Category Archives: Blogging

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 →

Merry Christmas!

It’s late but I wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy holiday! I hope the day has treated you well and everything has worked out for the best for you and yours. Cheers!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy and hoppy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope this day finds you with family and friends, warm and comfortable with plenty to eat and drink! Myself, I am well-stocked with beer (of course!), the turkey is in the oven, and all of our prep is done. Have a happy and safe holiday!

Ballast Point sale and other things to make you go “hmmmm”

In case you haven’t heard the news about San Diego’s Ballast Point Brewing today—and I don’t know how you could have missed it, if you’re even marginally interested in beer—they have sold to beverage company Constellation Brands for the staggering, Dr. Evil-worthy sum of $1 billion. Yes, that is billion with a B. There are news stories all over about it, but you can read the press release on All About Beer if you don’t … Continue reading →