Category Archives: Homebrewing

Central Oregon Homebrewers Spring Fling

The Central Oregon Homebrewers Organization‘s annual Spring Fling homebrewing competition is coming up in a few weeks, on Saturday, June 4th. It’s the only official BJCP-sanctioned competition in Central Oregon, and COHO does a good job putting this on. The usual competition rules apply: two unlabeled bottles and $6 per entry, brewed according to BJCP guidelines, you need to fill out the official forms, etc. But COHO has organized a really great Best of Show … Continue reading →

Hop Press: Brewing peanut butter and jelly beer

Over on my Hop Press blog today, I’m talking about the process of brewing a “Peanut Butter and Jelly Beer”: based on one recently brewed by 10 Barrel that was supposed to taste just like the sandwich (and which I just missed, unfortunately). …thinking of ingredients that taste similar to PB&J sandwich. At its base, these would be bread, peanuts, and fruit—the type of fruit you would typically find in a jelly: I’m thinking either … Continue reading →

The Oregon homebrew law is officially fixed.

As reported by John Foyston and originally posted on the Oregon Home Brewers Alliance site, yesterday Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber signed SB 444 into law—making the recently-broken aspects of homebrewing (transportation, competitions, etc.) legal again! Quoting: Once again thanks goes out to everyone that works so hard on getting this law changed.  In review SB 444 allows the following: Eliminates the restrictions on the transportation of homebrew Eliminates the restrictions on where homebrew can be … Continue reading →

Oregon homebrew bill passes House, goes to Governor

It was just over three weeks ago that the Oregon homebrew bill (SB 444) passed the State Senate; and the good news from Salem yesterday is that it also unanimously passed in the House as well. That means being able to transport homebrewed beer and hold homebrew competitions is nearly legal in Oregon again; the bill now has to be signed by the Governor. There’s no word on when that will happen, though in Oregon … Continue reading →

Oregon SB 444 (the homebrewing bill) passes the Senate

Great news coming out of Salem, today: SB 444 (fixing Oregon’s screwed-up homebrew laws) passed the Oregon Senate and is now going to the House. If and when it passes the House, it will then be legal for homebrewers to transport their beer out of their house again. I saw the story locally first, though it’s hitting other news sites as well. Interestingly, the last line in the KTVZ story I linked to says (about … Continue reading →