Category Archives: Blogging

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 →

Win Beer for a Year (with the Bend Ale Trail)

The Bend Ale Trail is putting this contest on, which is very cool—and to be clear, the beer that you’ll win is from the Central Oregon breweries on the Ale Trail. So you will have to come here to enjoy it (oh darn, right?). There’s no need to pinch yourself, because it’s no dream. The Beer for a Year sweepstakes kicks off on May 8, 2012, and one lucky winner will take home a collection … Continue reading →