Category Archives: Blogging

Help support Angelo De Ieso, one of beer blogging’s best

One of beer blogging’s best-known and most-loved figures,¬†Angelo De Ieso who founded one of my favorite beer blogs Brewpublic, was in the hospital recently where it was discovered he has a benign brain tumor. As scary as that is, because of the extended hospital stay, brain surgery, anti-seizure medications and more, Angelo has amassed over $200,000 in medical bills that have to come out-of-pocket as he doesn’t have medical insurance. This is where we get … Continue reading →

Mystery Beer!

On Saturday we were getting some growler fills at The Growler Guys and noticed that there was a shelf of bombers that were being sold for $1 each for each growler filled. My wife saw a label-less bottle that had “Try me if you dare” written on it and couldn’t resist grabbing it to see if I could figure out what it was. The only clues (before opening) were a faded Flat Tail Brewing bottle … Continue reading →

Site is back online; thanks for the patience

As I posted on Facebook last night, you may have noticed that the site was down from roughly noon yesterday until about noon today: apparently a rogue WordPress plugin (WordPress is the blog software that powers this site) that was recently updated was the culprit, spawning too many database connections so that the service provider had to disable the site. All fixed now, though I’m still monitoring the site status and keeping a close eye … Continue reading →

Bend’s Platypus Pub closed for renovations, to re-open with their own beer

Bend’s Platypus Pub is currently closed to undergo a makeover and some renovations, which will last through the rest of September before a planned October 1st re-opening. From their Facebook post: After two years of operation we decided it was time to shake things up a bit. Platypus Pub will be temporarily closing to do some renovations and make some changes to our menu. We are excited to announce that when we re-open we will … Continue reading →

Hop harvest ideas, free for the taking

The hop harvesting season is upon us (as you’ve no doubt noticed in my “Fresh Hop Watch” lists in the daily news posts) and I’ve been thinking about harvesting hops: I have my own small hop plant in the yard with flowers on it ready to be picked any time, and recently a friend of my wife’s posted on Facebook that they have hops with a ton of flowers in their yard that they won’t … Continue reading →