Category Archives: Blogging

Out with March, in with April

Some quick notes to kick off this week. I’ll start up the Oregon Beer News posts again on Wednesday (April 1)… still catching up from spring break! We spent the past week in Florida visiting family and Universal Studios and I picked up a cold so I’m still getting my feet under me, so to speak. Not much beer was consumed in Florida—some Yuengling, and some Cigar City Brewing Invasion Pale Ale were the highlights. … Continue reading →

Pete Dunlop came to town, and this is what we drank

A photo posted by @brewsite on Mar 11, 2015 at 8:14pm PDT Actually this was just the final beer of the evening. We were drinking at the Platypus Pub, and had already enjoyed a good number of other tasty brews. But really, how could we not cap a session with a couple of pounders? (Pete is the author of Portland Beer and his excellent blog Beervana Buzz.)

Over a Pint: Pat “Patio” Shea of GoodLife Brewing

Here’s a new monthly feature I sort-of stumbled into this month: Over a Pint. The idea behind this comes from beer writer Brian Yaeger, who kicked it off last month; here’s Brian’s premise and description: “Over a pint.” Sort of in the vein of The Session kicked off by Stan Hiernymous exactly 8 years ago in 2007 and still going strong. The Session entails a different blogger each month conceiving a disparate topic related to beer … Continue reading →

7 beer labels you might confuse with Lagunitas IPA

News broke today that Lagunitas Brewing has filed a legal complaint against Sierra Nevada Brewing, the heart of which is a trademark violation notice. From the Beer Street Journal: While the SweetWater/Lagunitas situation is behind us, Lagunitas and Sierra Nevada now have a new legal issue to sort out. This one is over the labeling of Sierra Nevada’s forthcoming Hop Hunter IPA, as it relates to Lagunitas IPA. Here’s the breakdown: Lagunitas Brewing Company vs. … Continue reading →

Weird beer news

A couple of weird beer news stories popped up today—nothing “Oregon” about them, but they are definitely notable and unusual. First, from the BBC, Iceland: Brewery makes ‘whale testicle beer’: The Stedji brewery’s Hvalur 2 beer is being sold for a limited period to mark the Icelandic midwinter month of Thorri, the Visir website reports. The testicles of fin whales – which are an endangered species – are cured “according to an old, Icelandic tradition” before … Continue reading →