Monthly Archives: November 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy—or Hoppy—Thanksgiving! Hope everyone’s safe and happy and enjoying some tasty beers today. I might post something later with pictures of various beers being consumed today; we’ll see how awake I am later. In the meantime, enjoy the holiday!

Thanksgiving Week: Thanksgiving Beer

The title of this post might seem redundant since I just talked about beers to pair with Thanksgiving dinner, but on the contrary: I was wondering, there are beers brewed specifically for other holidays, so does anyone actually make a beer specifically for Thanksgiving (as opposed to “beers to pair with”)? It turns out there is exactly one: Mayflower Thanksgiving Ale from Mayflower Brewing Company in Plymouth, Massachusetts, appropriately enough. The relatively young brewery (founded … Continue reading →

Thanksgiving Week (2010)

This week it’s Thanksgiving here in the U.S., and also coincides with Theme Week here at The Brew Site, so I thought I’d do something similar to last year and combine the two with Thanksgiving-themed blogging to round out the holiday. Thanksgiving naturally evokes the beer-and-meal pairing posts from the beer blogs, with everyone offering up great suggestions on what beer to drink with what part of the meal. Carla, the Beer Babe, short circuits … Continue reading →

McMenamins’ Terminator Stout is 25 years old this week

I just discovered that one of McMenamins‘ flagship beers, their Terminator Stout, is turning 25 years old this week on November 19th. Apparently it was the 12th beer brewed by McMenamins—not just the 12th beer at a particular McMenamins location, but their 12th ever. So this Friday they’ve got a number of Terminator-related things planned: In addition to the special anniversary pricing on pints (two bucks), bottles (four bucks) and online Terminator attire and photo … Continue reading →

The Dissident v2.0

Deschutes Brewery is about to unleash The Dissident, their Flanders Oud Bruin-style wild ale, with an official release party this Friday the 19th (both in Bend and Portland). This year’s version is 10% alcohol by volume (the original was billed at 9%) and it should be interesting to compare side-by-side with my 2008 bottle. The release party sounds pretty good too: in addition to being able to purchase bottles (which go on sale at 11am … Continue reading →