Category Archives: Blogging

Steens 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 into print. Much of the story had changed from when I first interviewed owner/brewer Richard Roy for the article back in August; it was the … Continue reading →

Latest 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!

Print 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.

No 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.

The future of “craft”

No deep answers here, but there were some of interesting thoughts and articles I came across this week made me think a bit about the future of craft beer—and “craft” beer (the label). On Twitter, Ray Daniels (author, founder of the Cicerone Certification Program) had a 13-part write-up on the future of the industry as the number of breweries continues to grow. I’ve pulled those tweets into a readable “narrative” here: Wrote this sequence last … Continue reading →