Author Archives: Jon Abernathy

The Session #116, and the next Session

Sad but true: I completely missed this month’s October edition of The Session, the topic of which was (of all things I should have written about!) Goses hosted by Derrick Peterman. #116 was the first Session I missed entirely (though I’ve been late on the deadline before). Be sure to go read the recap. And the November Session (#117) has been announced, being hosted by Beer Means Business: Beer Future. I have always been obsessed … Continue reading →

Summer of Cider

Cider has been top of mind this past summer, in part because of PR efforts from companies like 2 Towns Ciderhouse, McMenamins, and Angry Orchard, but also because I think there has just been more visibility with increasing numbers of cider makers and growth of the market. Here in Central Oregon we saw two new cideries open up this year. (Check out my early August article in our local paper for a rundown of local … Continue reading →

Latest print article: IPA!

My latest print article to appear in the Bulletin’s GO! Magazine supplement this past Thursday (still out now) is on IPA: What makes an IPA great? In addition to covering a bit of the style and history of India Pale Ale (very abridged due to space constraints, of course!), I asked several Central Oregon brewers for their thoughts on the style and what makes a good IPA. And if you want to go real deep into … Continue reading →

Killer Pumpkin Fest postponed; Elysian Pumpkin in Canby 

The  Brewpublic Killer Pumpkin Festival that was originally scheduled for today at The Green Dragon has been postponed due to the crazy storm weather. (Did you see the tornado in Manzanita yesterday?) Instead it has been moved to Saturday, October 29. Meanwhile the Elysian Brewing Pumpkin Roadshow has been making the rounds, and next Saturday, October 22, it lands in Canby, Oregon at The Wild Hare Saloon. They sent out a press release: Presented by The Wild … Continue reading →