BreweriesDeschutes Brewery and the Class of ’88

Earlier this year I was chatting with Deschutes Brewery‘s Gary Fish about various beery things, and he had mentioned the “Class of ’88” concept—those breweries along with Deschutes that started in 1988—and how they should all get together to commemorate 25 years of brewing in 2013. At the time, I … Continue reading

BreweriesGoose Island, Anheuser-Busch, and more.

The news that rocked the beer world today, that of Anheuser-Busch buying Chicago’s Goose Island Brewing, has (predictably) generated a ton of comments and I’m quite sure a mess of vitriol on the various craft beer forums. I prefer to take an even-handed approach to this news: let’s wait and … Continue reading

ReviewsChristmas in July: Goose Island Christmas Ale

This past holiday season was the first year I remember seeing Goose Island Christmas Ale available here in Bend, and was also the first beer I picked for last year’s Advent Calendar—needless to say, it was one I knew I had to try (and had been wanting to for a … Continue reading

The SessionThe Session #28: Think/Drink Globally

Today is the first Friday of June, which means it’s once again “Beer Blogging Friday”—AKA The Session! Beer bloggers from all over collaborate and write about a common topic. The “host” for that month is the person who chose the topic and then compiles a summary of all who participated … Continue reading