Monthly Archives: February 2012

The Ale Apothecary (Bend) is official!

I’m incredibly excited to read this blog post from Paul Arney announcing that The Ale Apothecary (his brewery venture that I wrote about in detail here) is now official and brewing beer! (The blog post was published on Wednesday the 22nd and I had posted the announced the first beer on the 15th, after seeing a Facebook post.) The Ale Apothecary has been approved, licensed, granted, sanctioned, decreed, and authorized to manufacture malt beverages by … Continue reading →

Worthy Brewing groundbreaking ceremony

Yesterday (Friday the 24th of February) was a perfect day for the official groundbreaking ceremony for one of Bend’s newest brewery ventures, Worthy Brewing Company—nearly 60 degrees, clear and sunny (contrasted with this morning as I write this, it’s snowing somewhat heavily). Principals Chad Kennedy and Roger Worthington had arranged a nice setup to welcome guests to the groundbreaking: an outdoor event tent with tables and chairs for guests, a keg of Boneyard Beer‘s RPM … Continue reading →

No Oregon Beer News for today

I’m sure you’ve all been waiting with baited breath for the Oregon Beer News post today (I know I was!) but unfortunately the day got away from me and I’m getting ready to head over to the Worthy Brewing groundbreaking. I might be back with a news post later or tomorrow, and with a report on Worthy.

The next Session: Local beer (again but different)

I’m behind on posting this, but the next Session—number 61, taking place on Friday, March 2nd—is being hosted by Matt at the Hoosier Beer Geek and the topic is “What makes local beer better?” The topic I’ve been thinking about is local beer. The term is being used by just about every craft brewer in the country.   What does it really mean though?  Is it more of a marketing term or is there substance … Continue reading →