Monthly Archives: April 2012

The next Session: the Beer Moment

The next edition of The Session (the 63rd) has been announced, and it’s being hosted by British beer writer Pete Brown. The topic Pete is suggesting is a provocative one: the “Beer Moment.” My approach to beer writing is by no means the only approach, but I write to try to encourage other people to share the simple joy of beer as much as I do, to switch on people who drink beer but don’t … Continue reading →

Shock Top Lemon Shandy

The Shock Top division of Anheuser-Busch (one of their “craft” beer arms, very similar to Coors’ Blue Moon arm) has been on a roll lately, cranking out new Shock Top variations beyond their original Belgian-style White variety: earlier this year they introduced “Wheat IPA” which is solidly in the Belgian Wit/American IPA category, and for spring they’ve introduced Shock Top Lemon Shandy, of which I received several bottles at the beginning of the month. A “shandy” … Continue reading →

Three Creeks “IPAPRIL”

We headed over to Sisters today to visit Three Creeks Brewing for lunch and to partake in their “IPAPRIL” tap takeover: 10 Oregon IPAs available individually or in samples, with a full sampler tray for $15. Of course I went with the full sampler tray! The beers they’re pouring are: Caldera IPA Ft. George Vortex IPA Boneyard RPM IPA Lompoc Valley of the Hops Double Mountain Hop Lava Laurelwood Gearhead IPA Three Creeks Hoodoo Voodoo … Continue reading →