Monthly Archives: May 2013

Southern Pacific Brewing Company

The first time I paid Southern Pacific Brewing Company a visit it was with no advanced knowledge or preparation—in fact, I was hard pressed to find anyone who’d heard of it much less visited it. Tucked away on Treat Avenue in the Mission District of San Francisco amidst other warehouses I ventured there with a sense of purpose in my step and a thirst for craft beer (and a thumbs-up to a lot of free … Continue reading →

The next Session: What compels you?

The next Session is coming up next week, on June 7, and we’re joining Beer is Your Friend to discuss something many of us bloggers might experience: compulsion. Like most beer fans, I tend to buy way more beer than I can drink. I can have a fridge full, plus a few boxes of bottles, plus homebrew and still I’ll walk into a shop and buy some more. Or order some more online. Or do … Continue reading →

Central Oregon Beer Week ’13 is in the books

Apologies for the general “blog wasteland” around here lately: my past 8 days have been consumed by Central Oregon Beer Week and my time just completely got away from me. I’m sure I’ll have a more detailed summary to write up, but in the meantime enjoy a random selection of photos I took over the course of the Week: Yes it’s a completely raw image dump, I haven’t update names or descriptions or anything yet. … Continue reading →

COBW Kick-off event at Worthy Brewing, Monday the 22nd

Central Oregon Beer Week starts in exactly one week from today, and one of the big Monday events is the opening Kick-Off Celebration (FB event page) being held at Worthy Brewing: it’s a limited, ticketed event that will take place from 5:30 to 7:30pm and will be featuring a number of cool things to help start the Beer Week off right: Souvenir COBW glass Special beers pouring, featuring the official “SMaSH” style beer from several breweries … Continue reading →

Golden Valley Brewery: Mark Vickery leaving, new brewer Jesse Shue coming on

Big news to come out of McMinnville’s Golden Valley Brewery this week: Brewmaster Mark Vickery is leaving to start his own brewing venture, and Hair of the Dog brewer Jesse Shue will be coming in to replace him. Here’s the press release: Golden Valley Brewery in McMinnville, Oregon, is very pleased to announce that we have hired Jesse Shue as Brew Master to replace current Brewer Mark Vickery who is starting his own brewery later … Continue reading →