Monthly Archives: September 2010

GABF 2010

The Great American Beer Festival is all set to kick off in a couple days over there in Denver; from the 16th through the 18th some 49,000 people are estimated to roll into town. This is of course The Show for American breweries: The 29th edition of the Great American Beer Festival (GABF). The premier U.S. beer festival is expected to serve more than 2,200 different beers, in 1-ounce tasting portions, from an estimated 462 … Continue reading →

Hop Press: Noble Brewing, Bend, Oregon

Over on my Hop Press blog this weekend, I wrote about the up-and-coming Noble Brewing here in Bend. Slated to open (probably) in early January 2011, Noble will up Bend’s brewery count to seven (nine for the area total). Incidentally, that’s about 1 brewery for every 11,500 people, more per capita than Portland with about 1 in 16,600. Noble Brewing, address 1355 SW Commerce, Bend, OR 97702 Opening the beginning of January 2011 Planning at … Continue reading →

Hopworks Urban Brewery

Our Labor Day trip to Portland yielded a first-time visit to the iconic Hopworks Urban Brewery, fast becoming one of Portland’s premier microbreweries thanks to their solid beer, good food and emphasis on green, organic, sustainable lifestyles. No exaggeration—if anything, I’m understating; they have taken a thorough approach to this: HUB is Portland’s first Eco-Brewpub to offer all organic handcrafted beers, fresh local ingredients, and a sustainable building with a relaxed and casual atmosphere. Brewmaster … Continue reading →

The next Session: Frankenstein Beers

The Beer Babe has the write-up for this month’s Session post, and The Beer Wench has hosting duties for next month’s Session. The topic she’s choosing: “Frankenstein Beers.” Many craft brewers are like Frankenstein. They have become mad scientists obsessed with defying the laws of brewing and creating beers that transcend style guidelines. These “Frankenstein Beers” challenge the way people perceive beer. They are freaks of nature — big, bold and intense. The ingredients resemble … Continue reading →

Weekend beer notes

No, I didn’t go to The Little Woody, because we were spending our Labor Day weekend in Portland instead. But there’s still some beer stuff to talk about. Lunch at Hopworks Urban Brewery, enjoying a taster tray of all ten of their current offerings plus a delicious burger. It was my first time to HUB, I’ll have a full review soon. Finally visited Belmont Station at their new(ish) location at 45th and Stark. Bought a … Continue reading →