Category Archives: Blogging

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope everyone has a happy, hoppy, and beery Thanksgiving today, and enjoy the day and stay safe! We’ve got a large-ish group of family and friends coming over today and while there will be beer coming with some of them as well, I’ve got a few special ones lined up: I don’t know if we’ll get to all of these but I suppose that’s what the rest of the weekend is for! Have a … Continue reading →

Weekend in Review: To Florida and back

This past Labor Day weekend was an interesting one: we traveled to Florida to celebrate my wife’s grandmother’s 90th birthday, staying at a resort in Palm Beach (definitely not a regular experience for me) with the rest of my wife’s family, and generally getting away from it all. (I didn’t even take the computer, though I had my smartphone.) Of course this meant missing The Little Woody, but I was still able to seek out … Continue reading →

Weekend in review: Camping at the coast

This past weekend was a long one spent camping over in Newport on the Oregon Coast with the family—and normally “camping” means canned macro lagers (PBR and Copper Bell Light Beer that I found on sale at Whole Foods) but I also make sure to throw in a few canned specialty craft beers to enjoy too, so it wasn’t a total beer wasteland. Newport is Rogue Ales territory, and you can find Rogue beers (usually … Continue reading →

Weekend in review: Crux, Whole Foods, and shandy

The weekend kicked off Friday evening with the tapping of Crux Fermentation Project‘s first-ever brewed beer, a Northwest Pale Ale dubbed “Just in Time.” The tapping was happening at 6pm and we got there a bit early to score some seats and I enjoyed a Bayern Pilsener while the crowd gathered and the beer was prepped. This is the beer that was brewed two weeks ago but wasn’t yet ready for the grand opening last … Continue reading →

Weekend in review: Portland at the end of June

This past final weekend of June we headed up to Portland for a family trip, and while it wasn’t ostensibly about beer, there were still a few beery opportunities to be found (it is Portland, after all!). We had lunch with a friend at Hopworks Urban Brewery (just as good as before—see my review here from a couple years ago) and in addition to getting to try the “Fight for your Rye’t” (brewed for Portland … Continue reading →