Today we swoop down into the American Midwest, to Hays, Kansas to visit Gella’s Diner and Lb. Brewing Company, who not only earned two medals for their beers at this year’s Great American Beer Festival (gold for their No. 09 American Hefeweizen and silver for their No. 02 American Wheat) but also won the GABF Small Brewpub and Brewer of the Year. Being a brewpub, they do not bottle their beers, which means an in-person … Continue reading →
Author Archives: Jon Abernathy
It’s very late notice, but the next edition of The Session is coming up this Friday (in two days!) and this month is hosted once again by Steve Lamond of Beers I’ve Known. The topic he’s selected is open-ended: Beery yarns. The nights are drawing in, there may even be snow, what better way to enjoy a beer than in front of a log fire. Turn that TV off and talk to your drinking compatriots. … Continue reading →
Oregon Beer News for Wednesday, December 4, 2013. News in beer and brewing from all around Oregon, including events, tastings, festivals, and more. If you have news to share, let me know! Continue reading →
For today’s beer pick we visit New England and a brewery with arguably one of the best names ever: Gritty McDuff’s. Gritty’s was founded in 1988 as a brewpub in Portland, Maine, (the first brewpub in Maine since Prohibition) and since then has expanded to two other locations, Freeport and Lewiston/Auburn. Among other seasonal specialties they of course brew their eponymous Christmas Ale. Our Christmas Ale is a robust E.S.B. (Extra Special Bitter) full of holiday … Continue reading →
Yes, even though it’s still the final month of 2013, I received a bottle of Deschutes Brewery‘s 2014 Hop Henge Experimental IPA: This year’s “monument to hops” is 9.3% abv and 99 IBUs, and brewed with Chinook hops and two as-yet-unnamed experimental hop varieties. I’ll have more to note when I drink it.