The Bend Ale Trail is putting this contest on, which is very cool—and to be clear, the beer that you’ll win is from the Central Oregon breweries on the Ale Trail. So you will have to come here to enjoy it (oh darn, right?). There’s no need to pinch yourself, because it’s no dream. The Beer for a Year sweepstakes kicks off on May 8, 2012, and one lucky winner will take home a collection … Continue reading →
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I picked up these three at Deschutes Brewery the other night: Collage, AKA Conflux No.1, the Deschutes/Hair of the Dog collaboration beer. It comes in 12-ounce bottles and costs $11 per bottle(!). I’ll be drinking one, and putting the other two away for awhile.
This weekend we helped our friends Paul and Sandi with moving, and along the way they had uncovered a bottle of Ommegang Chocolate Indulgence that they had been holding onto—apparently for nearly 4 years! They had originally picked up bottles of this back in 2008 and I wrote about sharing one then; this is a 10th anniversary limited edition beer that Ommegang released in 2007. Back in November of ’08 I wrote about this: Dry, … Continue reading →
The first Friday of every month in the beer blogging world is “Beer Blogging Friday”—aka The Session, a collaborative blogging event where participants write blog posts (loosely) themed around a given topic, selected by a host for the month. This month’s host is Angelo De Ieso of the excellent Brewpublic blog (one of my favorites), and he’s come up with a good topic: What Drives Beer Bloggers? But why do people decide to start a … Continue reading →
5% may not seem like much overall but I believe it’s the first time that total volume of craft beer sold in the US market has “officially” reached that high. This is from the Brewers Association report for 2011. And while that 5% is an impressive number, it still leaves plenty of room for growth, and the growth numbers reported by the BA bear that statement out (are even more impressive): Craft brewers saw volume rise … Continue reading →