HomebrewingMy first all-grain homebrew

Last weekend (on the 5th, actually), I brewed my first all-grain batch of homebrew, effectively taking my new mash tun setup on a test drive. Overall, I have to say it was fairly successful and ridiculously easy. I brewed a Porter, basing the recipe on a Black Butte Porter clone … Continue reading

ReviewsFirestone Walker Parabola

I realized it had been awhile since I received the PR bottle of Parabola, Firestone Walker’s barrel-aged Imperial Stout (the first time bottled, no less), and while I knew I was behind on a review (at least, in my mind I was behind), I will admit that the thought of … Continue reading

The SessionThe next Session (#42): Location

Next month’s Session is being hosted by Ramblings of a Beer Runner and the topic is location: A Special Place, A Special Beer. Two of the best ways I’ve found to explore a new place are to run around in it, and to sample the beer from it. And like … Continue reading

HomebrewingThe Session #41: Craft Beers Inspired by Homebrewing

This is the first Session where I didn’t have a post ready on the actual day of the Session (otherwise known as “Beer Blogging Friday”), which is a little disappointing (I was on a streak) but in the end I’m going with the words of Charlie Papazian: “Relax. Don’t worry. … Continue reading

EventsOregon Craft Beer Month

Welcome to the first day of Oregon Craft Beer Month; as someone said on Twitter, we have so much beer in Oregon we need more than just a week! It’s our month-long celebration of Oregon’s craft beer, culminating in the Oregon Brewers Festival from the 22nd through the 25th. You … Continue reading