Author Archives: Jon Abernathy

Beer Bloggers Conference thoughts

We’re a bit more than a week past the 2016 Beer Bloggers & Writers Conference that took place in Tampa, Florida, and while I’m still digesting a lot of it, I do have some thoughts, and questions, to share. Perhaps fellow attendees will read this and contribute, and perhaps if there are any bloggers and writers on the fence about attending a BBC in the future, this will help them to make a decision. Thought #1 … Continue reading →

Received: Deschutes Black Butte XXVIII

Came today: this year’s anniversary beer from Bend’s Deschutes Brewery: It occurs to me I have several years’ worth of these in the “cellar,” perhaps it’s time for a vertical tasting?

BBC 16 Live Beer Blogging

We are smack in the middle of the annual Beer Bloggers Conference and while most thoughts will be recorded later, it is time for the signature “live beer blogging” event — “You will taste ten beers from ten breweries in 50 minutes, each of whom has five minutes to pour and explain their beer while you taste, judge, and write your views on your social media or blog – live!” I’ve live-blogged this at the … Continue reading →

Latest print article: Pilsners!

My latest article for the Bend Bulletin is out today in print and online: Pilsner: The underrated summer beer. A little bit of a dive into the style, why I love it for summer, and some of Central Oregon’s examples. Enjoy!

Social media feeds and the Beer Bloggers Conference

We’re gearing up to head out to the Beer Bloggers & Writers Conference in Tampa and in addition to following along here on the blog, I wanted to make sure I had a current list of social media feeds you might want to follow for all of the good stuff! Twitter: @brewsite Facebook: TheBrewSite Instagram: brewsite And if you’re on Untappd you can follow my account there And if you’re interested you can also follow along … Continue reading →