Breweries’ historic buildings

The Lost Oregon blog is starting a “Beer and history” series that looks pretty interesting: Many, if not most, of our local breweries and drinking establishments are housed in older buildings just by the fact that rarely is a new brewery built from scratch because let’s face it, most older … Continue reading

American Craft Beer Week 2010

Today is the first day of American Craft Beer Week, which runs from the 17th until the 23rd. Of course, if you’re online and read beer blogs, you’re already aware of it, but just in case, here’s the blurb: Beer lovers, craft brewers, homebrewers, beer distributors, retailers, and even U.S. … Continue reading

Press Release: Karl Strauss Celebrates the Mother of All Beer Weeks

Karl Strauss Brewing Company is proud to be participating in the 5th annual American Craft Beer Week (ACBW) May 17-23, 2010. The Brewers Association kicked off American Craft Beer Week in 2006 and the event is now the largest national effort highlighting American craft brewers. Karl Strauss is making special … Continue reading

Press Release: Redhook Ale Brewery Brings Back Blonde

Returns Ale in Response to Consumer Demand In response to consumer demand, Redhook Ale Brewery (NASDAQ: HOOK) is bringing back Redhook Blonde. The golden ale, which was taken out of production in early 2009, returned to draught in the Western U.S. in April, and hits grocery store shelves in 12 … Continue reading

Received: Black Star Beer

A nice little package came today: Black Star Beer, brewed by Great Northern Brewing Company, “on hiatus from the market for the past seven years.” It’s a “double-hopped golden lager” (a Pilsner) and is currently being brewed (according to the labels) in Milwaukee, although it was originally produced in Montana … Continue reading

Press Release: Grand Teton Brewing Company Sheds Light on Its Beer Cellar

Grand Teton Brewing Company, known throughout the West for their exceptional craft brews, announces the launch of a new blog located at, dedicated to the brewery’s Cellar Reserve series of beers. The new blog, Notes from Underground, is a reference for beer drinkers who want to see how their … Continue reading

The next Session (#40): Session Beer

The topic for next month’s Session (#40!) is up, and being hosted by Top Fermented: Session Beer. What is your definition of a session beer? Is it, as Dr. Lewis suggested at the Craft Brewers Conference this year, “a pint of British wallop” or is your idea of a session … Continue reading

Received: Two from Deschutes

At the beginning of the weekend: Just to stay on the radar. Not a bad move, actually.

Press Release: New Glarus Brewing Company’s Enigma

New Glarus Brewing Company’s Daniel Carey (Diploma Master Brewer) loves to play with flavor in unexpected ways. Due to this drive, New Glarus Brewing Company‘s offerings of over 50 different brews since their inception in 1993 are extremely broad and varied. There are few breweries, if any, that can make … Continue reading