Category Archives: Blogging

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.

Announcing: My first book deal!

I am very, very pleased to announce that I’ve been contracted by the History Press to write a book on the history of beer in Bend and Central Oregon! To be titled Bend Beer: A History of Brewing in Central Oregon, plans are for it to be published by late summer of next year, as a part of the History Press’s American Palate series for beer. To get an idea of the type and “flavor” the … Continue reading →