Mississippi beer law is closer to being amended

I’ve been loosely following along with the Raise Your Pints campaign in Mississippi, whose goals are to legalize homebrewing and to amend their state’s beer laws to raise the allowable alcohol content from 5% by weight to 8% by weight (6.25% to 10% by volume), since being introduced to it … Continue reading

Oregon Beer News, 03/07/2012

Oregon Beer News for Wednesday, March 7, 2012. News in beer and brewing from all around Oregon, including events, tastings, festivals, and more. If you have news to share, let me know!

The next Session: Why blog?

The next Session has been announced for April, and it’s being hosted by Angelo of Brewpublic: What Drives Beer Bloggers? Angelo has crafted a thoughtful introduction to this topic—go read it—and asks, But why do people decide to start a blog (Okay, so not all “blogs” are personal. Many breweries … Continue reading

Oregon Beer News, 03/06/2012

Oregon Beer News for Tuesday, March 6, 2012. News in beer and brewing from all around Oregon, including events, tastings, festivals, and more. If you have news to share, let me know!

Pliny the Younger in Bend at The Brew Shop 3/11

Russian River Brewing‘s much-coveted Pliny the Younger is coming to Bend again this year (read about its appearance last year) and this time it’s showing up this Sunday, March 11th, at The Brew Shop. However, besides just offering a packed-house-tasting, The Brew Shop (and downstairs Platypus Pub) is turning this into … Continue reading

Oregon Beer News, 03/05/2012

Oregon Beer News for Monday, March 5, 2012. News in beer and brewing from all around Oregon, including events, tastings, festivals, and more. If you have news to share, let me know!

Received: Deschutes Chainbreaker White IPA

Friday I received these from Deschutes Brewery: Three bottles of Chainbreaker White IPA right off the bottling line. (Actually I don’t know that they are “right off the line” but it sounds good so I’m going with it). Chainbreaker is the new year-round bottled addition to Deschutes’ core lineup (something … Continue reading

Received: Widmer 3-pack

This package arrived Thursday from Widmer Brothers: A bottle each of Pitch Black IPA, Nelson Imperial IPA, and the new Oatmeal Porter, along with a sample bottle of “Bro-Oats” (oats that have been custom roasted specifically for Widmer by Briess Malting) and a Widmer goblet. The three bees are together … Continue reading

The Session #61: What makes local beer better?

It’s the first Friday of the month, and that means it’s time for another round of The Session: collaborative beer blogging in which a given “host” for the month suggests a topic and everyone else (whether “beer” or “regular” blogger) writes something about that topic. Our host will then compile … Continue reading

Bend Brewing anniversary and profile of Head Brewer Ian Larkin

Bend Brewing Company is 17 years old this year, and tomorrow, Saturday the 3rd, they are celebrating this 17th Anniversary with specials, live music, and a killer beer line-up: Beginning at 4pm we will have 1/2 priced appetizers, as well as $2.75 pints. At 7pm there will be live music … Continue reading