Monthly Archives: March 2010

Press Release: St Austell Brewery goes bananas… and apples and oranges!

St Austell Brewery is trialling a new scheme to help its staff to eat healthily at work and get their five-a-day. Generous supplies of free fruit will be on offer daily for all 300 staff based across the Brewery’s St Austell HQ, its main distribution centre at St Columb Major and depots at Heathfield, Cullompton and Ilfracombe. The Brewery has teamed up with local suppliers Westcountry Fruit Sales to offer a choice of apples, oranges, … Continue reading →

Audacious Apricot Ale

One of the Pyramid brews that I received was their Audacious Apricot Ale (previously their Apricot Weizen, and before that, simply Apricot Ale), one that I’ve waxed nostalgic about on several occasions, but not that I’ve ever formally reviewed. This isn’t a “formal” review either, like my usual ones, but the beer made an impression that I wanted to write about anyway. I’ve called the original Pyramid Apricot Ale I drank back in the ’90s … Continue reading →

Post-Spring break

We got back Friday late from our spring break trip: South Lake Tahoe. (About 8.5 hours of driving to/from Bend.) This weekend has mostly been about vegging (or “decompressing” to make it sound more important) but I did get a Hop Press post written: about the small-ish beer scene in Tahoe. It’s introductory, and I’ll have more in-depth reviews of each of the two brewpubs I listed there. …And no, we didn’t drive through Truckee … Continue reading →

Press Release: Oregon Brewers Festival Toasts 23 Years Celebrating American Craft Beer

On a sun-soaked July afternoon, there’s no better place to sip suds with friends than the Oregon Brewers Festival, one of the nation’s longest-running and best-loved craft beer festivals. More than 70,000 fans will travel from points around the world to take part in the 23rd annual event, July 22 through July 25 at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in downtown Portland. Event hours are Noon to 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and Noon to 7 … Continue reading →

Press Release: North American Organic Brewers Festival

North American Organic Brewers Festival Looks to Save the Planet, One Beer at a Time More than 15,000 beer lovers will converge upon Portland this summer to take part in the world’s largest all organic beer festival. The sixth annual North American Organic Brewers Festival (NAOBF) will take place June 25 through 27 in Portland’s Overlook Park at the intersection of N Fremont and Interstate Ave. Event hours are Noon to 9 p.m. Friday and … Continue reading →