Where should the Beer Bloggers Conference be held in 2012?

Sunday near the end of the Beer Bloggers Conference I tweeted: “Where should the Beer Bloggers Conference be held next year?” I promised to run the results of this (informal) poll, and based on what I’ve seen, here are the various suggestions along with number of votes, counted up in … Continue reading

Beer Bloggers Conference wrapped up

The Beer Bloggers Conference ended today and while I’m still writing about the final two days (that’s going to be a long post), I did just want to post a note saying that this was a great conference (as such things about blogging go, I imagine) and I found it … Continue reading

Beer Bloggers Conference live beer blogging

Live beer blogging! I’ll be updating this live for the next 40 or so minutes (and I’ll have pictures later). First up: Widmer Brothers Prickly Pear Braggot, from 2010. This has really aged well and was presented to us by Rob Widmer himself. 10% abv. Fruity, nice mead character, almost … Continue reading

Beer Bloggers Conference, day 1

The first day of the Beer Bloggers Conference kicked off roughly at noon with the registration and meet-and-greet, and (naturally) beer: Widmer’s Falconer’s IPA, and Sierra Nevada’s Tumbler Brown and Ovila Saison in particular were among the samples I tried. There was plenty of swag to be had, too: including … Continue reading

The Beer Bloggers Conference is underway

As I write this I’m currently sitting at the Beer Bloggers Conference during the presentation by the Brooklyn Brewshop on small-batch homebrewing, and so far it’s been a good start; in particular the keynote from John Foyston and Fred Eckhardt has been standout. Shortly we’ll be leaving for the hop … Continue reading

Bend Brewfest (8th annual)

Starting today marks the 8th annual Bend Brewfest here in Bend, and this year it looks to be the biggest one yet: it’s spread out over three days (Thursday through Saturday) and by my count has 42 breweries represented (technically, 41 breweries and the local Central Oregon Homebrewers who have … Continue reading

Phat Matt’s Brewing

Redmond, Oregon has a new brewery, Phat Matt’s Brewing Company, and by all indications it seems they are open and brewing even now—as it appears that their first beer will be debuting at this weekend’s Bend Brewfest, according to the Brewest’s Facebook post. I had a sneak peak of their … Continue reading

Updates to the Sour Beer Session roundup

I’ve posted a couple of updates to my roundup of this month’s Sour Beer Session; in particular since it was first published I added links to The Tale of the Ale and A Beer in Hand, plus corrected a missing link from Ramblings of a Beer Runner. Go check ’em … Continue reading

PDX Beer Week presents: Barrel-Aged Beer Seminar & Tasting

Wednesday August 24th 6pm Hopworks Urban Brewery – Banquet Room 2944 SE Powell Blvd Portland, OR 97202 Tel: 503 / 232-HOPS (4677) Tickets $26 http://tinyurl.com/3uhatxk Barrel aging beer is a longstanding tradition among brewers that has come to the forefront of craft brewing. Partially science, but mostly art, few have mastered the … Continue reading

Countdown to the Beer Blogger’s Conference

We are now three days away from the start of this year’s Beer Bloggers Conference! It looks like there are now 88 registered attendees, and registration is still open if you would like to attend—yes it’s fairly last-minute, but I think this is going to be a really good conference … Continue reading