Food & BeerThe Session #118: Who’s coming to dinner?

This month’s edition of The Session (which was properly hosted on the first Friday, even though this one is appearing on the first Monday of December) is hosted by Stan Hieronymus, who asked us to consider a hypothetical beer dinner: If you could invite four people dead or alive to … Continue reading

BreweriesPreview of Deschutes Brewery’s Burger Month

Once again this year, Bend-based Deschutes Brewery is celebrating National Burger Month all through the month of May by offering a special burger menu featuring a new and unique hamburger special each day. Here’s their event details: Join us for beers & burgers through the month of May! We will feature … Continue reading

EventsCBC Events: Baker’s Dozen Doughnuts & Coffee Beers

On Saturday, April 18th beer writer Brian Yaeger and Culmination Brewing are hosting their Baker’s Dozen Doughnuts & Coffee Beers Festival from 10am until 1pm—featuring 13 beers paired with 13 doughnuts (okay, really samples of each because who can eat and drink that much in one sitting?). Here’s the description: Culmination … Continue reading

EventsOregon Garden Brewfest Brewer’s Dinner recap

This past Thursday night as a prelude to the Oregon Garden Brewfest, the Oregon Garden Resort hosted the Brewer’s Tasting Dinner featuring six courses paired with special beers (and one cider) all from brewers pouring at the Fest (thought the beers themselves weren’t necessarily pouring), and I have to say, … Continue reading

EventsOregon Garden Brewfest: Brewer’s Tasting Dinner

On Thursday night, the Oregon Garden Resort hosted the Brewer’s Tasting Dinner precursor to the weekend’s Oregon Garden Brewfest: the first year they’ve done a beer-pairing dinner I believe. I’d been invited to attend (along with a number of other regional bloggers), both the Dinner and the OGBF the next … Continue reading

Food & BeerThe Session #51.5: Beer and cheese redux

This month has seen the most interactive and detailed Session to date, as host Jay Brooks chose the subject of cheese (more specifically beer and cheese together) to write about, selecting three types of cheeses to pair with beer and write about the pairings. And then he went the extra … Continue reading

Food & BeerThe Session #51: Beer and Cheese Pairing (Part 3)

This month’s Session has Jay Brooks tasking us to pair beer and cheese, and to do so he selected three cheeses (a cheddar, a blue, and a chèvre) to pair with beers (and write about). I’m breaking my Session notes into three parts, covering a beer and cheese pairing each; … Continue reading

Food & BeerThe Session #51: Beer and Cheese Pairing (Part 2)

For this month’s Session Jay Brooks tasked us to pair beer and cheese, and selected three cheeses (a cheddar, a blue, and a chèvre) to pair with beers and write about. I’m breaking my Session notes into three parts, covering a beer and cheese pairing each, and the first pairing … Continue reading

Food & BeerThe Session #51: Beer and Cheese Pairing (Part 1)

First Friday of the month among beer bloggers (both dedicated and casual) means it’s time for The Session, the group blogging effort whereupon we all virtually get together and write up a particular topic. Jay Brooks is hosting this month, and he’s chosen a topic and set guidelines to make … Continue reading

Food & BeerButterbeer

Or perhaps this should be called “Alenog”: over on the “This is why you’re fat” blog is this concoction: “Ale boiled with butter, sugar, an egg yolk and topped with a whipped cream and nutmeg.” It simultaneously sounds gross and intriguing.