The Beer Show

Well, someone has responded to my post awhile ago about having a beer show on the Food Network, but the link they provided doesn’t exactly point to a Food Network show specifically. It’s The Beer Show, and while it looks interesting, the site says it will air on Brisbane (that’s … Continue reading

The beer pool?

As I’ve seen first on Hail the Ale! and now Pfiff!, a resort in Austria is actually offering "beer baths" or pools filled with beer that people can, er, swim in. The Starkenber Beer Myth resort located in and around the medieval castle of Starkenberger in Austria’s Tyrol region has … Continue reading

High Street Brewery

This short review of the High Street Brewery & Café in Eugene, Oregon, caught my eye and sounded interesting. Opened in 1988, it’s apparently Eugene’s first microbrewery since Prohibition. And while other brew pubs have come and gone since the mid-1990s microbrew craze, High Street Brewery still stands thanks to … Continue reading

Press Release: Chili Pepper & Brew Fest

This press release came in on the site’s contact form today, so I’m posting it: Not Your Typical Chili Cook-Off: Chili Pepper & Brew Fest combines music, chili, and microbrews June 17-19 Snowmass Village, Colorado. June 1, 2005. In just a few short weeks, Snowmass’ summer kicks into high gear … Continue reading

Palestine’s first brewery

I can’t even imagine how hardcore you’d have to be to brew beer in Palestine. If you had wanted to set up a brewery producing high-quality Pilsner to the specifications of the German Beer Purity Laws of 1516, the occupied Palestinian West Bank would be just about the last place … Continue reading

Sunshine Wheat

Out to dinner the other night at the always excellent Zydeco in Bend, I tried a beer I had not had before: New Belgium Brewing‘s Sunshine Wheat. I wasn’t totally sure what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised—it was spiced with coriander and orange peel, very much in the … Continue reading

Link dump

To make up for my lack of posting lately, and hopefully to get back on track, here’s a dump of beer-related links I’ve noticed lately. BlueOregon: Beer & Movies – an open discussion on the OLCC (Oregon Liquor Control Commission) considering creating a firm policy on the presence of beer … Continue reading

Prohibition’s medical beer

The Smithsonian Magazine has a fascinating article on Prohibition and the rise of "medical beer" that was prescribed by doctors. And in the early months of 1921, a dedicated group of brewers, physicians and imbibers attempted to convince the U.S. Congress that beer was nothing less than vital medicine. Whatever … Continue reading

Mt. Angel Brewing is open

Just got this comment on my item on Mt. Angel closing earlier this year: This article is in error. The Mt Angel Brewing Company closed for six weeks to completely remodel the kitchen and expand beer services during February and March. Mt Angel Brewing Company is currently open for business … Continue reading

Slow week

Yep, it’s been a slow week for The Brew Site. But I’m still around. Mostly I just haven’t run across anything interesting to post, nor have I drank any beer all this week to write about. I’ll come up with something, though. I don’t like seeing old stuff here any … Continue reading