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 everyone! I hope you all have a very safe and happy holiday, with lots of good beer, good friends and family!
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
Today is my birthday, and has been my tradition each year on the Beer Advent Calendar, I get a bit self-indulgent and pick a special beer “for myself” to share with everyone. For today’s birthday/Advent beer I’ve picked one out that I’ve never had (it doesn’t get distributed in Oregon) … Continue reading
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
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 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!
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
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 Bend Beer: A History of Brewing in Central Oregon, plans are for it to be published by late summer … Continue reading
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!