Monthly Archives: December 2009

Yet 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.

Advent Beer Calendar 2009: Day 17: N’Ice Chouffe

Today’s selection comes from beer blogger Alan McLeod, author/editor of A Good Beer Blog, one of the “old timers” and finest bloggers out there. He’s currently knee-deep in his annual Yule Photo Contest but kindly took the time to write up a post for the Calendar (which you can also find on his site today). Jon Abernathy of The Brew Site asked me to join in and place one beer on his Advent calendar this … Continue reading →

Advent Beer Calendar 2009: Day 16: Theresianer Birra d’Inverno

Today’s pick comes from beer writer Stephen Beaumont, author of a number of books as well as several blogs. He has also written for “a ridiculous variety of publications“. Stephen has selected Birra D’Inverno from Theresianer in Italy. I became aware of this brewery when a local importer began bringing their lovely Vienna lager into my home province, largely to sell to the sizable Italian restaurant market he had built up with his wine imports. … Continue reading →

Received: 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.

Checking 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 Cascade Lakes Brewing and Silver Moon Brewing. At the rate I’m going of two breweries per post—not to mention the Brew Shop, several beer bars, … Continue reading →