Monthly Archives: December 2012

Advent Beer Calendar 2012: Day 19: Weeping Radish Christmas Bier

Today’s beer pick is a beer which I featured way back during the first year of the Beer Advent Calendar, the Doppelbock Christmas Bier from North Carolina’s oldest craft brewery, Weeping Radish. Strongly influenced by German brewing traditions, Weeping Radish brews all of their beers under the guidelines of the Reinheitsgebot, using only malt, hops, water, and yeast, and the Doppelbock is no exception. It’s an 8.1% abv dark lager, brewed with over 50% Munich … Continue reading →

Worthy Brewing: First look, first brew

Today was a big day for Bend’s newest brewery, Worthy Brewing Company: Brewmaster Chad Kennedy and Head Brewer Dustin Kellner officially brewed up their first batch of beer on the new 30bbl system! The beer is a standard American Pale Ale (dubbed “Eastside Pale” I believe) intended to test and calibrate the brewhouse as well as get that first brew under the brewery’s belt before the end of the year. Lest you get the wrong … Continue reading →

Advent Beer Calendar 2012: Day 18: Noche Buena

In all the years I’ve been doing this Beer Advent Calendar, I’ve always wanted to work in a beer from Mexico—but never have, largely due to the dearth of breweries in Mexico producing holiday beers. And in fact, the one I always had in mind to include is today’s pick, Noche Buena, which until fairly recently was one of those elusive, hard-to-find beers that weren’t often seen outside of Mexico. Yes, there’s an elephant in … Continue reading →