Oregon Beer News for Tuesday, December 6, 2016. News in beer and brewing from all around Oregon, including events, tastings, festivals, and more. If you have news to share, let me know!
On this day in 1964, the iconic television special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer aired for the first time. It was a staple of TV holiday specials for Gen-Xers and let’s be honest, in retrospect has a bit of a delightfully dark and creepy side to it. In honor of the release of … Continue reading
This month’s edition of The Session (which was properly hosted on the first Friday, even though this one is appearing on the first Monday of December) is hosted by Stan Hieronymus, who asked us to consider a hypothetical beer dinner: If you could invite four people dead or alive to … Continue reading
Oregon Beer News for Monday, December 5, 2016. 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 an interesting beer- and Christmas-related day: not only is December 5 Repeal Day, the day the 21st Amendment to the Constitution was ratified thus officially ending Prohibition in the U.S., but in Austria and similar regions in Europe it is also Krampus Night (or Krampusnacht). Krampus is a demonic … Continue reading
Today’s Advent beer pick is one I selected because the name comes from one of the modern classics of Christmas movies, Elf, and it made me laugh: Evil Genius Beer Company‘s Santa!! I Know Him! Santa!! I Know him! is our holiday saison brewed with rose hips, chamomile, black currants and … Continue reading
Today is the fourth day of the Holiday Ale Festival, and if you’re planning on attending today here are a few quick beer recommendations. Bear Republic ‘Twas the Beer Before Christmas Burnside Keg Nog Deschutes Ginger Cookie Imperial Porter Drake’s Grape Fermented ZinDrakonic Fort George All Seeing Pie McMenamins Lord of … Continue reading
For this third of December we’re traveling to the Commonwealth of Virginia, Richmond to be exact, to visit the five year old Hardywood Park Craft Brewery. The upcoming year sees expansion on the horizon for the brewery, but in the meantime we will enjoy their Hardywood Christmas Morning for today’s Advent beer … Continue reading
Oregon Beer News for Friday, December 2, 2016. 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 day two of the Advent beer calendar we travel to Belgium to Brasserie des Géants, in Wallonia, the French speaking half of the country, to seek out their Christmas beer (that is imported by Shelton Brothers for the U.S.): Noël des Géants. “Géants” in French means “giants” and the town of Irchonwelz … Continue reading