ReviewsPoint 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

NewsOregon 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!

Marketing/PRReceived: 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

The SessionThe 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

NewsOregon 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!

Beer Advent CalendarAdvent 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

NewsOregon 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!