Monthly Archives: November 2009

Economy: 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 Brewery, our numbers are okay,”President and founder Gary Fish said Wednesday. “They’re not great. It’s been a different year for us, like it has been … Continue reading →

Press 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 Week was overwhelming in the best possible way,” says Paul Segura, Karl Strauss Brewmaster. Karl Strauss kicked-off Beer Week at the Brewers Guild Festival with … Continue reading →

Tasting 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 back to the mid-to-late 90s, and while I tried to keep them stored somewhat decently, I’m sure there were times which they were kept under … Continue reading →

Press 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, Batemans is one of the few remaining multi-generational family brewers in England. Now under the guidance of fourth-generation of family management, the Brewery has prospered … Continue reading →