Monthly Archives: May 2011

“10 Best Beers for Tech Geeks”

I haven’t posted one of these types of things in a while, but it was sent to me today and yes, it did amuse me: The 10 Best Beers for Tech Geeks. Like all such lists, it’s entirely arbitrary but I did enjoy some of their choices.

The next Session: Breweriana

The next Session is being hosted by All Over Beer, and it’s on a topic that hasn’t been covered yet: Beer Collectibles and Breweriana. As host of Session #52, I’ve decided not to focus on the substance of beer, but the material that plays a supporting role. Bottles, coasters, cans, labels, ads, tap handles, church keys, hats, t-shirts, tip trays, glassware and signs have been collected by fanatics ever since beer has been sold. These … Continue reading →

Sahalie, a new kind of beer/brewery

I wrote the other day about a possible 10 breweries in Bend (12 in Central Oregon overall) but I may need to amend that number to 11. This potential 11th brewery revolves around a new way of thinking about beer and building a brewery around it. It’s a hugely interesting idea, but there’s some backstory. Paul Arney was a long-time brewer for Deschutes Brewery—he ran the (Bend) pub brewhouse and the R&D brewing program for … Continue reading →

A possible 10th Bend brewery

Yesterday’s local newspaper, the Bend Bulletin, reports on the possibility of Bend getting yet another brewery—one that could potentially be the tenth brewery in Bend if so. The article itself is behind the Bulletin’s paywall, so I can’t link it, but here are the relevant bits: City of Bend officials have been in discussions with part-time Bend resident Roger Worthington about the idea of building a brewery and outdoor beer garden on the east edge … Continue reading →

The Session #51: Beer and Cheese Pairing (Part 3)

This month’s Session has Jay Brooks tasking us to pair beer and cheese, and to do so he selected three cheeses (a cheddar, a blue, and a chèvre) to pair with beers (and write about). I’m breaking my Session notes into three parts, covering a beer and cheese pairing each; first was Fort George Brewing’s Vortex IPA with Tillamook Vintage White Cheddar, and the second was Pelican 2010 Stormwatcher’s Winterfest Barleywine with Rogue Creamery Blue … Continue reading →