Yearly Archives: 2013

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 Calendar: Anderson Valley Winter Solstice. This is a rich, malty beer at 6.9% alcohol by volume that is the perfect accompaniment to today’s Midwinter celebration. … Continue reading →

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 two about those long winters; of this beer they write, “Cabin Fever is a roasty brown ale and a hearty, comforting companion for long, mind-bending … 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 of next year, as a part of the History Press’s American Palate series for beer. To get an idea of the type and “flavor” the … Continue reading →