Advent Beer Calendar 2012: Day 6: Mönchshof Weihnachtsbier

For as important and influential as Germany is when it comes to beer, there doesn’t seem to be a strong tradition of Weihnachten (“Christmas”) beers—most of the ones I’ve seen are Oktoberfest-styled beers brewed special for the holidays, but there don’t seem to be many. Yet what Advent calendar would be … Continue reading

Reminder: The Session is this Friday

Just a reminder that this Friday is the next installment of The Session. The topic is beer hype, something we as bloggers should know a thing or two about…

Oregon Beer News, 12/05/2012

Oregon Beer News for Wednesday, December 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!

Advent Beer Calendar 2012: Day 5: Saranac Season’s Best

Here in the United States today is Repeal Day, celebrating the ratification of the 21st Amendment that repealed Prohibition. Happy Repeal Day! I wanted to select a beer to help commemorate the day, and thought a beer from a brewery that survived Prohibition would be perfect—and Matt Brewing Company from … Continue reading

Oregon Beer News, 12/04/2012

Oregon Beer News for Tuesday, December 4, 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 4: Castelain Ch’Ti de Noël

The French have a wonderful Christmas tradition, particularly rich in food (bûche de Noël anyone? In fact I’d love to have a beer based on this!), but France is not generally known as much for its beers. Fortunately there are a growing number of breweries that are endeavoring to change … Continue reading

Oregon Beer News, 12/03/2012

Oregon Beer News for Monday, December 3, 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 3: Highland Cold Mountain Winter Ale

Asheville, North Carolina is a bright star on the craft beer scene that’s been growing brighter in recent years, so much so that Charlie Papazian’s annual “Beer City USA” poll routinely sees Asheville ranked among the best beer cities in the country, not to mention the fact that both Sierra … Continue reading

Advent Beer Calendar 2012: Day 2: Full Sail Wassail

One of the long-lasting Yuletide traditions hearkening back to England is the practice of wassailing, more modernly known as caroling: going door-to-door singing Christmas carols and the hopes of receiving figgy pudding and “good cheer” which actually meant wassail, which (of course!) refers to the hot, mulled punch that is … Continue reading

Advent Beer Calendar 2012: Day 1: Anchor Christmas Ale

It’s the first day of December and of course that means it’s time to break out your Advent calendars, and here on The Brew Site it’s the annual Beer Advent Calendar time as well, one of my favorite blogging times of the year! Each day of December from the 1st through … Continue reading