Category Archives: Blogging

Gearing up for the Beer Bloggers Conference this weekend

The 2014 American Beer Bloggers Conference starts this week, taking place in San Diego, California, and I’m looking forward to attending! We (my wife and I) haven’t been able to attend since Portland in 2011 so I’m really looking forward to the Conference this weekend; they have a great agenda lined up and one thing I will be interested in seeing is how the Conference has progressed and matured since Portland (which was only in its … Continue reading →

Register for the Beer Bloggers Conference today, because the price goes up tomorrow

This year’s American Beer Bloggers Conference is taking place in San Diego on August 22 through 24. And if you’re interested in attending, be aware that today is the last day you can register for the early bird pricing—it goes up tomorrow. Early bird pricing for Citizen Bloggers (like me) is $95; Industry Bloggers, $195; and $295 for general registrants (non-bloggers). After today, those prices go up to $120, $220, and $320, respectively.

Hello from “Jon’s Wife”!

Hi! My name is Sherri aka “Jon’s wife”. Normally, I’m behind the scenes of his blog, buying beers I know he hasn’t had for review or sending him links for blogging news, accompanying him to festivals and conferences and making sure there’s a driver since most of what he does is alcohol related. I met Jon quite a number of years ago in Bend, Oregon, when we were teenagers doing what else…hanging out and drinking … Continue reading →

Abyss tasting

A couple of weeks ago I invited a few friends and colleagues over for a special vertical tasting of Deschutes Brewery’s The Abyss Imperial Stout; I had been stockpiling the beer ever since it first came out (though I only had two bottles from the first year, 2006) and with the release of 2013 decided that its was time to put together an eight-year flight. Aside from a few pictures, some notes: The 2006 held … Continue reading →

Local beer predictions for 2014

It’s been a number of years since I’ve offered up any New Year’s beer predictions, but earlier this week my local newspaper the Bend Bulletin reached out to find out if I had any predictions for the Central Oregon beer scene for 2014—so I obliged and looked into my “sudsy crystal ball.” Some are “gimmes” and a couple are tongue-in-cheek fun. Though I do want to see someone brew an Imperial Kvass.