BloggingEconomy: Beer is “recession resistant”

There was an interesting local article about beer and the economy this week: High Desert’s big beer biz: Bottoms up or bust? It includes some interesting and candid quotes from some of the beer folks here in Bend, including Deschutes Brewery’s Gary Fish and 10 Barrel’s Garrett Wales. “At Deschutes … Continue reading

Press ReleasesPress Release: Karl Strauss Toasts To San Diego Beer Week

America’s Finest City was all about craft beer for 10 days, celebrating the first-ever San Diego Beer Week. Karl Strauss Brewing Company led the charge, participating in more than 25 events across the county, ranging from beer dinners and cask nights, to beer festivals and dessert pairings. “San Diego Beer … Continue reading

HomebrewingTasting early homebrew efforts

Last night I opened up three very old bottles of my homebrew that I had squirreled away. Truth be told, I didn’t really expect them to be drinkable but I was very curious as to their condition, and it was an educational opportunity as well. All of these beers date … Continue reading

Press ReleasesPress Release: Batemans Launches Rosey Nosey Holiday Ale in USA

Batemans Brewery of Wainfleet, Lincolnshire, England and SBS-Imports of Seattle, Washington are pleased to announce the premiere arrival of Batemans Rosey Nosey Holiday Ale to United States market. Rosey Nosey joins regularly available items Batemans Triple XB (XXXB) Classic Pale Ale and Batemans Combined Harvest Multigrain Beer. Founded in 1874, … Continue reading

BloggingHop Press

You may have noticed that I’m not doing a Theme Week right now (it is the third Monday, after all), but don’t worry, I’m plenty busy on the blogging front: today marks the launch of a new beer blog I’m working on for Hop Press, RateBeer‘s nascent publishing empire. This … Continue reading

The SessionThe next Session: Stumbling Home

The December Session (#34) has been announced, and it’s being hosted by Two Parts Rye: Stumbling Home. It’s time to give a shout out to your favorite watering hole.  How good are the beers?  Any interesting cast of characters?  What are your drinking buddies like?  They probably need to be embarassed … Continue reading

Press ReleasesPress Release: Welcome to Hoegaarden.com

The Original Belgian White Beer Launches its First English Web Site Belgian-style wheat beers have grown in popularity, and Hoegaarden is the beer that started it all more than 600 years ago. In response to U.S. consumers seeking more information about the origins of the Belgian-style wheat beer category, Hoegaarden, … Continue reading

ReviewsThe Abyss 2009

Even though I received a bottle of The Abyss from Deschutes Brewery two months ago, I held off on opening it because I knew it would be too green. But since the official release was last week, I figured it was time to crack the bottle and jot down some … Continue reading