Author Archives: Jon Abernathy

The Session #86: Beer Journalism

I am continuing in my recent trend of getting my Session posts up on the weekend rather than the actual first Friday of the month; it’s amazing how much time and focus book writing takes up, especially when you have to shift gears to focus on a different topic to write about! This month’s Session is hosted by the Beer Hobo,┬áHeather Vandenengel, and she has suggested a topic which is kind of apropos to my … Continue reading →

Widmer is celebrating 30 years

Widmer Brothers Brewing is celebrating 30 years of beer this year—today in fact, April 2, was the day in 1984 that┬áKurt and Rob Widmer incorporated the business—and, like BridgePort for their own 30-year celebration, they are launching the first three beers in a special series of 30(!) that were specially brewed to commemorate each year in business. They’re calling this 30 Beers in 30 Years and it’s ambitious. From the press release: To celebrate this … Continue reading →

Received: 3 Deschutes bombers

These arrived yesterday afternoon from Deschutes Brewery: A bottle each of the new year-round offerings being released in 22-ounce bombers: Pine Mountain Pilsner, Armory XPA, and (the return of) Cinder Cone Red Ale. All good beers I’m glad to see in bottles.

Register for the Beer Bloggers Conference today, because the price goes up tomorrow

This year’s American Beer Bloggers Conference is taking place in San Diego on August 22 through 24. And if you’re interested in attending, be aware that today is the last day you can register for the early bird pricing—it goes up tomorrow. Early bird pricing for Citizen Bloggers (like me) is $95; Industry Bloggers, $195; and $295 for general registrants (non-bloggers). After today, those prices go up to $120, $220, and $320, respectively.