BreweriesSouthern 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 … Continue reading

The SessionThe 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 … Continue reading

EventsCentral 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 … Continue reading

EventsCOBW 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 … Continue reading

BreweriesBike to Brew Chapter One: East Bay

A little background to this post… one of the things I love most about living in the Bay Area, especially compared to Southern California, is how commutable the area can be without a car. While hosting a pretty darned good mass transit system, San Francisco often ranks fairly high on … Continue reading

EventsCentral Oregon Beer Week 2013

I have been noticeably lagging on my blogging lately, and this is what has been taking up all of my spare time: planning this year’s Central Oregon Beer Week! This year is the second year for COBW, and we’ve been working hard to make it the best possible Beer Week … Continue reading

BreweriesCatching up on Deschutes items

I am shamefully behind on blogging in large part because I am helping plan this, which I will have a post about soon; in the meantime here it is May already and I’ve got a couple of outstanding notes about Deschutes Brewery from April. The first is the usual PR/received … Continue reading

The SessionThe Session #75: The Business of Brewing

I am late with my Session post this month, not for any lack of interest in the topic but because I’ve been entirely too busy with other things (all related to beer fortunately!). This month the Session is being hosted by Chuck of allbrews, and he’s come up with a topic that … Continue reading

BreweriesOregon Garden Brewfest weekend wrap up and review

Last weekend’s trip to Silverton for the Oregon Garden Brewfest was fantastic: perfect weather, amazing location, bigger-than-ever festival, great Thursday night Brewer’s Dinner. This has become one of my must-attend events (something I’d already decided pretty much after last year’s Fest, but this trip cemented that for me) for all … Continue reading