Advent Beer Calendar 2013: Day 19: Redoak Christmas Cheer

For today’s Advent beer pick we head around the world and down under, to Sydney, Australia and the award-winning Redoak Boutique Beer Cafe, opened in 2004. Their Christmas Cheer is a 6.2% abv Winter Warmer that appears seasonally among their bottled beers. Grandma’s Christmas pudding in a bottle This beer is … Continue reading

Received: Crux Banished Series bottles

This impressive package came today, courtesy of Crux Fermentation Project: Three of the just-released bottles that were released last weekend, two of them being their new “Banished” series of beers (barrel-aged specialties). The beers are (left to right): Freakcake: Oud Bruin aged in bourbon barrels with Brett and dried fruits Doublecross: … Continue reading

Oregon Beer News, 12/18/2013

Oregon Beer News for Wednesday, December 18, 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 18: Deschutes Jubelale

For today’s Advent beer we highlight one of my personal favorites: Deschutes Brewery‘s Jubelele. Jubelale is a malty English-style Winter Warmer that was first brewed the year the brewery was founded, in 1988, and was also the first beer ever bottled by Deschutes (that same year). The beer itself is … Continue reading

Oregon Beer News, 12/17/2013

Oregon Beer News for Tuesday, December 17, 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 17: Brooklyn Winter Ale

Today’s Advent beer pick comes to us from New York and the venerable Brooklyn Brewery, established in 1988 and not only an award-winning craft brewer but also the first (I believe) to expand into Europe (Sweden to be exact, as announced at the beginning of this year). Their Winter Ale … Continue reading

Gift ideas for beer geeks

With just over a week to go until Christmas, you may be struggling with ideas of what to get for your resident beer geek. Fortunately as there always are this time of year, there are a number of beer gift guides for you to check out. The New School, for … Continue reading

Oregon Beer News, 12/16/2013

Oregon Beer News for Monday, December 16, 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 16: Grand Teton Coming Home

For today’s Advent beer pick we head into Victor, Idaho near the Wyoming border to visit Grand Teton Brewing, which has been brewing a wide variety of craft beers for 25 years. Starting out as Otto Brothers Brewing in 1988 in Wilson, Wyoming, the brewery is credited with re-introducing the … Continue reading

Advent Beer Calendar 2013: Day 15: Corsendonk Christmas Ale

For this 15th day of December (with only 10 more days until Christmas!) our Advent beer pick for the day comes from the Belgian Brouwerij Corsendonk (whose website appears to be down at this writing but you can read a bit about the brewery here) and their Christmas Ale, a … Continue reading