ReviewsCanned Beer Week 2: Moose Drool, bottle vs. can

One of the things I really wanted to do for this year’s Canned Beer Week was something I haven’t seen done anywhere else: a side-by-side comparison of the same beer, in a bottle versus a can. Think of it as a “lateral tasting” (as opposed to “vertical tasting” of different … Continue reading

Theme WeekCanned Beer Week 2: Breweries that can

September has been a synergistic month for the topic of canned beer. In addition to the NPR story and the Canfest announcement, Charlie Papazian over on his Examiner.com site had an article on canned beer last week. Naturally, the story focuses primarily on Oskar Blues as the first craft brewer … Continue reading

ReviewsCanned Beer Week 2: Ashland Amber

Last year I reviewed two beers from Ashland, Oregon’s Caldera Brewing for Canned Beer Week: their Pale Ale and their IPA. I liked both very much—both excellent examples of just how good beer can be from a can—and as Caldera had since released a third canned beer, Ashland Amber, it … Continue reading

Theme WeekCanned Beer Week 2: Maui Coconut Porter

This isn’t a new review, but a revisit of the Maui Brewing Coconut Porter I had while in San Diego this year (at Stone Brewing, of all places)—and exploring a bit of Maui’s canned beer offerings as well. The beer is a “robust porter” brewed with six varieties of malt, … Continue reading

ReviewsCanned Beer Week 2: Hell or High Watermelon Wheat

Yesterday I reviewed 21st Amendment’s IPA, and today it’s their watermelon beer getting the treatment: Hell or High Watermelon Wheat. (Told you it was punny.) I’ve tried this beer several times on tap: at the Oregon Brewers Festival in past years and more recently at The Abbey Pub here in … Continue reading

EventsCanned Beer Week 2: Canned Beer Festival

Apparently there’s going to be a Canned Beer Festival taking place on October 23rd in Reno, Nevada, and being put on by Reno’s own Buckbean Brewing Company. I picked up the story from KevBrews, who in turn ran the press release itself. Buckbean Brewing Company, Nevada’s largest production microbrewery, will … Continue reading

Press ReleasesPress Release: Karlfest is a Beer Fest with Soul

For the sixth year in a row, Karl Strauss Brewing Company will be celebrating a Southern California version of Oktoberfest with quality craft beer, tasty grub, and live indie rock, all while raising money for a good cause. This year’s Karlfest benefits the Surfrider Foundation South Orange County Chapter and … Continue reading