News and link roundup

Odds and ends in review for the end of the week.

  • Canfest was today. I first mentioned Canfest last month: held in Reno by Buckbean Brewing, the “International Canned Beer Festival”  brought microbrewers from all over who can their beers. There was judging and a $35 entrance fee. I was hoping for some judging results but since they lasted until (at least) 10:30pm tonight, I doubt they’ll be online before sunrise.
  • Here in Bend, the Master Brewers Association of the Americas (there’s a mouthful!) is holding their Northwest District fall meeting today and tomorrow (Friday and Saturday). Looking over their schedule makes me wish I could have attended (if I was a Brewer, of course). How did I not know this was taking place?
  • John Foyston had a nice piece online last Friday that I forgot to link to: The OGs of Oregon Brewing. Nice rundown of, as he calls it, Oregon beer’s “Old Guard.”
  • I know I said next week’s Theme Week was going to be Bière de Garde, but I’m switching gears and going with French Beer instead. Once I’d posted that the wheels started turning and kept coming back to beers from France.