Tag Archives: Books

My book is out today!

I am thrilled and proud to announce that my first book, Bend Beer: A History of Brewing in Central Oregon, is officially released today! (I say officially though I know it has already been available for pre-order online—and Amazon.com had already shipped a few out.) Published by the History Press, it covers the history of Bend and Central Oregon from a beer-spective from the frontier era of the 1880 and ’90s through today. Here’s the … Continue reading →

Announcing: My first book deal!

I am very, very pleased to announce that I’ve been contracted by the History Press to write a book on the history of beer in Bend and Central Oregon! To be titled┬áBend Beer: A History of Brewing in Central Oregon, plans are for it to be published by late summer of next year, as a part of the History Press’s American Palate series for beer. To get an idea of the type and “flavor” the … Continue reading →

Book Review: The Craft of Stone Brewing Co.

A little while back I received a review copy of The Craft of Stone Brewing Co., the new book (just released) celebrating the history and culture of everyone’s favorite Arrogant brewer, Stone Brewing. It’s part history, part informational reference, and part how-to, and overall presents an entertaining read on one of craft brewing’s most popular makers and purveyors of beer. First, a couple of nitpicks to get out of the way (the only real “negatives” … Continue reading →

Book Review: Drinking Japan

A few months ago I received a review copy of a book that is not entirely about beer (but does include a good chapter on it): Drinking Japan (Amazon link). Since then I’ve been (slowly) making my way through it and overall I am very impressed with it. As the name implies, this is a guidebook (the subtitle is, “A Guide to Japan’s Best Drinks and Drinking Establishments”) and author Chris Bunting (a British journalist … Continue reading →

Received: 33 Beers

No, I didn’t receive 33 literal beers (I wish!), but rather the beer sketchbooks 33 Bottles of Beer. Portland beer blogger and journal entrepreneur Dave Seldon of The Champagne of Blogs is the man behind the booklets, and it’s a clever and well-executed idea (one I wish I’d had). The premise is, these are pocket-sized beer journals ideally suited to note-taking during events like beer festivals where it’s not very convenient to lug around a … Continue reading →