Category Archives: Blogging

Fred Eckhardt, R.I.P.

It wasn’t until I got home today that I learned the news of the passing of the Dean of American Beer Writers, Fred Eckhardt, today, and tonight I’m enjoying beer in his honor and toasting his legacy. Fred’s contribution to American beer cannot be overstated and probably will never be matched. He wrote a homebrewing guide, A Treatise on Lager Beers, in 1969, ten years before homebrewing became legal in the United States, and his … Continue reading →

Beer Bloggers Conference, 2015

Tomorrow the 2015 edition of the Beer Bloggers Conference (since renamed the Beer Bloggers & Writers Conference) kicks off in Asheville, North Carolina—one of the country’s most vibrant beer cities. It looks to be a terrific conference this year, with a great agenda—one I’m sorry to miss, but unfortunately it just wasn’t in the cards for me to make it this year. The good news is, I can follow along online—and you can too, via … Continue reading →

Weekend in review: 2 anniversaries plus cider

Actually, this is more of a review of this past Saturday rather than the entire weekend, and is mostly in photos. Both Deschutes Brewery and Crux Fermentation Project celebrated anniversaries on Saturday, Deschutes their 27th and Crux their 3rd. Since Crux was starting their party earlier with their annual Cruxapalooza, we headed there first for lunch, arriving shortly before they officially opened at 11:30. We had to beat the heat, considering it was supposed to … Continue reading →

Breaking: Anheuser-Busch buying Untappd!

Apparently the acquisitions aren’t over just yet, as word comes down today that Anheuser-Busch is setting to complete yet another one, and this one may surprise you as it breaks the pattern they’ve previously set with the previous purchases (10 Barrel Brewing and Elysian Brewing most recently): the brewing giant is acquiring the uber-popular social media site/app Untappd! Though not immediately clear what AB’s strategy is with this move, they gain immediate access to hundreds of … Continue reading →

Out with March, in with April

Some quick notes to kick off this week. I’ll start up the Oregon Beer News posts again on Wednesday (April 1)… still catching up from spring break! We spent the past week in Florida visiting family and Universal Studios and I picked up a cold so I’m still getting my feet under me, so to speak. Not much beer was consumed in Florida—some Yuengling, and some Cigar City Brewing Invasion Pale Ale were the highlights. … Continue reading →