McMenamins Hard Blackberry cider

Jon has been receiving periodic offers for growler samples of select McMenamins beers for awhile now. When the notice came in for a sample of their Blackberry Cider, I immediately told him the growlette was mine. 🙂 Having just bought a fresh pint at the pub a few days prior, I … Continue reading

Beer Angels Super Secret Deschutes Barrel Tasting

What a night last night. As part of the Central Oregon Beer Angels, I signed up for their June event for a Deschutes Brewery Barrel Tasting at a super secret location. I’ve been there once before and knew it was going to be a great event tasting beers that are … Continue reading

2015 Craft Brewers Conference Recap, Part 2

Picking up where part 1 left off, I was very grateful for a better nights sleep and was feeling good on Thursday morning. We hurried out the door to find the last few minutes of the continental breakfast plentiful and still being served before our first sessions of the day. … Continue reading

2015 Craft Brewers Conference Recap

What a conference! What a week! First and foremost, I would like to thank the Brewers Association for providing media credentials for both Jon and I for a peek into the world of today’s craft beer brewers, breweries, and industry for the 32nd Annual Craft Brewers Conference in Portland, Oregon … Continue reading

Prepping for the 2015 Craft Brewers Conference #cbc15

Jon and I are preparing to attend the 2015 Craft Brewers Conference (CBC or #cbc15 from here on out) that officially runs Tuesday through Saturday. We plan on attending under media credentials and trying to cover everything we can, but if you’ve seen the events this week, that’s impossible. I’m … Continue reading

2015 Craft Brewers Conference Keynote Speaker Announced

Jon and I both got the press release late last week that Simon Sinek will deliver the keynote address for the 2015 Craft Brewers Conference and I thought I’d post it because it’s something that I’m looking forward to. Jon and I have press passes and I’m starting to strategically … Continue reading

Beer Bloggers Conference Wrap Up, Part 2

Jon and I woke up refreshed and renewed for Day 2 of the conference and were excited about our breakout sessions. He went to the WordPress.com session and I went to the Beer Blog Photography session. I learned quickly that this was over my head because the focus seemed to … Continue reading

Beer Bloggers Conference Wrap Up Part 1

We’re still recovering from our whirlwind trip to the Beer Bloggers Conference, but here’s a few notes and my takeaway on the fifth annual conference that took place in San Diego this past weekend. We left early Wednesday morning to drop the kids off in the Bay Area with Jon’s brother’s … Continue reading

Beer Bloggers Conference is wrapping up

The fifth annual Beer Bloggers Conference is wrapping up. We had a great time and will be writing up more in depth posts hopefully very shortly. Be on the lookout. In the meantime, read Jon’s daily wrap ups and check out @Brewsite on twitter & instagram for what we’ve posted … Continue reading

Beer & Cocktails = fun night at Bendistillery

When the Beer Angels sent out an email with upcoming events for July, I knew I had to attend the “Craft Beer Cocktails with Bendistillery” event last week. I am a HUGE fan of Bendistillery’s  Crater Lake Hazelnut Espresso Vodka. After paying the Beer Angel’s small event fee, I was … Continue reading