The Year in Beer

I missed this when it first came out: The year in beer from the Oregonian. It’s very Oregon-centric, of course. Events highlighted include the death of Robert MacTarnahan, Governator Ale, and the beer-swilling bear. Best Beer Books: "Travels With Barley, A Journey Through Beer Culture in America," by Ken Wells, … Continue reading

January events

Some beer events coming up this month: Great Alaska Beer and Barley Wine Festival: Egan Center in Anchorage, Alaska, Friday and Saturday, January 14 and 15. 5th Annual Strong Beer Festival

Beer color chart

I thought this might be interesting to people. I found this online somewhere almost two years ago, and it seems like something that should be incredibly useful: the beer color chart.

Brewery Smoke Stack For Sale

On eBay, that is. No kidding, it’s a smoke stack from the "Original Hudepohl brewery" in Cincinnati. Currently this auction has 3 days left and is up to 1.5 million dollars. I wouldn’t hold my breath that the link I provided will be persistent, so here’s some of the text … Continue reading

Diet Beer

Found on i-Newswire.com: a Swedish beer that is not only low in carbs, but it lowers cholesterol too! The unique brewing process employs oats instead of barley and uses a special enzyme technology to create a beer containing beta-glucans. Research has found that these natural grain fibers can lower cholesterol. … Continue reading

Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock

Via Utterly Boring comes this article about Sam Adams’ new Chocolate Bock (I’m not linking to the original article on cleveland.com because the site has that dumb "register before accessing" form on it): Limited-edition specialty product from the 20-year-old Boston Beer Co., arguably the most significant player in the craft-brew … Continue reading

Article on Bend’s microbrew industry

I noticed this article a couple of days ago: "Bottoms up for Bend’s microbrew industry," about the state of the microbrew climate here in Bend, Oregon. When McMenamins’ Old St. Francis School opened recently in Bend, microbrew drinkers rejoiced, but some also wondered how five microbrew pubs can survive in … Continue reading

Another homebrewing blog

A new homebrewing blog to check out: SleezySherm Breweries. Looks pretty good, except that the stylesheet isn’t working for me in Firefox, but does in Internet Explorer. I rather like the New York Noble post.

Merry Christmas!

Good Christmas wishes to everyone! I know I haven’t posted much here as the year’s been winding down, but that should change once we’re through the holidays. In the meantime, I’ll be offline tomorrow, and hope everyone has a Merry Christmas!

Highlights of 2004

This is a fun article: Beer Highlights of 2K4. A lot of it is pretty Boston-centric, but I liked the New Beer Trends section: * American Double Style – A new genre of beer emerged this year, using the typical "bigger is better" American way of thinking, which actually worked … Continue reading