Oregon Brewers Festival and Beer Blogger Meetup

Last month I’d written a small bit about the Oregon Brewers Festival and a possible blogger meetup. Since then, everyone ran with the ball (follow the general threads here, here, and here), and it’s a done deal: there will be a beer blogger meetup on Friday, July 28th, at and … Continue reading

American Craft Beer Week

This week is American Craft Beer Week. What is it? May 15-21, 2006 is designated as a time for all legal-drinking-age Americans to explore and celebrate the flavorful beverages produced by our small, traditional and independent brewers. By visiting breweries during American Craft Beer Week, you can earn a free … Continue reading

Meeting beer bloggers at the Oregon Brewers Festival?

Caught this post over on SudsPundit: If you’d like to meet your favorite beer blogger live and in person—or if you’d like to meet me—head on out to the Oregon Brewer’s Festival this July. Lisa and Ken have graciously offered to host M and I, and I have just booked … Continue reading

It’s National Homebrew Day on Saturday

Saturday is National Homebrew Day again—first Saturday in May. If anyone wants to participate, you can sign up online, and brew one of the Big Brew recipes; Poor Richard’s Ale is one of the recipes this year. Before the event• Register your Big Brew Site • Invite non-brewing and brewing … Continue reading

World Beer Cup

I honestly can’t say as I’d paid much attention to the World Beer Cup before today, but I have to respect any beer competition that has "2,221 entries from 540 breweries in 56 countries." Wow. Not to mention 85 different categories of beer. You can get to the full winners … Continue reading

Spring Beer Fest in Portland

alt.portland points to the Spring Beer & Wine Fest coming up in just two weeks, April 14 and 15, at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. Sounds like it might be a good visit, similar to the big Oregon Brewers Festival: 12 noon til 11 pm Admission is free from … Continue reading

St. Patrick’s Day at McMenamins

Just a local beery St. Patrick’s Day pointer for Central Oregonians: McMenamins is having their St. Pat’s bash, with their Irish Stout (March only!), and the Old St. Francis School is having their celebration featuring free music (for all ages), Irish dancing, food and drink specials, and (they claim) kids … Continue reading

A couple of notes on Portland happenings

Just a couple of notes on some Portland happenings that I saw today. First, altportland reports on the Lucky Lab‘s Barleywine and Big Beer Tasting. That’s going on tomorrow and Saturday, the 10th and 11th, from noon until 10 p.m. No entry fee, but tickets for 4 ounce tasters are … Continue reading

This year’s Valentine’s

Happy Valentine’s Day! Not surprisingly, I’ve been getting a lot of hits for searches for "valentines ideas" coming to my post last year for Valentine’s Day. (It’s #10 on Google for that search.) I just re-read that post, it’s pretty good, so check it out if you want to make … Continue reading

Pelican Pub’s GABF award

BeerAdvocate reports on a Great American Beer Festival item that I missed: one of my favorite (though least-visited) brewpubs, the Pelican Pub & Brewery, was awarded Small Brewpub of the Year. For the second time in six years, the Pelican Pub & Brewery was named "Small Brewpub of the Year" … Continue reading