Today is the fifth annual Fermentation Celebration here in Bend, a unique “walking tour” of Central Oregon’s breweries and cideries that takes place from 4 to 10pm in the Old Mill District. (The Old Mill is the shopping, dining, and arts district located next to the Deschutes River—where the old mills used to be.) I believe all but six of the local breweries will be pouring beer, and all six (yes, six now!) cideries will … Continue reading →
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The Beer Bloggers & Writers Conference is just over a month away, taking place July 8 – 10 in Tampa, Florida this year, and yes, there is still time to register if you haven’t yet. And yes, this year we’re participating! (Yes, I’m happy to be going to the BBC once again, but at the same time… Florida in July? Oy…) The agenda looks good too: Friday, 7/8 Intro by Julia Herz The Beer Industry in Tampa … Continue reading →
This month’s issue of BeerAdvocate Magazine (#112, May 2016) contains an article on Burns, Oregon’s Steens Mountain Brewing Company in their “From the Source” column—written by yours truly. The article is now online here, and I thought I share a few extra “behind the scenes” details that didn’t make it into print. Much of the story had changed from when I first interviewed owner/brewer Richard Roy for the article back in August; it was the … Continue reading →
My latest beer column for the Bend Bulletin newspaper came out yesterday, about the SMaSH Fest taking place at McMenamins this Saturday. With quotes from Curtis Endicott of Juniper Brewing and Mike White of McMenamins and a bit of a deep dive into SMaSH beers. Enjoy!
My print column in the Bend Bulletin that came out on Friday was on Deschutes Brewery’s new summer seasonal, Hop Slice Session IPA, which usurped the Twilight Ale throne this year. I’d like to think it’s worth a read, if you’re so inclined.