Beer Advent CalendarDraft Magazine’s 25 Holiday Beers

Draft Magazine is running a daily beer feature for the holidays, similar to the Advent Beer Calendar. I love these kind of beer countdowns, it’s always fun to read other people’s picks on these kind of lists. Thus far they’ve selected BridgePort Ebenezer Ale and Lazy Boy Mistletoe Bliss. I’ll … Continue reading

ReviewsLife & Limb

Surely one of the most hyped, talked-about beers of the last month or so is Life & Limb, the first ever collaboration beer between Sierra Nevada Brewing and Dogfish Head Brewery: partly because there was a social media firestorm that buoyed in (largely sparked by the highly effective Dogfish Publicity … Continue reading

Beer Advent CalendarThe Advent Beer Calendar is tomorrow

The first of December heralds the start of the Advent Beer Calendar, an annual tradition here at The Brew Site going back to 2005. This year’s Calendar is the fifth incarnation(!), and this year in addition to selecting the various Christmas beers myself I thought it would be fun to … Continue reading

EventsHoliday Ale Festival

The Holiday Ale Festival up in Portland (Oregon) kicks off this week: from Wednesday, December 2nd through Sunday the 6th, Pioneer Courthouse Square will be overrun by beer seekers anxious to try out 50-plus wintertime beers. This is one of those festivals I’ve never been to (the timing isn’t so … Continue reading

BloggingJubelale vertical

My latest post over on Hop Press is up today: a vertical tasting of Jubelale. Something else to be thankful for this week!

Theme WeekThanksgiving Week: The Oregon beer scene

As a beer geek, I am extremely thankful that Oregon is one of the best places to be in terms of beer culture—and that I live in the heart of it. Oregon has world-class breweries, cutting-edge breweries, young upstarts, and the old guard. From the brewery-rich Portland to the far-flung … Continue reading