Hop Press: Indigenous American beer styles

My article today on Hop Press: Indigenous American beer styles: an overview of the beer styles that have developed, or are still emerging, that are uniquely American in origin. I’ve spent some time writing about these beers at length here—particularly Cream Ales, fresh hop beers, and pumpkin beers—so it should … Continue reading

7-Eleven Game Day

One of the (stranger) beer news stories that’s making the rounds this week is how 7-Eleven is going to sell its own private label beer, “Game Day.” (Gotta love MSNBC’s headline for the story—“It pairs with microwave burritos”!) It’ll be canned, of course. Game Day comes in two varieties. Game … Continue reading

Deschutes Twilight Ale (2010)

Despite my reservations about how early Twilight Ale showed up this year, I had to drink it anyway. It’s too good a beer not to drink; I daresay Twilight Ale is Deschutes Brewery’s most consistently-brewed seasonal beer, and I’m frankly amazed at how consistent my experience has been with it … Continue reading

Jim Koch in the Wall Street Journal

There’s a nice article that appeared today in the Wall Street Journal online: “Revolutionizing American Beer,” being primarily an interview with Jim Koch of Boston Beer Company (brewers of the Sam Adams line of beers). It’s the 25th anniversary of Sam Adams, so it’s apropos, and a good read. For … Continue reading

Oregon Garden Brewfest

The Oregon Garden is located in Silverton, Oregon (outside of Salem), some kind of combination of naturalist gardens, event centers, and resort, and this coming weekend (April 23rd and 24th), it is hosting the Oregon Garden Brewfest as well. Join us for the 6th annual Oregon Garden Brewfest. This Oregon … Continue reading

Rumbullion and other fermented beverages

Being interested in beer and brewing, naturally I tend to wonder about the fermentability of various things, and for some reason I was curious as to what fermented molasses is called. Now, I of course know that molasses that has been fermented and then distilled is rum—but I wanted to … Continue reading

Press Release: Portland Business Journal Names Irene Firmat, Full Sail’s Founder and CEO Women Executive of the Year

The Portland Business Journal recently recognized Irene Firmat, Full Sail‘s Founder and CEO, for her contributions to the business community. In addition to receiving an Orchid Award, Firmat was named Woman Executive of the Year for Small and Medium Business. In the awards presentation Firmat was commended for her leadership, … Continue reading

Press Release: Red Trolley Ale Takes Gold at World Beer Cup

Karl Strauss Brewing Company was awarded the gold medal for their Red Trolley Ale at the Brewers Association World Beer Cup 2010. The competition is one of the industry’s most prestigious and recognized awards, with more than 3,401 entries from 642 breweries in 44 countries. Red Trolley Ale beat out … Continue reading