Advent Beer Calendar 2011: Day 14: Page 24 Bière de Noël

Today’s beer is another Christmas ale from France: Page 24 Bière de Noël from Brasserie Saint-Germain in the northern region of the country. Like Jenlain’s beer, this one is brewed “in the great tradition of the North”—which led me to dig around a bit and discover that the French tradition of … Continue reading

Oregon Beer News, 12/13/2011

Here’s the beer news from around Oregon for Tuesday, the 13th of December. As usual I’m curating the news from around the web and will be updating this post throughout the day; if you have news you’d like to share, please contact me and I’ll get it updated. Coalition Brewing … Continue reading

Advent Beer Calendar 2011: Day 13: McMenamins Kris Kringle

Today’s selection is the annual Yuletide ale from the McMenamins breweries of Oregon and Washington: Kris Kringle. This Winter Warmer makes its appearance every year from roughly Thanksgiving through Christmas, and this year for only the second time ever McMenamins has made it available in bottles—last year it was an … Continue reading

The next Session: When not drinking beer…

The announcement for the next Session, #59 in January, has hit the net, and it’s being hosted by Mario Rubio of Brewed For Thought. The topic is perhaps a bit counterintuitive: What do you drink when you’re not drinking beer? I almost always drink beer, but when I don’t… So … Continue reading

Oregon Beer News, 12/12/2011

Here’s the Oregon beer news for Monday, December 12th. We’re now less that two weeks until Christmas! (I hope you’re getting your beer shopping done!) I’ll be updating this news page throughout the day, so feel free to contact me if you have something to share. Burnside Brewing (Portland): Tonight is … Continue reading

Advent Beer Calendar 2011: Day 12: Saint Arnold Christmas Ale

Today’s beer pick comes to us from Texas’ oldest craft brewery, Saint Arnold Brewing in Houston: the malty and rich Saint Arnold Christmas Ale. Saint Arnold brews this beer in the style of an Old Ale to 7% abv; it was first brewed in 1995 and has racked up a number … Continue reading

Advent Beer Calendar 2011: Day 11: Alpirsbacher Klosterbräu Weihnachtsbier

Today’s pick comes from Germany, but don’t let the long name in the title intimidate you: Alpirsbacher Klosterbräu Weihnachtsbier is simply the Christmas Beer (literally, “Weihnachtsbier” means “Christmas Beer” in German) from the Monastery Brewery in the German town of Alpirsbach. This Christmas Beer is a golden, easy-to-drink Festbier that comes … Continue reading

Brewing Up Cocktails, winter edition

I forgot to include this on the Oregon beer news post this week: if you’re in the Portland area tonight, check out The Hop and Vine for a special winter and holiday-themed edition of Brewing Up Cocktails, the latest in the “series of events explores the interplay of craft beer … Continue reading

Advent Beer Calendar 2011: Day 10: Anchor Christmas Ale

Today’s beer pick has appeared on the Beer Advent Calendar every year since I started: Anchor Christmas Ale (also known as Our Special Ale). This is the beer that established the modern Christmas beer tradition in American craft brewing: first introduced in 1975, this is a dark, spiced ale with … Continue reading

Oregon Beer News, 12/09/2011

Happy Friday! I don’t know about you, but it’s been a long week. Here’s the news in beer from around Oregon for today, December 9th, and going into the weekend. I’ll be curating and updating throughout the day, so if you have some news you’d like to share, contact me … Continue reading