Oregon Beer Week

Found this story on RateBeer: OBF Announces Oregon Beer Week. The Oregon Brewers Festival is pleased to announce "Oregon Beer Week," a weeklong celebration of craft beer by Oregon’s specialty breweries. Oregon Beer Week will begin July 23 and feature a variety of special events taking place at craft breweries … Continue reading

St. Peter’s Old Style Porter

I’m a little late reviewing this one, but I tried and enjoyed St. Peter’s Old Style Porter the other day. I thought it was quite good. From the website: This fine beer is a blend of a mature old ale and a younger light beer – just as a true … Continue reading

Brewpub at OSU opposed

According to this Register-Guard article, plans to open a McMenamins brewpub in Corvallis, at the Oregon State University campus, are being opposed: They want to lease space for a new brewpub right across the street from Gill Coliseum. But student body president Kristen Downey said introducing alcohol into an undergraduate … Continue reading

Mondial de la bière

Now here’s a festival that got my attention: Mondial de la bière, in Montréal, June 1 through 5. Some 340 beers and a beer conference even, featuring six beer experts holding 45-minute seminars. Sounds très cool. The beer experts at the conference ("Conference MBeer05") are Stephen Beaumont, Jean-Claude Colin, Mario … Continue reading

Finding good beer in Bend

Just a quick note about finding good beer in Bend (not counting the microbreweries—I’m talking about bottled beer). While I’ve found that most of the grocery stores now carry most "mainstream" microbrews and imports, the two stores that have the widest selection, including a good number of unusual beers, are … Continue reading

Boston Tea Party Ale

This article spotlighted an unusual beer from Boston Beer Works (one of the most unusable websites I’ve seen): Boston Tea Party Ale. Apparently it’s brewed with a lot of tea, and served over ice. Beer Works doesn’t seem to be pandering to micro-brew-loving snobs with this one – except that … Continue reading

Iron Horse Brewery

There’s a short review from Seattle Weekly about the new Iron Horse Brewery, located in Ellensburg, Washington. Crammed as efficiently as possible, Unit 4 is an immaculate little 15-barrel brewhouse acquired from a defunct Indiana firm. Owner Jim Quilter, as affable as his beers are quaffable, runs the operation with … Continue reading

Olde Saratoga Brewing

Short but interesting article about the Olde Saratoga Brewing Company, based in Saratoga Springs, New York, yet owned by Mendocino Brewing Company, which is based in California. By itself, I don’t find that to be unusual; but a third of the beer they brew is for Mendocino Brewing—so a microbrewery … Continue reading

Spruce beer

Here’s a little puff piece on spruce beer, in Alaska. It delves into a little history—dealing with sailors and scurvy—and even contains a recipe (I’m thinking it’s a pretty old recipe): Boil 10 gallons (45.5 liters) of water, six pounds (2.7 kilograms) of molasses, and three ounces (85 grams) of … Continue reading