BreweriesLatest print article: 10 years of 10 Barrel

This week’s article for the Bend Bulletin’s GO! Magazine is on the tenth anniversary of 10 Barrel Brewing, and the anniversary party coming on Saturday, May 13. I take a bit of a retrospective which includes the Anheuser-Busch acquisition, as well as talking about the beers and the event itself. … Continue reading

The SessionThe Session #123: CyberBrew

This month’s edition of The Session is hosted by Josh Weikert who writes Beer: Simple. Josh asks us to consider the role of the internet in craft beer: This month, we’re taking on the internet and craft beer: is it a help, a hinderance, an annoyance, or all of the above? … Continue reading

The SessionThe Session #117: What will we see more of?

This month’s edition of The Session is hosted by Beer Means Business, where Csaba Babak asks us to consider the Beer Future, and What We Will See More Of: The final picture of Beer Future will be based on what you think we will see MORE of. Over the last 10 years, … Continue reading

Breaking: Anheuser-Busch buying Untappd!

Apparently the acquisitions aren’t over just yet, as word comes down today that Anheuser-Busch is setting to complete yet another one, and this one may surprise you as it breaks the pattern they’ve previously set with the previous purchases (10 Barrel Brewing and Elysian Brewing most recently): the brewing giant is … Continue reading

Breaking: Anheuser-Busch buying Elysian Brewing!

The news is all over the internet and social media this morning: Anheuser-Busch is buying Seattle’s Elysian Brewing! I am completely stunned by this news, even moreso than the 10 Barrel news from last year—I never would have though Elysian would sell to AB. From the AB press release: Anheuser-Busch … Continue reading

On Anheuser-Busch buying 10 Barrel

I had been working on a long post on the buyout of Bend’s 10 Barrel Brewing by Anheuser-Busch but ultimately I think there’s been quite a lot written on all sides by people already that I feel like it would be redundant. However I’m the Bend Beer guy, and everyone … Continue reading

10 Barrel Brewing sold to Anheuser-Busch

Huge news to hit the craft beer world in Oregon today: Anheuser-Busch InBev is acquiring Bend’s own 10 Barrel Brewing! This news came as a big surprise to the craft beer community, local and otherwise, and the (predictable) backlash is already raging on social media. Here’s the video that the … Continue reading

Received: Shock Top Honey Bourbon Cask Wheat

It had been awhile since I received a PR package of beer with the type of flair that those from Shock Top usually come in—but today I received a bottle of their latest offering coming out, Honey Bourbon Cask Wheat. I’ll drink and write about the beer itself in a … Continue reading

Received: Shock Top Ghost Pepper Wheat

The latest of the experimental line of Shock Top “festival” beers—small batch, unique variants of Shock Top that aren’t for sale and are only debuted at beer festivals around the country—arrived for me today, and the name alone gives me a bit of pause: Ghost Pepper Wheat. (I do kind … Continue reading

Received: Shock Top Urban Camping Kit

I have to hand it to Shock Top: they put together really nice PR packages, and this latest one I received yesterday—and “urban camping kit”—takes the cake. See: It’s a lot to take in! Basically, this urban camping kit consisted of: One Swiss Gear computer backpack, which contained: Two bottles … Continue reading