Monthly Archives: February 2013

Zwickelmania ’13 roundup

The fifth annual Oregon Craft Beer Zwickelmania is in the books, and, like last year, my wife and I were joined by our friends Paul and Sandi and we managed to visit seven Bend breweries over the course of the day. And yes, we played Bingo along the way! Here are a few notes about the day and a photo roundup (with the full gallery at the end). (Of course, a caveat: as the day … Continue reading →

The next Session: Auditing beer

The next Session for March has been announced—it’s number 73, and in fact it’s the anniversary (month) of the very first Session post which took place in March of 2007!—and it’s being hosted by Adam at Pints and Pubs: “Beer Audit.” I’m interested to know if you take stock of the beers you have, what’s in your cellar, and what does it tell you about your drinking habits. This could include a mention of the oldest, strongest, wildest … Continue reading →

Zwickelmania Bingo!

The other day in my post on tomorrow’s Zwickelmania I made a mention of a “Zwickelmania Bingo” game. Well last night and early this morning I hacked together just that: a Zwickelmania Bingo board generator! (Yes I am a web developer in addition to a beer geek.) Here’s how it works: I simply used the list of participating breweries on the Oregon Brewer Guild’s Zwickelmania site, plus added some shuttle bus slots, and the possibility … Continue reading →