Point Blank Distributing tap takeover at Broken Top Bottle Shop

This evening my wife and I popped in over at Broken Top Bottle Shop to check out the Point Blank Distributing tap takeover they had going on; they were pouring a terrific lineup of limited and rare beers, including Cantillon Grand Cru Bruocsella, Cantillon Fou’ Foune, Boneyard Barrel-aged Suge Knite, Petrus Aged Pale … Continue reading

Oregon Beer News, 12/10/2012

Oregon Beer News for Monday, December 10, 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!

Advent Beer Calendar 2012: Day 10: Three Floyds Alpha Klaus

We touched on Santa Claus very briefly in a roundabout way back on the 6th (St. Nicholas Day, with St. Nicholas being a northern European precursor/version of Santa), but the Beer Advent Calendar hasn’t yet featured a Santa-themed beer. Three Floyds Brewing from Munster, Indiana to the rescue with their … Continue reading

Received: Kona Big Wave (beer and cocktail)

I received a package from Kona Brewing on Friday containing quite a nice arrangement—dovetailing perfectly with my Session post on “beer hype” that it nearly became the subject—and an unexpected one: the first time I believe I’ve received a PR package acknowledging and centering around a beer cocktail. Here’s the … Continue reading

Advent Beer Calendar 2012: Day 9: Breckenridge Christmas Ale

We’re now just over one-third of the way through the Beer Advent Calendar, which also means Christmas Day is a mere 16 days away! And according to Wikipedia, today’s Christmas-themed day is “Anna’s Day, [which] marks the day to start the preparation process of the lutefisk to be consumed on … Continue reading

Advent Beer Calendar 2012: Day 8: Dupont Avec Les Bons Voeux

One of the staple Christmas carols hitting the airwaves and school programs this time of year is the ever-popular “We Wish You a Merry Christmas”—one which if you ignore the slightly sinister undertones (“Bring us a figgy pudding… / We won’t go until we get some / So bring it … Continue reading

The Session #70: Don’t Believe the Hype

I drank The Best Beer in the World tonight. No lie. Before I reveal what it was, take a moment and think about that phrase—“the best beer in the world.” There’s no doubt that it’s a loaded statement, and yet I have no doubt that you have an idea of … Continue reading

Oregon Beer News, 12/07/2012

Oregon Beer News for Friday, December 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!

Advent Beer Calendar 2012: Day 7: Bison Organic Gingerbread Ale

Nothing says “Christmas” quite like gingerbread: gingerbread houses, gingerbread men, gingersnap cookies (one of my favorite Christmas cookies)—there’s something about the combination of ginger and molasses, rich and spicy, that pairs well with the season, evoking warm kitchens, hot chocolate (or eggnog), fresh-cut fir trees, hearty food, and a plate … Continue reading

Oregon Beer News, 12/06/2012

Oregon Beer News for Thursday, December 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!