Category Archives: Blogging

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy and hoppy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope this day finds you with family and friends, warm and comfortable with plenty to eat and drink! Myself, I am well-stocked with beer (of course!), the turkey is in the oven, and all of our prep is done. Have a happy and safe holiday!

Ballast Point sale and other things to make you go “hmmmm”

In case you haven’t heard the news about San Diego’s Ballast Point Brewing today—and I don’t know how you could have missed it, if you’re even marginally interested in beer—they have sold to beverage company Constellation Brands for the staggering, Dr. Evil-worthy sum of $1 billion. Yes, that is billion with a B. There are news stories all over about it, but you can read the press release on All About Beer if you don’t … Continue reading →

McMenamins first-ever bottle shop opens this week

For three decades McMenamins has become┬ábest known for their pubs and breweries and renovated historic properties, and while they do bottle their own beers, wines, and spirits for sale at their various locations, they’ve never had a dedicated bottle shop—until now. Their new 23rd Avenue Bottle Shop, located across from their Tavern & Pool, is having its grand opening this Thursday, November 19th, and looks to be impressive from the start. From the press release: … Continue reading →

Week in review: It’s pumpkin (fest) season

This past week in beer for The Brew Site was a little bit spontaneous, and a little (lot) bit pumpkin. Wednesday, the 14th, the Elysian Brewing Great Pumpkin Roadshow came to Bend, landing at the Platypus Pub with eight of their pumpkin beers and, for the first time ever in Bend, a giant pumpkin filled with beer. (Quick sidebar: Since the Elysian sale to Anheuser-Busch InBev, to be honest, I’ve been ambivalent at best about … Continue reading →