Oregon Beer News for Wednesday, December 14, 2016. News in beer and brewing from all around Oregon, including events, tastings, festivals, and more. If you have news to share, let me know!
“Chestnuts roasting on an open fire… Jack frost nipping at your nose…” Today is Roast Chestnuts Day and that opening lyric to “The Christmas Song” is the first thing that comes to mind when I think of chestnuts. Of course it’s Jack Frost that comes next, the chill winter air nipping at your … Continue reading
This week’s Tuesday Tastings is holiday themed, with a pair of classic Northwest Winter Warmers, Deschutes Jubelale and Pyramid Snow Cap and a holiday cider offering from McMenamins, Crangerine Dream.
Oregon Beer News for Tuesday, December 13, 2016. News in beer and brewing from all around Oregon, including events, tastings, festivals, and more. If you have news to share, let me know!
It’s a Midwest Christmas kind of day for the Advent calendar as we travel to Oklahoma to visit Prairie Artisan Ales, a brewery that in a scant four years has become one of the most coveted in the country. One of their year-round house beers is Bomb!, an “imperial stout … Continue reading
Portland, Oregon-based Lompoc Brewing celebrates their 20th anniversary this month, and accordingly they are kicking off their Zwanzig Fest this week. This fest (“Zwanzig” meaning “twenty” in German) takes place starting Tuesday, December 13 and concludes four days later on Friday, December 16. Each Lompoc location will host food and beer … Continue reading
Oregon Beer News for Monday, December 12, 2016. 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’s Advent calendar pick comes from Hopworks Urban Brewery in Portland, Oregon, known for their organic beers and their commitment to environmentally-sound, green practices. Each year they release Abominable Winter Ale, a hoppy imperial red, and the last several years they have taken to aging Abominable in bourbon barrels to … Continue reading
Today’s Advent beer pick comes from Missoula, Montana, and Big Sky Brewing which celebrated its 21st anniversary this year: Biere De Noël. Perhaps when you think of Big Sky the beer that comes to mind is their flagship Moose Drool (an amazingly solid brown ale, of which there are not … Continue reading
December 10 is National Lager Day in the U.S., so to celebrate I selected the best and best-known Christmas lager in the world for today’s Advent calendar pick: Samichlaus Classic from Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg in Austria. Brewed only once a year on the 6th of December, this strong beer is probably … Continue reading