Monthly Archives: June 2014

The Session #88: Traditional Beer Mixes

The first Friday of the month means it’s time again for beer bloggers to participate in The Session, a monthly group exercise where everyone writes about a common theme or topic. This month our theme comes from Boak and Bailey who provide us a most interesting suggestion: Traditional Beer Mixes. The topic we’ve chosen is traditional beer mixes. In his 1976 book Beer and Skittles early beer writer Richard Boston lists several: Lightplater – bitter and light ale. Mother-in-law — old and bitter. … Continue reading →

Review: 4 beers from Portland Brewing

I haven’t done many beer reviews of late, partially because of the book and partially because I’ve simply fallen behind and haven’t written as many straight-up reviews as I used to. So, I’m killing four birds with one stone here, offering up my notes on the beers that come in the Portland Brewing four-pack (and which they had sent to me awhile back). Two of these are year-round, and two are seasonals (I believe I’ve still … Continue reading →

The Portland Fruit Beer Festival is this weekend

This Saturday and Sunday, June 7 and 8, the Portland Fruit Beer Festival is again taking place in the parking lot of Burnside Brewing, and is featuring an amazing taplist of fruit beers of all stripes. You can buy tickets in advance here, and this year they’ve also added a Friday VIP session from 4 to 9pm (though sadly tickets for that are already sold out). Here’s the pricing breakdown: General Admission includes a 16oz … Continue reading →