Oregon’s April beer fests

April must be the start of beer festival season here in Oregon, as the last three weekends of the month each see a brewfest that would be worth visiting. (Not discounting last month’s Barleywine Fest at the Lucky Lab, but this month is when they seem to start happening in … Continue reading

Pierre Celis has passed away

I first saw this news over on Jay’s site two days ago, and since then there’s been much more written: Pierre Celis passed away at the age of 86. Celis was the brewer who single-handedly revived the Belgian Witbier style in the 1960s while brewing for Hoegaarden, and went on … Continue reading

The next Session: Beer and Cheese

Jay Brooks is hosting the next Session—#51, coming up May 6th—and the topic he’s put together is the most involved Session yet: The Great Online Beer & Cheese-Off. It’s complicated, so be sure to go read the entire post, but here’s the nutshell version: Below are three cheeses. I chose … Continue reading

Portland Fruit Beer Festival poster

I initially wrote the other day about the Portland Fruit Beer Festival coming up in June; and today Ezra over at The New School posted a (preliminary?) image of the poster for the fest: So we have some more info now: 11 to 9 on June 11th, 11 to 6 … Continue reading

Stone Lukcy Basartd Ale

No, that is not a typo in the title—it’s much harder to misspell correctly! Stone Brewing offered up Lukcy Basartd Ale this past November as a one-time release, celebrating 13 years of Arrogant Bastard (a blend of Arrogant and Double Bastard, apparently). They decided to get clever on the packaging, … Continue reading

The Session #50: What makes you buy someone’s beer?

Today is the 50th iteration of The Session, and it fell upon Alan over at A Good Beer Blog to select the topic—particularly apropos because Alan is one of the long-time beer bloggers, one of the proto-beer-bloggers, if you will (he’s been doing this a bit longer than I have), … Continue reading