The 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

New brewery coming to The Dalles, Oregon: Abraxus Brewing

This weekend I was talking with a vintner from Hood River about wine, wineries, fruit picking, and such in The Gorge (i.e., the Columbia River Gorge region), and he mentioned that there was a new brewery that was going to be opening in The Dalles. He couldn’t remember the name, … Continue reading

Thinking 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

Press Release: San Diego Kicks Off First-Ever Beer Week

Home to more than 33 brew houses, San Diego is fast becoming one of the country’s premier craft beer destinations. With so much good beer flowing, it’s time for San Diego to host its own Beer Week. Running from November 6th through the 15th, San Diego Beer Week is a … Continue reading

Bend’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

Recipe: 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

Press Release: St Austell Brewery launches its latest ale

Multi-award winning St Austell Brewery has launched its eagerly awaited new beer today (Thursday August 13). The first bottles of Smugglers Ale were opened by St Austell Brewery’s head brewer, Roger Ryman, just days after he was named the Institute of Brewing and Distilling Brewer of the Year at the … Continue reading

Press Release: Karl Strauss and Greenhouse Partnership Off to a Great Start

A green partnership is underway as Greenhouse recently picked up the first load of spent yeast from Karl Strauss Brewing Company. Greenhouse is revolutionizing the home ethanol market with the world’s first home ethanol system, called a Microfueler, which converts beer waste (among other things) into clean e-fuel. Karl Strauss … Continue reading

Sierra 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 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