Author Archives: Jon Abernathy

The Session #114: Pilsners

I missed the August edition of The Session last Friday entirely due to what has become The Busiest Summer Ever™, but I couldn’t let it completely pass without a quick note. It was hosted by Alistair Reece over at Fuggled, with the style topic of Pilsners: What I want folks to do is put down their IPAs, their Belgians, their sours, their barrel aged stuff, and hunt out a few pilsners to compare and contrast, whether … Continue reading →

Greetings from OBF!

It’s a beautiful,  hot weekend in Portland for the annual Oregon Brewers Festival — just the way we like it! If you’re coming today come check out the Beer Books table, I’ll be there from noon to at least 4pm with copies of Bend Beer for sale. And don’t forget to check out the International Tent either! Great beers to be had there. See you there!

The Oregon Trail, Rural Brewers, and more

There are a few events taking place around the state of Oregon today (Saturday, July 23) that you might be interested in. The Oregon Trail Brew Fest: This inaugural festival taking place in downtown Oregon City from 11 to 9pm is clever and probably a first, featuring breweries along the historic Oregon Trail. The Trail began in Independence, Missouri and ended in Oregon City, and the festival organizers have brought in beers from the likes of Boulevard Brewing … Continue reading →

Oregon Brewers Festival 2016 – What you need to know

You probably don’t need me to tell you the Oregon Brewers Festival is taking place next week in Portland. This year marks the 29th annual iteration of this event, one of the oldest and largest in the country, and it’s pretty well known so I’ll dispense with the usual event details; you can find what you need on the website. So how about some things about the OBF that you may not know? Fortunately I’ve … Continue reading →

Received: 2 Towns Ciderhouse Cot in the Act

The latest summer seasonal from Corvallis’ 2 Towns Ciderhouse arrived this week: Cot in the Act is their apricot cider, and they say: “each gallon packs two pounds of Washington- grown, ripe and juicy Rival Apricots.” Should be tasty!