Oregon Beer News for Tuesday, December 12, 2017. News in beer and brewing from all around Oregon, including events, tastings, festivals, and more. If you have news to share, let me know!
Today is the first day of Hanukkah, which begins at sundown, and accordingly for today’s Advent beer pick I’ve selected a Hanukkah beer (for which there aren’t that many): Schmaltz Brewing’s Chanukah, Hanukkah: Pass the Beer. It’s a strong golden ale at 8% alcohol by volume, and brewed with eight malts and … Continue reading
Left Hand Brewing out of Colorado released their 2018 beer schedule, and they have a lot going on! Ten year-round beers, led by their Milk Stout, eight seasonals, and ten limited-edition beers are all on the slate for 2018, which is also the year of their 25th anniversary. If I’m … Continue reading
Oregon Beer News for Monday, December 11, 2017. News in beer and brewing from all around Oregon, including events, tastings, festivals, and more. If you have news to share, let me know!
For today’s Advent beer we travel to the American Southwest, to La Cumbre Brewing in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and their winter ale, Noche De Paz (“Silent Night”). It’s 7% alcohol by volume and brewed with spices, in the (American) classic holiday ale tradition. Our politically-correct, non-denominational winter spiced ale is … Continue reading
Bend, Oregon’s GoodLife Brewing announced last week the release of Secret Stash #005, the latest IPA in their experimental series and the final Secret Stash release of the year. This one is a single hop Mosaic IPA, and if you’re a fan of this hop variety, then you’ll want to … Continue reading
A popular blog topic that makes the rounds this time of year, often starting at Black Friday, is the holiday gift guide. I’ve done some of those in the past and they can be fun roundup. Both Brewpublic and The New School published their guides with some good ad fun … Continue reading
Today is National Lager Day here in the U.S., so I thought it befitting that the Advent beer pick is a Christmas lager, which of course means going to the source for some of the best lagers in the world—Germany: Alpirsbacher Klosterbräu Weihnachtsbier. This festive golden brew is 5.6% alcohol by … Continue reading
December 9 is Christmas Card Day, commemorating Sir Henry Cole of England who created the first commercial Christmas card in 1843. Yes, honestly it’s a bit of an arbitrary holiday but didn’t all holidays initially start out somewhat arbitrarily? To celebrate the day and the messages that typically appear on Christmas … Continue reading
Oregon Beer News for Friday, December 8, 2017. News in beer and brewing from all around Oregon, including events, tastings, festivals, and more. If you have news to share, let me know!