Beer Advent CalendarYet another Advent Beer Calendar

I found this via Twitter the other day, and I think it’s awesome: Someone has made an actual (physical) advent calendar with beer as each day’s item… and they’re opening beers to match! You can view the photostream on this Twitpic account, and play along at home.

Marketing/PRReceived: Buckbean Brewing beer

I received a package yesterday from Buckbean Brewing Company, out of Reno, Nevada: You remember Buckbean: they’re the ones that held the Canned Beer Festival earlier this fall. I’m looking forward to trying these out.

BloggingChecking in on Hop Press

With all the business of this Advent Beer Calendar I’m running this month, I forgot to link to my two latest Hop Press articles: a multi-part guide to the Bend beer scene. Part 1 is here, wherein I cover Deschutes Brewery and Bend Brewing Company. Part 2 is here, covering … Continue reading

Beer Advent CalendarAdvent Beer Calendar 2009: Day 15: Bell’s Christmas Ale

Today’s beer comes from one of Michigan’s long-time craft brewers, Bell’s Brewery: Bell’s Christmas Ale. Bell’s Christmas is a clean and smooth Scottish Ale, 5.4% alcohol by volume, and is “brewed with 100% Michigan barley and a blend of Pacific Northwest and Michigan hops”—keeping their seasonal gift to their customers … Continue reading

Beer Advent CalendarAdvent Beer Calendar 2009: Day 14: Samichlaus

What list of Christmas beers would be complete without including Samichlaus, one of the modern granddaddy’s of them all and at one time a serious contender for the strongest beer in the world (very much surpassed these days)? It’s still billed as the strongest lager in the world and at … Continue reading

BloggingAn interview with moi.

The Beer Wench (a fellow Hop Press writer) has started up a series of “beer blogger interviews” lately on her blog, and today she posted the interview with yours truly. It’s a fun read, and reveals a bit more about my overall background than I probably have here. Though my … Continue reading