Advent Beer Calendar 2011: Day 20: Jewbelation 15 and 8 Malty Nights

Today to commemorate the first day of Hanukkah (which begins at sunset) I have picked not one but two Hanukkah beers (the only two that I’m aware of, in fact): Shmaltz Brewing’s Jewbelation 15, and Lompoc Brewing’s 8 Malty Nights. Picking the two of them together was actually inspired by the teaming … Continue reading

Oregon Beer News, 12/19/2011

Countdown to Christmas! Here’s the beer news for Oregon for Monday, December 19th. I’ll be updating the news throughout the day, if you have something to share feel free to contact me and I’ll post it. Since we’re in the Christmas countdown—only six more days!—you may of course be looking … Continue reading

Advent Beer Calendar 2011: Day 19: Abita Christmas Ale

Today’s beer pick comes from the oldest brewery in the American southeast: Abita Christmas Ale from Abita Brewing. Founded in 1986, Abita is celebrating their 25th anniversary this year and is Louisiana’s premier craft brewery, located 30 miles north of New Orleans. Their Christmas Ale is a 5.5% abv holiday … Continue reading

Advent Beer Calendar 2011: Day 18: Terminal Gravity Festivale

Today’s beer pick comes from Terminal Gravity Brewing in the remote, tiny Oregon town of Enterprise: their Festivale, a strong ale brewed to 8.3% alcohol by volume. Terminal Gravity’s Festivale is in the style of British strong or “old” ales.  We brewed it to be fairly dry so that it … Continue reading

Advent Beer Calendar 2011: Day 17: Moerlein Christkindl

Today’s beer selection comes from the Christian Moerlein Brewing Company in Cincinnati, Ohio: their Christkindl Winter Warmer Ale. Cincinnati has a rich German heritage which is reflected in the Moerlein beers, and Christkindl is no exception: the name literally means “Christmas” in German (as does “Weihnacht”). This is a malty … Continue reading

Oregon Beer News, 12/16/2011

Here’s the beer news for Oregon for Friday the 17th of December, and going into the weekend. TGIF! I’ll be updating this post throughout the day, so contact me if you have some news you’d like to share. Pelican Pub & Brewery (Pacific City) now has their Bridal Ale on … Continue reading

Advent Beer Calendar 2011: Day 16: Grand Teton Coming Home

Today’s beer pick comes from the base of the Teton Mountains in eastern Idaho: Grand Teton Brewing’s Coming Home Holiday Ale 2011. This is the second vintage in Grand Teton’s annual Holiday Ale program—featuring a different cellar-able beer each year—and this 2011 edition is brewed in the style of a … Continue reading

Oregon Beer News, 12/15/2011

Here’s the Oregon beer news for Thursday, December 15th. There are a lot of events going on today, as Jeff noted earlier in the week, particularly in Portland. I’ll be updating this news throughout the day, so if you have additional news or events you’d like to share, contact me … Continue reading

Advent Beer Calendar 2011: Day 15: Scaldis Noël

Today’s beer pick is a Belgian Christmas classic: Scaldis Noël, also known as Bush de Noël in its native country, from Brasserie Dubuisson in western Belgium. Admittedly, “classic” might be a bit of a misnomer, as even though Dubuisson was founded in 1769, Scaldis Noël was introduced only two decades ago, … Continue reading

Oregon Beer News, 12/14/2011

Here’s the news for Oregon beer for Wednesday, December 14th. We’re halfway through the week! I’ll be updating this page of news throughout the day, so if you have news to share please contact me and I’ll add it. Full Sail Brewing (Hood River) has big things going on all … Continue reading