Category Archives: Blogging

Site is back online; thanks for the patience

As I posted on Facebook last night, you may have noticed that the site was down from roughly noon yesterday until about noon today: apparently a rogue WordPress plugin (WordPress is the blog software that powers this site) that was recently updated was the culprit, spawning too many database connections so that the service provider had to disable the site. All fixed now, though I’m still monitoring the site status and keeping a close eye … Continue reading →

Bend’s Platypus Pub closed for renovations, to re-open with their own beer

Bend’s Platypus Pub is currently closed to undergo a makeover and some renovations, which will last through the rest of September before a planned October 1st re-opening. From their Facebook post: After two years of operation we decided it was time to shake things up a bit. Platypus Pub will be temporarily closing to do some renovations and make some changes to our menu. We are excited to announce that when we re-open we will … Continue reading →

Hop harvest ideas, free for the taking

The hop harvesting season is upon us (as you’ve no doubt noticed in my “Fresh Hop Watch” lists in the daily news posts) and I’ve been thinking about harvesting hops: I have my own small hop plant in the yard with flowers on it ready to be picked any time, and recently a friend of my wife’s posted on Facebook that they have hops with a ton of flowers in their yard that they won’t … Continue reading →

Good beer and growlers in Lincoln City

This past weekend we were camping at Lincoln City on the Oregon Coast for the annual family reunion, and while it wasn’t really a beer trip, we did stop in at Rusty Truck Brewing (filled a growler with Stupiphany), we had lunch one day up at the Pelican Pub & Brewery, I brought some cans of non-macro-brewed beers, and we discovered a new source for a great selection of good beer and a growler fill … Continue reading →

Today is #IPADay

IPA Day is back, the 3rd annual iteration of this social media-driven beer day, so of course it’s the perfect day to drink an IPA! Here’s the blurb and how to participate: IPA Day is not the brainchild of a corporate marketing machine, nor is it meant to serve any particular beer brand. IPA Day is opportunity for all breweries, bloggers, businesses and consumers to connect and share their love of craft beer. It is … Continue reading →