I’ve been loosely following along with the Raise Your Pints campaign in Mississippi, whose goals are to legalize homebrewing and to amend their state’s beer laws to raise the allowable alcohol content from 5% by weight to 8% by weight (6.25% to 10% by volume), since being introduced to it at last year’s Beer Bloggers Conference, and this week they’ve had excellent news to report: House Bill 1422, which is the raising of the alcohol … Continue reading →
Category Archives: Blogging
The next Session has been announced for April, and it’s being hosted by Angelo of Brewpublic: What Drives Beer Bloggers? Angelo has crafted a thoughtful introduction to this topic—go read it—and asks, But why do people decide to start a blog (Okay, so not all “blogs” are personal. Many breweries have recognized the value of social media in modern society)? One thing seems true of most blogs: they are easy to start. All you need … Continue reading →
One of the reasons why Bend beer is so good? The City of Bend issued a press release today: Bend drinking water wins best tasting award Bend’s water was awarded first prize at the Annual Best Tasting Water Contest held by the Pacific Northwest’s Cascade to Coast subsection of the American Water Works Association. The water sample from the City of Bend, taken from the City’s surface water source springs, won first place this year … Continue reading →
You might remember earlier this month I wrote about how Bend’s Abbey Pub was changing, to become the Broken Top Bottle Shop & Ale Café; this past week one of the owners commented on the blog with details on the new beer bar, and this weekend I (along with my wife and kids) was able to visit, meet the owners and get a pre-opening tour. Here are the details from the comments: Broken Top Bottle … Continue reading →
Though there aren’t any more hacking issues going on with this site, I’m in the process of switching servers so even though I have a ton of beer-related things to blog about, everything is on hold for the time being until the server move is complete. In the meantime, there are many other good beer blogs that I highly recommend also.