The Session #48: Does dispense matter?

I think The Session snuck up on me this month, or January just flew by way too fast! This month’s topic comes from the Reluctant Scooper, and he’s asking the question, Does dispense matter? The method of beer dispense often raises the hackles of even the most seasoned beer drinker. … Continue reading

Help Advance Homebrewing Legislation in Oregon

This email from the Brewers Association is hitting the inboxes of Oregon homebrewers, and it’s for a good cause: supporting Oregon Senate Bill 444 which seeks to amend the 30-year-old law regarding homebrewed beer which was reinterpreted last year. Many of you are likely aware that the Oregon Liquor Control … Continue reading

Deschutes has Brett in some beer

Two days ago Deschutes Brewery posted a very interesting item on their blog, which I’m excerpting (the full post is worth a read, so go do that too): But, we also had the Black Butte XXII issue and we have had recurring comments about sour 2009 The Abyss. Now, we … Continue reading

Press Release: Pike Brewing’s 3rd Annual Chocofest

Billed as “foreplay before the big day”, Pike‘s 3rd Annual Chocofest is a romantic and educational way to discover the wide variety of chocolate treats from here and around the world. Stations set up throughout the Micro Brewery Museum and Naughty Nelly Room feature different chocolate treats, each presented by … Continue reading

Don Younger has passed away

Sad news out of Portland this week: Publican Don Younger, owner of the Horse Brass Pub and one of the most influential figures in the American beer scene for over 30 years (particularly here in Oregon), has passed away. There’s already been a lot of good stuff written about Younger, … Continue reading