Happy Brother’s Day (from Widmer)

Today is Widmer’s Brother’s Day: the day that Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski and Portland Mayor Tom Potter declared a state holiday, and Widmer is celebrating for a good cause: To honor Brother’s Day, Widmer Brothers Brewing has pledged to raise $10,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters by August 11 and … Continue reading

The Session #30: Beer Desserts

It’s the first Friday of the month, and that means it’s time for The Session for beer bloggers across the web! The Session is a group blogging project that any blogger (whether or not they regularly write about beer) can participate in: each month a different “host” is selected and … Continue reading

The Bier Stein, Eugene, Oregon

Previously I mentioned how we did a day trip over to Eugene for beer. More specifically, it was a trip to (finally) visit The Bier Stein. The Bier Stein is a pre-eminent beer bar and bottle shop; in their words: The Bier Stein is a connoisseur beer store located in … Continue reading

Steelhead Brewing, Eugene, Oregon

Just over a week ago we made a quick but infrequent trip over to Eugene for the relative luxury of trip actually devoted to beer: the goal was to visit the Bier Stein (on friends’ recommendation; more on that soon), but they don’t open until 2pm on Sundays so we … Continue reading

Shipyard Pumpkin sounds goooood…

I’m behind on posting a bunch of stuff but I did want to highlight the press release that came in for Shipyard Brewing: the one announcing the latest in their “Pugsley’s Signature Series” line, Smashed Pumpkin. More like “Imperial” Smashed Pumpkin… this monster is 9% alcohol by volume which is … Continue reading

Press Release: GonzoFest 2009

Flying Dog Brewery is pleased to announce its 2nd annual GonzoFest taking place on September 12th at the Flying Dog Brewery in Frederick, MD from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The annual throw down will feature live music and host the Hard Times Chili Cook-Off for the Maryland State Championships. … Continue reading

Press Release: Oregon Brewers Festival enjoys the benefits of the staycation phenomenon with increased sales and attendance

The staycation – the current buzzword that refers to families staying home and exploring local activities and attractions – helped boost sales for this year’s Oregon Brewers Festival (OBF). Despite warmer than usual conditions, the 22nd annual event witnessed record attendance with 72,500 people, a nearly seven percent increase over … Continue reading