Author Archives: Jon Abernathy

Anheuser-Busch acquiring LA’s Golden Road Brewing

Breaking! Anheuser-Busch announced today that it is acquiring Los Angeles-based Golden Road Brewing, cementing a “craft” beer presence in all three states on the west coast. Golden Road is only four years old, making this I’m sure a sweetheart deal for the young brewery. (I’m a bit surprised though that AB didn’t go after a Bay Area brewery.) Here’s the full press release: Anheuser-Busch today announced it will acquire Los Angeles-based Golden Road Brewing. The … Continue reading →

Received: Deschutes Jubelale 2015

At least it wasn’t August! Yesterday I received a package containing three bottles of this year’s edition of Deschutes Brewery‘s classic Winter Warmer, Jubelale. Too early to enjoy yet? Perhaps, perhaps not. I’m quite sure I’ll be drinking them before too long…

Bend’s Pine Tavern PT80 Beerfest Challenge

The Pine Tavern restaurant in Bend is one of the city’s oldest continually-operating establishments, having been founded in 1936, and it has long been something of an iconic fixture of downtown Bend both for its longevity and also for the giant ponderosa pine tree growing up through the middle of the dining room. Having started in 1936 means that 2016 will be their 80th anniversary, and—in fitting Bend (or Oregon) fashion—they have decided to kick … Continue reading →