in to see how my 2009 predictions for beer are holding up. Two highly noticeable stories have received attention that fit my predictions nicely. First, according to the mid-year report issued by the Brewers Associations, “America’s small and independent craft brewers are still growing (see Craft Brewing Statistics) despite many challenges and are continuing to provide jobs to the U.S. economy.” In essence, income is up, and volume of … Continue reading →