Author Archives: Jon Abernathy

The Session #113: Mass Observation

This month’s edition of The Session is hosted by Boak & Bailey and they asked us to engage in a little bit of research study (Mass Observation): In the late 1930s a team of social researchers descended on Lancashire and spent several years observing the people of Bolton and Blackpool as they went about their daily lives. As part of that, in 1937 and 1938, they made a special study of pubs, which led to … Continue reading →

Central Oregon: Beverages Farm Tour (tomorrow)

It’s a bit of last minute notice, but here in Central Oregon there’s an event taking place Saturday, June 25 (that’s tomorrow!) that might be of interest to beer-minded folks: a Beverages Farm Tour with High Desert EATs (Educational Agriculture Tours). Full details are below, but be aware you will need to sign up/purchase your tickets today for $35 (Friday the 24th). Join us in the third farm tour event in the Jefferson County Farm Tour … Continue reading →

2 Towns Ciders: Hop & Stalk and La Mûre

I’ve been remiss in mentioning that it is currently Oregon Cider Week, the fifth annual one in fact, so I decided to write up my reviews of the two ciders sent to me recently by 2 Towns Ciderhouse of Corvallis. Without getting spoilery of the reviews themselves I will say that 2 Towns has really been impressing me lately with their interesting, complex cider offerings. Seek these two out. Imperial Hop & Stalk This “imperial” … Continue reading →

Fermentation Celebration, print article, and more

Today is the fifth annual Fermentation Celebration here in Bend, a unique “walking tour” of Central Oregon’s breweries and cideries that takes place from 4 to 10pm in the Old Mill District. (The Old Mill is the shopping, dining, and arts district located next to the Deschutes River—where the old mills used to be.) I believe all but six of the local breweries will be pouring beer, and all six (yes, six now!) cideries will … Continue reading →