Category Archives: History

Breweries’ historic buildings

The Lost Oregon blog is starting a “Beer and history” series that looks pretty interesting: Many, if not most, of our local breweries and drinking establishments are housed in older buildings just by the fact that rarely is a new brewery built from scratch because let’s face it, most older buildings have an existing personality, architectural touches, good location, and good bones. As I’ve sat at many a bar and sipped on a cold one, … Continue reading →

French Beer Week: Historic mishmash

There’s not much more to this post than an excuse to quote Randy Mosher from Radical Brewing, on the subject of French historical beers. France is generally sniffed at by the real brewing countries, and indeed its glory has always rested on wine, not beer. I guess the scorn is not undeserved, as a reference around 1800 describes beers showcasing grass, coconut, parsnips, beets, potatoes, carrots, and every form of sugar then known. If all … Continue reading →

Beer Wars is playing this Thursday

The Beer Wars movie (I mentioned it previously here) is debuting this week in its one-night-only showing, on Thursday, April 16th. Remember, it’s the insider’s view of the U.S. beer industry and online buzz I’ve been seeing about it seems promising. In Central Oregon, it will be playing at the Old Mill 16 at 8pm.

The Session #15: How it all started

First Friday of the month means it’s time for The Session! That’s when (beer) bloggers across the web all write about a selected theme having to do with beer. This month’s topic comes to us from London-based Boak and Bailey: How did it all start for you? Continuing the “Beervangelism” theme, we’d like you to write about the moment when you saw the light. At what point did you realise you were a beer lover … Continue reading →

"Beer is Back": The return of Legal Beer

Today’s the day—New Beer’s Eve, Legal Beer Day, however you’d like to call it—when Congress modified the Volstead Act to allow 3.2% alcohol beer legal as a precursor to the full Repeal of Prohibition later in the year. Shortly before the beer began pouring at 12:01 a.m. on the morning of April 7th, 1933, August A. Busch, Jr., went on national radio (KMOX CBS) to address the nation. Anheuser-Busch has uploaded that address to YouTube … Continue reading →