Monthly Archives: March 2011

Portland Fruit Beer Festival

Looks like Portland is getting another beer festival, slated for June 11th and 12th: the Fruit Beer Festival. That’s based on The New School’s Ezra’s Twitter feed today, and this post on the Oregon Brew Crew site: Burnside Brewing, OBC’s host for the recent March out meeting, will be introducing the Portland Fruit Beer Festival on Saturday, June 11th and Sunday, June 12th featuring many one-off, special brews from commercial brewers.¬†They’ve has asked the Oregon … Continue reading →

The Oregon homebrew law is officially fixed.

As reported by John Foyston and originally posted on the Oregon Home Brewers Alliance site, yesterday Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber signed SB 444 into law—making the recently-broken aspects of homebrewing (transportation, competitions, etc.) legal again! Quoting: Once again thanks goes out to everyone that works so hard on getting this law changed.¬† In review SB 444 allows the following: Eliminates the restrictions on the transportation of homebrew Eliminates the restrictions on where homebrew can be … Continue reading →

Goose Island, Anheuser-Busch, and more.

The news that rocked the beer world today, that of Anheuser-Busch buying Chicago’s Goose Island Brewing, has (predictably) generated a ton of comments and I’m quite sure a mess of vitriol on the various craft beer forums. I prefer to take an even-handed approach to this news: let’s wait and see what happens. From a day-to-day standpoint for Goose Island, nothing changes except for some shifts amongst the brewers (interestingly, the new Brewmaster as of … Continue reading →

Three Creeks FivePine Porter

I have such a backlog of reviews—this one for Three Creeks Brewing‘s FivePine Porter dates back to the end of December (it was a gift from my good friend Shannon). This is a dry chocolate Porter that I believe was originally brewed for Three Creeks’ two-year anniversary last July and has since made it into the regular lineup. Unfortunately I can’t be sure because their website isn’t up to date on their beer listings—or at … Continue reading →

The next Session (#50)

The next Session is the 50th edition of the group beer blogging event, and it’s being hosted by Alan over at the venerable A Good Beer Blog. Alan’s always lifting the edges of the curtains to see what’s behind them and dropping thought-provoking posts over on his blog, and his topic for the 50th Session is suitably philosophic: So, based on all of that, here is where I am going: what makes you buy someone’s … Continue reading →