Category Archives: Blogging

Local beer predictions for 2014

It’s been a number of years since I’ve offered up any New Year’s beer predictions, but earlier this week my local newspaper the Bend Bulletin reached out to find out if I had any predictions for the Central Oregon beer scene for 2014—so I obliged and looked into my “sudsy crystal ball.” Some are “gimmes” and a couple are tongue-in-cheek fun. Though I do want to see someone brew an Imperial Kvass.

Merry Christmas and Hoppy Holidays!

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you all have a very safe and happy holiday, with lots of good beer, good friends and family!

Announcing: My first book deal!

I am very, very pleased to announce that I’ve been contracted by the History Press to write a book on the history of beer in Bend and Central Oregon! To be titled¬†Bend Beer: A History of Brewing in Central Oregon, plans are for it to be published by late summer of next year, as a part of the History Press’s American Palate series for beer. To get an idea of the type and “flavor” the … Continue reading →

Gift ideas for beer geeks

With just over a week to go until Christmas, you may be struggling with ideas of what to get for your resident beer geek. Fortunately as there always are this time of year, there are a number of beer gift guides for you to check out. The New School, for instance, has a three-part series running down some great if obscure beer-related gifts, presented with a suitable amount of colorful commentary; check out Part One, … Continue reading →

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 →