Monthly Archives: August 2009

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 it a lager or maybe a light bodied wheat ale? Maybe you’re drinking anti-seasonally and are having a barleywine or Russian Imperial Stout. Why 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, and indicated that it was still a couple of months from opening, but it was news to me. So, I’ve done a preliminary search online … 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; seems like every other major metro area has one (Oregon has a whole month), and SD has a huge beer-centric culture going on there. Their … 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 ten-day celebration of San Diego’s thriving brewing culture, inspiring people to drink local craft beer. “We have amazing brewing talent in this city and we’ve … 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 Pub. I covered this on my blog on Bend, pre-opening, and it’s a straight-up beer bar, with about ten good craft beers on tap and … Continue reading →