Monthly Archives: December 2011

Oregon Beer News, 12/22/2011

Here’s the beer news from around Oregon for Thursday, December 22nd. I’ll be updating this post throughout the day so if you have some news to share, contact me and I can get it posted. Jeff at Beervana is soliciting votes for this year’s Satori Award, his annual “enlightenment” award that is awarded “for the beer released in the previous year (roughly) by an Oregon brewery (roughly) for a regular or seasonal beer”. It’s fun … Continue reading →

Advent Beer Calendar 2011: Day 22: Brooklyn Winter Ale

Today’s beer pick comes from New York’s venerable Brooklyn Brewery: Brooklyn Winter Ale. I’ve been looking forward to including Brooklyn Brewery in the Advent Calendar since 2006, when I featured their Monster Ale barleywine; they are one of what I consider to be the “Old Guard” of American microbreweries and including their Winter Ale is especially fitting since Brewmaster Garrett Oliver’s The Oxford Companion to Beer also came out this year. Brooklyn Winter Ale is … Continue reading →

Oregon Beer News, 12/21/2011

Here’s the Oregon beer news for Wednesday, the 21st of December. I’ll be updating this post throughout the day with news that I come across, so if you have something to share please contact me and I’ll update it here. BridgePort Brewing (Portland) is holding the “world premiere” of their latest beer, Dark Rain, at the Concordia Ale House tomorrow (Thursday the 22nd) from 11am until the keg blows. Concordia post a picture of the … Continue reading →

Advent Beer Calendar 2011: Day 21: Hook Norton Twelve Days

Today’s beer comes from the Hook Norton Brewery in England: their Twelve Days, a festive brown ale billed as a “Strong Ale” (at 5.5% abv that’s strong for English ales). While a nutty, malty presence gives it that warming Christmas character, it also (somewhat amusingly to me) looks the part, according to the Brewery, being the color of “perfect Christmas pudding.” Twelve Days has a dominant malty palate with nutty flavours. The use of roasted … Continue reading →

Oregon Beer News, 12/20/2011

Here’s the Oregon beer news for Tuesday, December 20th. I’ve noticed (and suspected) that the news is quieter this week (for obvious reasons), but there’s still stuff going on. I’ll be updating this post throughout the day so please contact me if you have news to share. To continue with the “last minute Christmas shopping” theme I started yesterday, The Bier Stein (Eugene) has just the thing for you: “Hey, all you last minute shoppers! … Continue reading →