December 6 is both Saint Nicholas Day and the day that Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer first aired on TV in 1964, so I thought it was only fitting to go with a reindeer-themed beer for today’s Advent pick: Reindeer’s Revenge from the Iron Hill Brewery chain of brewpubs and restaurants. Billed … Continue reading
Oregon Beer News for Tuesday, December 5, 2017. News in beer and brewing from all around Oregon, including events, tastings, festivals, and more. If you have news to share, let me know!
December 5 in the United States is Repeal Day, celebrating the repeal of Prohibition on this day in 1933. It’s an important milestone on the history of beer (and alcohol in general) in the U.S., so to commemorate the day, today’s Advent beer pick comes from Frankenmuth Brewery out of … Continue reading
Arrived over the weekend: 2 Towns Ciderhouse Man Gogh Imperial Cider, a mango and habanero “tropical cider” that’s 8% alcohol by volume. The label is an interpretation of Vincent van Gogh’s “Starry Night,” and while it’s fun and whimsical, but really the name “Man Gogh” was simply a pun on … Continue reading
Oregon Beer News for Monday, December 4, 2017. News in beer and brewing from all around Oregon, including events, tastings, festivals, and more. If you have news to share, let me know!
Today we travel to Stratford, Connecticut for our Advent beer pick, featuring a Bière de Noël from Two Roads Brewing—their Holiday Ale. This Christmas specialty is 7.3% alcohol by volume and is an award winner from the Great International Beer Festival. The brewery says: Two Roads Holiday Ale is inspired … Continue reading
This month’s edition of The Session is hosted by friend and fellow beer writer and blogger Brian Yaeger, recently relocated from Portland, OR to Santa Barbara, CA, who is asking us to Create Our Own Brewfest: I’m honored to be hosting for the second time, first back in 2009, and … Continue reading
For this third day of December, we travel to England and the venerable JW Lees for our Advent beer pick: JW Lees Christmas Plum Pudding. Billed as Christmas in a glass, this is a “fruity ale” that’s 4.8% alcohol by volume. The brewery says: Every family has a few Christmas traditions … Continue reading
On this second day of December I’ve selected an old favorite with a new twist for today’s Advent beer pick: Rogue Ales Santa’s Private Reserve. This holiday seasonal used to be a hoppy red ale, but this year Rogue has reinvented it as a Belgian strong ale, brewed with cherries … Continue reading
Oregon Beer News for Friday, December 1, 2017. News in beer and brewing from all around Oregon, including events, tastings, festivals, and more. If you have news to share, let me know!