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 … 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 … Continue reading

Oregon Beer News, 12/18/2012

Oregon Beer News for Tuesday, December 18, 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 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, … Continue reading

Oregon Beer News, 12/17/2012

Oregon Beer News for Monday, December 17, 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 17: Geary’s Winter Ale

If I were to ask what your concept of a “classical” or “traditional” Christmas were to be, what would come to mind? For myself, it’s probably the idea of Christmas in New England, with snow falling outside, candles in the windows of the Colonial style homes, roaring fires in huge … Continue reading

Advent Beer Calendar 2012: Day 16: Schlafly Christmas Ale

When you think of “beer” and “St. Louis, Missouri” the first thing that comes to mind probably doesn’t have much to do with Christmas or (necessarily) craft beer. But St. Louis has been becoming more and more known in recent years as a craft beer destination, thanks to a number … Continue reading

Advent Beer Calendar 2012: Day 15: Hair of the Dog Doggie Claws

From Winter Warmers to spiced specialties to IPAs to strong Belgian ales, Christmas beers are offered up in a variety of styles to celebrate the holidays, and sometimes nothing is more comforting that a big, old-school, malty, warming barleywine: the perfect Christmas Eve tipple by the fire, after the meal … Continue reading

Oregon Beer News, 12/14/2012

Oregon Beer News for Friday, December 14, 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 14: Gouden Carolus Christmas

The Belgian brewers have a strong tradition of brewing up special Christmas beers (bières de Noël), often special stronger ales than the brewery’s usual lineup, and many are spiced to evoke the tastes and aromas of the holidays. (Of course, American brewers have long adopted this same tradition with their … Continue reading