The SessionThe next Session: Summer beers

The announcement for the next Session is up over at BetterBeerBlog, and it’s a topic I considered doing for a Theme Week too: Summer beers. With the summer coming to a close, what was your favorite beer of the summer? It doesn’t even have to be from this summer. Is … Continue reading

EventsThinking about Beer Weeks

On Saturday I posted a press release about San Diego’s first Beer Week, which will be taking place November 6th through the 15th, and thought it was worth promoting beyond just the press release. Really, I’m kind of surprised it took San Diego this long to start a beer week; … Continue reading

BloggingBend’s pub scene is growing

Here in Bend, as in Oregon generally, we love our beer—so much so that local news ran a story yesterday about five new pubs opening (or planning to open) here recently. I’m not sure I would classify all five of these as beer-news-worthy, but let’s run them down: The Abbey … Continue reading

HomebrewingRecipe: Ginger Wheat Ale

This is the recipe for the latest beer I’ve brewed, a light summertime-style wheat ale with candied ginger. It was a bit spontaneous as my goal was originally to brew Randy Mosher’s “Summer Ale, What-If Version” from Radical Brewing (though the recipe first appeared online here), but the Brew Shop … Continue reading

BloggingSierra Nevada and Dogfish Head collaboration

It may well be that “collaboration is the new IBU” in the beer world as noted by @jeffbearer on Twitter, but this is one brewer collaboration that’s worth getting excited about: Sierra Nevada teaming up with Dogfish Head to produce something, well, amazing: This fall independent craft brewers Sierra Nevada … Continue reading

Press ReleasesPress Release: Announcing: Ayinger Weizen-Bock

One of the world’s most respected breweries has some exciting news: the US introduction of Ayinger Weizen-Bock. Ayinger Weizen-Bock, a strong wheat ale, is pale – “helles” – and brewed from a grist of 60% wheat malt and 40% barley malt. Produced via a decoction mash, it has the astonishing … Continue reading