BloggingBBC 2016: Travel Woes

As I’m writing this, we’re 34,000 feet in the air and not on the original flight we were supposed to be on. Travel for us has been, let’s say, challenging. We started out with smooth sails on Thursday morning through the Redmond, Oregon airport and as we were about to … Continue reading

BloggingBBC 16 Live Beer Blogging

We are smack in the middle of the annual Beer Bloggers Conference and while most thoughts will be recorded later, it is time for the signature “live beer blogging” event — “You will taste ten beers from ten breweries in 50 minutes, each of whom has five minutes to pour … Continue reading

BloggingLatest print article: Pilsners!

My latest article for the Bend Bulletin is out today in print and online: Pilsner: The underrated summer beer. A little bit of a dive into the style, why I love it for summer, and some of Central Oregon’s examples. Enjoy!

BloggingFermentation Celebration, print article, and more

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 … Continue reading

BloggingBeer Bloggers Conference 2016: Tampa, Florida

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, … Continue reading

BloggingSteens Mountain Brewing in BeerAdvocate Magazine: Extras

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 … Continue reading

BloggingLatest print column: SMaSH Fest this weekend

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!

BloggingPrint column: Deschutes Brewery’s Hop Slice

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.

BloggingNo beer news today

Unfortunately I am feeling under the weather, so no Oregon Beer News today. Instead you might be interested in reading The New School’s writeup of last night’s Oregon Beer Awards.