Gluten Free Beer

This press release on BeerAdvocate is interesting: The 9th Annual Amber Waves of Grain Homebrewed Beer Competition is looking for beers made with some very special ingredients. This year’s competition has added a special brewing style called "Category 99 – Gluten Free Brewing". This category, sponsored by Bard’s Tale Beer, … Continue reading

Oregon’s First Organic Brewery

Found this little tidbit about Oregon’s first all-organic brewery opening in Portland last month, named Roots. Sound interesting: In addition to organic beers on tap and by the keg, the Roots facility features a host of other recycled/eco-friendly elements. The brewery/brewpub is itself a renovated tattoo parlor, and the 14-foot … Continue reading

Short review of Bend Brewing Company

Yeah, this is a short review of the Bend Brewing Company. I haven’t really reviewed our local breweries much because frankly, it’s been a good while since I’ve been to any of them and drank some serious beer. We made it to Bend Brewing tonight because I had some gift … Continue reading

Coeur d’Alene Brewing Company

Found a review of the Coeur d’Alene Brewing Company that takes me back to when we were living in Spokane in the mid-nineties. It’s all because of the beer. The Coeur d’Alene Brewing Co., on the corner of Second and Lakeside in downtown CdA, draws its name and inspiration from … Continue reading

Anheuser-Busch’s Watermelon Beverage

First B-to-the-E, then Molson Kick, now this: Bud-maker launches watermelon beverage. While it’s not technically a beer (it’s a flavored malt beverage in the Bacardi Silver product line), it’s certainly indicative of a trend. Anheuser-Busch Cos., the nation’s biggest brewer, is adding a watermelon-flavored brew to its Bacardi Silver lineup, … Continue reading

Political beer…?

Rob from A Welsh View sends along a pointer to this article: U.K.’s Asda brings beer to the ballot. It’s kind of a head-scratcher, but the gist of it is that the store is selling political party-specific beers… Britain’s second-largest grocer Asda is to cash in on the country’s forthcoming … Continue reading

Oregon’s beer bubble

Found this article on Beverage World about what I’m terming the "Oregon beer bubble": Sales may be flat at the nation’s biggest beer companies, but they continue to be frothy for Oregon’s fast-growing craft brewers. The state’s predominantly small breweries sold 18.3 million gallons of beer in 2004, nearly 10 … Continue reading

Rogue American Ale cannot have a flag

Yes, this is old news now, but I’ve been pretty much offline for a week or more, and it’s worth noting: Rogue Ales ordered to pull American flag merchandise. Following a citation issued by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (BATF), Rogue Ales has pulled all merchandise depicting the … Continue reading

Google results for Molson Kick…

Not quite sure how, but my post about Molson Kick is now the number one result in Google for anyone searching it. I’m not sure I’ve ever been the number one result for anything this prominent before. Should be interesting. Incidentally, I haven’t posted in a while because I’ve been … Continue reading

Light posting

Apologies for the light posting this week. Between being swamped at work, sick family at home, and myself being sick yesterday and today (I actually left work early this morning and crashed at home most of the day), I just haven’t had the time/energy to post. But I will, so … Continue reading