Advent Beer Calendar 2013: Day 9: Young’s Winter Warmer

Today we visit England for our Advent beer pick, specifically Wells and Young’s Brewing Company where in the past I’ve featured both their Christmas Ale and Christmas Pudding Ale. However this year the featured beer is their Young’s Winter Warmer. Winter Warmer is the definitive winter beer and is a long-time … Continue reading

Advent Beer Calendar 2013: Day 8: New Glarus Snowshoe Ale

For today’s Advent beer picked we head towards the upper Midwest to highlight a beer and brewery that hasn’t yet made it onto the Beer Advent Calendar: New Glarus Brewing out of New Glarus, Wisconsin. New Glarus was founded in 1993 and is definitely one of the “must-visit” craft breweries … Continue reading

Advent Beer Calendar 2013: Day 7: Fantôme Spéciale Noël

We go international again for today’s Advent beer pick, visiting one of the great beer countries of the world: Belgium! The Brasserie Fantôme was founded in 1988 in Wallonia by Dany Prignon and focuses on Saisons, and accordingly has a variety of special seasonals offered up in small-batch 750ml cork-finished bottles. Befitting … Continue reading

The Session #82: Beery Yarns

It’s the first Friday of December and the last first Friday of the year, and for beer bloggers it’s time for another round of The Session! This month’s Session is hosted by Steve Lamond of Beers I’ve Known, and for the topic he’s selected an open-ended one: Beery Yarns. The nights are drawing … Continue reading

Oregon Beer News, 12/06/2013

Oregon Beer News for Friday, December 6, 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 6: Gordon Biersch WinterBock

For today’s Advent beer pick we come back out to the West Coast to find a brewery that hasn’t yet made an appearance on the Beer Advent Calendar until now: Gordon Biersch Brewing. With a focus on German-styled beers, Gordon Biersch was opened in 1988 in Palo Alto, California, and … Continue reading

RiverBend Brewing, quick look

Last Saturday we decided to check out a couple of the new breweries here in Bend with our friends Paul and Sandi: Bridge 99 at Wubba’s BBQ Shack (see my write-up here) and the newest, RiverBend Brewing. Since we started with lunch and beers at Wubba’s, we only opted in … Continue reading

Oregon Beer News, 12/05/2013

Oregon Beer News for Thursday, December 5, 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 5: Lb. No. 28 Christmas Ale

Today we swoop down into the American Midwest, to Hays, Kansas to visit Gella’s Diner and Lb. Brewing Company, who not only earned two medals for their beers at this year’s Great American Beer Festival (gold for their No. 09 American Hefeweizen and silver for their No. 02 American Wheat) … Continue reading

The next Session: Beer tales

It’s very late notice, but the next edition of The Session is coming up this Friday (in two days!) and this month is hosted once again by Steve Lamond of Beers I’ve Known. The topic he’s selected is open-ended: Beery yarns. The nights are drawing in, there may even be … Continue reading