Beer Valentines ideas

I’d be remiss in letting Valentine’s Day go by without offering up some beer suggestions for those so inclined. Keep in mind, though, that just because you might like beer, that doesn’t mean your significant other will, so take all this with a grain of salt. 🙂 First off, there’s … Continue reading

Oregon beer tax

Spotted this article from our local Bend Bulletin newspaper. Legislators are trying to increase Oregon’s beer tax, which is currently one of the lowest in the nation. Interesting article, full of good information. Pointing to millions of dollars spent annually to cope with addiction and alcohol-related injuries and medical conditions, … Continue reading

February Events

Better late than never: some beer events for February. KLCC Microbrew Festival: Friday (today) and Saturday, February 11 and 12, in Eugene, Oregon. Microbreweries from all over the West! Admission is $10 and includes souvenir glass and 1 drink ticket. Brews are 50 cents a taste. Beerapalooza: Saturday, February 12 … Continue reading

Homebrewing in Get Fuzzy

The Get Fuzzy comic strip this week has been about homebrewing. It’s my favorite strip these days, so I thought I’d share the goodness. The first day is here and just read through til Friday’s.

Breckenridge Brewery: 15 years

This article caught my attention today: Breck Brewery celebrates 15 years. No particular reason, other than it’s cool when a small brewery like that can survive (and grow) for that long. Congrats, Breckenridge Brewery!

Beer tasting in Bend

Here’s an unusual beer tasting that’s happening locally (ie, Central Oregon): Wanderlust Tours is offering its next Brews and Views beer tasting snowshoe event in partnership with Cascade Lakes Brewing Company over Presidents’ weekend on Sunday, February 20, 2005, from 1 to 5 p.m. Guests will snowshoe off trail with … Continue reading

If operating systems were beer

Via Hail the Ale! comes this link to a bit of beer and geek humor: If Operating Systems were Beers. Perfect humor if you’re into beer and a computer geek (like me). It’s a little dated—current up to Windows 95. Mac Beer At first, came only in a 16-oz. can, … Continue reading

Old beers

There’s a really good article from the Anchorage Press (Oldies but goodies) that talks about old beer. "Old" not in the sense of that stale, warm sixpack of Coors you found in your trunk from three years ago, but "old" as in vintage—like old wines. It was a real treat … Continue reading

Cooking with beer

Mmmm, cooking with beer. Newsday has an article featuring four recipes made with beer to go along with Superbowl Sunday. Monterey Jack Cheese Dip, Brew Haus Onion Soup, Pork and Hominy Stew, and Grace Neill’s Chocolate and Guinness Brownies. The onion soup and the brownies sound especially good. Another site … Continue reading

Duff Beer on eBay

No, not really. An Australian woman was busted for selling a non-existent case of Duff Beer three times on eBay. From Mum caught in Duff beer scam: A mother raising funds to buy her children Christmas presents sold a non-existent carton of Homer Simpson’s favourite brew Duff Beer three times … Continue reading