HomebrewingHop Press: Crafting a fresh hop ale

Over on my Hop Press blog today I’ve posted about my latest homebrewing undertaking: brewing up my first-ever fresh hop beer. Part of the challenge, of course, is figuring out exactly how much of the hops to use when they’re still wet (as opposed to the known quantities for dried … Continue reading

HomebrewingHop Press: Brewing peanut butter and jelly beer

Over on my Hop Press blog today, I’m talking about the process of brewing a “Peanut Butter and Jelly Beer”: based on one recently brewed by 10 Barrel that was supposed to taste just like the sandwich (and which I just missed, unfortunately). …thinking of ingredients that taste similar to … Continue reading

BloggingHop Press: Brewing local

Over on Hop Press this weekend I posted “Sourcing—and growing—local” contemplating breweries that are brewing beers with entirely-local ingredients. The two breweries that are growing their own ingredients right now, of course, are Sierra Nevada and Rogue: both offer “estate” beers that are brewed with malt and hops that are … Continue reading

BloggingHop Press: Mirror Pond test beers and Zwickelmania

Over on the Hop Press this weekend I wrote about a couple of (overdue) items: test beers of Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery, and the local Zwickelmania wrap-up. Not too long ago Deschutes started a new online marketing project for members of their Bitter Truth newsletter (the email … Continue reading

BloggingHop Press: Brewing with Pumpkin

Continuing with my “pumpkin month” theme, this weekend’s Hop Press post was titled “Brewing with Pumpkin” and serves as an overview/primer on that very topic: I suppose it should go without saying, that for a beer to be considered a “pumpkin beer” it should have real pumpkin added at some … Continue reading

BloggingHop Press: Fests!

Over on my Hop Press article this weekend I touch on the season of festivals: including the start of Oktoberfest, the Great American Beer Festival, and the upcoming Fresh Hop Tastivals (back again this year). Getting a little more local, Oregon has the start of their Fresh Hop Tastivals next … Continue reading

BreweriesHop Press: Noble Brewing, Bend, Oregon

Over on my Hop Press blog this weekend, I wrote about the up-and-coming Noble Brewing here in Bend. Slated to open (probably) in early January 2011, Noble will up Bend’s brewery count to seven (nine for the area total). Incidentally, that’s about 1 brewery for every 11,500 people, more per … Continue reading

BloggingHop Press: Deschutes Brewery VIP Tour and Media Event

Last week I was invited to a special VIP tour and media event over at Deschutes Brewery, and I wrote about it for my weekend Hop Press article. It was pretty cool, and there are a number of interesting tidbits I learned. Green Lakes Organic Ale: The Brewery loves this … Continue reading

BloggingHop Press: Batch sparge grain bill calculator

Over on Hop Press today, I have an article that is pointing back to this site: I’ve developed an online (Javascript) version of the batch sparge calculations that John Palmer outlines in How to Brew. The actual calculator is here. Last week’s Hop Press article has a bit more backstory.

BloggingHop Press: Silipint Review

My Hop Press article this week is a review of the Silipint silicone pint glass, which you can get by completing the Bend Ale Trail. Complete with pictures! This review is about a month late, as the Silipints were on backorder—so those folks (like us) who had completed the Ale … Continue reading