Beer tasting in Bend

Here’s an unusual beer tasting that’s happening locally (ie, Central Oregon): Wanderlust Tours is offering its next Brews and Views beer tasting snowshoe event in partnership with Cascade Lakes Brewing Company over Presidents’ weekend on Sunday, February 20, 2005, from 1 to 5 p.m. Guests will snowshoe off trail with … Continue reading

Magnolia Brewery’s Strong Beer Month

Via RateBeer comes this news about San Francisco’s Magnolia Pub & Brewery‘s Strong Beer Month (all this February). Magnolia and the 21st Amendment Brewery and Restaurant have teamed up once again to celebrate this rich brewing tradition. Our cellars are full of wintertime ales designed to provide comfort and warmth … Continue reading

January events

Some beer events coming up this month: Great Alaska Beer and Barley Wine Festival: Egan Center in Anchorage, Alaska, Friday and Saturday, January 14 and 15. 5th Annual Strong Beer Festival

Holiday Ale Festival in Portland

The Holiday Ale Festival is gearing up December 3rd through 5th in downtown Portland: The only beer festival in the Northwest to be held outdoors in the dark, cold and often wet month of December, the Holiday Ale Festival is heated and tented, and takes place in the heart of … Continue reading

Some November Events

The International Mead Festival is taking place November 5th and 6th (this weekend) in Boulder, Colorado. It bills itself as "the worlds’ largest and most prestigious mead competition and festival." Saturday, November 6th is the Georgia Craft Brew Challenge in Atlanta. This is interesting because in Georgia, apparently, beer can’t … Continue reading

Cask Beer Festival in Seattle

Coming up on October 30th is the Washington Brewers Guild‘s 5th Annual Cask Beer Festival, held in the Alki Room at Seattle Center, next to Key Arena. Sounds pretty interesting. More info from this article: Cask beer aficionados will convene at the Washington Brewer’s Guild event, now in its … Continue reading


Oktoberfest is already over this year, but it’s still a good topic to blog about because someone at work was asking why it’s over since we’re still in the first half of October. The timing of Oktoberfest is dependent upon the first Sunday in October: it always starts in mid-September, … Continue reading

Great American Beer Festival 2004

The 2004 Great American Beer Festival took place last week, from September 30 through October 2. One of these days, I just have to go to this. This year, they had a record-breaking 28,000 attendees. The three-day event brought a record number of beer connoisseurs from around the world to … Continue reading

Newport Microbrew Festival

I wish I’d know of this sooner: the Newport Microbrew Festival is going on this weekend in Newport, Oregon, at the Rogue Ales Brewery. Admission is $8, including a free mug, and will feature beer (duh!) from 20 breweries, food, arts and crafts, live entertainment, and a homebrew competition.

Bend Brew Fest

The Bend Brew Fest is kicking off this year at the Les Schwab Amphitheater, on Saturday, August 21. Excellent! Not quite a contender with the awesome Oregon Brewers Festival, but very cool nonetheless. From the Les Schwab Amphitheater Events page: On Saturday, August 21st over 20 Pacific Northwest brewers will … Continue reading