BloggingHop Press: Mirror Pond test beers and Zwickelmania

Over on the Hop Press this weekend I wrote about a couple of (overdue) items: test beers of Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery, and the local Zwickelmania wrap-up. Not too long ago Deschutes started a new online marketing project for members of their Bitter Truth newsletter (the email … Continue reading

The SessionThe next Session: Regular beer

Hosting duties seem to have come full circle for Stan for The Session, as he’s hosting March’s edition (#49)—Season Five, as he calls it. The topic is “Regular beer“: Please write about a regular beer (time to lose the quotation marks). You get to define what that means, but a … Continue reading

Theme WeekTheme Week: On hiatus

This week would ordinarily be the monthly Theme Week here, but instead I’m putting it on hiatus for the near future. Not because I don’t have ideas of things to write about—rather, I have too many ideas for things I want to do, and (of course) never enough time to … Continue reading

BreweriesSo what is The Stoic?

A couple of weeks ago I received the media tip sheet for Deschutes Brewery, detailing upcoming events and beers, and while most of the items on the list were known quantities (Twilight, Hop in the Dark, Zwickelmania), there’s an intriguing new beer listed under mysterious circumstances: The Stoic, to be … Continue reading

EventsZwickelmania 2011

This Saturday, February 19th, is Oregon’s 3rd annual Zwickelmania event: “a free statewide event that offers visitors a chance to tour Oregon breweries, meet the brewers and sample their favorite beers.” The Oregon Brewers Guild has a fantastic listing of all the participants—worth checking to see what’s local to you—but … Continue reading

EventsWake and worldwide toast to Don Younger

I’ve been really behind on blogging, and nearly missed the boat on blogging these items: tomorrow is the wake and a worldwide toast to the late Don Younger. The Horse Brass Pub announced Tuesday that it would be closed for regular business on Sunday, Feb. 13 for a wake to … Continue reading