Category Archives: Blogging

“Bend Beer” book cover and release date!

First of all, there’s this: That is the front cover to my forthcoming book, Bend Beer: A History of Brewing in Central Oregon, the one I’ve spent the first half of the year researching and writing. It looks great, due in no small part to the beautiful photo taken by my friend Gina Schauland (who also works at Deschutes Brewery). And there is an official release date! October 21, 2014 is the day! You should … 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 be on how to get the perfect shot with lenses/tripods, etc.  I immediately thought of Gina Schauland, who is an amazing photographer and Bend Brew Daddy’s … 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 family and then the two of us took off to sunny San Diego early Thursday morning. The slowdown from an accident on the LA freeway … 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 so far.

BBC 14: Day two quick notes

The second day of the Beer Bloggers Conference was a full one with a ton of great information—too much to fit into a single blog post, but I wanted to post a few salient notes. First off, a surprising (tech) fact: WordPress, the software that powers this and many other blogs, now accounts for an astounding 22% of all websites. As a web developer by trade that is pretty astounding to me. The Beer Blogging … Continue reading →