Recently received beers

I hadn’t yet gotten to blogging about these arrivals, with the holidays and more-or-less taking “time off” from the blog, but these two beer packages came recently: The ostensibly-2014 edition of Deschutes Brewery‘s Red Chair Northwest Pale Ale, just-released and tasting awfully fresh. An eight-pack of beer from Portland Brewing, … Continue reading

Merry Christmas and Hoppy Holidays!

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you all have a very safe and happy holiday, with lots of good beer, good friends and family!

Advent Beer Calendar 2013: Day 24: Anchor Christmas Ale

Today is the final day of the Beer Advent Calendar! And if you’ve made it all the through today, you’re treated with today’s beer pick, Anchor Christmas Ale—a beer I’ve featured every single year as I consider Anchor’s annual Our Special Ale to perfectly embody the spirit of the season … Continue reading

Advent Beer Calendar 2013: Day 22: North Coast Old Stock Ale

For today’s Advent beer pick we head to the beautiful, rugged, and isolated northern California coast in the city of Fort Bragg to find North Coast Brewing, one of the “Old Guard” of American’s craft breweries, founded in 1988. While they don’t brew a seasonal holiday beer per se, their … Continue reading

Advent Beer Calendar 2013: Day 21: Anderson Valley Winter Solstice

Today is the Winter Solstice, the longest night/shortest day of the year (here in the Northern Hemisphere) and the first official day of winter. Accordingly today’s Advent beer pick is a classic and tasty Winter Warmer that appeared way back in 2005 for the first year of the Beer Advent … Continue reading

Oregon Beer News, 12/20/2013

Oregon Beer News for Friday, December 20, 2013. 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 2013: Day 20: New Holland Cabin Fever

Going into the longest night of the year tonight, it can be easy to feel cooped up by the short days and blowing snow, which makes today’s Advent beer pick especially appropriate: New Holland Cabin Fever, a 6% abv brown ale. Based in Michigan, New Holland knows a thing or … Continue reading

Announcing: My first book deal!

I am very, very pleased to announce that I’ve been contracted by the History Press to write a book on the history of beer in Bend and Central Oregon! To be titled┬áBend Beer: A History of Brewing in Central Oregon, plans are for it to be published by late summer … Continue reading

Oregon Beer News, 12/19/2013

Oregon Beer News for Thursday, December 19, 2013. News in beer and brewing from all around Oregon, including events, tastings, festivals, and more. If you have news to share, let me know!