Monthly Archives: November 2011

Guess what?

…Tomorrow’s the first day of the Beer Advent Calendar!! I’m excited because it’s one of my favorite times of year to blog, thinking up the beers to reveal each day. Although (in true blog vs. day job fashion) I’m also (still/pertpetually) a bit behind on nailing down the beers for the entire month, and this year I haven’t done something as cool as the previous two and enlisted other bloggers and writers to contribute. Maybe … Continue reading →

Oregon Beer News, 11/30/2011

Here’s the beer news from around Oregon for this last day of November. Don’t forget the Holiday Ale Festival kicks off today, heralding the… well, not exactly start of the Christmas beer season, but close enough. I’ll be updating this news page throughout the day, so if you have any to share, contact me and I’ll report it. McMenamins is releasing a special 2011 vintage “Whiskey Widow”—a special barrel-aged version of their Black Widow Porter … Continue reading →

GoodLife, Bend Brewing collaboration

I’m a big fan of collaboration brews, and here in Bend Tonya Cornett of Bend Brewing is the go-to brewer for collaboration: in addition to numerous collaboration with Sean Paxton (the Homebrew Chef), she has also brewed with Tomme Arthur of The Lost Abbey and JD Wetherspoon’s in England. And now, she’s teamed up with GoodLife Brewing‘s Curt Plants for a Scotch Ale that GoodLife is releasing tomorrow: Come join us on Wednesday, November 30th … Continue reading →

Oregon Beer News, 11/29/2011

Getting back into the swing of things with news for Tuesday, November 29th. We’re smack in the middle of the holiday season and news and events are appropriately themed (gotta love it!). I’ll be updating news throughout the day so if you have something to share contact me and I’ll get it on here. The Holiday Ale Festival kicks off in Portland tomorrow, lasting from the 30th through Sunday, December 4th: the big winter counterpart … Continue reading →

Oregon Beer News, post-holiday

…will start back up tomorrow. Being out of town and mostly offline for the week and then traveling all weekend left me with a bunch of catching-up to do all around. In the meantime, I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving holiday and is now getting ready for Christmas!